Contemporary Dance by Marija Antunović and Maud Boerrigter

What is contemporary dance?

  • Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet
  • Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements
  • This dance genre is often done on bare feet
  • It can be performed to many different styles of music
  • Training of modern dance is really fun and creative, but also very physically active
  • Every dancer (beginner or advanced) can progress as quickly or as slowly as he wants

Contemporary Dance School Ana Maletić, Zagreb

  • Established in 1954
  • Named after one of the pioneers of contemporary dance in Croatia
  • Primary and secondary dance school
  • Around 250 students

Zagreb Dance Company (Zagrebački Plesni Ansambl)

  • Educated a number of dancers and dance experts who are now working in Croatia and abroad
  • Performed all over the world
  • Current dancers: Martina Nevistić, Ognjen Vučinić, Petra Chelfi, Petra Valentić, Nika Lilek, Andreja Jandrić

Zagreb Dance Center (Zagrebački Plesni Centar)

  • Unique facility in Croatia opened in 2009 purposefully for dance
  • A choreographic centre that creates opportunities for the development of a new generation of Croatian choreographic talent

Dance Week Festival (Tjedan Suvremenog Plesa), Zagreb

  • International festival of contemporary dance, movement theatre and mime
  • Annual festival organized by Institute for Movement and Dance since 1982