Marija Šćekić - Histeria Nova

Biography

Biography

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Awards and Recognition

Marija Šćekić is the Founder and Artistic Director of Histeria Nova. She started attending classical ballet trainings at the age of 3 years old and continued until high school graduation. Apart from her education in dance, she was attending elective courses in electroacoustics, human anatomy and planetary geology (structures and dynamics of movement in our solar system) which further shaped her artistic vision into a synesthetic physical theatre where body movement, biological science and electronic sounds are inseparate.

In 1995 she moved to Montréal (Canada) to study choreography at Concordia University – the Department of Contemporary Dance. She created her first choreography „Modulation“ (1996) about trans-formative nature of acoustic waves applied to human movement and received Concordia Dance Prize for outstanding academic achievement as part of her graduation honours. Before returning to Croatia, she went traveling across Canada to New York (USA) and then across Europe while exploring different creative approaches, choreographic methods and contemporary movement ideas. In 2005 she moved back to Croatia and founded Histeria NOVA Artistic organization in Zagreb. She created and self produced many original full evening performances , education programs and initiated long term collaborations with off-art institutions in Croatia. In 2006, she received Croatian Dramatic Artists’ Award for dance piece “Sjena“, that was nominated in categories for best performance, choreography and creation in whole.

In 2011 she got assigned an Associate Professor position at Iceland Academy of the Arts and moved to Reykjavik where she stayed until the end of the year.  Currently, she lives in Zadar (Croatia) while creating new project and working as the Program Director of School for Ballet and Contemporary Dance in Šibenik.

INTERVIEWS – in English:

On Dance and New Media-Body Pixel-Deborah Hustić
Climber in contemporary dance-Body Pixel-Deborah Hustić
Butoh Labyrinths of Marija Scekic by Body Pixel

PUBLICATIONS – in English:

Human Error of Marija Scekic – Kretanja 12
Vibrations of Emptiness – Kretanja 06
The Non-materializm – interview – Zarez 2004
In Search of the Sound of Dance – interview – Vijenac 2005

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