The Thin Line

Saturday 22.04.2023. / 20:00

aerial acrobatics
Amphitheater at Youth Centre
Nikolina Komljenović (Croatia)

The Thin Line is being built around an innovative aerial prop called fishing nylon. It consists of many thin, plastic, transparent lines that are incised into the body and encourage it to move. There is no place to rest in this process. There is only a harsh reality, pain and desire for change.

The Thin Line is an engaged experimental project that deals with the physical occupation of space. Space is defined as universal and empty, in which the meaning is inscribed in front of the viewer and is established by the act of performance. It is divided into the internal space of the subject, the boundaries between the inner and outer space – the membrane of the body, the skin, which is bounded and maintained by thin lines in the air – and the outer space. This performance is a collaborative work and in Split, Nikolina Komljenović is joined by Jadranka Žinić Mijatović as a performer, too.

Nikolina Komljenović has a master’s degree in art history and comparative literature. She is a professional contemporary dancer, choreographer, aerialist, pedagogue and producer of the association ekscena. She is a member of the supervisory boards of the Association of Dance Artists of Croatia and a member of the Croatian Association of Independent Artists.

The performance of “The Thin Line” in Split is realized with the financial support of the Kultura nova Foundation, the Ministry of Culture and the media of the Republic of Croatia and the City of Split.

Circus analysis and criticism workshop with Jean-Michel Guy

20 — 22 April 2023

The workshop is intended for critics, journalists, editors and performance theorists, regardless of their media experience or knowledge of contemporary circus art, from Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Kosovo. Applications are open until 23:59 p.m. Sunday, April 2 2023.


You can purchase tickets at the WEBshop and one hour before the start of each performance at the venue (circus tent, Dom mladih, Kopilica). The festival pass is valid for all days of the festival and includes eight performances with tickets (Duel, Juggling Concert, My Death and me, Piti Peta Hofen Show, Restlesslegs, Runa, The Thin Line and #Manifesto), nine performances with free entrances (entry priority) and a festival bag. If you would like and can afford to support the organization of the Festival and the structures behind it, you can purchase a bit more expensive festival pass and help the future development of contemporary circus and outdoor arts in our city and region.