MN Dance Company's "Perpetuum Mobile" was performed in Budva, Montenegro on the stage between the churches in the Old Town as part of the Adriatic dance festival.
The citizens of Budva, as well as a large international audience, enjoyed the sensational performance of the ballet dedicated to the 570th anniversary of the birth of the Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci.
This co-production of the Zavod MN Dance Company and SNG Nova Gorica, Cankarjev dom, was performed for the first time last year.
Choreographers Nastja Bremec Rynia and Michal Rynia shared their impressions after the Montenegrin premiere.
- We are very happy that we are performing in Montenegro for the first time, this is a very emotional moment. We are very satisfied with the audience and the atmosphere,
I must say that the festival is very well organized. Budva is a beautiful city with a wonderful sea, so we had a great time here, said Bremec Rynia.
The choreographers agree that the unique space between the churches additionally contributed to last night's great performance.
-Performing under a clear sky is beautiful, with all the special effects and sounds of the sea, birds...
It's great that we had tourists in the audience, an international audience from different parts of the world who gathered here.
The reactions are great. We would like to perform in Montenegro again - said choreographer Michal Rynia.
The abstract representation of the work of the legendary da Vinci in the form of a modern ballet is the result of cooperation between the Slovenian National Theater from Nova Gorica and GO2025, the European Capital of Culture 2025, and is supported by the city of Nova Gorica and the Ministry of Culture of Slovenia.
The Montenegrin premiere of the ballet was attended by the artistic adviser of the "GO2025 European Capital of Culture 2025" Neda Rusjan Bric, who collaborates with this ensemble on the ambitious project "Borderless Body", which will be performed in 2025 in Nova Gorica as the European Capital of Culture.
-Choreographers and dancers Nastja Bremec Rynia and Michal Rynia are young people who returned from Rotterdam after their studies, they returned to the small town of Nova Gorica, although they could work anywhere.
The capital of culture will therefore be a great help to them.
With this kind of support, they managed to hold an audition where dancers from all over the world signed up and now they have created, we hope, a permanent ensemble that will remain even after the European Capital of Culture - said Rusjan Bric.
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