-110 = QUARTET of two

1.6.2014. / 16:00 / ZPC

-110 = QUARTET of two

Melita Spahić Bezjak (HR)

-110 = QUARTET of two is the first part of a new dance research project about the idea of real and imaginary ways of existing and new opportunities…

The initial inspiration for the project is in the connections between different elements and energies of the body, movement, chakras, mathematics, physics and nature, and the number 4 - all to develop a choreographic structure and the composition. The starting point of the project is also inspired by the works of Josip Ruđer Bošković: Theory of natural philosophy, as well as in his Letters, Poems and Discussions and in the Eclypse of the Sun and the Moon.

Melita Spahić Bezjak (1975, Karlovac) started dancing in the Ballet Studio of the Municipal Theatre Zorin Dom in Karlovac. Upon graduating from the School for contemporary Dance Ana Maletić in Zagreb, she continued her dance studies at the London School of Contemporary Dance (Higher Education Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Dance with Distinction i MA in Contemporary Dance specialising in Choreography).

During her time in Great Britain, she worked with Jonathan Lunn, Sue MacLennan and Jonathan Burrows, as well as with artists from other disciplines. She has presented her works at international and national dance festivals and platforms: Resolution! 2007; Evolution! 2008 & 2009! / The Place; Connect Festival, Lilian Baylies Theatre, Cloud Dance Festival, London; Movement Research Open Performance Space, New York, U.S.A./, Platforma mladih koregrafa, Dance Week Festival (Zagreb), and the Children Festival in Šibenik. She was also a guest lecturer at the London School of Contemporary Dance and Roehampton University in London. She collaborates with a number of theatres, and dance and music artists across Croatia.

Melita is founder of MSD / Melita Spahic Dance based in the UK, as well as of the association FREE DANCE in Karlovac, and is Artistic Director of Karlovac Dance Festival, which she initiated in 2011.

FREE DANCE (2004) is an association for dance and performing arts, open to collaboration and exchange of knowledge and experiences with the objective to foster interest for contemporary dance in Karlovac. FREE DANCE compliments the work of MSD and the two organizations, through collaboration, have realized several international dance and multimedia projects in Croatia and in the UK.