MARKO GUTIĆ MIŽIMAKOV
HANA LUKAS MIDŽIĆ
MARINA PETKOVIĆ LIKER
IVA NERINA SIBILA
Silvia Marchig is a dance artist, performer and dance pedagogue, as well as the artistic director of Kik Melone.
She was born in Rijeka in 1975. She lives and works in Zagreb.
She received classical ballet training in the Croatian National Theater Ivan pl. Zajec in Rijeka, Palucca Schule in Dresden and Akademie des Tanzes in Mannheim. After performing in Croatia and Germany (Ballet Ensemble HNK Ivan pl. Zajec Rijeka, Desperate Figures Dance Theater Mainz) she started to make her own work in 2002.
Following her artistic processes, she investigates the medium of dance and the performativity of the body in real space and time. She engages with dance where it borders with acting and performance within collaborations as part of Kik Melone as well as with other artists and groups in Croatia (Trafik, IMRC, Marmot, Marina Petković Liker and Fourhanded.)
She teaches classical ballet in Franjo Lučić art school in Velika Gorica.
Igor Hofbauer (Zagreb, 1974) studied at the Academy of fine arts in Zagreb and afterwards he dedicated himself to designing and illustrating.
Thanks to his great impact on Zagreb club scene’s visual identity, Igor Hofbauer is known among many fans of alternative music. His most famous works are more than hundred posters and flyers for the club Močvara and other clients and friends in Europe and USA and at least twenty album covers for Croatian and international bands.
His work was also published in The Art of Modern Rock, a book that offers a selection of the finest rock posters in the last 50 years (P. Gruschkin and D. King, 2004).
The style of his posters and drawings is instantly recognizable, based on a combination of classic American comics and film noir, pop art, German Expressionism, and Russian Constructivism, cleverly connected by the hand of a developed drawer.
In the last decade Igor started drawing comic books. His inspiration are his neighborhood, Novi Zagreb, music and movies that affected him. In 2007 his first comic book Prison Stories was released by publishing house from Zagreb, Otompotom and at the Portuguese publishing house Chili Com Carne. Later on, book of sketch, Firma, was published in 2009. He has collaborated with Croatian fiction writer Edo Popović on several illustrated books that were published in Croatia and Germany.
During his residence in Studio Azil he started drawing his comic book Mister Morgen, which was published by French L’Association in 2016 and Canadian Conundrum in 2017. In 2015. Hofbauer was invited by MuseumsQuartier Wien to participate in Q21 residence programme which fruitful result was comic book Inspektor Gurtel, issued in 2016.
As a set designer he has worked on various theatre plays and for TV programs, such as popular teen show Briljanteen.
His works has been shown on numerous exhibitions in Europe and USA.
Majka, radnica u kulturi i obrazovanju. Specijalizirala se u lip sync tehnici.
Autorica, izvođačica i suradnica u projektima za TRAFIK Tranzicijsko-fikcijsko kazalište, kooautorsku inicijativu OOUR, DB Indoš – House of Extreme Music, plesni projekt llinkt!, Prostor+, kazališna radionica Malik, Kik Melone, HNK Ivana pl. Zajca.
Jedna je od pokretača edukacije u suvremenom plesu i inkluzivne plesne scene za osobe s dječjom i cerebralnom paralizom u Rijeci.
Sudjelovala na nekim od festivala kao što su Biennial of emerging artists, Biennial of young artists from Europe and Mediterranean, Tjedan suvremenog plesa, Platforma.hr, Riječke ljetne noći, WARP pogon Zagreb, OP-art festival, Crna ovca, Singapore Fringe Festival, TheatreszeneEuropa.
Debitirala u nagrađivanom dokumentarnom filmu Marijine redateljice Željke Sukove.
Godinama surađuje s glazbenikom Adamom Semijalcem (Bebè na Volè), a kroz to je između ostalog, nastao soundtrack album za izvedbu Heroine s kojeg su dvije pjesme uvrštene na kompilaciju Strašni Riječani.
