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summer | main event

running from the 1st to the 28th of july 2024

b12 summer main event


location: eden***** studios


Lucija romanova

former performer with jasmin vardimon company | choreographer and artistic director of romanova co.


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the Expressionist workshop

The workshop Expressionist is intended for dancers who are in love with movement and who want to grow in endurance, expression and focus. The workshop begins with the articulation and division of the body into micro parts, which opens up space for the restoration and reprogramming of the body's system. We are building our bodies from scratch. A new order of thought, and a new articulation of movement, offers a wide variety of movements and a restored body. The body is then ready to learn and explore a series of choreographed phrases based on this practice. Voice, as an additional incentive, is welcome. When learning given sequences, Lucija avoids copying the form and tries to focus on experiencing the movements in the moment and from within. It is a space in which mental and physical boundaries are pushed and playing with textures begins, which will be used for further challenges in the continuation of the workshop. The second part of the workshop takes the form of a game, emphasising and diminishing our emotional charge - both expressed through the body and through the voice (as sound and as text). Here, physical virtuosity is combined with a very detailed expression of mental states and emotions. It is a search for dialogue and harmony amidst all levels of existence.

please be aware of our early bird special offer for this workshop! you can apply for this offer up until the 24th of march 2024. after the 24th the regular workshop fee applies. applications are accepted up until one day before the workshops starts.

lucija romanova was born in zagreb, croatia. she graduated from the academy for theatre and dance in amsterdam. during her studies, she collaborated with choreographers such as liat tamara waysbort, julio cesar iglesias ungo, milan tomasik, roser lopez espinosa, and keren levi. after amsterdam she went to london, where she worked with jasmin vardimon company, tribe company, lila dance company, the waldorf project, kennedy muntanga dance theatre, and others. her first author's solo, spontaneously vulnerable experience, was created in croatia during 2020 and 2021. in 2021 she collaborated with choreographers such as adrienne hod, reut shemesh, paul blackman and christine gouzelis (juxsta), and director jan lauwers (need company). she worked as a dancer and rehearsal director at theater oberhausen for the production bad mothers by reut shemesh. in 2022 she collaborated with british composer alex paton in a sonically powerful performance, broken hip and the unbreakable spirit. in 2023 her new creation, zhivila, has undergone research and development and is waiting to be premiered. she has been a recurring teacher at the renowned dance festivals, deltebre dansa and b12. romanova taught as a guest lecturer at performact, belgrade institute for artistic dance, ljubljana dance academy, periskop festival, zagreb dance center, ozora festival, and in london in the dance centre's tripspace, house of mass, and rambert dance.


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