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Workshop: Poetry and physicality

For the first time Studio Contemporary Dance Company is opening its all-year-round research process to interested professional dancers through workshop Poetry and physicality.

Workshop Poetry and physicality, by dramaturge Ivana Đula and dancer Martina Tomić, is focused on finding tools for translation of a poetic form into movement. Considering the selected poetic materials, we will explore the possibilities of their transformation into individual dance materials, which would appear in a from of trio. In choreographing these dance responses, accent will be put on the beginnings and the ends of movements, questioning the very nature of the end of a movement, verse or a poem: how can an end become a beginning and vice versa. Beside that, materials will also be researched through different techniques of stopping the movement, techniques derived from the concept of pause and its synonyms, which can be found in dance and poetry. This research is a part of the research of Studio Contemporary Dance Company and it is financially supported by the Foundation Kultura Nova.

Time and place: September, 27th – 30th 2021, 10 – 12 AM in Zagreb Dance Center.

This workshop is open only for professional dancers. If You are interested, please apply to:

Photo by Silvija Dogan

Photo by Silvija Dogan

Photo by Silvija Dogan

Photo by Silvija Dogan

Upcoming performances in September and October

After summer vacation and a little bit of summer touring, a busy autumn is ahead of us. Here are the dates for our upcoming performances:

September, 23rd, 2021 at 8 PM at ZKM (Zagreb Youth Theatre)
September, 24rd, 2021 at 8 PM at ZKM (Zagreb Youth Theatre)

October, 1st, 2021 at 6:30 PM in Split, Prokurative
October, 10th, 2021 at 5 PM at High School Yard Elipsa, Zagreb

October 2nd, 2021 at 11 AM in Split, Centre Solar
October, 24th, 2021 at 5 PM in Samobor, POU Samobor

October, 16th, 2021 at 8 PM in Zagreb Dance Center as a part of Dance Inn Festival

Be sure to reserve Your tickets on time. We are looking forward to seeing You in the audience!

‘Spectacle’ summer tour

Our last year’s performance Spectacle is going to be performed again this summer on festivals in Svetvinčenat, Karlovac and Novi Sad. So, reserve the dates and tickets on time and see You there!

Also, since two performers from Spectacle are pregnant, we have new dancers entering the show: our very own Dina Ekštajn instead of Ana Vnučec and Nastasja Štefanić instead of Tea Maršanić. We wish them to break a leg and are looking forward to the performances!

Svetvinčenat: Dance and Non-verbal Theatre Festival, on July, 23rd 2021, at 22:15h on the main square

Karlovac: Karlovac Dance Festival, on August 30th 2021, at 19h on Basketball field Šanac

Novi Sad: Infant Festival, on September 3rd 2021, at 20h in Kineska četvrt, Bulevar Despota Stefana 5, Novi Sad

See You there!

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SPECTACLE   ✧   Irma Omerzo   ✧   photo© : Jasenko Rasol

Premiere: Healers, in coproduction with Public in Private

We are happy to finally announce the premiere of our new performance Healers, which was created in coproduction with our partners – Berlin based company Public in Private and choreographed by Jasna Layes Vinovrški. Healers was originally supposed to be premiered last year in Berlin, but due to corona crisis, it was postponed several times. So, now the premiere will finally happen – on July, 1st 2021 at 8PM in Zagreb Dance Center, as a part of Perforacije festival.

HEALERS is a co-production between Public in Private company from Berlin and Studio contemporary dance company from Zagreb. Initially two different “Healers” teams from Berlin and from Zagreb had to work together hand in hand on stage. Due to the corona crisis, the collaboration couldn’t take place as planned and the two teams will perform for now separately. However the work has been created and developed with both teams equally. Also the first draft of this work was made in close collaboration with Darko Dragičević, during the event series Flutgraben performances #1 in 2019.

