WORK PLAN OF THE BELGRADE DANCE INSTITUTE 2022
In the eighth year of successful and continuous operation, the Belgrade Dance Institute presents a diverse, courageous and ambitious program for 2022.
Within one institution where future dancers in the field of classical ballet, contemporary dance and folk dance are equally educated, January began with a traditional seminar in the field of classical ballet led by choreographer and ballet master Sasa Evtimova from Northern Macedonia.
In February, the concert of Boban Kostić will be premiered, a graduation thesis in the department of stage folk dance and music, and on February 25th the Student Cultural Center will present the project Body in the focus of presentations of student works created at lectures by Prof. dr Snežana Arnautović Stjepanović and Prof. Dijana Milošević. This month will also be marked by guest lectures by choreographer and dancer from Slovenia Luka Ostrež, laureate of the last edition of the Festival of Choreographic Miniatures.
With the support of the Hungarian Cultural Center in Belgrade, the Belgrade Dance Institute will host choreographer Rita Góbi in March, who will work with students in the Department of Contemporary Dance and Choreography.
April is traditionally the month dedicated to the International Day of Dance (April 29th), and in addition to numerous events, Dance Week will be held, within which numerous performances and choreographies will be presented in public spaces. Intensive lectures and workshops on contemporary dance will be held in April, led by Yoram Karmi from the Fresco Dance Company, which comes from Tel Aviv with the support of the Embassy of Israel in Serbia.
The second edition of the Sola Festival will be held on the last weekend of May, featuring artists from Belgium, Croatia, Israel, Austria and Serbia. The Sola Festival will be performed at several locations in Belgrade and Novi Sad this year as well.
The end of June will be marked by the premiere performance of the graduation play of the sixth generation of students from all departments. The choreography will be done by Tamara Gvozdenović, who has been creating in France for many years.
The Belgrade Dance Institute will host an international artistic professional conference on the Future of Academically Based Performing Arts in the Postcovid World.
The summer seminar for artistic dance, which will be held from July 1st to 10th in Vranje, will be held again this year with lecturers from Great Britain, Croatia, Japan and Cuba.
The Youth Ballet company will premiere choreographies by Amalia Mindrutiu, a ballet master from Romania, and the traditional SHOWCASE will be performed in November this year.
After the successful presentation of the Belgrade Dance Institute at the EXPO in Dubai, this promotion of the only higher education program in the field of artistic dance in Serbia will present its program in Egypt.
Photography: Marcell Piti