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Awards for Studio and Irma Omerzo

It it with great pride that we announce that Studio is the winner of this year’s special award of professional dance organizations for contribution to development of contemporary dance in Croatia which marks 60 years of existence! We are extremely proud that our colleagues recognize our work, our tendencies and continuity. We thank to the numerous generations of dancers and choreographers who, with their dedication and work, contributed to long and rich Studio’s artistic legacy and brought it to the 60th anniversary of existence!

On the other side, Croatian Theatre Award for Best Choreography this year belongs to Irma Omerzo for the choreography of the performance Spectacle, produced and performed by Studio!

AUDITION CALL FOR STUDIO YOUTH 2.0

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.
After a few year break, this program was reactivated two years ago. We are very happy that we can say that out of the seven members of Studio Youth 2.0, four of them continued their dance education on dance academies in Croatia and abroad, two of them started working on professional dance projects – Dora started with her own work and Ana joined Studio in House Bolero.

After this year’s successive educational and creative process, we are continuing with a thoroughly structured program in the duration of six months. The program starts in January and last till the beginning of July and it consists of:
– contemporary dance classes (technique and improvisation) with the members of Studio Contemporary Dance Company
-working individually (members of Studio Contemporary Dance Company with youth members)
-creative process with a selected choreographer and performing in professional conditions

Audition is open for young dancers (16+) and the application must include basic information about candidate (name and surname, date of birth, short CV)
Please, send your application to studio.suvremeni.ples@gmail.com till December, 16th 2022 the latest.

The audition will be held on December,17th 2022 in Centar za kulturu Ribnjak at 1 PM

House Bolero in Zagreb Dance Center

We are happy to invite you to the performance House Bolero which will take place in Zagreb Dance Center on November, 23rd at 8PM. This time the peformance will be a little different and the number of seats in the audience is very limited so be sure to reserve your tickets on time!

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HOUSE BOLERO   ✧   Nina Đurđević

Studio members and associates nominated for multiple awards

We are very proud to announce that multiple members and associates of Studio are nominated for Croatian Actor Awards and Awards of Croatian professional dance organizations.

Ana Mrak is nominated for Croatian Actor Award in the category Best performance (female role) for her performance in Fantastic Species, produced by Studio Contemporary Dance Company and choreographed by Ana Kreitmeyer.

Irma Omerzo is nominated for Croatian Actor Awawrd in the category Best Choreography for the performance Spectacle, produced by Studio.

Dalibor Šakić is nominated for Croatian Actor Award in the category Best costume design for the performance Fantastic Species, produced by Studio and choreographed by Ana Kreitmeyer.

The performers (Dina Ekštajn, Ana Mrak and Ida Jolić) of figures, figures, choreographed by Martina Tomić and produced by Studio, are nominated for Award of Croatian professional dance organizations in the category Best collective performance.

Congratulations and good luck to all of them!

PREMIERE: HOUSE BOLERO, choreographed by Matej Kejžar

We are very happy that we can invite you to performances of HOUSE BOLERO, a project choreographed by Matej Kejžar by which we celebrate the 60th anniversary of Studio Contemporary Dance Company.

The performances will take place in ZKM on November 14th and 15th at 8 PM. You can reserve and buy your tickets at the box office of ZKM or online on the following link: https://www.zekaem.hr/rezerviraj/#1668384000_2000

The entire profit of the tickets will be donated to the familiy of our recently deceased colleague Mirjana Preis.

HOUSE BOLERO

Concept and choreography: Matej Kejžar
Performed by: Drago Asić Lika, Andrija Laboš Jerry, Desanka Virant, Bosiljka Vujović Mažuran, Branko Banković, Ana Mrak, Ana Vnučec, Martina Tomić, Ida Jolić, Šimun Stankov i Ana Novković
Light design and scenography: Petra Veber
Photography: Nina Đurđević
Production:: Studio Contemporary Dance Company
Thanks to: Snježana Šolić, Damir Buntak, Igor Ekštajn, Milica Sinkauz, tehnical team of ZKM i tehnical team of HNK

This project is supported by the funds of Croatian Ministry of Culture and Media, City of Zagreb and Kultura Nova Foundation.