Artistic team of Healers has the task of disovering and eliminating situations, unsolved problems, emotional and energetic stagnations which could have accumulated in the walls of the space in which the performance is happening. In this case, the space of Zagreb Dance Center is carefully examined: what is its history and how is it handling its current function as a dance theatre?

Concept and choreography: Jasna L. Vinovrški
Performance: Ana Vnučec , Branko Banković , Martina Tomić | (Berlin team: Cécile Bally Darko Dragičević , Jasna L. Vinovrški)
Light design: Catalina Fernandez
Stage design: Clément Layes
Costumes: Malena Modeer
Choreographic advice: Dina Ekštajn
Performance assistance: Mia Stark
Production: Valerie Terwei, Joseph Wegmann/ Tena Bošnjaković, Ivan Mrđen
Press: Aïsha Mia Lethen

Funded by Berlin Senatverwaltung for Culture and Europe, Croatian Ministry of Culture and Media, the City of Zagreb, Foundation Kultura Nova. Production by Cie Public in Private in coproduction with Studio Contemporary Dance Company from Zagreb and Tanzfabrik Berlin.

Very much looking forward to seeing many of you there!

STUDIO YOUTH 2.0/DANCE SONGS – presentation of dance videos

Studio Contemporary Dance Company presents


short dance videos created as a result of an online creative process Studio Youth 2.0

The main idea behind this project was to investigate different ways in which a poetic text can corelate with the body or dance performance. How can poetry be made from the physicality of the dancer and vice versa? The investigative approach was guided by the idea of silencing the rythm. Each member of Studio Youth 2.0 entered the creative process by bringing a poetic text by her own choice, which served as a basis for research. With the support of mentors – members of Studio, young dancers used words, thoughts, lyrics, figures, rythm and melody of the chosen poetic text, and approached the material through specific praxis, thus creating a unique dance vocabulary while, at the same time, not neglecting poeticity of the movement.

In the period from June, 29th till July 3rd, 2021 every day we will present one video, made in cooperation between each dancer, mentor and video maker Matija Kralj.

Videos will be presented on Studio’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

29.06. Ana Novković

30.06. Ana Kljujev

01.07. Ivona Mezulić

02.07. Jana Božić

03.07. Sunčica Bandić

Project Dance Songs is supported by the Croatian Ministry of Culture and Media.

Rythm Tam in Ludbreg

Our well known performance for children Rythm Tam – The Fairy Tale of Rythm will be performed again, on July, 2nd, 2021, at 7PM in The Centre for Culture Ludbreg – Centar za kulturu i informiranje Dragutin Novak, in Ludbreg.

The number of the spectators will be limited due to the current epidemiological measures regarding coronavirus so hurry up and get your tickets on time!

We are looking forward to perform Rythm Tam again and see little happy faces in the audience!

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Ritam Tam - Renata Carola Gatica / Ana Mrak

RITAM TAM – bajka o ritmu   ✧   CAROLA GATICA / ANA MRAK   ✧   photo© :

Fantastic Species: new date in MSU

Very soon after succesful premiere, you will have the opportunity to see our new performance Fantastic Species, choreographed by Ana Kreitmeyer, in MSU. The performance will take place on Tuesday, 8th of June 2021 in Museum of Contemporary Art (MSU).

Hurry up and reserve Your ticket on time because the number of spectators is reduced due to the current epiodemiological measures.

See You there!

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Fantastic Species   ✧   Ana Kreitmeyer   ✧   photo© : Igor Pauška

Premiere: Fantastic Species, choreographed by Ana Kreitmeyer

Studio Contemporary Dance Company and Ana Kreitmeyer presents:

Fantastic Species

Premiere: May, 24th 2021 at 7 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art – SOLD OUT!!!
Reprise: May, 25th 2021 at 7 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art – reservation possible through

These performances are part of the festival ANTISEZONA 21.

