STREAM 2019 workshops

Workshops for dancers, actors and performers
6 – 18 August 2019

6 – 9 August 2019 

During this workshop we are going to explore the space in which contact improvisation and partnering meet and intertwine. Special attention will be given to deepening the grounding of the body, exploring the back space and spiral principles. We are going to go into more details regarding different relations of dancing in pairs, with and without exchanging weight with a partner.

The workshop is conceived as a fun and rich dance experience. It stimulates creativity in dance and work on improvisation. It is suitable for beginners as well as advanced dancers who already have basic contact improvisation and/or partnering skills.

Iva Hladnik has for many years been involved with contemporary dance and has been collaborating with different Croatian as well as international choreographers and collectives. Her dance training originates with the classes at the dance studio Atena by Kilina Cremona, she continued to develop through Zagreb Dance Company, Eks-scena program and through a range of diverse workshops both in Croatia and abroad. Since 2013 she has been studying Contact Improvisation more thoroughly with Daniel Werner and Joerg Hassmann within their Contact Improvisation Training Programme in Berlin. With passion and full commitment and enthusiasm she continues to teach yoga and contact improvisation.

Matea Bilosnić, born in Zadar, started dancing at Sanja Petrovski’s Zadar Dance Ensemble. She studied at international Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance. She later worked in Zagreb, where she participated in projects by the Zagreb Dance Ensemble, Studio-Contemporary Dance Company,, Petra Hrašćanec, Saša Božić, Ksenija Zec and Marie Jerez. She worked at the Zagreb Academy of Dramatic Art as an external associate for stage movement at the Department of Acting. She joined the En Knap Group in Ljubljana where she spent two years working with renowned choreographers Joseph Nady, Kathleen Fisher (Trisha Brown Dance Company), Guy Nader & Maria Campos. She has collaborated with the Marin Držić Theatre in Dubrovnik, Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb and Trešnja Theatre in Zagreb as a choreographer for their plays. She has been a permanent member and a collaborator of the Zadar Dance Ensemble ever since she joined the group. She works as a teacher, performer, choreographer and photographer for the Ensemble. She is a part of the team organising solo dance festival Monoplay and educational platform Stream Zadar.


6 – 9 August 2019

This theoretical and practical workshop is based on concepts, techniques and knowledge used by kinesiologist Grgur Kovačić in his everyday work in order to improve physical abilities, prevent injuries and alleviate pain conditions.
The aim of the workshop is to teach you practical principles of strength and corrective trainings which will provide you with a safe and efficient method for increasing your strength, intensity, stability, mobility, endurance, resistance and improvement of your pain condition. Together with basic conditional exercises, corrective protocols for the most common pain conditions according to body regions will also be taught. You will be able to apply the knowledge you acquired immediately to help yourself and the people around you. The workshop is intended for dancers, sportspeople, trainers, physiotherapists and people with experience in training.

Grgur Kovačić holds a Masters degree of kinesiology in kinesitherapy, currently doing a postgraduate doctoral study in Kinesiology, where he is doing research in the field of kinesitherapy and motor control. He has lectured and published scientific papers at several national and international kinesiology and kinesitherapy conferences. Because of great interest in the area of injury rehabilitation and pain conditions, he enrolled at the Croatian Academy of Osteopathy and became a member of the Croatian Association of Ostheopaths. He also attended prestigious international courses and seminars on rehabilitation (NeuroKinetic Therapy® master practitioner, P-DTR, ANF Therapy®, Emmett Therapies etc.) He is a co-founder of the centre for sport preparation Proprio Centar in Zadar, where he works as its director and a kinesitherapist. He is an occasional member of the Zadar Dance Ensemble.


10 – 14 August 2019

We will emphasize the idea of moving from our deepest structural and energetic tissue, the bone. Through an interweaving of theory and practise we will work on the muscles of deep postural support: the psoas, the hamstrings, the pelvic floor muscles and the external rotators. Ww will work with a body-felt understanding of how these muscles bring the bones into alignment, a place of connectedness, which leads tot he power and efficiency of the movement. Klein Technique is a movement education and re-education, which can be an underpinning for all movement styles, improvisations, athletics, and for the general health of the body  in everyday movement. Susan Klein has been developing it in New York since 1972 and it has significantly influenced contemporary dance in New York and throughout Europe.

Hanna Hegenscheidt has lived  and worked in Berlin as a choreographer , teacher and performer since 2005. She is a certified Laban Movement Analyst (CMA) and a certified teacher of Klein technique. She studied with Susan Klein and Barbara mahler in New York for many years. Since 2998 she has been teaching movement education and dance in New York and Germany ( Susan Klein School of Dance and Movement Studies, Trisha Brown Studio, Sasha Waltz & Guests, Meg Stuart, HZT Berlin, Studio LaborGrass, Tanzfabrik, amng others.9.

Her own choreographic work has been presented at Tanztage (Berlin), Sophiensaele ( Berlin). Kampnagelfabrik, fabrik ( Postdam). Villa Warsaw ( Warsaw), DTW and WET ( New York). In 2011 she founded her own studio called studio 142 in cultural centre Kunstquartier Bethanien in Berlin where she daily teaches classes.


15 – 18 August 2019

Already the title, “A Surprised Body” defines for me, a metaphorical space – the image of a body in a constantly alerted state, able to surprise itself, escaping from a habitual daily body and from any kind of routine. A body more focused on reacting, than on acting. The reaction forces us to avoid mental approaches.
Throughout a structured score of exercises, that combines floor work, hands-on exercises, tai chi chuan and movement sequences, the work focuses on centering and gravity; on awakening the internal and external supports, while allowing isolation in the limbs and flow in the movement.
We will explore how dance phrases can be de-structured and transformed treating as a spoken phrase, where movements can be isolated as “words” and used to compose new phrases. The random in the phrases is created by improvisations or composition, trying to use even small parts of movements as “syllables”, to build new movements.
“I believe that in dance, it’s more important to be able to forget, than to remember.”

Born in Italy, Scavetta studied at National Academy of Dance of Rome, graduated in Theatre and Performing Arts and Post-graduated in Sciences of Communication. He is the funder of Vitlycke-Centre for Performing Arts (Sweden)
Scavetta has developed a reputation on the international dance scene for his wildly inventive work, playful humour and subversive intelligence and his company is at the forefront of the Nordic dance scene. In 1999 he established in Oslo, together with Gry Kipperberg, the dance company Wee and, since then, has produced 22 performances and experienced an extensive international activity, touring in 37 countries -in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North, Central and South America. Scavetta has been giving workshops amount others at: P.A.R.T.S./Brussels, IMPULSTANZ/Wien, Henny Jurriëns Foundation/Amsterdam, SEAD/Salzburg Experimental Dance Academy, Greenwich Dance/London and in many dance/theatre festivals in 44 countries around the world.