It all started as an ode to Dance five years ago, with a common experiment on how to learn from dance, rather than on learning how to dance or how to be oneself. The crazy, odd, queer and idiosyncratic dance styles evolved around working with (respecting) physical presence, and
focused on kinesthetic writing in the matter of space and time, in an (under) common force-field, in a dynamic territory, and in a place where a constant change of dynamics is possible.
This time, the occasion is the 60th anniversary of the Studio Contemporary Dance Company. It is an intergenerational experiment with the dancers aged 21 to 69. Working with their bodies, with various ways of physical presence, and a passion for dance they inevitably bring about new implications: the writings of dances as a force that challenges the vast field of normalization.

HOUSE BOLERO   ✧   Nina Đurđević

Fantastic Species in Slavonski Brod

On October, 7th the piece Fantastic Species, choreographed by Ana Kreitmeyer, will be performed in Slavonski Brod as a part of the festival Mia Čorak Slavenska Days of Dance. The performance will start at 7.30 PM in Ivana Brlić Mažuranić concert-theatre hall.

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Fantastične vrste   ✧   Ana Kreitmeyer   ✧   photo© : Nina Đurđević

Rythm Tam on Hvar island

We are going on a trip again with Tam!!!

Ryth Tam will be performed on Hvar island, in Hvar, as a part of the Hvar Summer Festival.

The performance will begin at 11 AM in Galery Arsenal.

After the performance, there will be a short dance workshop for children.

See You there!

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Ritam Tam - Renata Carola Gatica / Ana Mrak

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

AUDITION FOR HOUSE BOLERO

AUDITION

Studio Contemporary Dance Company is looking for a male dancer (17+) to participate in the
multigenerational project House Bolero by choreographer Matej Kejžar. The project marks 60th anniversary of the Studio Contemporary Dance Company.
Working process will take place from October 18th till November 18th, 2022 in Zagreb, Croatia.
We would like to invite all interested dancers to send a CV and a video recording of improvised dance material (maximum of 2 minutes) to: studio.suvremeni.ples@gmail.com, no later than August 19th, 2022.
Selected candidates will be informed about the further selection process.

For more information about the Studio Contemporary Dance Company visit www.ssp.hr

Magic night on Ribnjak

On 18th of June Studio began the celebration of its 60th birthday with an event on Ribnjak. On this occasion members of Studio Youth performed a short piece called Murmurations, choreographed by Nika Disney, and current members of Studio performed an improvisational piece accompanied by live music by Alen and Nenad Sinkauz and based on 1966 Ana Maletić’s performance Magics.

We want to say a big thenk you to Ribnjak Stage, Pavlica Bajsić Brazzoduro and the whole team for the support and beautiful collaboration which we achieved and, in the most beautiful way, merked the end of this dance season. With this event we also began the celebration of the company’s 60th birthday which we will continue till the end of the year with various manifestations connected to the long and rich history of the company.

Also, a big thank you to Nenad and Alen Sinkauz for their ever brilliant musical support for the project Magics, to Matija Kralj for the video Summa Summarum, to Nika Disney for the inspirational collaboration with Studio Youth and to talented dancers of Studio Youth for their engagement and enthusiasm.

We are looking forward to adventures in the future!

Just how magic it was, you can look for yourself in the following gallery.

MAGIJE   ✧   SSP   ✧   photo© : Nina Đurđević

MAGIJE   ✧   SSP   ✧   photo© : Nina Đurđević

MAGIJE   ✧   SSP   ✧   photo© : Nina Đurđević

MAGIJE   ✧   SSP   ✧   photo© : Nina Đurđević

MAGIJE   ✧   SSP   ✧   photo© : Nina Đurđević

MAGIJE   ✧   SSP   ✧   photo© : Nina Đurđević

MAGIJE   ✧   SSP   ✧   photo© : Nina Đurđević

MAGIJE   ✧   SSP   ✧   photo© : Nina Đurđević

MAGIJE   ✧   SSP   ✧   photo© : Nina Đurđević

MAGIJE   ✧   SSP   ✧   photo© : Nina Đurđević

MURMURATIONS   ✧   Nika Disney   ✧   photo© : Nina Đurđević 

MURMURATIONS   ✧   Nika Disney   ✧   photo© : Nina Đurđević >  

MURMURATIONS   ✧   Nika Disney   ✧   photo© : Nina Đurđević  

MURMURATIONS   ✧   Nika Disney   ✧   photo© : Nina Đurđević 

Photos form Kumrovec

On June, 15th we were performing Spectacle in Kumrovec, as a part of the program Contemporary in Zagorje. And just how spectacular it was for us and the audience, you can see in the following gallery.

