international improvisation festival, 8th edition

27th – 29th November 2014
Zagreb Student Centre, &TD Theatre

With this eighth edition of Improspections, we continue to look at improvisation and its faces, this time, not only in the context of performance, but on a wider territory of artistic practice. We are wondering how far improvisation is a part, maybe even a constitutive part, of an act of making. We have invited artists from different media – dance, theatre, music, film, installation, graphic recording – to think about improvisation through their practices and to think their practices through improvisation.Thus, instead of focusing on single art works, we want to foreground the processes of their making, processes that do not finish in these works, but get impregnated and continue further out of them.
Artists participating in this edition of Improspections are:  Julyen Hamilton, Johanna Benz, Pavle Heidler, Ilse Ghekiere and Tras Association, Nives Sertić, Roko Crnić, Marina Petković Liker, Silvia Marchig and Sabina Mikelić, Marjana Krajač, Sonja Pregrad, Zrinka Šimičić Mihanović, Zrinka Užbinec, Ana Kreitmayer


27th November 2014

7 pm, &TD Theater, Big Hall
Value is a dynamic surplus of any action
authors: Marjana Krajač, Sonja Pregrad
production: Sodaberg

8 pm, &TD Theater, Semicircular Hall
AWAY FROM TERROR. Stopping. Talking. Interweaving.
author and director: Marina Petković Liker
co-authors and performers: Maja Katić, Zrinka Kušević, Silvia Marchig, Ana-Maria Bogdanović, Marina Petković Liker

10 pm, SC – different locations
Night visions
with participation of Ljubavnice (Lovers) collective: Tamara Bilankov, Hrvoslava Brkušić, Stella Leboš, Luana Lojić, Ivana Pipal and Ana Vuzdarić
concept and organization: Nives Sertić

28th November 2014

7 pm, &TD Theater, Semicircular Hall
concept: Zrinka Šimičić Mihanović
concept development, choreography and performance: Sonja Pregrad, Zrinka Šimičić Mihanović, Zrinka Užbinec
sound design: Hrvoslava Brkušić
light design: Igor Pauška
production: Multimedijalna koliba 2014

8 pm, &TD Theater, Semicircular Hall
dance/voice/decor: Julyen Hamilton

9 pm, &TD Theater, Semicircular Hall
Artists talk

10 pm, &TD Theater, Semicircular Hall
Clock, Chair
author: Roko Crnić
in collaboration with: Juraj Borić, Dragan Pavlić

29th November 2014
6 pm, &TD Theater, Semicircular Hall
Towards the beginning
choreography and performance: Ana Kreitmeyer
dramaturgy: Goran Ferčec
light design: Igor Pauška
music: Adam Semijalac

7 pm, MM Center
dance film, premiere
directors: Sabina Mikelić and Silvia Marchig
camera, editing: Sabina Mikelić
participating: Sonja Pregrad, Pavle Heidler, Silvia Marchig and Sabina Mikelić
production: KIK Melone incollaboration with Restartom

8 pm, &TD Theater, Semicircular Hall
Of people (O ljudima)
dancers: Nina Sakić, Ivana Pavlović, Petra Chelfi, Karolina Šuša, Martina Nevistić, Ilse Ghekiere and Pavle Heidler

9 pm, &TD Theater, Semicircular Hall
Artist talk

27th-29th November 2014, Theater &TD, Cafe
graphic recordings
exhibition of drawings by Johanna Benz 

29th & 30th November 2014, Zagreb Dance Center
making dances – poetic richness
improvisation workshop with Julyen Hamilton


artistic directors: Sonja Pregrad and Zrinka Šimičić Mihanović

technical director: Saša Fistrić, Tomislav Maglečić

graphic design: đukićpavlović and Dora Đurkesac

production: Multimedijalna koliba, Dance_lab collective

co-production: Student Centre, University of Zagreb, Culture of Change – &TD Theatre

partner: HIPP (Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance)

supported by: Ministry of Culture of Republic of Croatia , City of Zagreb, Zagreb Tourist Bord