Nobody Is Innocent (Nitko nije nevin)
deals with the subject of the individual, that part of our personality that is
“just ours” and in which we feel free. By accepting and imitating the contents
from our environment, we are constantly losing this freedom. The learning
process means both gaining and losing. If the process of learning or growing up
is referred to as “dirtying” and losing oneself, the question raised is whether
we have ever been clean and innocent. Is there any such thing as innocence?
The answer to this question is explored by comparing adult female “dancing” bodies with the bodies of girls, their immaturity and straightforwardness, as well as the lack of dancing skills. The main focus is an individual’s formation in comparison and in relation to others. The project addresses the role of media and popular culture, which impose children’s trends, role models, ideals, etc. How do explicit sexual contents accessible via media destroy the innocence of young girls, who absorb and imitate these contents in the formation of their female identities. If the media culture is the one teaching us how to become a woman, children, in their lost purity, cannot be compared to angels.
Choreography: Nataša Mihoci; Dramaturgy: Borut Šeparović; Assistant choreographer: Martina Tomić; Performers: Josipa Cirkveni, Hana Fadiga, Lucija Habuš, Martina Tomić, Nataša Mihoci; Costume design: Martina Tomić & Nataša Mihoci; Lighting design: Milan Kovačević & Borut Šeparović; Music: Crystal Castles, Ladytron, M.I.A., Massive Attack, Aphex Twin; Protunapad, Zagreb Youth Theatre (ZYT College).
Organisation: City of Women; In collaboration with: Ljubljana Dance Theatre.