Kao plesna pedagoginja djeluje kroz Prostor +, EkS scenu i kao učiteljica suvremenog plesa i voditeljica Osnovne škole za klasični balet i suvremeni ples pri OŠ Vežica u Rijeci.
Aktivno i solidarno sudjeluje u radu Udruge za sindrom Down – Rijeka 21.
Vjeruje u cjeloživotno učenje.
Saša Fistrić, oblikovatelj svjetla, rođen u Zagrebu 28.06.1973. Nakon školovanja u Građevinskoj tehničkoj školi počeo raditi na Histrionskom ljetu i u Zagrebačkom kazalištu mladih u odjelu rasvjete gdje se dodatno educirao te tijekom 10 godina rada obavljao poslove majstora rasvjete i oblikovatelja svjetla. Od 2005. godine radio u Zagrebačkom kazalištu lutaka surađujući s brojnim redateljima i oblikovateljima svjetla te nakon toga prelazi u Kulturni centar Travno gdje je radio kao zamjenik tehničkog direktora, organizator i oblikovatelj rasvjete. Od 2016. godine ima status slobodnog umjetnika te surađuje s brojnim kazalištima, produkcijskim kućama i umjetničkim organizacijama. Tijekom 20 godina rada kao oblikovatelj svjetla surađivao je s brojnim redateljima (Joško Juvančić, Zlatko Vitez, Georgij Paro), koreografima i plesačima te stekao iskustvo rada na dramskim i plesnim predstavama. Samo neki od najznačajnijih koreografa s kojima je surađivao su: Laura Aris Alvarez, Roberto Olivan, Matija Ferlin, Silvia Marchig, Adrian Lutejin, Larisa Lipovac, Snježana Abramović Milković, Marija Ščekić, Tamara Curić, Maša Kolar, Rajko Pavlić, Nana Šojlev… Od 2004. godine surađuje s brojnim festivalima na poziciji tehničkog direktora (Zagreb Queer festival, Eurokaz, Perforacije, Festival plesa i neverbalnog kazališta Svetvinčenat, Animafest, Festival Novog Crikusa, Animafest, Ekstravagantna tijela). Član je mreže scenskih tehničara i ULUPUH-a, te dobitnik brojnih priznanja.
(forografija: Matija Ferlin)
Ana Fucijaš is a costume and fashion designer. She creates masks and headpieces and works as a makeup artist. She especially enjoys working in the theater where she feels her different talents come to the best use.
She has collaborated with different theater and film directors as well as choreographers among which Saša Božić, Ksenija Zec, Isabelle Schad, Vedran Hleb, Sanja Tropp Fruhwald, Marina Petković Liker, F. Lozić, Miroslav Terzić and David Hernandez. She worked with Kik Melone on their performance Ms Cat Invited Ms Fox for Tea and a Chit-Chat One Late Afternoon Last Summer which won the Croatian Association of Dramatic Artists award for best dance performance in 2016.
Besides costume design for film and theater she is also interested in costume design in video production.
MARKO GUTIĆ MIŽIMAKOV
Marko Gutić Mižimakov based in Zagreb where he is currently finishing his MA in new media at the Academy of Fine Arts.
Since December 2014 he is a close associate of the Best.
He made the webpage you are currently browsing.
Ana Horvat is a composer. She works with acoustic and electroacoustic music as well as music for sound installations, film, dance and performance art. She has made several installations and multimedia work in collaboration with other artists. She is interested in the connection of different art fields as well as art and science. She has collaborated with various other artists, programers, robotics engineers, hackers, electronics engineers, DIY and DIWO enthusiasts.
She graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Music, from the department of electronic composition.
She is a member of makerspace Radiona which aims to connect diverse fields of art, science and technology.
Bruno Isaković (1981) is a dance artist. He graduated from the Amsterdam school of the Arts in 2009. He was part of the Studio – contemporary dance company from 2012 to 2015. He has collaborated with numerous choreographers and theatre directors such as Francesco Scavetta, Ivana Muller, Irma Omerzo, Ana Vnučec, Jan Martens, Kainkolektiv, Silvia Marchig, Pavle Heidler, Aleksandra Janeva Imfeld, Ana-Maria Bogdanović, Katarina Pejović and Mia Zalukar.
