Goran Goričanec

Goran Goricanec:

Founder-choreographer of Dance Studio Paradox .He collaborated with many entertainers; Dino Dvornik, Electro Team (ET), Ivana Banfić, Nina Badrić, Josipa Lisac … and many others. Long experience in stage work; choreographies, show shows, theater performances, TV shows, sports and animation teams. Creative – Different – Unique

 

DANCE EDUCATION:

 

-Contemporary Dance School “Ane Maletić”, Pedagogy and Choreography, prof.Jelena

Vrdoljak

 

-School Of Dance Toronto, choreographer “Patricia Fraser”, Street Jazz (summer camp)

-Paradox Creative Entertainment; theater performances, music festivals, spots, movies and TV shows

 

AWARDS:

-Champion of Croatia and Zagreb 1990/1991 (Disco & Hip Hop)

-Center for Culture Zagreb 2009 – 1 award, best choreography

-Dance championship CroDance- 2012- 1 award, best choreography

-Dance fest Zagreb 2014 – 1 award, best choreography

-Dance championship CroDance – 2016- 1 award, best choreography

-Dance championship CroDance- 2017- 1 award, best choreography

 

Tv Awards for Best Performance – CHOREOGRAPHY:

– Zagrebfest – Dino Dvornik

– Zadarfest – Jacques Houdek

– Požega Fest – Emilija Kokic

– Bihać Festival – Selma Kapetanović

– Melodies of Mostar – Electro Team ET

Tanja Krnjajić

Tanja Oriental dance artist, teacher, designer of costumes & clothes

 

Gotovo cijeli život posvetila sam istraživanju umjetničkog pokreta i izražavanju kroz pokret sukladno vlastitim fizičkim i mentalno/emocionalnim mogućnostima što me dovelo do prolaska kroz razne vrste plesova i tehnike kroz plesni pokret. Prolazak kroz ritmičnu gimnastiku (4–7 godine) je bio svojevrstan ulazak u plesni pokret no zbog ozljede desnog skočnog zgloba ta „ekspedicija“ ubrzo je završila. Usprkos dugogodišnjim borbama sa zabranom bavljenja bilo kakvim sportskim aktivnostima započela sam plesati latinoameričke i standarde plesove u plesnom klubu D & D u Osijeku, u trajanju od 8 godina. S punoljetnošću i preseljenjem u Zagreb otkrila sam borilačku vještinu prikrivenu plesnim pokretima i upisala se u školu Capoiere „Filhos de Bimba – Croatia“ no taj izazov je također ubrzo završio prvim susretom i potpuno novim otkrićem plesnog svijeta orijentalnog plesa, točnije, egipatskog, u lokalu gdje sam radila kao konobarica. Od tada sam svoje prve orijentalne plesne pokrete naučila među prvim polaznicama u tada tek osnovanoj školi orijentalnog plesa „Bastet“ pod vodstvom Tanje Kušan – Mirić. Putovala sam i sudjelovala na raznim edukacijskim radionicama. Ne moram niti napominjati koliko sam zavoljela taj bogati svijet plesa te nakon 4–5 godina plesa školi “Bastet” i 2 godine vođenja novih plesnih grupa, nisam odustala. Osnivanjem vlastite Udruge Lux – kasnije Avyakta; umjetnost pokreta, posljednjih 7 godine nastavljam samostalni put daljnje edukacije i istraživanja  plesa i plesnih pokreta.

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Almost all my life I have dedicated to research the art movement and expression through it according to my own physical and mental / emotional possibilities which led me to pass through the various types of dances and techniques through dance movements. Passing through rhythmic gymnastics (4–7 years) was a kind of my “entry” into dance movement but due to an injury of right ankle this “expedition” was quickly ended. Despite many years of fighting with the ban on any sporting activities I started with Latin American and standard dances in the dance club D & D in Osijek, which lasted for about 8 years. Reaching the age of majority and moving to Zagreb I discovered a martial art disguised by dance moves and enrolled in school of Capoiera “Filhos de Bimba – Croatia”, but the challenge was soon finished by the first encounter and my own sort of brand new discovery of the world of egyptian oriental dance – in the bar where I worked as a waitress. Since then I learned my first oriental dance moves among the first students in the newly founded School of Oriental dance “Bastet”, led by Tanja Kusan – Miric. Traveled and participated in various educational workshops and group performances. I do not even have to mention how much I started to love this whole completely rich world of dance, so after 4-5 years of dance at the school” Bastet” and two years of keeping the new dance groups, I did not give up dancing. By establishing my own Association “Lux” – later amended in “Avyakta; art of movement”, the last 7 years I continue on independent way of my further education and researching.