Choreography: Ana Kreitmeyer
Performance: Branko Banković, Dina Ekštajn, Ida Jolić, Ana Mrak, Martina Tomić, Ana Vnučec
Dramaturgy: Nina Gojić
Scenography and light design: Igor Pauška
Sound design: Nika Pećarina
Costimography: Dalibor Šakić
Dramaturgy assistant: Vida Zelić
Production: Ivan Mrđen, Tena Bošnjaković

The performance has been supported by the Zagreb City Office for Culture, Croatian Ministry of Culture and Media, and Foundation Kultura Nova, as a part of the program of the Museum of Contemporary Art ANTISEZONA 21.

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Fantastic Species   ✧   Ana Kreitmeyer   ✧   photo© : Igor Pauška

Rythm Tam in Đakovo

Our well known performance for children Rythm Tam – The Fairy Tale of Rythm will be performed again, after long time, on April, 12th, 2021, Monday at 6PM in CZK Đakovo – The Centre for Culture Đakovo.

The number of the spectators will be limited due to the current epidemiological measures regarding coronavirus so hurry up and get your tickets on time!

We are looking forward to perform Rythm Tam again and see little happy faces in the audience!

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Ritam Tam - Renata Carola Gatica / Ana Mrak

RITAM TAM – bajka o ritmu   ✧   CAROLA GATICA / ANA MRAK   ✧   photo© :

Studio on Croatian National Television

In tonight’s edition of the Art a la carte show on HRT 3, at 9:17PM you can watch our dear Dina Ekštajn and Ana Mrak talking about Studio. After the show you will be able to see TV adaptation of Emergency Artist by Clement Layes. Don’t miss it and enjoy!


STUDIO YOUTH is a special program of creative education for young dancers based on contemporary dance techniques, improvisation and creative process with the support of dance pedagogues – members of Studio Contemporary Dance Company. The goal of this educational program is to prepare young dancers for the continuation of their dance education and for the work in the field of professional dance.
This program was active continuously until 2016 and many young dancers passed through it, some of them continuing their dance education on dance academies abroad, some of them joining professional dance projects produced by Studio Contemporary Dance Company, some of them working as active members of Studio in the present time.
After a long pause, Studio Contemporary Dance Company is starting again, in spring time, the program of education for young dancers STUDIO YOUTH 2.0. Due to the current epidemiological situaton, this year the program will be exceptionally held online, and will be based on creative research, goal of which is creating mini solo pieces which will be presented online on Studio’s social network pages and Studio’s web page, in the form of short dance videos.
STUDIO YOUTH 2.0 will be mentored by members of Studio Contemporary Dance Company through online education combining different approaches: group sessions live on Zoom, sharing recorded video materials and research processes of each of the selected young dancers with the guidance of a mentor.
Due to the online caracter of STUDIO YOUTH 2.0 this year, the number of participants will be limited to maximum six young dancers. Each participant will be assigned with one mentor. Duration of creative process is six weeks with continuous work with mentors online, in the period form May, 1st till June, 15th, 2021. The dynamic of the process will be determined individually, in agreement with mentors.
We invite all interested young dancers (age 17+) to apply for auditon for STUDIO YOUTH 2.0.
Tha application must include basic information aboust candidate (name and surname, date of birth, short CV) and a short video of the candidate performing dance material of his/her own choice in the duration of maximum 2 minutes.
Please, send your application to till April, 20th 2021 the latest.


Studio in Berlin

Members of Studio Contemporary Dance Company: Branko, Martina and Ana V. are currently in Berlin, working with Jasna Layes Vinovrški on the performance Healers, a coproduction between Public in Private and Studio Contemporary Dance Company, which was supposed to be premiered in Berlin last year, but due to the corona regulations it was postponed. Since the theatres are still closed in Germany, they will be finishing the work on the performance and making video materials. The premiere of Healers is expected in Zagreb this spring.

HEALERS   ✧   Jasna Layes Vinovrški   ✧