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Sunday, 11th September | 17.30 and 19.00

Thursday, 15th September | 16.30 and 18.00
At Villa Medici, free entrance with compulsory reservation to promozione@shorttheatre.org

performance for children

Ivana Müller


within the frame of TransArte
Age classification: +7 years
by Ivana Müller
in collaboration with Jefta van Dinther, Sarah van Lamsweerde and Martin Kaffarnik
design of the monster costume Liza Witte
performance coordinators Albane Aubry or Sarah van Lamsweerde
technicians on tour Martin Kaffarnik, Ludovic Rivière or Jéremie Sananes
production I’M’COMPANY (Chloé Schmidt & Gerco de Vroeg)
coproduction Tweetakt Festival
supported by Performing Arts Fund NL


Partituur (meaning ‘score’ in Dutch) is the first and so far the only project by Ivana Müller made for children, commissioned in 2011 by the Tweetakt Festival in Utrecht. It is a performative system/game for participants from age 7+, a social choreography in which there are no spectators and performers in the classical term of the word but in which everybody ‘simply’ takes part.
The roles of the participants shift constantly, the borders of where the show begins and where it ends, move according to who is ‘watching it’ and who is ‘doing it’. Everyone participates in the creation of a
unique score each time the game is running.
‘To play by the rule, or to invent my own strategies?’ ‘Am I now fictional or real?’ ’Should I do it like everybody else, or should I find my own way?’ ‘Am I now allowed not to tell the truth?’… Questions of identity, personal and collective choices, representation, engagement and desire are constantly being proposed through the playful set of instructions / suggestions coming from the headphones that every
participant receives on entering the space of Partituur.
Every participant gets a fictional name and some individual tasks that will get the show going in a new direction. In other words, Partituur takes a new shape depending on choices, reactions and positions that each member of this instant community, made of children and adults, make.



Ivana Müller is a choreographer, artist and author of texts.
Through her choreographic and theatre work ( performances, installations, text works, video-lectures, audio pieces, guided tours and web-works )she re-thinks the politics of spectacle and spectacular, re-visits the place of imaginary and imagination, questions the notion of « participation », investigates the idea of value and its representation, and keeps on getting inspired by the relationship between performer and spectator.
Although she creates through various forms, theatre remains the principle context in which she develops and presents her work. Her pieces – among others How Heavy Are My Thoughts (2003), Under My Skin (2005), While We Were Holding It Together (2006), Playing Ensemble Again And Again (2008), Working Titles (2010), 60 Minutes of Opportunism (2010), Partituur (2011), In Common (2012), We are Still Watching  (2012-2015), Positions (2013), Edges  (2016) – have been produced and presented in some of the major theatre festivals and venues in Europe, USA and Asia , over the last 12 years.
Her work has been occasionally shown in visual art contexts (Venice Biennale 2015, among others).
In her practice she has collaborates and colleborated with artists and theoreticians such as Bojana Kunst, David Weber Krebs, Andrea Bozic, Jonas Rutgeerts, Jefta van Dinther, Bill Aitchison, Paz Rojo, Sarah van Lamsweerde, Christine de Smedt and many others.
In 2007 Müller received the Charlotte Koehler Prize from the Prins Bernhard Fund (NL) for her oeuvre, as well as the Impulse Festival & Goethe Institute Prize for her piece While We Were Holding It Together. That same year, the piece was also nominated for the Dutch VSCD prize for best performance of the year.
Next to her artistic practice, Ivana Müller curates artistic and discursive encounters and lectured/lectures as a guest lecturer/professor (at, amongst others, Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam, School For New Dance Development, Amsterdam, Institute For Applied Theatre Studies Giessen, Performance Studies – University of Hamburg etc.).
Müller studied Comparative literature and French at the University of Zagreb, Choreography & dance at the School for New Dance Development  in Amsterdam and Fine Arts at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin.
From 2004 till 2009 she was a founding member of artistic collaborative platform LISA (Amsterdam).
Ivana Müller was born in Zagreb and grew up in Croatia and in Amsterdam. She lives in Paris and works internationally.

Giorno e Ora:11th SEPTEMBER | h. 18.00 and 19.00


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