Zagreb Dance Centre, which opened its doors on October 26, 2009 is a unique cultural facility in Croatia developed purposefully for dance. Its primary function as a choreographic centre is to foster and create opportunities for the development of a new generation of Zagreb and Croatian choreographic talent. The objective is to support the production and dissemination of contemporary dance works. An important part of the work focuses on the development of a space for dialogue and engagement between dance professionals and the public at large in an effort to enhance the interest and support for contemporary dance in Zagreb and Croatia.
The Zagreb Dance Centre is a hub for dance, located in the heart of the city, which also engages the broader public not only as spectators but as active participants by inviting them to follow creative processes, participate in a range of dance activities and to enlist as volunteers. For the youth this is an ideal space to encounter and develop unique and different skill sets and work practices.
Residencies, workshops, classes, film projections, performances, round-table discussions, networking, exhibitions, artist talks, lectures and specific dance related activities engaging the general public regardless of age are all part of the year-round programming at the Zagreb Dance Centre. Collaboration with similar venues across Europe and engaging in partnerships with the local community are geared to prompt a more dynamic relationship among Zagreb based artists and the international dance community. The Dance Point as well as the Dance Monthly publication are key sources for dance related information for events at Zagreb Dance centre, while web based information provides news from beyond. Information flow about and for dance is also an important service for the general public who can subscribe to Dance News.
Zagreb Dance Centre, operated by the umbrella nonprofit organisation Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance (Hrvatski institut za pokret i ples), became a member of the European Dance house Network in 2015. This is a Europe-wide network of dance houses and organisations. Zagreb Dance Centre is now the 27th member of this dynamic structure that supports the development of dance as a vital component in contemporary art development.
The Zagreb Dance Centre consists of three studios, one of which is a multifunctional studio with 140 retractable seats. The Zagreb Dance Centre is best suited for rehearsals, creation and production of small and mid scale works. The centre also has a meeting room, and a lobby, media room. Among ancillary spaces are three spacious change-rooms each equipped with showers. In addition to the Roof Top terrace, conducive to all sorts of activities during the Summer, the garden looking onto the Upper Town represents a quite oasis in the heart of the city bustle.
Zagreb Dance Centre annual activity reports (in Croatian only):
Report: year 2015 Report: year 2014 Report: season 2013/2014 Report: year 2013 Report: season 2012/2013 Report: year 2012 Report: year 2011 Report: years 2009-2010
Chronological overview of past events:
Year 2016 Year 2015 Year 2014 Year 2013 Year 2012 Year 2011 Year 2010
Ured za kulturu, obrazovanje i šport grada Zagreba
Zaklada Kultura Nova
Ministarstvo kulture Republike Hrvatske
Goethe institut Zagreb
Turistička zajednica grada Zagreba
Friends of Dance: