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Ana Vnučec – winner of Croatian Actor Award!

Long time company member Ana Vnučec is the winner of the Croatian Actor Award for best performance (female category) in Conversation Pieces, choreographed by Magdalena Reiter, performed and produced by Studio Contemporary Dance Company, in co-production with Mirabelka Institute, Zagreb Dance Center and Dance Week Festival.

Congratulations to Ana!!!
Congratulations to all winners!!!

ANA VNUČEC   ✧   CONVERSATION PIECES   ✧   photo© : SUNČAN STONE

CONVERSATION PIECES

CONVERSATION PIECES   ✧   MAGDALENA REITER   ✧   photo© : NENO PETROVIĆ

Ana Vnučec - Studio za suvremeni ples

Take a glimpse into ‘Magic’

Here are some photos from our improvisational performance on Dance Week Festival.
Photos by: Krunoslav Marinac

Take a glimpse into Magic and enjoy!!!

MAGIJE   ✧   SSP   ✧   photo© : KRUNOSLAV MARINAC

MAGIJE   ✧   SSP   ✧   photo© : KRUNOSLAV MARINAC

MAGIJE   ✧   SSP   ✧   photo© : KRUNOSLAV MARINAC

MAGIJE   ✧   SSP   ✧   photo© : KRUNOSLAV MARINAC

MAGIJE   ✧   SSP   ✧   photo© : KRUNOSLAV MARINAC

MAGIJE   ✧   SSP   ✧   photo© : KRUNOSLAV MARINAC

MAGIJE   ✧   SSP   ✧   photo© : KRUNOSLAV MARINAC

MAGIJE   ✧   SSP   ✧   photo© : KRUNOSLAV MARINAC

MAGIJE   ✧   SSP   ✧   photo© : KRUNOSLAV MARINAC

Dina Ekštajn in Zagreb Dance Center

Long time company member and our current Artistic director Dina Ekštajn will be teaching dance classes for professional dance artists in Zagreb Dance Center next week 16.11.2020 – 20.11.2020. in the mornings from 10 AM till 11.30 AM. Members of Studio will also be attending her dance classes there.

The classes are open for professional dance artists, but due to limited number of participants it is obligatory to apply on info@zagrebackiplesnicentar.hr

So, seize Your opportunity to take Dina’s highly educational, beautiful and exciting dance classes and hurry up and apply!

more about Dina

POKRET-AČ

POKRET-AČ   ✧   ALEKSANDRA JANEVA IMFELD   ✧   photo© : IVA KORENČIĆ

Studio on Dance Week Festival: Ana Maletić’s 1966 performance ‘Magic’ revisited

Studio Contemporary Dance Company is reviving movements from Ana Maletić’s 1966 performance Magic which was also adapted for television. In her choreography, Maletić was exploring dance archetypes and religious and magical rituals. The performance consists of three ceremonial scenes: healing ceremony, transformation ceremony and rainmaking dance ritual.

Together with Alen and Nenad Sinkauz, Studio is reviving the company’s history and using Ana Maletić’s movements as an inspiration for exploring and creating new ones.

This improvisation based performance transpones the original movement and uses it as the foundation for making new kind of dance magic on stage.

The performance is going to take place in Zagreb Dance Center on Novemeber, 14th, 2020 at 8 PM, as a part of Dance Week Festival.
Entrance is FREE of charge!

Performed by: Ana Mrak, Ida Jolić, Ana Vnučec, Martina Tomić, Branko Banković
Music by: Alen and Nenad Sinkauz

Ana Maletić: Magic (screenshot)

Ana Vnučec, Ana Mrak and Ida Jolić nominated for Croatian Actor Awards!

Croatian Association of Drama Artsits announced today the nominations for Croatian Actor Awards 2020 (also known as Croatian theatre Oscars). Three members of Studio Contemporary Dance Company have been nominated in two different categories:

Ana Vnučec – nominated for Best Dance Performance (female category) in Conversation Pieces
Ana Mrak – nominated for Best Dance Performance (female category) in Podivljalo
Ida Jolić – nominated for Best Choreography (in cooperation with Marin Lemić) in Transformers

Congratulations to our members and good luck to all of them!!!

ANA VNUČEC   ✧   CONVERSATION PIECES   ✧   photo© : SUNČAN STONE

ANA MRAK   ✧   PODIVLJALO   ✧   photo© : MAURA BATARILOVIĆ

IDA JOLIĆ   ✧   TRANSFORMERS   ✧   photo© : IVA KORENČIĆ

Ana Mrak in Zagreb Dance Center

Long time company member and our current Coordinator of artistic programming Ana Mrak will be teaching dance classes for professional dance artists in Zagreb Dance Center next week 9.11.2020 – 13.11.2020. in the mornings from 10 AM till 11.30 AM. Members of Studio will also be attending her dance classes there.

