10th internationalimprovisation festival
23rdto 26th November 2016
Teatar &TD, Student centre Zagreb

During the last decade, we have developed Improspections through a constant listening to movement and needs, primarily in contemporary dance, but also in the independent performance scene; open to various authors and poetry creators, while retaining the focus of improvisation in the breadth of its presence in various art practices. Consequently, each year we again overlook the format of events enveloped by the nameImprospections and constantly expand the circle of participants, associates and audiences. Improvisation, as we understand and endeavour to affirm it through Improspections, refers to a state of being and not to a form. A state that understands: openness to the moment, the acceptance of uncertainty as an indispensable part of the performance, inclusiveness, the search for non-hierarchical relations and communication between participants, various media, performers, and spectators.

The tenth edition of Improspections, usually working and occasionally intermittent, takes a look back – recalling the beginning of this initiative, a reunion with collaborators with whom we have jointly developed and a review of the journey we have made until now, but it also has a forward-looking perspective – towards new collaborations, partnerships and topics in the new decade that we are opening this festival in.


23rd October 2016
20.00 hours
Zrinka Šimičić Mihanović:
 Disappearance, the somatic encounter of performers and the audience
idea and concept: Zrinka Šimičić Mihanović
performers: Tamara Curić, Lana Hosni, Roberta Milevoj, Ivana Pavlović, Zrinka Šimičić Mihanović, Nastasja Štefanić
sound design: Roko Crnić
light design: Tomislav Maglečić
researcher: Ivana Slunjski
coproduction: Multimedia hut and Zrinka Šimičić Mihanović

21.00 hours
 Introduction to this year’s festival

24th November 2016
11.00 to 18.00 hours
Madalina Dan: Agency of Touch

scene and costume design: Ana Botezatu
sound design: Natalia Bustamante
Production: HZT (Hochschulübergreifende Zentrum Tanz Berlin)

18.00 hours

Maja Đurinović: Creative Madness in the Big Brother’s Shadow

19.00 hours
Improvisation in the region: Rijeka
Gordana Svetopetrić: Komorebi, music & dance improvisation
concept and structure: Gordana Svetopetrić 
dance: Senka Baruška, Zvonimir Kvesić, Irena Mikec, Martina Rukavina  
music: Mladen Ilić/ percussion, Alen Svetopatrić/ bass guitar 

20.00 hours
performative conversation with associates, participants and audiences of Improspections
concept: Sonja Pregrad, Zrinka Šimičić Mihanović

25th November
11.00 to 17.00 hours
Madalina Dan: Agency of Touch

18.00 hours
lecture –  Madalina Dan

19.00 hours
Aleksandra Janeva Imfeld/Iva Nerina Sibila/IMRC: Nukleon
artistic management: Aleksandra Janeva Imfeld and Iva Nerina Sibila 
creation and performance: Josipa Lukinović, Helvecia Tomić, Irma Unušić, Iva Nerina Sibila, Leon Goličnik, Nikola Orešković 
executive producer: Amela Pašalić
production: Integrated Movement Research Collective – IMRC and The Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance

20.30 hours 
Andrew Morrish: Oh Well, Part 11

26th November
18.00 hours
Karmen Ratković: Ecofeminism and improvisation: About the incessant inclusion of exclusion as a political agenda.


19.00 hours

Improvisation in the Region: A discussion with artists from Rijeka, Zadar, Osijek, Karlovac… about the current situation and about the possibilities for the development of the local improvisation scene and the development of regional cooperation.

20.00 hours
Improvisation in the Region: Zadar
Stošija Zrinski and Martina Šver: Cloud Deluxe
choreographer and performer: Stošija Zrinski 
composer and performer: Martina Šver 
costume design: Ljiljana Babić 
light design: Juraj Aras 

21.30 hours
Zrinka Užbinec, Zrinka Šimičić Mihanović and Sonja Pregrad: Pokret Mislim Okret, 5th performative station 
Authors and Performers: Zrinka Užbinec, Zrinka Šimičić Mihanović and Sonja Pregrad
Production: Improspections 2013
with guests musicians Vid Adam Hribar (keyboards), Lujo Parežanin (saxophone), Filip Runjić (drums) and Viktor Slamnig (bass), who will continue the performance by holding a jazz/funk impro session.

26th and 27th November 2016 from 11.00 to 17.00 hours
Workshop with Andrew Morrish: 
Solo Performance Improvisation with Body and Voice