international improvisation festival, 13th edition

In the 13th edition of Improspections we deepen the exploration of the corporeal and we test improvisation as a strategy of social action.


10th October 2019, 7 pm, Dramatic Art Academy, Leks – D1, Frankopanska 22
Malcolm Manning: Extended Mind Practices – Towards Radical Calmness
In this lecture/demonstration, Malcolm Manning employs movement experiments, words and gentle humour to recount how somatics emerged from the countercultural human potential movement of 1960s/1970s; how its radical potential was diffused by neoliberalism; and how the field of consciousness studies might offer some keys towards reinventing itself as a force for political good in the 21st century.

26th October 2019, 7 pm, Museum of Contemporary Art, Gorgona Hall
Improspections invite to Close Encounters
Close Encounters of the Dance Kind is a form that balances between interview, performance, dialogue on the methodology of work and private conversation. Conversation about their artistic practices, motivations, experiences, performances, choreography, inspirations, role models … is transformed into improvisation situations by artists in front of the audience.
With: Viktoria Bubalo, Matija Ferlin, Sonja Pregrad, Mia Zalukar, Silvia Marchig, Josip Maršić, Zoran Medved

27th October 2019, 7 pm, Museum of Contemporary Art, foyer
Žak Valenta: Situation in the Body, No More Body
performer, person in the situation: Žak Valenta

8 pm, Museum of Contemporary Art, Gorgona
Rosalind Crisp and ekscena: In the meantime
choreographic assignments given by: Rosalind Crisp
choreographic assignments enacted by: Adriana Josipović and Nikolina Komljenović
production: ekscena
supported by: Ministry of Culture of Republic of Croatia, City of Zagreb

7th November 2019, 7 pm, Museum of Contemporary Art, Ekstenzija
Nikolina Komljenović, Božidar Šumi, Bruno Pocheron: Soun Ing
concept: Nikolina Komljenović
performance: Nikolina Komljenović, Božidar Šumi
production: ekscena and Wiesen 55e.V.

8 pm, Museum of Contemporary Art, Gorgona Hall
Maja Delak: Just for Today
exploration and concept: Maja Delak
collaborators and performers: Anja Bornšek, Maja Delak, Snježana Premuš, Kristýna Šajtošová, Urška Vohar
sound and music design: Luka Prinčič
space and costume design: Ajda Tomazin
dramaturgy: Maja Šorli
light design: Janko Oven
production: Emanat

8th November 2019, 8 p.m., Museum of Contemporary Art, Gorgona
mayfield brooks / Mary Pearson: How to be afraid?


artistic directors: Sonja Pregrad and Zrinka Šimičić Mihanović
graphic design: Dora Đurkesac, Nikola Križanac

production: Multimedia Hut

partners: Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Academy of Dramatic Art Zagreb, Amanat, TALA Dance Centre, ekscena

supported by: City of Zagreb, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, GPS/Global Practice Sharing program of Movement Research with funding from the Trust for Mutual Understanding

The work of Multimedia Hut is supported by Kultura nova Foundation.

Antisezona19 is part of Performance Situation Room/ NDA Life Long Burning EU project.