He is active in the fields of dance, performance and activism. His most recent works include Denuded, Disclosures, Fade into, Suddenly everywhere, Oh beautiful oh dear oh sweet freedom! He has toured extensively across the USA, Japan, Spain, England, Peru, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Brazil, Australia, South Korea, Hungary, Italy, Ireland and Croatia.
He teaches dance workshops and research labs in Croatia and abroad. He is a visiting teacher at the Bilgi University of Performative Arts in Istanbul, at the Dance department of the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb, TSEKH School in Moscow, Instituto de Artes Mauricio Kagel in Buenos Aires and Dance Ireland dance center in Dublin.
He is the artistic director of the Sounded Bodies festival and the director of the dance residency programme at the Perforations Festival.
Umberto Lancia explores playfulness and body-kinesthetic intelligence as a dancer, performer, choreographer, writer and contemporary dance art pedagogue as well as a clown since the distant 1989 when he made his first short choreography. His artistic expression stems from collaborations with other artists, scientists, people with different skills and/or in the immediate contact with the audience, such as in the project Horror Vacui. He currenly lives between Zagreb and Ljubljana.
He speaks seven languages. He likes to eat.
Josip Maršić is a composer and instrumentalist from Opatija. He is active within various music groups, among others PorkoDio, Very Expensive Porno Movie, Let3, Marinada and Gori Ussi Winnetou.
As author, co-author and musician in dance and theater pieces he has collaborated with numerous choreographers (Iva Nerina Siibila, Andreja Rauch, Žak Valenta, Senka Baruška, Mila Čuljak, Kate Foley), directors (Ivica Buljan, Dora Ruždjak Podolski, Renata Carola Gatica, Ana Tomović, Igor Vuk Torbica), Trafik Theater, Malik Children’s Theater Workshop, Prostor Plus, Kik Melone, Drugo More and in film projects in collaboration with Association Ukus and Filmaktiv.
He is the author of numerous audio installations and music for performances, short films, art shows and video installations. He makes works in collaboration with Zoran Medved under the name JMZM.
Hana Lukas Midžić
Hana Lukas Midžić (Split, 1980.) is a freelance artist working across varios art fields: sculpture, book illustration and art for children. She engages with interdisciplinary and performative forms and workshop formats. She is attracted to the theater as a space of improvisation in which she uses stories, visual art, movement and music. She still relishes the magical connection of hand and material. She still sometims halts before an empty paper.
She graduated sculpture in the class of professor Šime Vukas at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. She lives and works in Zagreb.
Sabina Mikelić (1981) is visual and multimedia artist. She is working on multiple levels combining various media: from classical drawing to photography, installations, video, documented performances and film.
Her works are seen as intimate, strong and yet subtle, dealing with questions of identity, intimacy, history, belief systems, religion, and psychology, with a strong sense of self-exploration and self-inquiring.
She started exhibiting in 2002 and by now had many national and international exhibitions (T-com MSU, Transform, Sofia, VIG – SPECIAL INVITATION…), film screenings (Days of Croatian Film, Liburnia Film Festival / Award for the Best Regional Film 2014, Etnofilm Rovinj / Award for the Special Contribution to Ethnographic film 2013…).
With her current experimental film produced by production company Restart, she won a prize for the best pitch in Balkan Documentary Centre workshop in Prizren, Kosovo during the Dokufest 2015.
Previous education includes: B.A diploma in Fashion Design, Faculty of Textile Technology, Zagreb, B.A diploma in Printmaking Department, Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb, M.A diploma in New Media and Animation, Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb, School of Documentary Film, Production Company Restart, Zagreb (2013).
Currently studying on Nederlandse Filmacademie on Master Program Artistic Research in Film.
