Prague Quadrennial of stage design and stage space 2019 – Jovana Rakić

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Jovana Rakić

Scrape

Jovana Rakić

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Jovana Rakić

01 Name of author:

Jovana Rakić

02 Role/category:

Light design

03 Project title

Scrape

04 Description (not exceeding 50 words):

Scrape is a research and creative project dealing with the idea of producing bodies in a social context. It is inspired by actions in which the human body is inhabited by a variety of cultural patterns, social relations and needs; it examines the functions and meanings that the body thus obtains. On the light level, the project raises the question of what can be seen/known about the other, introducing the topic of (im)possibility of interrupting the continuous movement as a subversion of the constant pressure for production and progress.

05 Impressum (production, place, year, other authors of the team):

Production: Station – Service for Contemporary Dance with the support of Departures and Arrivals (DNA) network through the Creative Europe programme, Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia; Bitef Theatre, Cultural Centre “Magacin” in Kraljevića Marka Street; 2017; concept, choreography, light design: Jovana Rakić; dramaturgy: Marko Pejović; performance and artistic collaboration: Jana Milenković, Milica Pisić, Natascha Schmelz; sound design: Bojan Palikuća; technical support, head of lighting: Igor Milenković; costume design: Boris Čakširan; graphic design: Katarina Popović; public relations: Sanja Ljumović; production: Ksenija Đurović

06 Photography:

Nebojša Babić

07 Biography (not exceeding 100 words):

Jovana Rakić, a choreographer and an free lance artist, is active on the independent scene (Belgrade/Novi Sad). She has received Dance Web, Nomad Dance Academy and Enparts Open Campus scholarships, and a Special Award for Innovation in Contemporary Dance by the Association of Ballet Artists of Serbia (2015/2016). She is a co-author and editor of the publication What does Contemporary Dance Stand for in Serbia?. She is a member of the group of artists Pokretnica dealing with the field of contemporary dance, one of the initiators of the festival Van okvira (Off Frame) and part of the team of the Station – Service for Contemporary Dance organisation. In addition to her collaboration with socially marginalised artists, groups and individuals in Serbia, her recent projects are focused on creativity for children and work with children in the context of performing arts and contemporary dance.