29. 5. 2015. / 20:30 / ZPC open-air stage
30. 5. 2015. / 20:30 / ZPC open-air stage

Marjana Krajač (HR)

CHOREOGRAPHIC FANTASY No. 1 is a work of renowned choreographer Marjana Krajač. In 2014 this work was awarded with the two most relevant Croatian awards in the field of performing arts: Croatian Theatre Award as the outstanding choreographic achievement and Annual Award of the Croatian Dance Artists Association as the best choreography of the year.

CHOREOGRAPHIC FANTASY No. 1 platforms a choreographic appearance as a manifestation per se; without any additions which do not emerge from its own centre. Embarking on a long journey through the archetypes of dances, all of which are in some way anchored in our present day understanding and execution of movement, this work is phantasmagoric in a sense of a phantom or also as pandemonium. It is the beginning of a choreographic series evoking a trust in the very essence of a dance medium, exposing its fragility and enhancing its core.

Bold sound concept amplifies specific radicality of this work rounding up its consequentiality. Soundscape made of low and high frequencies, white and grey noises, display and create specific hybrid movement-sound landscape, transporting audience’s immagination to a deep, concentrated and urgent level of negotiation between what is present and what is there yet to arrive.

Marjana Krajač is choreographer and author of numerous works approaching choreography simultaneously as dance expertise, invested choreographic thinking, a deep understanding of the nature of a dance medium and how it communicates its relation to the art field in general. Her works are dynamically conceptually oriented with a strong urgency of dance-as-dance, providing intriguing and profound choreographic landscape.

In 2010 her work was nominated for T-HT Award of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb. In 2014 her work was awarded with two relevant awards; Croatian Theatre Award for the outstanding choreographic achievement and Annual Award of the Croatian Dance Artists Association for the choreographic achievement of the year. 

Her texts had been published in New York’s Movement Research Performance Journal, Croatian Performing Arts Magazine Frakcija and Croatian journal for dance Kretanja.

She graduated from State School for Contemporary Dance “Ana Maletić” in Zagreb, Academy of Performing Arts in Berlin and has also studied theology and religion science at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. She worked with Grupe Dunes in Marseille, France and after the graduation she collaborates and dances for and with numerous choreographers in Berlin, France and Croatia. Connecting her journey of profound and thorough dance education with the history of different waves of aesthetics in European contemporary art and dance field, she shaped complex understanding of origin, appearance and future of the choreographic.

She worked for and with numerous regional and internationals venues, theaters and festivals and is currently based in Zagreb.