Balkan Dance Project, Festival Velenje from Slovenia and Association of professional ballet dancers, choreographers and ballet pedagogues Serbia are looking for male and female dancers with solid classical and modern technique and as well improvisational skills for the re-creation of the first Slovenian ballet Možiček, this time choreographed by Aleksandar Saša Ilić. The dancers with different dancing background are also welcome to apply.
When: Friday 18th of June 2021 at 4pm
Where: Dom Kulture Velenje
We welcome only applications from Slovenia
To apply please send your CV, dance photos and any relevant video links to: firstname.lastname@example.org - deadline for application: the 05th of June 2021
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to auditions on t he18th of May 2021 at 4 pm at Dom Kulture Velenje. Due to COVID restrictions we will be holding audition in small groups of 3 people at the time. Successful applicants will be informed about creation period and all the future performances at the audition.
Dance to unite! Happy New Year and a lot of dancing in 2021 from Balkan Dance Project Team
Balkan Dance Project is taking part in a new dance film Nutschell
Upon the invitation by Mannakin Theatre and Dance Company from San Francisco, under the leadership of Nathan Cottam, BDP took part in a new dance film Nutschell. The film was inspired by ballet Nutcracker and follows an original libretto and original music by Tchaikovsky. Mannakin Theatre and Dance invited different ballet companies and choreographers around the world to create and film short choreographies. In accordance to social distancing measures, choreographer Aleksandar Ilić created a magic atmosphere of Christmas Eve through contemporary movement and animal behaviour.
Igor Kirov, a Macedonian choreographer with an international career, created a dynamic dance performance based on the favourite and well-known hits of “Bijelo Dugme” (famous You Rock group), which is roughly set in an imaginary youth work brigade during a summer work action in the first half of the 1980s.The energy of the dancers ( Luka Ostrež, Mojca Majcen, Endi Schrotter, Jakša Filipovac, Luka Živković, Branko Mitrović, Teodora Radivojević, Zulejha Kećo and Emir Fejzić) and dedication to modern ballet, along with the music of Goran Bregović and imaginative choreography are a guarantee of a fresh and innovative theatrical experience. The dramaturgy is made by Goran Golovko, the executive producer of the performance is Nataša Hajdarević on behalf of the Association "Živimo balet" from Sarajevo, in co-production with the Velenje Festival. This is a short version of the full length performance which is expected to happen in 2021.
At a time when theatres and dance studios were closed, when all performances were cancelled, the BDP team decided that the project should not stop and that we need to continue creating under different conditions. All this encouraged artists to be even more creative and to make a dance documentary film with the basic goal; to leave an archived trace of some strange time and show that connecting people and creating art really has no limits. You can see the Balkan Dance Movie on the 23rd of July- live on Facebook page of Bosanski kulturni centaur Sarajevo.