Zvonimir Dobrović

Arts Manager(Croatia)

Perforacije Festival (Perforations Festival), Artistic Director
Residency Period: from 25 November 2013 to 22 December 2013

■Research Outline

Research Theme Experiments in contemporary theater and dance of Japan
Brief Description of the Research Zvonimir Dobrović aimed to research Japanese contemporary performance artists whose work aesthetically focuses on the experiments and crossover genres activities, and he had conversations with the artists for international collaboration works with artists based in the Balkan region.


25 November 2013 Arrives in Japan
26 November 2013 to 21 December, 2013 -Interviews artists and arts managers in Japan
-Visits Nara, Kyoto, Naoshima and Hiroshima
-Attends performances at Festival / Tokyo and other theaters
28 November 2013 Public Talk at Morishita Studio
22 November 2013 Departs Japan

■Public Talk

Date 28 November 2013
Time 15:00-16:30
Place Studio B, Morishita Studio
Title Independent performing arts landscape in Croatia and the Balkans
Zvonimir Dobrović gave a presentation on the historical contexts of the experiments in performing arts of Croatia, as well as emerging artists in the Balkans.

Zvonimir Dobrović
Born in Croatia

Zvonimir Dobrović studied journalism at the faculty of political science of the University of Zagreb. During his studies at the university, he started a professional career as a program coordinator at Eurokaz Festival and launched Queer Zagreb in 2003. Since then, he has produced a number of international programs and projects and launched Perforacije Festival (Perforations Festival) in Zagreb and New York, which focuses on emerging artists in the Balkans.


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