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Jasmina Prolić

- Umjetnička Direktorica Festivala -


Balerina, koreograf, pedagog i menadžer programa kulture. Diplomirala na čuvenom Drzavnom Konzervatoriju za Muziku i Ples u Parizu. Honorarni profesor na fakultetu sporta u Orleanu ; Profesor klasičnog baleta državnoj fransuskoj ekipi ritmičke gimnastike iz Orleana ; Profesorica savremenog plesa u Baletnoj školi francuskog grada Guyancourt ; Dobitnica mnogobrojnih nagrada za ples i koreografiju : 1991 Druga nagrada na Jugoslovenskom Baletskom takmičenju u Novom Sadu ; 1999 Prva nagrada mladih koreografa Francuske «Solo Mio» u Albi ;  2006 Nagrada za najbolju kreativnu radionicu - Festival MTM-Mostar ; 2009 Nagrada za organizaciju «Sarajevo Ju Art» za rad i angažman kroz Festival Zvrk ; 2011 Nagrada za najbolji scenski pokret u predstavi «Osipate se polako vaša visosti» za vrijeme X. Festivala  Teatara u BiH- Zenica ; Saradnja sa brojnim svjetskim koreografima i rediteljima : Maguy Marin, Joachim Schlomer, Angelin Preljocaj, Pale Granhoj, Jean-Claude Gallotta, Susanne Linke, Josef Nadj, Balazs Gera, Christian Sterne, Gildas Bourdet ; 2002. godine osniva svoju plesnu kompaniju « Cie Jasmina » u Orleanu  u Francuskoj ; Saradnja je sa sarajevskim fotografom Milomirom Kovačevićem-Strašnim i brojnim umjetnicima iz Evrope ; 2008 : vođa EU projekta « W_EST-WHERE » u saradnji sa Hrvatskom, Mađarskom i Portugalom ; 2008 : Osnivanje Internacionalnog Festivala Zvrk – Sarajevo ; 2009 : Osnivanje udruženja Zvrk za edukaciju i nove inicijative u plesnoj umjetnosti u BiHč

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Smirna Kulenović

- Asistentica Festivala -


Mlada je historičarka umjetnosti sa fokusom teze na filozofiju umjetnosti, savremeni ples, performans i improvizaciju. Aktivno piše za Widewalls - internacionalni magazin za savremenu umjetnost, magazin za kulturu i umjetnost PULSE.rs, magazin BONA i magazin za savremenu umjetnost Tellall. Performansom i plesom se bavi od 2012., kroz časove kontakt improvizacije u Kopenhagenu i Berlinu (2013), potom savremenog improvizacijskog plesa u Sarajevu u ARS AEVI pod vodstvom Michelle Aždajić i Lejle Muhić, Soul motion plesa, radionica Njujorške koreografkinje Jannis Brenner (2016) u sklopu koje je nastupala zajedno sa Jannis Brenner & Dancers i Baletom Narodnog Pozorišta u Vijećnici, kao i radionica i nastupa zajedno sa Belgijskim koreografom savremenog plesa Thomas Steyaertom u SARTR-u, 2017. godine. Radila je kao asistentica pri Sarajevo Film Festivalu (2012. - 2015. godine), Pravo Ljudskom Film Festivalu (2014.- 2015. godine), kao i članica mladog žirija pri SEE Film Festivalu u Berlinu (2016. godine). Posljednje dvije godine kreativna je direktorica pokreta za integraciju umjetnosti u javni prostor "Dobre Kote", u Sarajevu.


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Mersiha Messiha (Mesihovic)

- Umjetnička kodirektorica Festivala  -

Born in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mersiha Messiha is an interdisiciplinary artist working with elements of dance, theater, drawing, writing, sound and ethnography. Mesihovic initiated CIRCUITDEBRIS in 2011 to formally conceptualize her collaboration with artists across disciplines and passion for community engagement. Her work has been presented internationally and received support from New Dance Alliance and New York Foundation for the Arts. She was a resident artist at the Choreo Collision/Danza Venezia (2012), New Dance Alliance, NYC (2015), Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida, (2015), Earth Dance in Massachusetts, (2016), BRIClab in Brooklyn (2016) and Denmark Arts Center, Portland, Maine (2017). Mesihovic received her training at Balettakademien in Stockholm, Sarajevo National Ballet School in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iwanson International School for Contemporary Dance in Munich, and holds a BFA in Dance & Choreography from California Institute of the Arts. She has had the honor of dancing in works by contemporary icons as Ohad Naharin, Colin Connor, Trisha Brown, Rami Beer, and collaborated closely with such intrepid artists as Karen Bernard, Reggie Wilson, Visnja Krzic, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko and saxophonist/composer James Brandon Lewis. In 2015 she did dramaturgy for Kosoko’s critically praised #negrophobia. Messiha´s work is interested in human behavior and the infinite possibilities of the human body, challenging our perception of what is possible. Vocabulary of displacement and non-fixity of identity found in diasporic cultures, the trans-national position of her birth land Bosnia and Herzegovina and her experience as a refugee gives birth to her movement language and her ability to facilitate transgressive & transformative community spaces. Messiha is actively developing her unique movement practice/method M-BODYMENT interested in re-connecting us to our energetic body and discovery of the spiral dynamic present within the body. She teaches at a wide range of institutions and cultural organizations in US and abroad, including Gibney Dance Center and Peridance Capezio Ceneter in New York. She is a frequent guest lecturer at the Wits University in Johannesburg and the TUT University in Pretoria, South Africa. She holds Master’s degree in Performance Studies at NYU, Tisch School of the Arts.