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That sinking feeling

That sinking feeling
Dancing on the Titanic: Mojca Majcen, a company member of ArtBark International, stars in ‘TITANIC.SI’ during ADaPT Fest.
Photo by Sue Bell

This isn’t your teen heart throb’s Titanic.

A riveting dance performance revolving around the famous sinking of the RMS Titanic is hoping to provide a new perspective on the historic tragedy — fusing historical facts with imagined occurrences during the catastrophe.

Slovenian artists, Mojca Majcen and Michael A. Green, as well as Valerie Green, Artistic Director of Dance Entropy, New York, collaborated on the performance. One of their goals was to uncover personal stories of victims.

“There were Slovenians on the boat and three of them survived this tragedy, among them a little girl called Ana, but her mother didn’t make it,” said Majcen, who stars in the performance dubbed “Titanic.Si.”

A central theme of the dance is that of unrealized dreams. When the Titanic sunk to the bottom of the sea, so did many immigrants’ dreams of the New World.

The performance, which is being supported by the Slovenian Ministry of Culture, is on the program of this year’s highly anticipated ADaPT Fest. The dance festival is a product of ArtBark International, a dance collective led by husband and wife team, Stephan and Misa Kelly. The festival has opened many opportunities to artists such as Majcen, who has never performed in Brooklyn.

“I am really excited,” says Majcen. “It looks like a lot of artists live here.”

“Titanic.Sl: ADaPT Fest” at Center for Performance Research [361 Manhattan Ave. Unit 1, between Jackson and Withers streets, (718) 349–1210, www.cprnyc.org] May 30, 7:30 pm. $10 online, $15 door.

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