international improvisation festival 

9th – 13th July 2018
15th – 22th October 2018
23th – 28th November 2018

Open-air theater Kamenjak
University of Zagreb Student Centre
Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb



K & P BA 11

13th July
21.00 h, Open-air theater Kamenjak, Significant landscape of Kamenjak,
Premantura, Istra

Kirstie Simson (UK) i Martin Piliponsky (ARG): Sutil / Exhalacion / Aire, solos & duets

Kirstie Simson (UK) and Martin Piliponsky (Argentina) are sharing their passion for the exploration of freedom through the solos and duets they present in this evening of dance improvisations. Through the use of humor, eye contact, dialogue and proximity, the performers invite the audience to join them on a journey as they negotiate their way through present moment decision-making that is inherent in improvised performances. With light-hearted spontaneity these master performers affirm the fundamental positivity of life as they dance their way through the hour-long work, celebrating the depth of human connection and potentiality.

Realized in collaboration with Liberdance – Open-air theater Kamenjak



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15th October
20.00 h, Teatar &TD, Polukružna dvorana

Improspekcije in Region
Kaja Lorenci (SLO): Just in appearance sometimes as everyone else
performance / artist talk

In her performance Just in Appearance Sometimes as Everyone Else, Kaja Lorenci multiplies the form of the duet with different dance tasks and configurations, delimiting it by two choreographic contrasts: the solo as the dancer’s monologue, which is a kind of a precondition for establishing communication with the other, and the group choreographic configuration, in which the duets enter their indistinguishable multiplicity. The duets can be read along the lines of the dynamic of individual self-awareness, as a site of encounter, trust, insecurity, as well as (self)loss or burden.

created by: Kaja Lorenci; co-created and performed by: Žigan Krajnčan, Kaja Lorenci, Ivan Mijačević, Dejan Srhoj, Nataša Živković; music: sz3 (Ivan Mijačević, Aleš Zorec), dramaturge: Rok Vevar; light design: Urška Vohar; photo: Nada Žgank; translations: Katja Kosi; production: Emanat; executive producer: Sabina Potočki; co-production: Bunker/ SMEEL, partner: Association City of Women / City of Women Festival 2016

Kritički parkour – artist talk moderated by Iva Nerina Sibila

Jeanine Durning_3 copy

22th October
20.00 h, Teatar &TD, Polukružna dvorana
Jeanine Durning (SAD): No Time To Fly
practice of the adaptation of Deborah Hay’s solo performance No Time to Fly
What I mean by my choreography includes the transmission from me to the dancer, of the same set of questions I ask myself when I am performing a particular movement sequence that ministers shape to a dance. I will not talk about my movement choices here, except to say that as an aspect of my choreography they fall almost exclusively into three categories: 1) impossible to realize, 2) embarrassing to “do”, or, idiotic to contemplate, 3) maddeningly simple. These movement directions are not unlike my questions that are 1) unanswerable, 2) impossible to truly comprehend, and, at the same time, 3) poignantly immediate.

How do I recognize my choreography?
Deborah Hay, 2007

Kritički parkour – artist talk moderated by Iva Nerina Sibila

This project is realized in collaboration with Station/Service for Contemporary Dance and Nomad Dance Academy Slovenia and supported by the GPS/Global Practice Sharing program of Movement Research with funding from the Trust for Mutual Understanding.

Promenade_foto Iris Boer 2w

25th November
15.00 – 22.00 h, Galerija SC
Eva Karczag (NL), Chris Crickmay (UK), Sylvia Hallett (UK): Promenade 7: Theatre of Memory
durational performance / installation

 This new work, specially created for Zagreb, brings together practitioners working in visual art (Chris Crickmay), sound (Sylvia Hallett) and dance/movement (Eva Karczag). The programme, comprising seven hours of presentations in the Gallerija SC, is part of an ongoing series devised by the same group of artists, which we have collectively called ‘Promenade’. This programme also incorporates documentation of previous works in the series. All our Promenade pieces are place-specific works, improvised throughout. They include interaction with objects and images, improvised soundscapes and an audience that comes and goes at will.  In creating these works, we aim for a certain feeling of ‘spaciousness’ – it’s a matter of leaving plenty of room for things to develop as and when they will, and especially room for the audience to drift and dream, as we think the word ‘promenade’ suggests – a relaxed and leisurely stroll. (The ideas behind individual previous works shown on video are included in detailed notes on display in the Gallery).

Visitors are welcome to come and go at any time between 14.00 and 21.00.
One hour live performance/installation will alternate with a video installation showing documentation of previous Promenade works (nos. 1-6).

Live performance/installation
14.00 – 15.00 h | 16.00 – 17.00 h | 18.00 – 19.00 h | 20.00 – 21.00 h

Video installation 
15.00 – 16.00 h | 17.00 – 18.00 h | 19.00 – 20.00 h




7th-13th July
Moving Bodies | Empty Spaces

Workshop with Kirstie Simson and Martinom Piliponsky

20th-21st October
What we do when we do the thing we do before we know what we are doing: Approaches to Practice and Performance

Workshop with Jeanine Durning

26th-28th November
Movement and Inter-arts Collaboration

A short series of evening workshops with Chris Crickmay (visual art), Sylvia Hallett (sound) and Eva Karczag (movement)




20.-23- studenog
10.00 – 15.00 h, Pučko otvoreno učilište – Ekscena

Nobody’s Dance Zagreb
organizacija i koordinacija: Nassia Fourtouni, Nina Gojić, Ana Letunić, Ellen Söderhult
sudionici: lokalni plesni umjetnici/e okupljeni/e putem javnog poziva

Nobody’s Dance (Ničiji ples) je open-source platforma kroz koju se ravnopravno susreću profesionalni plesni umjetnici kako bi dijelili praktične alate i znanje, međusobno se inspirirali, poticali protok informacija podržavajući tako jedni druge i svoj rad. Time se želi afirmirati činjenicu da izvedbene umjetnosti, pokret, govor, ples i radnje ne pripadaju nikome, nego se aktiviraju i prolaze kroz svakoga od nas. Zainteresirana plesna publika moći će posjećivati radne sesije svaki dan, bez najave i besplatno, čime se javnosti nudi inače manje dostupan uvid u procese rada u suvremenom plesu.  

Program is supported by City of Zagreb and Konstnärsnämnden/ Swedish Arts Grants.


Improspekcije su inicijativa za razvoj improvizacijske scene u Hrvatskoj te za promicanje međunarodne i međudisciplinarne suradnje na polju izvedbene improvizacije koja kontinuirano postoji i djeluje od 2007. godine.

Artistic directors: Sonja Pregrad i Zrinka Šimičić Mihanović
Graphic Design: Dora Đurkesac
Technical support: Tomislav Maglečić
Production: Multimedijalna koliba, 2018.

Partners: Liberdance – Open-air theater Kamenjak, University of Zagreb Student Centre, Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb, Station/Service for Contemporary Dance and Nomad Dance Academy Slovenia

Supported by: City of Zagreb, Ministry of Culture of Republic of Croatia, GPS/Global Practice Sharing program of Movement Research with funding from the Trust for Mutual Understanding

The work of Multimedijalna koliba is supported by the Foundation Kultura nova.

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