The classes are open for professional dance artists, but due to limited number of participants it is obligatory to apply on info@zagrebackiplesnicentar.hr

So, seize Your opportunity to take Ana Mrak’s highly educational, beautiful and exciting dance classes and hurry up and apply!

more about Ana

Ana Mrak - Studio za suvremeni ples

  photo© : Silvija Dogan

Try out our dance quiz!

Dear dance lovers! We have prepared a treat for You! We have created a dance quiz with questions from first Croatian pub quiz about dance, which happened after the premiere of SPECTACLE. It was created and conducted by the quiz master Mario Kovač. So, test Your knowledge and have fun with Studio’s Dance Quiz!

SPECTACLE on DANCE INN/OUT Festival

After a succesful premiere performances, our new production is going to be performed again this Sunday, October, 18th on High school yard Elipsa, at 5PM, as a part of DANCE INN/OUT Festival, organized by De Facto Theatre Company. Reserve Your ticket on time, the number of spectators is limited due to current epidemiological measures.

See You there!

more about performance

Spectacle

SPECTACLE   ✧   IRMA OMERZO   ✧   photo© : JASENKO RASOL

Emergency Artist is coming back on stage!

After a long break, Study for Emergency Artist, choreographed by Clément Layes, will be performed again in ZKM, dvorana Miško Polanec, on October, 16th, 2020 at 8PM. So, don’t miss Your chance and reserve Your ticket on time. There are not so many places in the audience because of current epidemiological measures, so hurry up!

more about performance

Umjetnik za hitne intervencije

UMJETNIK ZA HITNE INTERVENCIJE   ✧   CLÉMENT LAYES   ✧   photo© : TOMISLAV SPORIŠ

Did You know this about Studio?

As we announced, here You can find some chunks of information which could be valuable for the pub quiz.

Studio Contemporary Dance Company has performed on five continents:
1. Europe: Germany, Poland, Russia / and former SSSR/, Greece, France, Austria, Portugal, Italy, FYR of Macedonia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Sweden, Hungary
2. Asia: Korea, Armenia
3. Africa: Egypt
4. North America: USA
5. South America: Peru

The most performed Studio’s production: Ugly Duckling with 260 performances

Studio has won six Croatian Actors Awards:
2004. Best Performance (male) – Branko Banković – Kaputt
2010. Best Contemporary Dance Production – Nastup
2010. Best Choreography – Matija Ferlin, Nastup
2010. Best Performance (female) – Roberta Milevoj, Nastup
2014. Best Contemporary Dance Production – Surprised body
2016. Best Choreography – Bruno Isaković Nečastive

In its long and creative history Studio has produced and coproduced 146 premiere performances!
Here are some of them:
HIR INFANTKINJE, Vera Maletić , 1962/63.
SALTATA, Vera Maletić , 1963.
VEZE , Ana Maletić , 1964.
RITAM OBLIKA, Manja Crnković , 1966.
IGRA ZGLOBOVA, LelaGluhak , 1966.
PULZACIJE , Branka Zimmer , 1966.
PUSTOŠ ŠTO KAO…, Zoja Buneta , 1966.
UBOJSTVO, Dorica Kljaković,Zaga Prijić,Darko Kolar , 1966.
AKVATALIJE, Branka Zimmer , 1966.
SKOPLJE 63 ,Zoja Buneta, Lela Gluhak, Zaga Prijić,Dunja Ruljančić , 1966.
EPIZODE NA HARFU, Ivanka Cerovac 1966.
DJETINJARIJE, Lela Gluhak, Zoja Buneta , 1966.
7 KARAKTERA, Lela Gluhak , Zaga Prijić, Ivanka Cerovac , 1966.
DESSINS COMMENTERES, Vera Maletić , 1966.
MAGIJE, Ana Maletić , 1966.
EQUILIBRES, Vera Maletić , 1966.
STEĆCI, Ana Maletić ,1966.
LAMENT, Lele Gluhak , 1968.
LIRSKE VIBRACIJE, Ivanka Cerovac , 1968.
POETSKE VIBRACIJE, Tihana Škrinjarić 1968.
……
NOVO VRIJEME, članovi Studia za suvremeni ples , 1971.
ĆAĆE MOJ, Tihana Škrinjarić , Zaga Prijić , Branka Kolar , 1971.
U POČETKU BIJAŠE RITAM, Tihana Škrinjarić , 1971.
SEKVENCE, Zaga Prijić , 1971.
MOMENT COSMIQUE, Branka Kolar , 1971.
IMPRESIJE, Ivanka Šerbedžija , 1971.
TAM TAM, Branka Kolar,Zaga Prijić , Tihana Škrinjarić 1971.
…..
TCHI-TCHIAO , Kilina Cremona , 1993.
STRAVINSKI I JA , Matjaž Farič , 1995.
EPIZODE , Rajko Pavlić , 1996.
ONA , Ann Papoulis , 1998.
BIG IZ ;BJU;TIFUL , Mirjana Preis , 1999.
TKO JOŠ VJERUJE U RODE? , Desanka Virant , 2000.
….
ANSAMBL , Jasna L.Vinovrski 2018.
UMJETNIK ZA HITNE INTERVENCIJE, Clement Layes 2018
STRAH , Mirjana Preis 2018
CONVERSATION PIECES , Magdalena Reiter 2019
ISCJELITELJI, Jasna Vinovrski 2020.
SPEKTAKL, Irma Omerzo 2020.

