…Farewell is only an appearance
The sun sets to rise again
We think it’s over, but something emerges
To keep celebrating life…
– Miro Kline
»MEMORIA is a performance about memory, its loss and the life that endures. It explores
time, for only us who perceive time, can remember. MEMORIA is inspired by paintings of
Marko Jakše. It also explores imagination, for memory is impossible without it, our memory
being time and experience arrested in image. MEMORIA is a plunge into the visionary
consciousness and a reaffirmation of the experiencing from which we arise and into which
we return. I dedicate it to You, Dad.«
– Mala Kline
Mala Kline is a performer, choreographer and writer. Her artistic and theoretical work is embedded in the practice of dreaming. Her extensive body of work is based on Saphire® dream techniques, which she uses to open up original spaces of feeling and to generate images characterised by semantic fluidity, contradictoriness and atmospheric intensity. With her original works, she creates unique worlds woven through the language of our dreaming. She has received a number of major Slovenian
awards for her choreographic works, including the Golden Bird (2005), Povodni mož (2005, 2013), the Gibanica Award (2013, 2023), and the Ksenija Hribar Awards for Choreography (2013) and for Theory (2021).
She is the author of two books, Capfico: Writings from the Belly of the Whale published by Capfico/Madrid and Theatres of Potentiality: between Ethics and Politics published by Maska/Ljubljana. In 2018, she founded ELIAS 2069 – a school, artist residency, organic farm and outdoor spa located in an unspoilt natural resort deep in the wilderness of southern Slovenia, dedicated to education and creation through the use of dreaming techniques.
Concept, choreography, text, performance by Mala Kline
Set design, lighting design, costume design and photography by Petra Veber
Music and sound composition by Kristijan Krajnčan
Video, video synchronisation and mapping by Hana Vodeb
Readings by Robert M. Hayden
Scenography by Gašper Puntar
Technical management by Hotimir Knific
Translation by Katja Kosi
Executive production by Ajda Kline
Production by ELIAS 2069 and Mercedes Klein
Co-produced by: PAN-ADRIA Network / EN-KNAP Productions (Cultural Centre Španski borci) from Ljubljana, the Slovene National Theatre from Nova Gorica, Moment from Maribor, the Hrvatski dom kulture na Sušaku – Rijeka, Zagrebačko Kazalište Mladih (Zagreb Dance Centre) from Zagreb, the Mediterranean Dance Centre from San. Vincenti, ArtistiAssociati from Gorizia; Supported by the Ministry of Culture of Slovenia, Municipality of Ljubljana, Department of Culture.
Thanks to Miro and Alenka Kline, Marko Jakše, Gašper Puntar and Matija Zvezdan Puntar Kline.