Itinerant is a story of wandering and settling down, of fitting in and standing out. It speaks of migrants and travelers, the ones who left and the ones who came, those who exchanged the confidence of belonging for freedom of movement. It explores our sense of identity and the way we experience who we are in regards to where we come from and where we arrived. Music, dance and video playfully meet and separate in their ways of describing the stories of the artists: the feeling of strangeness, the guilt of leaving, romanticizing a new home, consequent disillusion, the aggression which comes from feeling unaccepted and misunderstood, the sorrow that relentlessly follows: finally, an acceptance of the complexity of identity and a celebration of diversity. The piece is inspired by the artists’ personal experiences as well as the events transpiring in the world today. The hope of the performers is to offer a way forward through mutual understanding and embracing the mixing of cultures as an enrichment of society.
Nika Bauman (flute, direction), Ana Marković (piano), Iva Casián-Lakoš (cello), Tomaž Zevnik (clarinet), Marko Ferlan (guitar, percussion), Anna Bárbara Bonatto (dance), Rino Indiono (dance), Toni Mijač (video)
Works by: Toru Takemitsu, Franz Schubert, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Vasilij Mokranjac, Mak Murtić, Maurice Ravel, Oscar Antoli, traditional Croatian and Mexican songs