So, if You want to be successful on the quiz, remember this!!

See You on October, 10th at 6PM in Regular Bar!!

Dance PUB QUIZ and AFTERPARTY after the premiere of SPECTACLE

After the premiere of Spectacle, we are preparing a real treat for all those eager to merge mind and body: the first Croatian pub quiz about contemporary dance! The quiz will be assembled and conducted by European quiz champion in the category of performing arts – Mario Kovač and the questions will tackle the history of contemporary dance all around the globe and also in Croatia. There will also be a special category dedicated to Studio Contemporary Dance Company. We will occasionally publish small chunks of information which could make its way into the quiz on our web pages and also on social media, so don’t forget to follow us here and also on Facebook and Instagram. The rules are simple: gather a team or come alone and apply for the quiz there, in Regular Bar, play and learn with us. And, don’t worry, You won’t have to reveal Your answers live in front of the audience. Every team (sitting around its own table) will have their own paper form for answers and the secrets of Your eventually wrong answers will go to the grave together with Your Master of the Ceremony who will, after the quiz, magically transform into a DJ and make You dance and burn away all the calories You will gain during the pub quiz. We are looking forward to meet You there!

Location: Regular.Bar, Ilica 65, Zagreb
Time: October, 10th, 2020, 6PM

You can also reserve Your spot and apply on studio.suvremeni.ples@gmail.com
The number of participants is limited!

Pub quiz is a part of Studio’s project Audience Development and is supported by the funds of Croatian Ministry of Culture.

Premiere: SPECTACLE by Irma Omerzo

We are happy to announce the premiere of our new performance SPECTACLE, choreographed by Irma Omerzo, which is going to take place on October, 10th, 2020 at 5 PM on the high school yard Elipsa (ulica Vjekoslava Klaića 8, Zagreb). There will also be a second performance on the next day, October, 11th also at 5 PM in the same place.

New performance by Studio Contemporary Dance Company ’SPECTACLE’, choreographed by Irma Omerzo, questions the heritage of this eldest Croatian contemporary dance company. However, instead of a classic hommage performance, the author approaches Studio’s tradition by using it for questioning conditions, meanings and reasons of collectiveness in present time, on stage and outside of it. By generating dance vocabulary from selected photographies of dance performances produced by Studio, specific dance experience of performers and massive ‘spectacular’ choreographies, in this work Omerzo questions perspectives of unison movement and the possibilities of its deconstruction while, at the same time, searching for boundaries, frames and combinations of collectiveness. The title of the performance is at the same time a reference to the fascination by unison movement in mainstream culture, but also a reminder of the potential which surfaces as a consequence of its persistence. ’SPECTACLE’ in this sense denies traditional protocols of spectacularity which insists on uniformity, replacing it with emphasis on the potential of being together in a way that affirms also individuality in this collectiveness.

Studio Contemporary Dance Company presents: “SPECTACLE”
Choreography: Irma Omerzo
Choreographer’s assistant: Dina Ekštajn
Performers: Ana Mrak, Ana Vnučec, Martina Tomić, Ida Jolić i Tea Maršanić
Dramaturgy: Jasna Jasna Žmak
Music: Stanislav Kovačić
Scenography: Vanja Magić
Costumes: Zdravka Ivandija Kirigin
Production: Studio Contemporary Dance Company
Photography: Jasenko Rasol
Producers: Tena Bošnjaković, Ivan Mrdjen

Entrance is free of charge.

Since we must take into account current epidemiological measures, we kindly ask You to reserve Your ticket through e-mail: studio.suvremeni.ples@gmail.com

After the performance, visitors are invited to support this art work through a financial donation, depending on their own possibilities to contribute. The profit raised by donations will be spent in its entirety for covering the costs of artistic program.

We are looking forward to see You in the audience!