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The Biennale of New Movement is an interdisciplinary Art, Science and Education project, a developmental project initiated and directed by Marija Šćekić, that explores the essential, most natural movement of all Humans, the instinct to survive. Our deep urge to explore, move, discover, create, destroy, question and doubt, to refute, to contribute and produce new ideas is what humans have been doing throughout the entire history of Mankind. We invented fire to makes us warm, a tire, airplane and space ship to moves us from one place to another, we transplant hearts, brains and even thoughts to prolong our lives and self-evolve. We create music for spiritual upgrading and build architectural wonders for cultural and social self-preservation. We also invent nuclear bomb to destroy all Life as impressively. All of this is the result of the Human Movement. What is next?

Human Error / Just Music Predstava

The project Biennale of New Movement combines the seemingly incompatible disciplines and ideas of human action into a unique biennial program (to be held every other year in a different locations) in order to promote the harmony, diversity and dynamism that exists between the modern conception of Human beings and the traditional value of the society in which he/she is. The project brings together top experts in the various fields of art, science and new media technology while focusing on human aspect behind the artistic or scientific idea that is being presented.

An individual / performer / lecturer is an artist, scientist, professional associate, innovator, academic, or ordinary "little" man whose thoughts, creativity, achievement, invention or project are in accordance with the major theme of the Biennale of New Movement program. Each year, one basic theme is selected to serve as a guiding idea for further permeation and upgrading of all other programming units being exhibited / performed that year. Whatever the subject or discipline of the activity, all programs of the Biennale of the New Movement must nurture and respect the idea of a humane man, promote fundamental human values and protect the cultural and natural heritage of the Republic of Croatia.



Given the subjective nature of art, but also its objective reality, conflicts of opinion among people, artists and the general public are as common and necessary a phenomenon as good will is to maintain the effectiveness of the creative process itself and social (social) cohesion.

Some of the issues that the various programs of the 1st Biennale of the New Movement will offer to the general public of Zadar and the Republic of Croatia during the years 2020 and 2021 are:

  • What is the definition of the basic parameters of dance art (body, time, space) in other human activities such as astronomy, music, medicine and marine biology?
  • What did the human voyage into space look like and how did the rocket technology enable humans to reach speeds of close to 40,000 km per hour?
  • How old (and natural) is the human tendency to lift his body off the ground and fly freely?
  • A man on a spacewalk outside a spacecraft
  • Long stay of people in orbital station, walking on the surface of the moon
  • What connects astronauts in orbit, divers at sea depths and vertical dancers on some vertical surface of a rock or wall?
  • What tourist flights to the edge of space will look like soon?
  • What is the emotional activity of the brain during creative process?
  • What happens inside a dancer's brain when he / she imagines performing a choreography and what is the impact of art on the biology of the human brain?
  • What are the evolutionary roots of art and what is the relationship between cognitive and emotional processes in the human brain while creating, performing, and experiencing a work of art?
  • What are the principles of Japanese martial arts and therapeutic skills in the creation of acting or performance methods?
  • What is the impact of Asian skills, especially in terms of performing proprioception and motor skills, or in terms of basic biotic movements, on modern performance systems?
  • What is the impact of background noise, which is constantly present in the sea as a product of various biotic and abiotic sound sources under the sea?
  • How do whales and dolphins use sound and what is the impact of underwater noise on all hearing-sensitive species?
  • What is the impact of anthropogenic noise, i.e. noise that is the product of different human activities at sea?


  • Explore the interaction of the human movement with other life forms (art and non-art)
  • Technology and new media art work together to enhance a strong artistic vision
  • Make technology work for humanity's development
  • Initiate creative learning among young people, but also non-dance-oriented children, and cooperation between dance and non-dance institutions
  • Further development of synetographic movement notation (original notation) and exploration of the possibilities of creating an interface for interactive live choreography on stage
  • Work in a positive and strictly professional environment
  • Work to develop and promote human rights and basic but essential real-life values


For 20 years, Histeria Nova and Marija Šćekić have been working closely with people from many different fields of human disciplines, such as: dance (contemporary, somatic, vertical, classical, urban, butoh), music (contemporary, micro tonal, jazz, electroacoustic, experimental), fine arts and cinema, photography, new technologies (interactive video, synetographic choreography, WMC in dance, bluetooth communication for vertical dancers), medicine (radiology), theology (pneumatology), marine biology (underwater acoustics), astronomy, ecology and protection of nature and cultural heritage of the Republic of Croatia. Since 2001, all Histeria Nova projects have provided free lectures, presentations and workshops by leading experts to the general public in order to popularize contemporary art, science and the creative human mind in general.