Sonja Pregrad (Croatia) is a dance artist, performer, organizer and collaborator, being based in between Zagreb (Croatia) and Berlin (Germany). Growing up in an East-European, ex-socialist country, is probably one of the things that shaped her understanding of art as always relational, collective and contextualized endeavor. She has been involved in different grass-root initiatives within the art community of Zagreb. She is a founder and producer of the festival Improspekcije (since 2007), Fourhanded artistic platform and Antisezona program at Contemporary Art Museum. In her work as a choreographer, dance is always thought of as a relational gesture, her choreography extending from re-inventing body-based practices to re-appropriating performance formats. Sonja made works on her own and developed different long-term artistic collaborations, performing her work internationally. She received Croatian Theatre Award for the best female performance and the best work in total, two collective Croatian Dance Union Awards and a special mention at the 26th Slavonian biennale. As a performer she has been working with choreographers Meg Stuart, Isabelle Schad, visual artist Sanja Iveković, and others.
Dance Makers in the Schools Teaching Artist,
Festival 2020-2021 Artist
Past Classes & Events
[Virtual] Festival | GPS Chats: Close Encounters of a Dance Kind (Croatia/Iran/USA)
|November 24, 2020||