07. March 2022.




The project Dance, Word and Picture is realized through a series of free workshops of artistic dance, creative writing and painting, which is intended primarily for Roma children in primary and secondary education. The workshops are being realized at the Belgrade Dance Institute (Bulevar vojvode Mišića 43). The partner in the realization of the project is the Cultural and Educational Center Šid. The project is supported by the Ministry of Human and Minority Rights and Social Dialogue and the School of Engineering Management.


The Association of the Belgrade Dance Institute recognized the need for the realization of this project based on the work done so far in the field of art education, in which a very small number of Roma children are represented. During the seven years of work and organization of master classes, open doors, free workshops, we have not had Roma students so far.


Our goal is to enable the participation of Roma children who do not have the same rights and freedoms in their community, by promoting the possibility of free expression in the field of art and especially working to encourage and strengthen the self-confidence of participants.


The program is led by professors with many years of work experience in their field: Ognjen Vučinić (contemporary dance), Prof. dr Miomir Petrović (creative writing) and Prof. dr Snežana Arnautović Stjepanović (painting).


Students aged 11 to 18 can apply for the workshops.

Applications for participation in the workshops are made by calling 011/41 40 421 or by email: teodora.zivkovic@iui.rs

The application should contain:

Applications are open until February 15th, 2022. The schedule of workshops will be announced later.


Program holders:


Prof. Dr. Miomir Petrović (Belgrade, 1972), writer, narrator, playwrighter, art theorist, graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade at the Department of Dramaturgy, received his master’s degree from the Department of Theater Studies at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, Ph.D. University of Arts in Belgrade. Head playwright of the Atelier 212 Theater in Belgrade (1996–1999), Deputy Director of Drama of the National Theater in Belgrade (2001–2002), playwrighter of the National Theater in Belgrade (until 2004). Full-time professor of Aesthetics, Theory of Contemporary Art and History of Performing Arts at the Belgrade Dance Institute in Belgrade, Creative Writing and Screen Culture at the Higher College of Technology (UAE) (2019-2021).

Published and performed works:

Dramas: Vagabund in the City Garden (1995), Argivski incident (1996), Demijurg (1997), Appendix (1997; performed in 2003 at the Guarnerius Center for Fine Arts and as a radio drama produced by RTS in 2004), Čopor (1998) , Vučije leglo (2000; performed at the National Theater in Pirot 2006), radio dramas Galerijeve vatre and Black Lights produced by RTS.

Scientific monographs: Oslobođenje drame (Zadužbina Andrejević, Belgrade 2000), Kreativno pisanje, naratološki pristup tekstu i kontekstu (Megatrend, Belgrade 2011), Mitopoetike (Institute for Textbooks, Belgrade 2019).

Novels: Mutilation of a Novel (Prosveta, 1997), Pankration (BIGZ, 1998), Self-Torturer (Prosveta, 2000), Persian Mirror (Geopoetics, 2001), Archipelago (Geopoetics, 2003), Fox Madness (Laguna, 2005), Glass Dust Laguna, 2006), Fox madness (SKC, Skopje, 2007), Lebanese Summer (Laguna, 2007), Persian Mirror (second edition, Laguna, 2008), Copper Drums (Laguna, 2009), Gallier’s Fires (Laguna, 2011), Liquid ice (Prosveta, 2011), Smell of Darkness (Laguna, 2013), House of Salt (Laguna, 2016), Black Light (Laguna, 2018), FiloktetnaLemnose / Persian Lake (Aliteja, St. Petersburg, 2018), Forest Pack (Ammonite Books , 2019), Central Desert (Laguna, 2021).

He is the winner of the October Award of the City of Belgrade (1996) and the Laza Kostić Award for the book House of Salt (2017). He is a member of the Serbian Literary Society.



Ognjen Vučinić (1980. Pula), choreographer and pedagogue of contemporary dance at the Belgrade Dance Institute since 2020.

Co-founder of the dance company MASA, member of the Zagreb Dance Ensemble and permanent associate, lecturer of contemporary dance workshops at the Zagreb Dance Center.

