SHORT PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The Biennale of New Movement is an interdisciplinary international project by the author and choreographer Marija Šćekić in the Croatian – Canadian co-production (Histeria Nova – Aeriosa Dance Society) which is performed at selected locations in the Republic of Croatia during 2023 and in the province of British Columbia and the city of Vancouver in Canada during 2024.
The project deals with the topic of the human drive for survival as a philosophical, existential and anthropological question of "...the responsibility of man to continuously search for meaning, to be focused on something outside himself, to discover and realize true values within oneself and find personal meaning" (Viktor E. Frankl, The Unheard Cry for meaning).
The goal of the project is to collect and preserve information about the work of individuals whose work, identified with their way of life, leaves a big mark in theirs, but also the lives of others.
Starigrad PaklenicaPilot projekt: ADAPTATION
- September 24 (Sunday)
Cyanotype and cyanotype toning workshop led by visual artist Sarah Fuller
from 7:00 – 8:00 PM (Local Hall of the Starigrad Paklenica municipality)
Embodied Landscapes Artist Talk led by visual artist Sarah Fuller
- September 24 – 27 (Monday – Wednesday)
The Shell – Experimental rehearsals in the field of contemporary and vertical dance at the intersection of art, of science and new technologies under the artistic direction of Julia Taffe and Marija Šćekić (Award: Chrystal Dance Prize)
- September 25 (Monday)
Cyanotype and vertical dance workshop for children led by visual artist Sarah Fuller, dancer Ishita Raina (India) and dancer Alex Tam (Canada).
- September 27 (Wednesday)
The Shell – public performance (work in progress) under the artistic direction of choreographer Julia Taffe and Marija Šćekić and the performance of Aeriosa Dance Society dancers (Meghan Goodman, Chandra Krown, Cara Siu, Alex Tam)
from 7:30 to 8:00 PM (Bunker Hall, Velika Paklenica canyon)
Round table – open to the general public
KarlobagProjekt: MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN - KAVA
- September 28 – 29 (Thursday – Friday)
Artist Residency – Interdisciplinary collaboration of visual artists Sarah E. Fuller (Canada – Iceland) and ac. by painter Sergije Mihić under the artistic direction of choreographers Julia Taffe and Marija Šćekić and rigging system designer Colin Zacharias
- September 29 (Friday)
Celestial flyers – an exhibition of graphic works by the academic painter Sergije Mihić, inspired by vertical dance
from 8:00 PM to 8:30 PM (Mediterranean Garden – Kava)
Kava – Site specific dance performance (work in progress)
Đakovo • Osijek
- October 2 (Monday)
SLAVONIJA VERTICAL TRAINING CENTER – multimedia presentation and pilot presentation project led by Julia Taffe and Marija Šćekić
- October 2 – 5 (Monday – Thursday)
Artist In Residence – Exploring new forms and techniques of assembly and rigging
- October 6 (Friday)
Dance on Earth in Air (Center for Culture Đakovo) – A Vertical Dance Retrospective of two Companies: Croatian Histeria Nova and Canadian Aeriosa Dance Society. Presenting an evening of dance created with support of Dance Victoria Chrystal Dance Prize for international collaboration 2022/23
- October 7 (Saturday)
A different perspective – Vertical dance for everyone – multimedia lecture/seminar on plans to launch the first inclusive vertical dance workshop in the Republic of Croatia under the leadership of Marija Šćekić and Marijana Rajić, president of the Association that takes care of children with cerebral palsy and persons with disabilities of Šibenik – Knin County "Aurora".
Đakovo: SLAVONIA VERTICAL TRAINING CENTER – New Horizons – Opening ceremony
- April 26 – 29, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Program supported by Arts Council England (Develop Your Practice Grant – David Greeves)
- April 26 – 27, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- April 28 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
- April 29 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
- 4:00 – 4:15 PM • Biennale of the New Movement – introductory speech by the author
- 4:20 – 4:35 PM • Vertical Movement – episode 1 – vertical dance performance
- 4:45 – 5:20 PM • Estah's story – multimedia lecture led by David Greeves
- 5:30 – 6:00 PM • Gates of Velebit – multimedia lecture led by Marija Šćekić
- 6:15 – 7:00 PM • Alka dance of liberty – movie screening of a vertical dance show
- May 2 – 5, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Moving Bodies – artistic research and creation in the spaces of Kneževa and
Providurova palaces – II Palaces.