Tanja Šljivar & Zuzana Žabková – Tomorrow, we talk, with and by Young-Actress-in-the-Actor-Category2 and Young-Vampire-Branko-Black-Rose

June 5, 2024, 6pm

This performance is part of the performance series INSIDE WOUNDS

About consent we wait for, that we crave, and which gives us temporary safeness. Consent that none of us is sure, we ever gave or asked for. Consent to cancellation. Consent which we will not talk about again tomorrow.

Zuzana Žabková was born in Slovakia and currently lives between Prague and Frankfurt. With her performances, videos and installations, she works in the fields of art, dance and choreography. She thinks in terms of permacultures and questions failing utopias. She works both alone and collectively. Her collaborative projects in particular rethink the value of work and care in a non-human way. These include her collaborations with Apart collective, Bjornsonova, Caroline Creutzburg, Catalina Insignares, Fero Király, René Alejandro Huari Mateus, Laura Eva Meuris, Lucie Mičíková, Eva Priečková, Tanja Sljivar, Nik Timková and Else Tunemyr. Žabková holds an M.A. from the Academy of Visual Arts and a B.A. from the Academy of Performing Arts and Dance in Bratislava. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Choreography and Performance at the Institute for Applied Theater Studies in Giessen, Germany, under the guidance of Slovenian philosopher Bojana Kunst. She is the winner of the Oscar Cepan Award 2017 (YVAA). In 2016, she received an artist-in-residence grant from the Triangle Arts Association, New York, and was a danceWEB fellow at ImPulsTanz in Vienna in 2016 under the direction of Tino Sehgal. In 2015 she was a scholarship holder of the Salzburg Academy, ERSTE Foundation, Austria, and Artist in Residence at Meetfactory Prague. In 2014 she was Artist in Residence at Regular Line Santa Cruz, California, 2013 Artist in Residence at AQB, Budapest, 2012 Artist in Residence at Halle 14. She is the winner of the Essl Art Award 2013 for Slovakia as part of the VIG Special Call. She likes to move like an octopus returning to the water.

Tanja Šljivar was born in 1988 in Banjaluka, SFR Yugoslavia and studied dramaturgy at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade and applied theater studies at the JLU in Giessen. Her plays have been read in public and performed at professional theaters in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Albania, Spain, Poland, Austria, Finland, Slovakia, the USA and Germany (DT Berlin, Schauspiel Stuttgart, Theater Dortmund, Theater Paderborn). In 2017, she was invited to the Stückemarkt of the Berlin Theatertreffen with her play Vor solchen wie uns haben uns die Eltern immer gewarnt. She also writes screenplays such as The Celts (2021) and From tomorrow on, I will (2019), both of which premiered at the Berlinale. She is interested in the role and position of the text in different media, formats and systems of representation and therefore works in various projects in visual arts, opera and literature. She has won several awards for her dramatic writing and participated in writing residencies in Austria, Kosovo, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary and Spain. In 2019, she worked as the artistic director of the drama department at the National Theater in Belgrade, about which she is currently writing her debut novel. She teaches dramaturgy at the University of Belgrade and has also taught at the universities in Banjaluka and Vienna.