Requiem for Z

29. 5. 2015. / 21:30 / ZKM

Requiem For Z.

Zagreb Dance Company (HR)

Zagreb Dance Ensemble’s current production is a result of the choreographer’s deep, intimate need to determine how one can resolve the challenges of transience on stage and those in real life.
In co-habitating two parallel worlds, the world of the ordinary filled with metaphorical madness of the daily rhythms, and that of a world in which all logic stops and is replaced by efforts to establish deeper relations, the dancers seek answers to questions about their own instabilities, disappearances, departures, weaknesses… and that of others… they find that beneath this frenzy exists layers of intimacy one cannot find that easily. The camera and the screen are not foreign objects on the stage, but rather open new perspectives for the interplay between real bodies and images of these, and between the view points of the person filming , those that are filmed and those that observe the live action before them.

Highly acclaimed contemporary dance company Zagreb Dance Company has since its fvery beginnings remained uncompromising in its particular artistic vision. The Company has generated a number of dancers and dance experts currently active in Croatia and beyond. The company is recognized for the originality of its productions characterised by their performative energy and unique readiness to face the challenges of different artistic approaches and poetics. Insisting on the collaboration with the acclaimed artists working in different disciplines, the Company iopens up of the space for a new way of thinking about dance, the space for investigation with focus not only on the productions themselves, but also on the process of work and education of the dancers.

Snježana Abramović Milković - from dance to choreographer is since 1992 the artistic director of Zagreb Dance Company (ZPA). As a dancer, she oerformed in all notable dance productions of contemporary dance expression in Croatia. She often works as stage movement assistant in drama productions and on film, and as choreographer in opera productions, and cooperates with eminent theatre and film directors simultaniously working on the profiling of Zagreb Dance Company repertoire. In 2000, she founded The Festival of Dance and Non-verbal Theatre in Svetvincenat, the only summer contemporary dance festival in Croatia, and has been developing it into a residency centre. She was the president of the Croatian Association of Dance Artists (2006 to 2012), , and since 2007, is the selector of the dance program of the International Children’s Festival in Šibenik, She is the author of: Something, maybe, totally personal (&TD, 2003), multimedia ballet Chronostasis (Music biennale Zagreb, 2005), Stripped (ZKM, 2007), 10min: East (omnibus project, En Knap Company, SLO, 2009), Interface (ZKM, 2010.(Awarded with Croatian Theatre Award 2012 for best choreography and the best performance), If we would all be mora quiet (Bitef Dance Company, RS, 3; recipient of: Audience Award BITEF festival).