Snježana Premuš choreographer, dancer, somatic researcher
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 and received several 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 her studies in Body Mind Centering and Yoga (EAY), Moveus Berlin.
In her twenty-year dance career she has collaborated with many international artists: Ivana Jozić, Berndt Skodzig, Mariela Nestora, Philipp Gemacher, Elena Alonso, Ignaz Schick, Vinko Globokar, Lisa Nelson, Mateja Bučar, En Knap, Betontanz, Sebastijan Horvat, Petra Veber, Maja Delak.
In 2009, together with Andreja Podrzavnik and Gregor Kamnikar founds 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.
In 2017 she received the choreographic award Ksenija Hribar for her work within the research project Physical manifestations.
In 2014 with Kolektiv Federacija was awarded with Plaketa Mete Vidmar for outstanding work in the field of contemporary dance.
2009 Public prize on Biennale of Slovenian Contemporary Dance Slovenia for her performance Move AS
In 2005 she collaborated as a choreographer with the director Sebastijan Horvat in theatre production Alamut (National theatre – Drama) – Young director’s prize Festival Salzburg.
27. 3. 2021
Video presentation of the project in process – Time in a glance: Etude 2, Stara elektrarna Ljubljana
5. 4. – 11. 4. 2021 / moved to 2022 /
Project: Time in a glance – Etude 2 and Every now is time, space.
Residence and presentation Creative Crossroads (LLB Program, Creative Europe) in Uferstudios, Berlin.
17. – 19. 5. 2021
Residence of the project Everyone is now time, space, LGM, Minorite Church
18. 6. 2021
Every now is time, space, Festival 56. Borštnikovo
29. 6. 2021 ob 17h / lasts 90 min /
Workshop EAR DRUM HAS SKIN, SKIN IS A DRUM, THE HEART CAN EMBRACE, Kulturni bazar 2021, Cankarjev dom Ljubljana
19. 7. – 26.7. 2021
Presentation of the project Every now is time, space and Time in a glance as a part of the Performance Situation room, Festival Impulstanz
10. 8. 2021, 15.15h – 17.10h
Observations and Presences, Workshop at the Festival of the Krušče Creative Center – BODIES AND WORLDS
PHYSICAL MANIFESTATIONS 2012 - 2022
The project Physical manifestations is a complex multilayered project, involving laboratories, workshops and installations as an ongoing research with different possible outcomes, documents, performances and interactive (physical or virtual) spaces, where the attunement can be practised, rehearsed by the spectators and artists. A project that started as an intimate research and dialogue between invited artists is slowly growing into an international network.
Snježana Premuš recognises the human body as a quite complex topography of different somatic, cultural and political – anatomies, while simultaneously understanding space and time as the anatomic and kinetic dexterity of expansive body images.
Space for tuning
Artists and experts from various fields are invited to form multilayered perspectives within the form of a Dialogue.