Interview with Leja Jurišić
Leja Jurišić is a selected modul-dance artist. Presented by Kino Šiška Ljubljana, she was selected for the project in 2010 to develop "Ballet of Revolt". Interview done in October 2012 during a modul-dance conference in Tilburg.
Leja Jurišić (Slovenia) is a graduate in The Science of Law. She trained gymnastics and won several gold medals in Slovenia and the title of National Champion of Yugoslavia in 1991.
Representing younger Slovenian choreographers and dancers Jurišić created critically acclaimed solo piece "R'z'R" (2005), with Teja Reba "Between Us" (2009) and "Weekend" (2010) and together with Matej Kejžar, Julien Monty, Michael Pomero, Saša Božić, Petra Hrašćanec & Aleksandra Janeva Imfeld collaborative performance "At once" (2012). Recently Jurišić has been researching work in interdisciplinary settings together with Jana Menger and theatre director Sebastijan Horvat, Reba and Abramovici in gallery setting duration performances and with scenographer and architect Petra Veber. Debut solo "R'z'R" has won Jurišić special jury award at Festival Gibanica (2005) followed by national and international tour.
Beside working as a choreographer Jurišić collaborates as a dancer and performer with artists such as Sebastijan Horvat ("Utopija I" and II, 2009), Janez Janša ("Fake it!", 2008) and Meg Stuart ("It's not Funny", 2007).