Zagreb Dance Centre (, operated by the umbrella not for profit organization Hrvatski institut za pokret i ples / Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance (,  has recently been accepted as  member of the  European Dance house Network. This is a network of dance houses and organizations which spans across Europe. Zagreb Dance Centre is now the 27th member of this dynamic structure which supports the development of dance as a vital component in contemporary art development. As a structure supporting dance it presents an effective, efficient, sustainable and contemporary form of promotion and support of dance artists as well as dance infrastructure, including dance practice and discipline within a European context. The EDN engages in a range of partnerships with other networks and organizations on the national, pan European and transnational level and thus opens up new opportunities for dance where sky is the limit.   
For our organization, Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance, being a member of this networks is also an acknowledgement of our long-standing and continuous dedication to nurture and build up opportunities for development of contemporary dance in Croatia and within this region, and also the many ways we support individual dance artists  as we build awareness  of and appreciation for contemporary dance in our society.  
For our organization this means that we will have more ability to continue to build up the web of support not only across Europe for dance but also within this region and of lasting benefit to the Croatian community of dance artists and professionals, as well as those we partner with here in Croatia and beyond.  Membership in EDN opens up the opportunity to participate in numerous European projects, it opens up opportunity to new partnerships and to the exchange of knowledge and skills to broaden up the space for dance arts. We look forward to our role and ability to contribute within this new  structure, and  as we increase our role as contributing participants within an international context. It offers us increased ability to be more active participants in European developments and we look forward to the positive impacts this new involvement will have on our ability to assist with national and local developments. We are excited about the opportunity to participate and to contribute as equal partners and peers in this network which we are confident will as a result also contribute to increased visibility and higher integration of Croatian dance within this new dynamic and inspiring context.  

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Due to illness of Zrinka Simicic Mihanovic, the Experimential Anatomy Workshop is cancelled on the 16th of May 2015. Thank you for your understanding.


25-30. 5. 2015. / Zagreb Dance Centre

6 days of education, awards and fun!
60 experts from around the world,workshops / B2B / Recruitment / Live talks / Startups / Exhibitions / Portfolio reviews... all this in the centre of Zagreb.

IFCC is the largest festival of this kind in this part of the world. Over 60 experts from around the globe will share their knowledge in illustration, design, advertising, video games, film, web design, mobile apps, animation, 3D, special effects, traditional techniques, anatomy...

This festival is a Boonika & Boonar Studio project. IFCC is short for “Independent Festival of Creative Communication”. It is a festival with the primary goal to promote authorship and creativity through education and rewarding, especially in the field of art and design within the entertainment industry, publishing and advertising. IFCC arose from the perceived need to expand and increase educational content involved with the Judgment Day Awards which will conclude IFCC 2015.


German artists, choreographer Katharina Maschenka Horn & photographer Jutta Benzenberg are looking for

a male dancer / actor / performer from Croatia

to join their upcoming dance-theater project "Jam Burr'?!" / "The Real Man". In the project, the artists are dealing with the cliché and the reality of the “Balkan man”.

Deadline for application: 25th of May 2015.



In 1982 the Dance Committee of the ITI founded International Dance Day to be celebrated every year on the 29th April, anniversary of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810), the creator of modern ballet.

The intention of the «International Dance Day Message» is to celebrate Dance, to revel in the universality of this art form, to cross all political, cultural and ethnic barriers and bring people together with a common language - Dance.

Every year a message from an outstanding choreographer or dancer is circulated throughout the world. The personality is selected by the founding entity of the International Dance Day - the International Dance Committee of the ITI, which collaborates with World Dance Alliance, a Cooperating Member of the ITI.

The author of this year's message of International Dance Day is Israel Galván, Spanish choreogapher and flamenco dancer.

Read Galván\'s message in continuation of this article...