In our project, we are interested in the phenomenological inner-difference between what is defined as ‘The Self’ and what is defined as ‘The Other’. The binary of self and other is perhaps one of the most basic theories of human consciousness and identity, claiming that the existence of an other, a not-self, allows the possibility or recognition of a self. In other words, one sees the other whose body one does not control, and who’s thoughts cannot hear. What is seen is separate, it is not ‘me’. Therefore, ‘I am me’. The self/other binary seems to be an accepted division of how the modern individual comprehends who she or he is, by recognizing what she or he is not.
Flirty Horse is an emerging art collective based in Linz, Austria. We are a group of professional and experienced, international artists coming from different areas of art e.g. theatre, dance, music, stage design, cinema etc. Our aim is to create interdisciplinary projects which comprise conventions, principles and tools of diverse disciplines. Thereby designing specific, peculiar and expressive artistic language, to authentically reflect on the phenomena of our contemporary reality. Kasija Vrbanac was born in Croatia in 1993. She started dancing in early childhood. After completing formal education in 2011, she enrolls at the Dance Academy Ljubljana and in June 2014 completes a university undergraduate study as Bachelor Dancer and Choreographer in contemporary and jazz dance. The final graduate thesis the Academy entitled \”Ideology of the Dance Body\” resulted in her first professional dance performance \”HERmIna\” in 2014. During and after graduation she is further educated at numerous workshops in Croatia and abroad, and also continues to create her own pieces: „The Dark Side of The Moon”, „Labirint“, „LIMUN čokolada LUK“. From 2016. till 2018. she is the member of Zagreb Dance Company, in the season 2018/2019 she joins Tanz Lin.z dance company and in 2019 she entered the MA program \”Movement research\” of the Anton Bruckner University Hodei Iriarte Kaperotxipi Born in the Basque Country (1993), studied classical ballet in the Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza Mariemma in Madrid. Few months before his graduation, he joined the Baltic Dance Theatre (PL) where he developed a big interest in developing a dance language mixing classical ballet, contemporary dance and dance theatre. With that aim he has been dancing in Prague Chamber Ballet (CZ) and Landestheater Linz (AT). Currently he is a freelancer artist, combining dance projects with music composition. He also studies modern harmony and the Grindberg Method. Tura Gómez Coll Born in Barcelona, she graduated from Institut del Teatre in Barcelona and from Codarts in Rotterdam. After dancing in several projects in the Netherlands and Germany with choreographer like André Gingras and Marguerite Donlon, she joins as a dancer the company Gelabert Azzopardi in Barcelona in 2011, and then in 2013 Baltic Dance Theatre in Gdansk, where she first meets and works with Hodei and Filip. Following a series of projects as a dancer and co-choreographer in Iceland she joins Landestheater Linz in 2016 until August 2019, when she starts her freelancing working with choreographers like Daniel Morales and Kasija Vrbanac. She currently works as a freelance dancer in Linz and is one of the membres of Flirty Horse.