Jelena Kostić
Sat 27 Jan 20:30
27 Jan

Stand back, I’m a loser on a winning streak.
- Ocean Vuong, ‘Beautiful Short Loser’

We all feel like losers sometimes. When the grass is greener next door, when someone outshines us or when we trip in a less-than-elegant manner in the middle of a busy street. Even though we're deeply ashamed, we know we'll be able to laugh about it – eventually.

In Losers, Jelena Kostić explores different aspects of 'loserhood': shame, (self)pity, grief, and the need to put our poorer moments into perspective and transform them for the better. Using humour as her weapon, Jelena creates a dance performance that captures the feeling of losing in a multifaceted theatrical movement language. 

Simultaneously with Losers, the new documentary Behind The Dance by Nikola Kostić, Jelena's brother, will also be shown. He followed the creative process of the Kostić performance Blind Spot - Rotterdam with his camera and captured the various setbacks and victories in making this challenging location performance. 

Stichting Kostić is a small dance company from Tilburg, founded in 2009. Artistic director and choreographer Jelena Kostić (Belgrade, 1976) started her career under the wings of DansBrabant and has been on her own for several years now. In the period 2021-2024, the company is structurally funded by the Performing Arts Fund and the Municipality of Tilburg.

"With a velvet glove she squeezes your throat."
- Brabants Dagblad


Choreografie, concept en artistieke leiding Jelena Kostić
Dansers en performers Noëmi Wagner, Tijmen Teunissen, Blazej Jasinski, Oliver Wagstaff
Artistiek adviseur & repetitor Judit Ruiz Onandi
Componist Evelien van den Broek
Decorontwerp Davy van Gerven
Lichtontwerp Bart Verzellenberg
Kostuumontwerp Rens de Waal
Repetitor & artistiek advies Judit Ruiz Onandi
Dramaturgie en tekst Lou Cope
Met steun van Fonds Podiumkunsten, Gemeente Tilburg