POLAND - producer,
Joanna is a Phd Student in the Department of Theatre at Jagiellonian University (Krak-ow, Poland). She is writing her thesis about cultural activities in Sarajevo during the siege (1992-1996) and after the war. She has already worked with Sarajevo War Theatre on a project about Theatre Under Siege in 2012 (Joanna was responsible for collecting authentic materials for theatre archives). Last year (in August 2014) in cooparation with Sarajevo War Theatre, Joanna has started production of her own documentary about phenomenon of Theatre Under Siege in Sarajevo during the last Balkan War.
GERMANY - dancer, contemporary dance workshops
Kim graduated from Folkwang Hochschule in Essen. From August 2007 he was part of Folkwang Tanzstudio (FTS) lead by Pina Bausch and Henrietta Horn who was substituted by Rodolfo Leoni in August 2008. In September 2009 Kim left the FTS to dedicate himself to the work in free projects. Since then he worked with several companies and choreogra-phers. Among others “Theater der Klänge”, choreographers Fatima Gomes, Chikako Kaido, Mark Sieczkarek, Ben J. Riepe, etc. As a performing|3 artist he worked in Ruhrtriennale in a piece of Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla. Also he made experiences in own choreographies in collabo-ration with Elena Kofiná or with Daura Hernandez Garcia. Currently he is working on another choreography in collaboration with Anna Kosiorowska.
BOSNIA - dancer, mix-ability dance workshops
Gojmerac works as professor assistant at the Faculty of Social Science „dr. Milenko Brkić“ in field of Creative therapy and Methodology of Music teaching, bat also works as a teacher of classic ballet at the Elementary Music and Ballet School „Novo Sarajevo“.
Since 2008 she has published about 10 scientific papers in various scientific magazines, primarily on dance and music therapy, and present scientific papers on international scientific symposiums in country and abroad. In May 2015, her book, „Music, dance and children with special needs“, will be published in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is also co-author on book of „Special education“.
She works as freelancer on national and international projects such as Identity Move, Purgatory, Body without the text, Dance Plants, Music-Dance Therapy.
BOSNIA - video installation
He is mainly working within the fields of film, video, installation & photography. Currently works as a asistant professor at Academy of Visual Arts in Trebinje.
From 2006 he is a founder and the curator of the international namaTREba project biennial. From 2007 to 2011 he finished (MA) and studied (PhD) Interdisciplinary studies, Theory of Art & Media Department at the University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia.
His works have been shown at: Paris; Copenhagen; Oslo; Ljubljana; Zagreb; Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow; Naples; Bonn; Verona; Luka; Dublin; Tenerife; Plovdiv; Budapest; Klagenfurt; Rome; Vienna; Belgrade; Sarajevo; etc.
Igor Bošnjak was awarded for his works in BiH, Croatia and Slovenia.
BOSNIA - actress, dancer
a young, talented actress, laureate of many national and international awardS. Since young ages she was training rythimx gymnastic. Terzimehic was a champion of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Bosnian candidate for Summer Olympics in Athens in 2004.
Terzimehic graduated from Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo. Currently she is dancing in "Dance Mess Company”, she was in dancing in "Beyond My Name". Amila also has performed and choreographed "Odette&Odile" and "Black Swan". She has worked for the number of performances in Sarajevo War Theatre, among all in: "1984", "99%. Fear and Misery of the Third Reich", "2. may" "Happy End" and "BOLERO" in cooperation between SARTR, Nottingham Playhouse and ODA Theatre (Pristina ).
As a film actress, she is known for November Man (2014), Top je bio vreo (2014) and Lud, zbunjen, normalan (2007) and others.
POLAND - choreography, contemporary dance workshops
Anna graduated from Krakow's Drama School, the Dance Department. Anna was already awarded from Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage with a grant for dance project based on documentary materials (it had its premiere in November 2014 in Bytom). The project's title is The Faces of Medea and it is based on the stories of women from poor districts of one post-industrial town in Poland. She was responsible for its production and perfor-mance.
POLAND - camera man
studied for a MA in filmmaking at the London Film School, and completed several other trade cinematography courses at The National Film and Television School, London Film Academy, Film Oxford, Central Film School, where Mateusz took lessons inter alia from the former president of The British Society of Cinematographers (BSC) – Robin Vidgeon. Prior to this, he completed a film and television production course in Poland.
Mateusz worked for such clients as Audi, Omega, JP Morgan, International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC). He is proud that major European and the US broadcasters, BBC, Channel 4, Eurosport, CNN, have all presented his work. He directed a documentary film “In The Abyss of Water”.
Most recently Mateusz has been working as Camera Operator on feature film, and TV Theatre Play made for National TV in Poland (TVP1), alongside Director of Photography, Witold Adamek PSC (Polish Society of Cinematographers).
USA/BOSNIA - dancer
Michelle graduated from the University of South Florida earning a BFA in Modern Dance Performance, 2001. She learned how to swim before she could walk and still dislikes wearing socks. She was a dancer and choreographer for Moving Current Dance Collective in Tampa, Florida. She’s also danced with Gaudere Danza, under the direction of choreographer Elsa Valbuena. She accredits her experiential knowledge of dance technique and choreography to her extraordinary teachers throughout the years; Lynne Wimmer, Mark Morris, Doug Varone, Doug Elkins, Jennifer Salk, Gretchen Ward Warren, John Parks, Jeanne Travers and most recently Rosemary Butcher. In the winter of 2008 she moved with her husband to Sarajevo. She’s volunteered with Tanzelarija, held movement workshops for recovering addicts at Centar Izvor, Plehan and as part of a reconciliation project with Mali Koraci in Orahovac, Kosovo. She was co-author/choreographer for Mess Dance Company’s Sjecanje Kamena/Beyond My Name, co-choreographed Said/Unsaid with Victoria Krajina for the Warsaw Dance Days Festival in Poland, and freelances with Koreokret Contemporary Dance Collective. Her current area of dance movement research is observing her 1 year old son, who was born in Sarajevo, learning how to walk. She prefers her coffee with milk.
POLAND - film worskhops
Bianca studied Media & Communications with a specialisation in film theory and production at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Following her graduation, she moved to Berlin where she worked as a development executive & production co-ordinator for distribution & production company Mîtos Film. In 2012, she relocated to Istanbul where she worked in Bahman Ghobadi's production company Mij Film as manager and production supervisor.
In the winter of 2012, she shot her first short film Before Passing in her native Poland. It has travelled, amongst others, to festivals such as International Film Festival Rotterdam, New Horizons IFF in Poland, and Sarajevo IFF, as well as being selected for the Berlinale Film Cloud. In 2013, she has been selected to the first ever generation taking part in the 'Film.Factory' three-year filmmaking programme under director Bela Tarr's mentorship in Sarajevo, where she is currently residing and developing her first feature film. Her full-time base remains in Warsaw.
BOSNIA - theatre woskhops
MA student of Theatre, Film and TV directing in Sarajevo’s Academy of Performing Arts. Zulfikar has assisted famous Bosnian directors like Haris Pašović and Aida Begić on their internationally acclaimed projects. In Dublin he worked within the underground cine-ma collectives “Experimental Film Society” and “(an)Other Irish Cinema”.
Regarding his own work, most noteworthy, he was awarded on the Sarajevo Film Festival in 2014 for his student film The Wall, with a Special Jury Award in the category of student films. A theatre show of the same name was his theatre debut in Sarajevo War Theatre in 2013. In addition, authors Zulfikar directed in theatre include Samuel Beckett(2015) and Martin McDonagh(2012). Besides directing he has worked as a producer, musician, performance artist, actor and sound designer.