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Box No. 15

Josef Nadj /Serbia/France/
choreography for two people

Together with Anne-Sophie Lancelin, Josef Nadj creates his own space influenced  by intimacy − intimacy between two people, man and woman, man and his roots, his land, his trees, his water, his people. These feelings are shared with the  audience through Josef's choreography, his drawings and moving images, as well as direct contact with the people.
The box was built in Kanjiza (Serbia/Vojvodina), the centre of his inspiration, and then transferred to Prague and other places, where it continues to be built together with the participation of the audience. The box serves as a choreography laboratory and a visual arts studio, presenting performance created especially for the space of the box. Performances will last between 4 and 8 hours.

This project is a coproduction between KIOSK - Platform for contemporary art from Belgrade and Regional creative atelier "Josef Nadj" from Kanjiza.

Bio: Josef Nadj was born in Kanjiza, in Vojvodina/Serbia. He is currently living and working in France. Nadj attended art school at the University of Budapest where he studied art and music history. At the same time, he took classes in wrestling and martial arts and studied self-expression by way of movement and theater classes. On the advice of his drama teacher, he left Budapest for Paris, where he arrived in 1980. He studied at the Ecole Internationale de Mimodrame de Marcel Marceau from 1980 to 1982, then from 1982 to 1983, at the school of Etienne Decroux. At the same time, he took dance classes from Yves Cassati and Larri Leong, as well as with Japanese dancers. In 1986 he founded his company, Théâtre, which became one of the most interesting contemporary dance groups in Europe. In November 1996, he returned to exhibiting, first with Installations, a series of sculptures centered upon the concept of time, executed as an extension of the creation of his stage work Commentaires d’Habacuc; then in 2000, Miniatures, a cycle of India ink drawings inspired, like Les Philosophes, from the works of Bruno Schulz; and finally, since 2003 exhibiting his photography in several one-man shows. In 2006, Josef Nadj was Associate Artist for the 60th Festival of Avignon, presenting Asobu as the festival's opening performance in the Court of Honour of the Palais des Papes, as well as Paso Doble at the Celestins Church. Since 1995, Josef Nadj has been the director of the Centre Chorégraphique National d’Orléans.

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