 

Vanja Marić-Kovačević

Vanja Grofica Maric Kovacevic has been active Oriental dancer ever since 2009. Back then she started cooperating with Kazo Group. She went later to perform in Banja Luka’s National Theathre (September, 2009), then at Sarajevo Film Feastival and other places in BiH. In early 2010.Vanja become a member of Oriana&Oria Dance Studio in Banjaluka lead by Kala Shadi (February 2010. – February 2017.). In February 2017.Vanja started her own school of dance named Mafdet, together with her dance friend Ines Bejtić.Now she haves two groups, Oriental Mafdet and Tribal Fusion Mafdet. She is also proud Zumba fitness instructor of two groups in Banja luka , 4 years from now. Vanja is perfecting both styles, (Oriental & Tribal Fusion), both of them have special place in her hearth because of its unique magic components. She often likes to point out that people should try and do more in life, in order to find out what they truly love, as for her, Vanja truly loves Dance. For her it is the unique and somewhat only and best way to express howshe actually feels.Immense support she haves from her beloved Husband Danijel, as well as her parents. Vanja’s awards: 1st place Dance Fest Novi Sad with Moss group O&O 2013.year 1st place at Dance Fest Novi Sad with Dina group O&O 2014.year 1st place at Dance Fest Novi Sad Solo category 2014.year 3rd place at Inter Dance Fest Sarajevo Solo category 2015.year 3rd place at Oriental Fairytales in Belgrade Rising Star category 2016.year 1st place at Oriental Love in Belgrade Princess category 2017.year 2nd place at Oriental Fairytales in Belgrade Fusion category 2018.year 1st place at Venus festival in Greece Fusion category 2018.year She is a frequent visitor of Dance workshops, how at home as well as abroad. Here is a list of people Vanja has had a chance to both learn from and work with: Oriental WS – Tito Seif, Randa Kamel,Mohamed Kazafy,Anna Borisova, Mercedes Nieto, Wael Mansour, Aleksei Riaboshapka, Prince Kayamer/Anastasios Kokkotas, Dariya Mitshkevich, Leila Oriental, Diva Darina, Marta Korzun, Nika Mlakar, Jamilah, Kathreen Derouet, Camilla Lombardi, Elena Dahabeya, Nadia Stoykova, Julia Farid Torgonska, Bartos Noemi, Martina Tellini, Kristina Derkach, Marta Abir Lencer, Leandro Ferreyra, Pablo Acosta, Amir Thaleb, Ali Nejm, Marina Oganyan, Artem Uzunov, Anjela Atanasova, Amra Smajić, Tanja Mirić, Inessa Aruena, Mateja Mikulan, Nikolina Nina Meral, Iris Bellyrina, Gordana Mincic ex Stevanovic, etc. Tribal WS: Rachel Brice, Sharon Kihara, Manca Pavli, Illan Riviere, Giulio Dillemi, Susan Frankovich, Violet Scrap, Olga Meos, Josefine Wandel, Paola Blanton, Kala Shadi etc.

Ksenija Visket i Zahir skupina

When the question about oriental dance in Maribor (Slovenia) arises, the answer is PLESNA DELAVNICA ZAHIR, led by charismatic Ksenija Visket. At the beginning of her dancing career, Ksenija was a dancer of modern and contemporary dance at Stil, the most famous dance group of that time. After a long pause, she returned 15 years ago and was immediately enthusiastically involved in Slovenia’s world of oriental dance. The desire was growing and she made a decision. In October 2008, a small oriental oasis called HIŠA ZAHIR (HOUSE ZAHIR) was opened in the center of (the second biggest city in Slovenia,) Maribor.

 

The credit for Slovenia being regularly involved in oriental belly dance world go straight to her. She has been working with the biggest stars of oriental dance, therefore Slovenian dancers can learn from the best, even from the legends. She organizes workshops with the world-renowned oriental dancers every year. Among these are maestro Hossam Ramzy, Karim Nagi, Jillina with her BDE team and last but not least, the legendary researcher and dancer Morocco (Aunt Rocky) who is still her mentor and teacher. Ksenija regularly educates herself both at home and abroad (currently in Vienna with Katerina Joumanova and Keti Sharif), she takes part in various festivals, runs courses in her dance studio in Maribor and organizes dance workshops. During weekends, she trains in her studio.

 

Her philosophy in life is: “Life gives you just the right amount of everything you need, so be always grateful!”

Bastet Tribal Dance Company

Bastet Tribal Dance Company je plesna skupina koja se sastoji od 5 plesačica sa dugogodišnjim plesnim iskustvom koje spaja ljubav prema Tribal Fusionu te volja i želja za daljnim razvitkom, putovanjima, učestalim druženjima, zabavom i raznim plesnim izazovima. Iako smo sve potpuno različite karakterom, nakon kratkog vremena zajedničkog plesanja i druženja shvatile smo da smo zapravo idealna kombinacija. Voditeljice Vedra i Tena drže tečajeve Tribal Fusiona i American Tribal Style-a u plesnoj školi Bastet.