Darja Mrdjen

Darja Mrdjen

Croatia – HIPP

Born in Zagreb – graduated from the School of Applied Arts and Teachers Academy. Working with and for children , grade 1 to 4, in the primary school OŠ Medvedgrad in. She is also actively involved in several  TV shows for children, writing columns, drawing illustrations and pictures. She has exhibited solo and in group exhibitions and has led workshops and seminars for teacher and children. She strives to be creative in all she does, exploring and helping. She believes that each day is a day that she can learn from the children she works with, and from the environment and community she lives and creates in. Migrant Bodies Moving Borders is the 2nd time that she participates in a EU project in collaboration with Hrvatski institut za pokret i ples, in an effort to sensitize her pupils to the issues related to identity, home and migration. 

 

 

Giovanna Garzotto

Giovanna Garzotto

Italy – CSC

Giovanna Garzotto, independent dancer, teacher and dance maker, trained at London Contemporary Dance School. Currently based in Italy, she’s performed in works by, among others, Sharon Fridman, Andrea Costanzo Martini, Ivan Perez. With the group Dance Makers she co-created and performed in Dance Raids, Movimento Itinerante, Itinerary Coreografici in Museo and Itinerary Coreografici in Urbana, works that inhabit unconventional locations and aim at shifting perspectives and activate unexpected perceptions and relations.As assistant choreographer she worked with Itamar Serussi (2013), Stian Danielsen (2014) e Sharon Fridman (2015) for the “Vita Nova” project by Venezia Biennale Danza and is currently cooperating with Chiara Frigo in her re-staging of Ballroom.

She is founder member of  NOLIMITA-C-TIONS, a cultural association that since 2011 promotes dance workshops and site specific events with the involvement of local communities and Italian and international artists. Actively involved in the Dance Well-movement research for Parkinson’s Program since 2013, she regularly leads dance classes in Museums and artistic venues and is one of the tutors of the Dance Well Teaching Course. She is one of the artists currently involved in Empowering Dance, a new European project that aimes to research if and how the practice of contemporary dance helps people of all ages to acquire and develop soft skills.

 

Gordana Svetopetric

Gordana Svetopetric

Croatia – Hipp

Gordana Svetopetrić– dancer, choreographer, pedagogue and yoga teacher. She graduated in School for New Dance Development, Theater School of Amsterdam, Netherlands, while Gaia Yoga training, training for yoga teachers, ended in GaiaYoga school, Zagreb, Croatia.

After years of dance and choreographic studies, she participated in numerous dance and theater workshops for dance specialization. She worked autonomously and performed with the local and foreign artists of the independent dance scene in Netherland and Croatia. In recent years, her focus is on her own authorial and choreographic work. She works through independent projects and collaborates with dance colleagues from Slovenia, Germany, Netherlands and works in professional projects as author, choreographer, and performer / dancer on Croatian independent scene.

She works as a teacher of contemporary dance at the School of Contemporary Dance Ana Maletić, Zagreb, regularly holds dance workshops for students, professional artists, children.

Cooperates with the Association of People with Cerebral Palsy, Rijeka where is, after ten years of intensive workshops of contemporary dance, produced Dance group Magic (dance collective of people with disabilities). As artistic director and choreographer of dance group Magija, she is also the producer of a festival Inclusive Scene in Rijeka. One of the pioneers and the initiator of the inclusive scene in Croatia.

 

Augusto Dalle Aste

Augusto Dalle Aste

Italy – CSC

Augusto Dalle Aste has a degree in  Economy of Arts and in double bass. Actually he tries to combine his passion for music and his university studies. The several musical experiences he had with orchestras and bands on different kind of music from opera to techno, have given him a large vision of the different actual musical scenes.

He is a neophyte of the contemporary dance reality but he would like to understand how he can contribute by putting himself on the line with curiosity and his abilities.

He is involved in “Migrant Bodies” as administrative manager for CSC – Bassano del Grappa.

Eva Zilio

Eva Zilio

Italy – CSC

Eva Zilio is a cultural operator and expert in editorial and language review.
She has a background in Language Studies, being graduated at Ca’ Foscari University (Venice, Italy) with a MA in European, American and Post-Colonial Languages and Literatures. Specialized in Balkan Studies, her research dealt with the role of theatre in contemporary Serbian society. As researcher she visited different European Universities, including the INALCO Institute in Paris and the Faculty of Dramatic Arts (FDU) in Belgrade.
After a one year collaboration with the production team of the Serbian independent theatrical company Reflektor Teatar (Belgrade), she enrolled the UNESCO joint master degree in Cultural Policy and Management, offered by the University of Fine Arts of Belgrade (Serbia) and the University Lumière Lyon 2 (France).
In 2018 she lived between Belgium and Germany, where she collaborated with ENCATC in Brussels (the European Network on Cultural Policy and Management) as Communication Manager Assistant and with the Performing Arts Centre EISFABRIK (Hannover) as Production Assistant in the framework of the dance Festival tanzOFFensive 2019.
Currently based in Bassano del Grappa (Italy), she is involved in the project “Migrant Bodies – Moving Boarders” as a specialist in editorial, language and text review.

Gwen Hsin-yi Chang

Gwen Hsin-yi Chang

Italy – CSC

Gwen Hsin-Yi Chang, Head of International Partnerships of the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying), was born in Taipei and is based in Europe since 2010. Serving as a senior arts manager and producer, Gwen aims at creating fruitful links between artists, institutions and public in a global context, and at promoting partnerships between cultural institutions, public organisations and the private sector. She has initiated cross-cultural projects from 2004 to 2010, such as: productions on tour and outreach programme for Legend Lin Dance Theatre (Hymne aux fleurs qui passent and Song of Pensive Beholding) in France, Hong Kong, the United States, Mexico and Austria; programming of Taishin Arts Award and arts-led CSR initiatives for new immigrants in Taiwan sponsored by Taishin Bank Foundation for Arts and Culture; communication programme at Standard Chartered Bank’s Corporate Affairs department, and coordination with Institut Français à Taipei and Taipei Fine Arts Museum for the group exhibition Mobilité, sons et formes curated by GRAME – Centre national de création musicale, Lyon, France. With a wealth of experience in cultural exchanges, Gwen initiated the AxE Arts Management collective in 2011 to support artists and artistic developments.

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