Marija Scekic - Histeria Nova

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The name comes from the Greek word husterā (womb), and Latin word nova (the process of planetary matter explosion). For many years, the name was a pseudonym for Marija Scekic, an independent dance artist. In July 2005, the name Histeria NOVA officially became a registered nonprofit artistic organization with efforts to explore dance and choreography as a movement theatre where elements of audio-visual and performance arts are inseparable. The work within the organization is structured in four different directions:

1. Creation – production of interdisciplinary dance projects

2. Education – community outreach and education program (Crollateral Movement)

3. Research – dance and new media technology

4. Nature  – conservation and protection of Croatian cultural and natural heritage

In 2007 Histeria NOVA Artistic organization were awarded with Special Acknowledgment for large contribution in promotion of the importance of entrepreneurship and potentials of young people in the Republic of Croatia (European Commission and Umis-Smea, 2007).

Marija Scekic’s collaborators are people from many different fields of human studies; art (dance, music, visual art, film), new media technology (interactive video, wireless motion capture, embedded systems), neuroscience (radiology), theology (pneumatology), marine biology (underwater acoustics and systems of communication of whales and dolphins) to mountain climbers, national geography researchers (natural haritage protection) and earth studies specialists. All Histeria Nova projects are providing free workshops, lectures or presentations from selected themes of the above fields and are offered to elementary and high schools to academic institutions in Croatia and abroad.




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