Creative Crossroads Cycle One 2023–2024

Sonja Pregrad

Sonja Pregrad is a choreographer, performer and performance curator/organiser based in Croatia. 

"Emancipating the figure of a dancer, I question this subject-object chiasm of her performing body. From object to materiality, embodiment, touch, synaesthesia, sensuousness, receptivity and submission (or at least their oscillation game with assertion and imposing) as vehicles for performance. Choreography then for me is a construction of the quality of attention, space of inquiry into bodies (animate and inanimate), materialities and performativities, as well as into their status within the relationships of dance as a medium with other fields of art and thought.

In 2023/2024 I am working on a choreographic research and production (to be premiered in November 2023) On e.motional geometry of Plant in collaboration with Nika Pećarina, Lana Hosni, Ivana Bojanić, Viktoria Bubalo, Anna Javoran and Eva Priečkova. Next to that I am touring a solo Object of Dance, produced in 2022, next to the group work DOWL produced in 2021. (Croatian Dancers Association Award for the Best Group Performance). These works expand my interest in drag as an expanded strategy to address performance and dance, continue the methodology of the group/composite body choreography and unfold the idea of sensuousness as a vehicle for performance."

Of drag, plants and other objects (of dance)

at ImPulsTanz

In the frame of her Creative Crossroads residency in Vienna, Sonja Pregrad will teach a Workshop at ImPulsTanz.

Participants will be working with the moving and performing in the range: sensorial, sensuous, formal (literal) and too literal, doing karaoke and contemporary dance in drag. Observing nature, knowing one can’t observe nature and think one will really see it, will be another part of this workshop, while also performing from somewhere inside of this conundrum, creating a durational performance against the theatre as an expectation.

Of drag, plants and other objects (of dance) is an intermediate level workshop. For more information and booking take a look at ImPulsTanz' website.

Trailer O by Sonja Pregrad

Trailer Object of Dance by Sonja Pregrad

© Nina Đurđević
Sonja Pregrad is teaching at ImPulsTanz

Sonja Pregrad is coming to Vienna for a Creative Crossroads residency. During her stay she will teach at ImPulsTanz a workshop Of drag, plants and other objects (of dance).

22.07.2024 - 26.07.2024 @ ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival
O by Sonja Pregrad shown in Zagreb again

Sonja Pregrad is showing her new work O at Meštrović Pavilion / Croatian Association of Visual Artists (HDLU) in Zagreb this May.

11.05.2024 @ Meštrović Pavilion / Croatian Association of Visual Artists (HDLU), Zagreb
O by Sonja Pregrad in Zagreb

Sonja Pregrad's new work O will be shown at the Museum of Contemporary Arts tonight, when Antisezona 24 #1 is kicking off.

© Nina Đurđević
OBJECT OF DANCE in San Francisco

Sonja Pregrad, our Croatian Creative Crossroad artist, will show her solo performance OBJECT OF DANCE  at the KH FRESH Festival in San Francisco this Sunday!

© Matija Kralj
Award for Sonja Pregrad

Our Creative Crossroad artist Sonja Pregrad from Zagreb received the Croatian Professional Dancers Associations Award for the best performance in 2023, for her solo performance OBJECT OF DANCE. 

Premiere: O by Sonja Pregrad

Our Croatian Creative Crossroad Artist Sonja Pregrad presents her newest work O in the Course of Antisezona #5 on 24 November at Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb – MSU. 

24.11.2023 @ Antisezona