9. 12., premiere, 20h @&TD big hall,  (entrance: invites only)

10. 12., 20 h @ &TD big hall, free entrance

Let’s not anymore feign surprise by estrangement. Start here, before familiarity takes hold with knots of misrecognition. Circumnavigating the cautious understanding of the stranger, since there is no understanding, we look to the compass. Watch the needle waver and drift off course; magnetic deviation in nearness to the desirable. Wet with tears or soaked by storms, another wave brings another sailor and thoughts of amorality. Drying out will mark the passage of time or might bring winds to weather the storm. Bring smoked fish and loads of salt for preservation. I’ll watch you eat as I have watched others before.



Visual: Michael Günzburger

Created by: Simone Aughterlony, Petra Hrašćanec, Saša Božić
Performed by: Simone Aughterlony, Petra Hrašćanec
Music: Hahn Rowe
Set and costume design: Ana Savić-Gecan
Light design: Bruno Pocheron, Miljenko Bengez
Photography: Ivica Ivčević, Damir Žižić
Production for 21:21: Andrea Remetin, Ivan Mrđen
Production for Verein für Allgemeines Wohl: Sina Kießling
Production for &TD: Silvija Stipanov

Produced by: 21:21

Co-produced by: Simone Aughterlony, Verein für Allgemeines Wohl, Studentski centar u Zagrebu – Kultura promjene – Teatar &TD via apap-Performing Europe 2020, International Coproduction Fund of the Goethe-Institut

Project is realized with the support: City of Zagreb, Ministry of Culture Croatia, International co-production fund Goethe-Institute, Stadt Zürich Kultur, Kanton Zürich Fachstelle Kultur, Swiss artistic fund Pro Helvetia and Creative Europe Program

Special thanks to: Emily Wilson, Petra Šoštarić, Gessnerallee Zurich

The performance Compass is part of the research project Twins started by artistic company 21:21 from Zagreb

Petra Hrašćanec and Saša Božić have been active on the Croatian and European dance and theatre scene for a number of years in various formats and production environments. Their collaborations always insist on the procedural nature of artwork, invention of stage discourses and playing with various performance dispositions.

In the field of performing arts, Petra Hrašćanec is active as a dancer, choreographer and pedagogue. The main point of her interest and education is contemporary dance whereas her works are characterised by a specific use of a host of different media to investigate the body and corporeality. Hrašćanec is also an active external member of Francesco Scavetta’s WEE COMPANY based in Norway. As a choreographer, Petra Hrašćanec creates either as a member of the artistic organization 21:21 (as one of the art directors) or in collaboration with the partnership organisation de_facto and a host of Croatian institutions (&TD Theatre, The Zagreb Youth Theatre, Pogon Jedinstvo, The Zagreb Dance Centre). Since 2013, Hrašćanec is a lecturer and a mentor leading the programme for contemporary dance technique at the Dance Department of the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb, Croatia.

Saša Božić is active in various artistic fields ranging from theatre directing, choreography and creation of dramatic text  to organization of promotional cultural actions and strategic planning of culture projects. As a dramaturge, Božić collaborates with renowned choreographers and dancers in Croatia and abroad. Along with a host collaborative projects, Saša Božić accomplished a number of independent dramatic, dance and multimedia projects that are currently part of the repertoire of the main Croatian theatre institutions. Also, Božić successfully and regularly presents his collaborations in European theatre institutions, i.e. Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin, Gessnerallee in Zurich, National Dance Centre in Oslo, Bitef in Belgrade, MESS in Sarajevo,  Zuricher Theater spektakel in Zurich, Karantena in Dubrovnik. He also works as an assistant professor at the Acting Department of the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb.

The creations of Petra Hrašćanec and Saša Božić are presented at renowned European dance festivals and theaters, such as: Rencontres Choreographiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, Paris, UOVO festival in Milano, Dance centre La Jette in Bruxelles, Les Subsistances in Lyon, Theatre de la Bastille in Paris, among others.

Simone Aughterlony is an independent artist based and supported in Zurich and Berlin, working predominantly in dance and performance contexts. Over more than a decade, Simone has been devising and producing choreographic works. As a performer, she has worked with artists such as Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods, Forced Entertainment and Jorge León, Phil Hayes amongst others. Engaging with alternative forms of kinship, inside her process new constellations of family emerge as possibilities for reconfiguring a culture of togetherness that foster both familiar and unknown quantities. Her works playfully compose with representation and its saturation, seeping into and embracing the phenomenology of misrecognition and the absurd. Simone approaches the performance genre as a world building practice where she navigates the contradiction between the domination of desire alongside the agency of all elements.