SPECTACLE   ✧   Irma Omerzo   ✧   photo© : Matija Smuk

SPECTACLE   ✧   Irma Omerzo   ✧   photo© : Matija Smuk

SPECTACLE   ✧   Irma Omerzo   ✧   photo© : Matija Smuk

SPECTACLE   ✧   Irma Omerzo   ✧   photo© : Matija Smuk

SPECTACLE   ✧   Irma Omerzo   ✧   photo© : Matija Smuk

SPECTACLE   ✧   Irma Omerzo   ✧   photo© : Matija Smuk

SPECTACLE   ✧   Irma Omerzo   ✧   photo© : Matija Smuk

SPECTACLE   ✧   Irma Omerzo   ✧   photo© : Matija Smuk

Summa Summarum/Murmurations/Magics on Stage Ribnjak

STUDIO CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY
invites You to the video projection of
SUMMA SUMMARUM
and performances
MURMURATIONS
and
MAGICS

on 18th of June 2022 starting at 20:30h
in Youth Center Ribnjak, Ribnjak street 1, 10 000 Zagreb
These projects are based on research of sixty years of existence of Studio Contempoeaey Dance Company through programs Studio Youth 2.0, and SSP:60.
Entrance is free of charge!!
We kindly ask to reserve Your place till June, 17th at 16h by writing to: studio.suvremeni.ples@gmail.com

SUMMA SUMMARUM
The video will be presented in the foyer at 20:30h.

Idea and choreography: Nika Jankovic Disney
Performers: Ines Borić, Dora Pocedić, Judita Tripar, Lea Filipčić, Ana Novković, Isabela Eva Ljubičić, Ana Kljujev
Music: Darja Janosevic
Filming and editing: Matija Kralj
Production: Studio Contemporary Dance Company, program Studio Youth 2. 0
Thanks to: Zagreb Youth Theatre ZKM, Jelena Remetin

Summa Summarum is a visual expression of nostalgia as a recollection of the parts of ourselves which we no longer hold; an invitation to observe our identity as a summary of experiences in relationships and a personal message of gratitude for connection and longing for the parts of ourselves that have transformed in mutual contact.

MURMURATIONS

The performance starts at 21:00h on the terace.

Idea and choreography: Nika Jankovic Disney
Performers: Ines Borić, Dora Pocedić, Judita Tripar, Lea Filipčić, Ana Novković, Isabela Eva Ljubičić, Ana Kljujev
Music: Darja Janosevic
Production: Studio Contemporary Dance Company, program Studio Youth 2.0
Thanks to: Youth Center Ribnjak, Jelena Remetin

Murmurations is a second part of the work with Studio Youth. At the point where the first part, a dance video, adresses to the individual as a summary pf all interactions, Murmurations continues with an assumption that every individual already holds the world in him/herself. Together we have researched the process of grouping with the purpose of finding security and comfort within the groups. The performers accept the invitation to be carried away like waves in a sea current. Every body, decisively, as a part of a whole, closes a full circle.

MAGICS

The performance starts at 21:30h on the terace.

Authors and performers: Ana Mrak, Ida Jolić, Martina Tomić, Ana Vnučec, Dina Ekštajn, Branko Banković
Music: Alen and Nenad Sinkauz
Production: Studio Contemporary Dance Company
Studio Contemporary Dance Company is reviving the movements of Ana Maletić from the choreography “Magics”, which was in 1966. adapted for television. In this choreography, Ana Maletić was researching archetypes of dance and religious and magic rituals. The choreography consists of three ritual scenes. The first one depicts a healing ritual, the second one a metamorphosis, and the third one a rain calling. Musically accompanied by Alen and Nenad Sinkauz, Studio revives the history of the company and uses the movement of Ana Maletić as a basis for their own movement research. Today’s improvisational performance of Magics transpones the original movement and uses it for a new vision of dance magic on stage. The first performance was coproduced as a part of 37th Dance Week Festival 2020.

MAGIJE   ✧   SSP   ✧   photo© : KRUNOSLAV MARINAC