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Nastasja Štefanić Kralj is coming to KDC on June 16

We are happy to invite you to our studio on Sunday, June 16, 2024, when the professional musician, dancer, choreographer and music and dance pedagogue Nastasja Štefanić Kralj, who lives and works in Zagreb, will visit us.

María Matarranz de las Heras

We will organize a 3-hour contemporary dance workshop - SPIRAL FLUIDITY WORKSHOP, which will take place on June 16, starting at 11 a.m.

Content of the workshop: The main topic of the workshop is raising awareness and exploring spiral turns of movement - from simple/everyday ones to some more complex and danced variants. We will start the workshop with warm-up exercises and short improvisation tasks, in which we will use movements and strengthening of the spine, articulation of the joints and their stability. Most of the time will be devoted to moving on the floor (floor work) through dynamic changes in height. This is followed by learning short sequences through space and playing with short improvisational tasks with an emphasis on coordination.

The central part of the workshop represents the mastery of longer sequences characterized by playing with momentum, precision and speed.

The final part of the workshop will be devoted to improvisational sequences, where you will have the opportunity to independently explore the main theme and principles of this workshop and, at the same time, create joint playful group dances.

Who is Nastasja Štefanić Kralj?

She completed her undergraduate and graduate studies in viola at the Academy of Music in Zagreb. She belongs to the first generation of contemporary dance students at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb, where she completed her undergraduate studies in June 2016 - majoring in contemporary dance.

In addition to her own original work, Nastasja regularly collaborates with domestic and foreign dance artists (Thierry Smits, Zrinka Šimičić Mihanović, Petra Hrašćanec and Saša Božič, VRUM kolektiv, Marina Petković Liker, Marjana Krajač, Jasna Layes Vinovrški, Irma Omerzo, Vesna Mimica, Koraljka Begović , Claire Huber).

As a musician and dancer, she performed in Croatia and abroad (Belgium, England, Greece, Germany, Estonia, Italy, Slovenia, Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary).

Nastasja's original works, which he created while studying dance at the Academy of Dramatic Arts

(Cadenza per 6, Etude for viola and midi controller, Rhapsody for three heads, six feet and ten hands, Together We Sound) were performed at many festivals such as Periskop (Rijeka), Echo Echo Dance Festival (Great Britain), Dani dance in honor of Mija Čorak Slavenska (Slavonski Brod), Invisible Dance Festival (Hvar), L1danceFest (Hungary), Bazaar Festival (Czech Republic), Monoplay (Croatia), Perforations (Croatia), Contemporary Dance Week (Croatia), Soundance festival (Germany) ), Albanian Dance Meeting (Albania), Suffolk Shorts Film Festival (UK), Split Film Festival (Croatia)

Nastasja is also the winner of numerous awards and scholarships, among others the Dean's Award of the Academy of Dramatic Arts for the performance of the play Hunting family 2 choreographed by Francesca Scavetta, and the Rector's Award for the choreography of Cadenza per 6. He is also the winner of an artistic residency at the Mediterranean Dance Center in Svetvinčent, where In August 2016, together with a group of artists, she participated in the play Rhapsody for Three Heads, Six Feet and Ten Hands, which premiered in March 2017 at the &TD Theater. In August 2018, Nastasja was a guest at the Bazaar Festival in Prague, where she presented her original work in progress "Viola, ja i nas dvije", and it was completed as part of the residency program of the Zagreb Dance Center, where it was also premiered in June 2018.

She works as an assistant at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb and a freelance artist.


10:40 - 10:55 Arrival & registration (reception)

11:00 - 12:30 Workshop - 1st part

12:30 - 12:45 Break

12:45 - 14:15 Workshop - 2nd part


When: Sunday - June 16, 2024 at 11 a.m. (duration 3 hours)

Be at the dance studio at least 20 minutes before the start of the workshop.

Where: Katja Dance Company, Letališka 27, Ljubljana

Parking: Parking lot next to the Airport (on the left before the gate)

Price: 35 EUR

Payment online by card or by pre-invoice.

The number of free places is limited! The organizer reserves the right to hold the event only if there is a sufficient number of registrants. In case of cancellation, all registration fees paid will be refunded immediately!

The application is confirmed when we receive your payment.

Additional information at or +386 41 649 599.



Ballet class with María Matarranz de las Heras

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