CHOREOGRAPHIC JOURNAL: seeing / vidjeti, published in August 2018, is a collection of essays about the choreographic process, its reflections and intellectual repercussions. This publication aims to open up spaces for thinking about dance as a platform for conceptual phenomena that, in its totality, constitute the work of choreography and its various, expanded, fields of significance. Stylistically at the intersection of journaling, theory, pragmatic approaches to the artistic process and self-reflexive critical thinking, the collection of texts and its accompanying photographs point toward a fresh possibility in dance writing by working choreographers. CHOREOGRAPHIC JOURNAL: seeing / vidjeti is written in English with several texts in Croatian. The main contributor is author and choreographer Marjana Krajač, with additional contributions by dance critic Katja Šimunić and dancer Nastasja Štefanić. The collection was edited by dramaturg Zee Hartmann. Upon its release it has received a substantial acclamation from experts in the field as an important contribution to the gesture of choreographic text and extended choreographic practices.
Upon publishing in August 2018, the book was presented in fall 2018 at the Monoplay Dance Festival in Zadar (Croatia), at the Norwegian Theatre Academy of the Østfold University in Fredrikstad (Norway), at the Dance Department of Tisch School of the Arts at the New York University (US) and at the Department of Theatre + Dance at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (US). In March 2019, the book was presented at the Zagreb Dance Center (Croatia) within the Reading Dance Talks series. Further presentations are scheduled for spring and summer 2019.
Author: Marjana Krajač
Editor: Zee Hartmann
Contributors: Katja Šimunić, Nastasja Štefanić, Marjana Krajač, Zee Hartmann
Translation: Ivana Ostojčić
Design: Valentina Toth
Photographers: Tjaša Kalkan, Karla Jurić, Robin Martin
Volume: 108 pages
Published in Zagreb, August 2018
Published by Sodaberg koreografski laboratorij
Realized with the support of Ministry of Culture of Republic Croatia Print: Stega Tisak Zagreb