First vertical dance workshop in Croatia - Histeria Nova

First vertical dance workshop in Croatia

First vertical dance workshop in Croatia

28th – 30th April 2016

Paklenica National park

Teachers: Kate Lawrence, Marija Šćekić



Vertical dance combines dance with climbing equipment to raise the dancer off the ground.  The vertical wall becomes a vertical dance floor and the dancer re-orientates their body.  In this workshop we introduce Kate Lawrence, one of the member of VERTICAL DANCE FORUM, who will begin by explaining safe use of equipment and exploring the sensations of the suspended body.  Then we will move on to learning specific movements and sequences.  There will also be the opportunity to do some creative exploration. At the last day of the workshop, a public presentation will be created with short sequences created by participants under the guidance of Kate Lawrence, Marija Scekic and their rigging assistants.

WHAT is vertical dance and WHO the teachers/members of VDF group are – check HERE:



28th (thursday) from 10am -3pm

29th (Friday) from 10am -3pm

30th (Saturday): 10am -3pm + public presentation and dismantle


PLACE: Paklenica National park (the entry to the Canyon)

CONDITIONS: Participants should wear multiple layers around waist and upper legs for comfort and flat soled shoes, ie trainers.  If you have a harness and/or climbing shoes please bring them.  Participants should have some movement or sport background, for example dance or climbing.


PARTICIPATION FEE: 950 kn  (taxes included) The price of the workshop includes 3-days pass to the National park Paklenica + Histeria Nova VD Program 2016

Reservation required by e-mail at or by phone to +385(0)91-1181888 (applications open until March 31st)

Upon confirmation of your place at the workshop, the payment should be made to Histeria Nova Artistic organization, Vijenac k.A.Stepinca 13, 31400 Djakovo, IBAN: HR8923600001101851256 (The Bank of Zagreb, Croatia).

Max people in group: 12



Kate Lawrence has 15 years experience of working in the field of vertical dance, as a choreographer and an educator.  She runs Vertical Dance Kate Lawrence, a company which specializes in dance work that uses rock climbing equipment to lift the dancer into the air.  She is the member of Vertical dance Forum.

Marija Šćekić is the pionir of vertical dance in Croatia. She created her first vertical dance performance in Zagreb Dance center in 2011 and is the author of first vertical dance project in Croatia (The Gates of Velebit). She is the member of Vertical dance Forum – a development project initiated by Fabrice Guillot (Cie Retouramont).

The workshop is the part of Histeria Nova VD Program 2016 that would be held during the 17th International Climbers meeting at Paklenica National park.


MORE INFO: or +385-(0)91-1181888


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