Since their mid-teens pavleheidler have been performing, studying, writing, and teaching; inevitably considering their varied engagements as opportunities to continue studying the notions of performativity and success in communication. Their preferred method of engagement is collaboration, which is thought to be a given, a fact-of-life – note: people are social animals. An attempt is made to approach collaboration not as an attempt to sustain “flat non-hieararchies” but to affirm instead “power relations as inescapeably-present, but socially-sensitive and fluid forms.” Time is, obviously, of essence. They are interested in investing in long-term relationships and amongst other things think disagreement a form of agreement.
pavleheidler graduated from Performing Arts Research and Training Studios in 2012 and took their MFA degree in Choreography-specialisation-Performance from Dans och Cirkushögskolan in 2015. In recent years they’ve been nourishing collaborative relationships with Cristina Caprioli (CCAP) and Madeleine Lindh, Anja Arnquist, Louise Permig, Philip Berlin, Ulrika Berg, Frédéric Gies, Sunna and others; with Silvia Marchig (Kik Melone), Sonja Pregrad and Marko Gutić Mižimakov; with the WELD Company; with Ilse Ghekiere; with Manon Santkin; with Mira Mutka; and TOGETHER ALONE. TOGETHER ALONE stands for the volatile and developing agreement that defines the relationship between pavleheidler, Ilse Ghekiere, Mira Mutka, Samuel Draper, Manon Santkin, Eleanor Campbell, Matilda Lidberg, Roos van Berkel; and others. In February 2016 pavleheidler have been awarded Fellowship at SITE Sweden.
MARINA PETKOVIĆ LIKER
Marina Petković Liker (1980) is a theater director. She holds a BA in phonetics and compared literature and a PhD in literature, performative arts, film and culture. She is an assistant at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb, where she teaches stage diction. She has made work in the context of institutional theaters and as part of the independent scene (House on the blade, From terror, from struggle, from pain. UNTANGLING, A room for views, Adagio, Medea, Dustyboy.)
She investigates, through the media of art and science, the interrelation between voice and body, the female gesture and the female priniciple of action in art and life, synaesthetic theater and the interplay among different performative artists in the theater.
She is the co-founder of Fourhanded, an art asscociation dedicated to the development of new fields of theater communication. Within this platform she has organized several events which in specific ways connect artists and audience (performative conference, performative sharings, performative dinners, etc.). She has also started the Reading book – a magazine for performative-theoretical texts.
Sonja Pregrad is a dance artist, performer and pedagogue. She completed the MA programme Solo/Dance/Authorship at the University of the Arts Berlin, having previously studied at ArtEZ in Arnhem. She has participated in courses at SNDO in Amsterdam as well as CodARTs in Rotterdam. Her dance beginnings go back to Ana Maletić School of Contemporary Dance in Zagreb. She lives and works between Zagreb and Berlin.
Sonja always deals with the (im)materiality of dance and the choreography of relations. In her work dance is thought as a contextualized and relational gesture.
She is the author of various solo works, among which: Oh, body of mine, if only you were here, The Carnival tent rusts on the evening breeze, SOLO, and collaborative works: Out there and in here with Ana Kreitmeyer, Pokret Mislim Okret and Indigo with Zrinka Šimičić Mihanović and Zrinka Užbinec, Value is a dynamic surplus of every function with Marjana Krajač, Rearranging (and) the self-arranged with Nives Sertić, Transformability, SEQUEL FOR THE FUTURE / a dance in 2043 / a dance in 2044 with Willy Prager, Already Made Theatre with Nina Kurtela and Igor Koruga, as well as a multimedia choreography HOME in collaboration with seven other authors.
As a performer sha has worked with international and Croatian artists such as Meg Stuart, Boris Charmatz, Sanja Iveković, Isabelle Schad, Frederic Gies, Willi Dorner, Keren Levi, Irma Omerzo, Aleksandra Janeva, Željka Sančanin and others.
