Mala Kline (SLO/BE) is a performer, choreographer and writer. She holds BA in philosophy and comparative literature (UL, Ljubljana), MA in theater (DasArts, Amsterdam) and PhD in philosophy (UL, Ljubljana and in the frame of a.pass research centre, Brussels). She is a certified practitioner and teacher of Saphire™ imagery and dream work by Catherine Shainberg and the School of Images (NYC). In 2005 she founded EMANAT – institute for affirmation of contemporary dance in Slovenia, in 2010 The School of Images Slovenia for dissemination of dream and imagery work throughout EU, in 2011 DREAMLAB – a mobile platform for a joint experimentation and a translation and reworking of Saphire™ imagery and dream work into a tools and strategies for research, creation and performance in the context of performing arts, and in 2018 ELIAS – School of Prophecy, an institute located in pristine nature resort deep in the wilderness of Southern Slovenia.

In her author-based choreographic works, such as Eden, Scores for Dreaming, Dream Hostel, Genesis, and Song trilogy, she uses Saphire™ to facilitate individual and communal dreaming in order to create unique singular worlds weaved from and generated through the language of our dreaming. Her work is a constant practice of presence, an ongoing return into the creative space where dreaming and the here and now, juxtaposed, continuously penetrate and inform each other. She has been awarded with the Golden Bird Award, several Triton Awards and Ksenija Hribar Award for choreography among others. ‘Mala Kline’s performances are based on theoretical premises and in-depth research of the subject of performance. She is philosophically versed and intelligent artist who has an exceptional ability on stage of opening up ingenious images and spaces. Processing of archetypal themes and effects she has developed a unique staging approach, which is in its complexity capable of a wide range of astounding transformations on the thin edge between chaos and emotionally precise structure.’ (Ksenja Hribar Award for Choreography)

Mala is one of the few authors of the (younger) generation in Slovenia who combines dance and choreography in both Slovenia and internationally with an in-depth theoretical reflection that artfully fits into both the staging code and the philosophical conceptual framework. She is the author of two books, Capfico: Writings From the Belly of the Whale published by Capfico/Madrid, and Theaters of Potential: Between Ethics and Politics published by Maska/Ljubljana. For Theaters of Potential: Between Ethics and Politics she received Ksenja Hribar Award for theory and journalism. ‘The fact that Mala Klina’s artistic opus is unreasonably extensive and qualitatively one of the richest among artists of her generation provides the philosopher with an exceptional conceptual apparatus with experience and analytical insight of excessive level and, last but not least, complex clarity of her thought.’ (Ksenija Hribar Award for Theory)

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