13th Dance & Non-verbal Theatre Festival San Vincenti
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Zagreb Dance Company
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10000 Zagreb, Croatia
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SPIRIT (inclined to change)

SPIRIT (inclined to change)

Do you know, in the mountains there is a stream that flows, drop by drop.
Do you know that they collect the sounds and make a tune of it?

Author: Maja Drobac in collaboration with the dancers
Dramaturge: Maja Sviben
Light Design: Marko Bolković
Costumes: Zdravka Ivandija
Music editing: Damir Šimunović
Choice of music: Maja Drobac
Dancers: Ana Vnučec, Bosiljka Vujović Mažuran, Dina Ekštajn, Ivana Miletić, Nataša Mihoci, Petar Banda and Branko Banković
Photograph: Maja Drobac
Production: Studio za suvremeni ples (Contemporary Dance Studio) in co-production with POUVG Velika Gorica

This project studies the rhythm of the body, voice and their mutual constellation in regards to the quotation: „Man is the soul, but he has the body as well. When he determines his real sense of identity, he no longer succumbs to any coercion.“
The performance explores the possibilities of the body and its musicality.
Classical rhythms of East and West mix, the composition is being made by body and sound, and it integrates the acoustic and the visual.
Each performer explores the material in a given music context, where the subjective, spiritual and individual revive the motive for East and West in us.

Maja Drobac
Attended Ana Maletić Contemporary Dance School and The School of Classical Ballet in Zagreb.
Having graduated at the Academy in Amsterdam and worked with Magpie Music and Dance Company, she studied Bharatanatyama and karnatik music at Kerala, India (Bhaskara College of Fine Arts). Today she belongs to Nupura, Bharatanatyama school led by guru Smt. Lalithe Srinivasan. She plays Mrudangam under the leadership of guru Sri Chaluvaraju.
She is the author of the dance performance „Vjeverice na juriš“ and the guest dancer at YLDC Company in Bangalore, India.

Contemporary Dance Studio is the oldest Croatian contemporary dance ensemble, founded in 1962 in Zagreb under the artistic leadership of Ana and Vera Maletić. In 1968, the arstitic director was Tihana Škrinjarić, in 1979 Zaga Živković, and from 1997. Bosiljka Vujović-Mažuran. Studio’s work is based on the tradition of the contemporary dance form and it always accepts new trends in the artistic and cultural communication. The ensemble has worked with many Croatian and foreign choreographers and pedagogues (from France, England, USA, Spain, Slovenia, the Netherlands). Contemporary Dance Studio works with all theatres in Zagreb and performs at different festivals both in Croatia and abroad (in Germany, Austria, Italy, Sweden, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Estonia...). It is the winner of the Croatian Association of Dramatic Artists’ award for the best dance performance in 2004 for “Kaputt”, choreographed by Mirjana Preis.

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