ELEN

ELEN

My 40 year old BODY that migrated form communism to capitalism, is overloaded with history, meaning, practices, past projects, discourse.

ELEN is the territory with its hardware and software. I wish to expose and exhibit this territory; its heritage, both the one that is performed and the one that is hidden and forgotten in order to pose the questions about the present.

Author and performer: Larisa Navojec
Mentorship: Aleksandra Janeva Imfeld
Dramaturgy: Mila Pavičević
Multimedia and light design: Ivan Lušičić Liik
Sound design: Hrvoje Jelinčić

Born in 1977 in Rijeka.
She was champion of rhythmic gymnastics for number of years.
In 1995 she graduated at Ana Maletić school for contemporary dance in Zagreb.
From 1996-1999 she studied at Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, New York (Independend Study and Certificate Program).
From 2016 she is enrolled in MA SODA/HZT program in Berlin.

She was:
1994. – 1995. Member of Mare Sesardić company
1996. Member of Liberdance company
1999. – 2000. Member of Zagreb dance company
1999. – 2008. Collaborator, performer and choreographer in Theatre Mala Scena
1999. – 2001. Dance pedagogue at Liberdance

From:
2000.has Status of freelance artist at Croatian freelance artists association
2000.is Active member of Croatian Dancers Association
2000.is Founder and director of artistic organization TALA dance center, Zagreb
2000.is Founder and director of dance festival Platform HR
2004.is Dance pedagogue at TALA dance center ( master classes )
2004. – 2016. was Continuously collaborating on Croatian national television on various projects as a dancer and choreographer
2007. – 2012.was Representative and member of Les Reperages network
2009.is organizer and initiator of the project Go out and dance
2009. – 2010.was Assistant pedagogue at the Zagreb Academy of Dramatic Arts
from 2011. on Active member and co-creator of projects in Nomad Dance Academy CRO
2011.is Co- creator, organizer and producer of TASK project
2013. – 2018.is representative of TALA in Life Long Burning EU project
2014.was member of IMRO strategy group on project “Building creative city: development of cultural and creative industries”
2014.is Artistic coordinator in KLIKER network
2014 – 2016.was representative and coordinator for Croatia in project GENERATOR
Over the years participated in making more than 80 different performances, in 15 as author.
She was awarded with numerous prizes:
1994. Enters encyclopedia of sports as the first gymnast in history of Croatia that participated in the European (1992 & 1993) and World Championship (1993) in Rhythmic gymnastic
1999. I ‘am me – best performance at International festival “Zlatna paličica”, Ljubljana
2001. I’ am me – best performer at festival “Poletni lutkovni pristani”, Maribor
2006. Parachutists – best choreography at “IX ASSITEJ festival for children and young”
2006. Croatian Theatre awards – best contemporary dancer
2011. Croatian dancers association – annual award for the promotion of contemporary dance, development of regional and international cooperation, establishment of choreographers and presentation of Croatian dance scene.
Today works as performer, choreographer, pedagogue, producer and organizer of dance projects.

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