Since 2007 PK Fiskulturnik developed and produced performances shown across some 40 venues and events in Europe & the UK. All PK Fiskulturnik performances are conceived, led and directed by Lara Ritosa Roberts.
RECONSTRUCTION 1949 (2020-21)
A multi-channel digital video performance work in progress
A STORY WHICH WILL NEVER BE FINISHED 2.0 (2020 – 2021)
A story which will never be finished…2.0 is a movement theatre & visual arts cross-over performance, loosely based on Russian symbolist writer Leonid Andreyev’s story written in 1909. The devised narrative is centred around a protagonist symbolising a New Woman who yearns for a fairer, more equal and utopian state of being. She confronts her need for freedom by breaking off personal, social and political constraints creating her own revolution in the process.
Teaming up once again with dancer Klaudia Wittmann and for the first time with cinematographer Arturo Bandinelli, Lara re-imagined this piece for 2020, as a live performance and video installation.
EURO YOGA (2018-20 ) – live performance on 30. March 2019 during Exploding Cinema event. On the eve of the final day of UK being in the EU, the 31st of December 2020 – we recreated the performance as a Lock down Tier 4 video version.
Written, directed and designed by Lara Ritosa Roberts, filmed by Matt Lloyd, edited by Lisa Roberts and Lara Ritosa Roberts. Performed by Lisa Roberts and Lara Ritosa Roberts .
YUGO YOGA (2008 – ongoing )
The above pictures are from the most recent Yugo Yoga performance in August 2020 during Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture. Performed by Lara Ritosa Roberts, Gordana Trajkovic and Nevena Trgovcic. Photos by Dominik Grdic and Igor Drazic.
Previous performances featured at MMC Kibla, Maribor, Slovenia; Museum of Contemporary Art of Istria, Croatia; Uniqlo Tate Lates at Tate Modern, London; Assembly of Disturbance Festival, London ; City of Women Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Whitstable Biennale, UK; Emergency at Castelfield Gallery, Manchester, UK; Museum of Yugoslav History Belgrade, Serbia; Late at Tate Britain, London and many more…
Blak, Istrian National Theatre, Pula, Croatia 2015
Set and video designer for Blak, drama written by Milan Rakovac, directed by Ines Pletikos with music by Livio Morosin.
STORY WHICH WILL NEVER BE FINISHED (2012-13)
Developed as a part of ‘Circus Space : Lab Time’ & ‘Gi20’ a national showcase for emerging outdoor artists. Performers: Maddie McGowan, Zoe Jones, Lisa Hood, Alice Allart & Klauda Wittmann.
Performed @ National Theatre’s London Watch This Space festival, SIRF, Whitstable Biennale 2012, Arterija IV festival, Croatia
SUFFRAGETTE SLET 2012
Commissioned by POST Artists Network curated by Natasha Vicars. Concept & direction Lara Ritosa Roberts. Performers : Elise Roberts, Zoe Jones and Lara Ritosa Roberts. @Construction Gallery, Tooting, London
SLET 080311 – FLOCKING OF BIRDS on-line and video performance event
Beautiful Happy Days, monologue 2007- 2008
Adapted for a radio / sound monologue in 2007 & performed live at BAC in 2008.
SLET RIJEKA 08 – Hartera, Rijeka, Croatia
A collaboration between PK Fiskulturnik, London & Teatar Rubikon, Rijeka, led by Lara Ritosa Roberts and Ivana Peranic.
MASS EXERCISE WITH NADIA AND OLGA SOKOLSKI (2007 – 2009)
@ EEC; CPT; Create 09 Adventures in Movement Festival, London; In the Flesh festival, Plymouth and more
Concept and direction Lara Ritosa Roberts, choreographed and performed in collaboration with Ivana Peranic. Photos Richard Glynn Roberts.
FISKULTURA EXERCISE PLAN (2007) – video performance
Concept and direction Lara Ritosa Roberts, performer Ivana Peranic, film and edit Sanna Maarit.