Since their internationally acclaimed debuts Between us (2009), Teja Reba and Leja Jurišić have established themselves as a daring artistic tandem working on the crossroads between contemporary dance, performance art and (postdramatic) theatre. Drawing on historical facts, philosophical concepts, (post)feminist critiques of feminism, political events, social phenomena, cultural predicaments and intimate confesions, the Jurišić-Reba duet is one of he most exciting European performance acts at the moment, and, without a doubt, the boldest one that came from Slovenia in a long time. Their performances loosen the borders between leisure and extreme physical states, between content and form, between the personal and the collective, between the rebellious thought and the act of resistance. They tackle hypocrisy and take swings at the established morals. Whether their material takes the form of onstage vomiting, machine-gun breastfeeding, Socratic dialog or hilariously hysterical laughter, their personal, artistic, social and political attitude remains persuasive and genuinely fresh.
Work of Leja Jurišić and Teja Reba (Ljubljana, Slovenia) have been shown at the Biennale Online Artplus New York, U3 Triennale of Slovenian Contemporary Art, Tanzquartier Wien, Les Subsistances Lyon, the Biennale of Slovenian dance Gibanica, the ]performance space[ London, Student center Zagreb, and at the three major Ljubljana International Arts Festivals, Mladi Levi, City od Women and Exodos. They are recipient of the National Award for Promising Choreographers (2013) and the Identity Move! stipend (2014/2015). They have been collaborating with the likes of Tim Etchells/Forced Entertainment and Janez Janša. Their work is marked by the collaboration with visual artist and set-designer Petra Veber.