At the age of less than four, he attended classical ballet classes at the Zaro dance studio in Pula, under the direction of Slavica Šenk.

At the invitation of Rajko Pavlić, choreographer and head of the dance studio Liberdance, he participated in the first professional dance project Ready steady go (2001), at the invitation of the artistic director of the Zagreb Dance Ensemble Snježana Abramovič Milković became a permanent member of the Zagreb Dance Ensemble. He is a permanent lecturer in contemporary dance workshops at the Zagreb Dance Center.

He also works as a visiting pedagogue through dance workshops in the country and abroad.

Croatian Theater Awards, for the best dance achievements (male dancer), for performances: Solitaire (2006), Interface (2010), (2012).



Prof. Dr. Snežana Arnautović Stjepanović (1979 Sabac) graduated in 2002 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade, Department of Painting in the class of Academician Dušan Otašević. She received her master’s degree in 2007 from the Interdisciplinary Master’s Studies in Belgrade, at the Department of Stage Design. She defended her doctoral thesis in 2010 at the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Studies in Belgrade, at the Department of Stage Design. From 2003 to 2006 she worked as an assistant at the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade. Since 2012, she has been working as a professor at the School of Engineering Management in Belgrade as the head of the Department of Creative Industries. In 2017, she was elected full-time professor. In 2018, she was appointed vice dean for teaching in the study program Artistic Dance at the Belgrade Dance Institute. She has been a member of ULUS since 2003. She has been a member of the International Dance Council CID UNESCO since 2014. Since 2014, she has been the President of the Management Board of the Center for Art Education in Šumatovačka.

She has participated in many collective exhibitions, art colonies and workshops in the country and abroad. In her artistic work so far, she has realized twenty-four authorial art projects in the field of visual and performing arts.

Some of her independent projects are: Performance Hafetopija performed within the International project Other Ways of Communication in the Legacy Gallery in Belgrade in 2021; Snow White and the Seven Deadly Sins, a seven-day performance cycle, performed at BELEF in 2017; Performance Eternal Present, performed with Ivica Stjepanović at the International Exhibition Return to the Present at the U10 Gallery in Belgrade; Performance of the Painted Party performed with Era Milivojević at the Festival of Street Arts in Tivat in 2016; Exhibition of paintings Internal Rhythms, Gallery of the Municipality of Vračar in 2016; Performance Lucid dream / Kontuzija gratis, performed in 2015 at SKC in Belgrade; Performance Transposition, performed in 2013 at the Academy of Arts in Belgrade; Performance Inside the Piglet, performed in 2011 at the Kalemegdan Fortress in Belgrade; Performance Records of the Unspoken, performed in 2009 at the Grocka Cultural Center; Performance Spaces of Pain, performed at the 48th October Salon in Belgrade in 2007; Performance Opening performed with Era Milivojević and Ivica Stjepanović at the Matsura Museum in Novi Banovci in 2007; Performance Composition for Blue, performed with Ivica Stjepanović in the Atrium Gallery of the Belgrade City Library in 2007; Master’s thesis Spaces of Pleasure and Pain, multimedia ambient installation and performance performed in the Turkish Bath in Belgrade in 2006; Grazie Davide performance performed in Florence in 2006; Exhibition of paintings and performance JA + MORE = LJUBAV performed at the Center for Contemporary Art Strategie Art in Belgrade in 2006; Performance, exhibition of paintings and sculptures Alone with Protection performed at Happy Gallery SKC in Belgrade in 2003. Some of the collective exhibitions in which she participated are: 50th October Salon Circumstance at the Museum on May 25, Belgrade in 2009; Exhibition Micronarratives, at the Musee d’Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne Metropole in France in 2008; Belgrade Beauty Exhibition at the NEW MOMENT Gallery in Belgrade in 2008; Exhibition OUTSIDE BELGRADE / FLORENCE at the Gallery of Contemporary Art in Pancevo in 2007; Spring exhibition in the art pavilion of Cvijeta Zuzorić in Belgrade in 2004.



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