In 2007 she co-founded and has since been co-organizing the festival IMPROSPECTIONS, which has received an award by the Croatian Association of Dance Artists. In collaboration with Dance Center TALA she directs the international project – interactive dance magazine TASK. She teaches at SMASH/ROAR programmes in Berlin, the Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Animation and New Media in Zagreb. Together with Marina Petković Liker she runs Fourhanded, an artistic organization dedicated to the development of new fields of theater communication.
IVA NERINA SIBILA
Iva Nerina Sibila (1971) is a dance artist, educator and publicist. She received her dance education at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds. She has been actively involved in the Croatian dance scene since 1995. In many of her projects she works on accessibility and visibility of dance, investigation of the emancipatory potential of dance education and positioning dance in its broader social context. She is the founder and director of the Inclusive Movement Research Collective – IMRC, a performative and educational project for dancers with and without disabilities. She currently works with artistic organizations Kik Melone and TRAFIK alongside making her own work.
As an educator of contemporary dance and dance improvisation she has taught at the School of Classical Ballet in Zagreb, the Student Center Zagreb and the Center for Women’s Studies in Zagreb, including many other independent workshops. She currently teaches at TALA Dance Center and the Dance Department of the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb.
She is a member of the editorial board of the dance magazine Kretanja, she contributes regularly to Plesnascena.hr, an internet site for dance, and her texts have appeared in numerous publications in Croatia and abroad, including the leading European dance magazine Tanz.
Žak Branko Valenta, 13. prosinca 1966. Umag, Hrvatska
Studirao ples, mimu, fizičko kazalište i euritmiju. Diplomirao na School of Physical theatre u Londonu i Eurythmeum Stuttgart. Usavršavao se kroz programe Mime school u Amsterdamu, SNDO Amsterdam, Moving Academy for Performing Arts u Berlinu i nizu radionica i rezidencija s domaćim i stranim umjetnicima. Djeluje kao plesač, performer, koreograf, redatelj i kazališni pedagog.
Član Hrvatske zajednice samostalnih umjetnika, Udruženja plesnih umjetnika Hrvatske, Europske federacije mime i Sekcije za izvedbene umjetnosti Goethenaum, Švicarska.
Suosnivač je, izvođač i autor unutar jedne od prvih nezavisnih kazališnih skupina u Republici Hrvatskoj TRAFIK iz Rijeke. S Trafikom gostuje širom svijeta. /www.trafik.hr/
Suosnivač Udruge za scensku umjetnost PROSTOR PLUS, Rijeka, koju umjetnički vodi od 2002. do 2009. i režira-koreografira brojne predstave te gostuje u zemlji i inozemstvu.
Osnivač i umjetnički voditelj PAP-a (Performing arts program) pri Muzeju za suvremenu umjetnost u Zagrebu u kojem djeluje kao pedagog i mentor te organizira autorsku platformu PAP-ova TIJELA.
Godine 2007. osnovao Žak Valenta Productions i realizirao sljedeće projekte u kojima se bavi temama umjetnosti i tabua: Vježbanje utopije, Dijagnoza umjetnost i Hermafroditi duše.
Dugogodišnji sudionik i suradnik Hrvatskog instituta za pokret i ples te inicijator i organizator Tjedna suvremenog plesa u Rijeci / 2006-2011 /.
Kao izvođač surađivao s između ostalih: Karina Holla Company, Griff theatre /NL/, Postheatre /D/, Plesni centar TALA, Exit teatar, HNK Ivana pl. Zajca, Plesni teatar Ljubljana, Companie de Opera Seca /B/, Avanty displey /UK/, Llinkt! plesni projekt, Kik Melone, Euritmijski ansambl IONA Zagreb.
Kontinuirano djeluje kao gostujući pedagog međunarodno (Ljubjlana, Beč, Berlin, Amsterdam) i unutar Hrvatske (Zagreb, Rijeka, Karlovac, Zadar).
Trenutno živi i radi u Zagrebu gdje redovito podučava fizičko kazalište u Muzeju za suvremenu umjetnost i pokret u zaprešićkom kazalištu za djecu i mlade.