06. December 2021.




On Thursday, December 2nd, the dance performance Možiček by Josip Ipavac, choreographed by professors Aleksandar Ilić from Serbia and Gjergji Pervazi from Albania, performed by Balkan Dance project players Mojca Majcen and Patricia Crnkovič from Slovenia, Branko Mitrović from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Jaksa Filipovac from Serbia, premiered on the stage of the House of Culture in Velenje (Slovenia). In addition to the players, musicians from Slovenia Iztok Kocen, Zoran Bičanin, Urban Krč, Uroš Bičanin and Miha Firšt are participating in the play.


The idea of ​​the organizers and producers is the revitalization of old ballets and the renewal of the work marking the 100th anniversary of the death of the famous Slovenian composer Josip Ipavac.


Gjergji Pervazi and Professor Aleksandar Ilić are currently present on the stage as the most influential choreographers.


Pervazi was educated at the University of Performing Arts in Albania, and studied in Paris. He is the founder of the Albanian Dance Theater and a company that encourages contemporary dance in the area and is the director of the Albania Dance Meeting dance festival. He is an assistant professor at the University of Arts in Tirana, Department of Choreography.


Professor Aleksandar Ilić is a Serbian ballet artist and choreographer, founder and professor of the Belgrade Dance Institute. He completed his postgraduate studies at the Trinity Laban Conservatory of Music and Dance in London. As a choreographer, he has made a large number of productions in domestic theaters and the region. Since 2019, he has been the director of the Cultural Center of Belgrade.


The scenography for the play was done by Matija Kovač from Slovenia and the costume by Aleksandra Karović from Serbia.


After the premiere, the play will be performed on December 22nd in Šentjur and on December 27th in Celje this year.

See more about the play here: https://www.festival-velenje.si/dogodki/12994-Mozicek 


Photography by House of Culture Celje

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