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Biography

Snježana Premuš studied dance at the London Contemporary Dance School and received a Master’s degree in choreography in 1998. She was invited to residencies and festivals, scholarships: Tanzfabrik Berlin, DanceWeb Vienna, Dance production Glasgow, On the Edge master classes Paris, Tuning scores Ljubljana, Dialogue Fabbrica Europa Florence. In 2012, she completed education in Body Mind Centering and Yoga, Moveus Berlin.

In 2009, together with Andreja Podrzavnik and Gregor Kamnikar founded the Federation Institute, where she works as an artist, a member of the Collective and since 2012 the director of the institute.

As a choreographer Snježana Premuš deals with the issue of physicality (body image) and the collective body in various ways, within the long term research project Physical Manifestations. She is interested in how somatic principles evolve through the body, its manifestations and possible extensions in different forms of coexistence and organisations. Latest performances and installations are intriguing spaces of social action, exchange, cooperation and observation.

In 2020, she developed a broader platform for the exchange of knowledge and experience within the Dialogue Symposium. Artists and experts from various fields (dance, architecture, dramaturgy, philosophy etc.) are invited to form multilayered perspectives within the form of a Dialogue.

Snježana Premuš has collaborated with artists:
1997 –
Lisa Nelson, Vinko Globokar, Sebastijan Horvat, Petra Veber, Primož Bezjak, Mateja Bučar, Maja Delak, Elena Alonso, Betontanc, En Knap, Elena Alonso, Mariela Nestora, Philip Gemacher, Ivana Jozić, Berndt Skodzig, Ignaz Schick, Andreja Podrzavnik Rauch, Gregor Kamnikar

2012 –
Project Physical manifestations
Sanja Nešković Peršin, Mateja Rebolj, Tea Reba, Gregor Zorc, Melina Iordannidou, Tina Valentan, Anja Bornšek, Liza Šimenc, Dragana Alfirević, Milan Ketiš, Mariela Nestora, Aleksander Ostan, Viktorija Bogdanova, Boštjan Perovšek, Špela Škulj, Rok Vevar, Radha Pernačić, Pia Brezavšček

Awards:
2017 *
Ksenija Hribar award for  choreographic work between 2014 – 2017 on Biennale of Contemporary Dance Slovenia: https://sodobniples.si/en/awards-2017/

2013 *
Kolektiv Federacija – Meta Vidmar award for outstanding achievements in the field of creative work with young people

2009 *
Move As – Audience Award, Bienniale of Slovenian Contemporary Dance

2005 *
Alamut – Young Directors Prize, choreographer in the team of director Sebastijan Horvat, Salzburg Festival, Austria

© Snježana Premuš, 2021