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Recording: 2020-10-31 , Open Spaces | Tanzfabrik / Uferstudios (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Jasna L. Vinovrški, Public in Private


Open Spaces | Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding

Production Details / Press Releases

The “Healers” team is on a mission to detect and remove the problems, unresolved issues, emotional and energetic stagnations that might have been accumulating in the walls of the space where this performance takes place. In this case, Studio 1 at the premises of Uferstudios is under close examination: What history has this place, and how does it cope with its current function of the theater/performance space?

In this choreographic endeavor, by combining fiction with historical-documentary elements, the ground for subtle humor is being created, that is an artistic gesture with which the desire for different visions and imaginations of the world we live in is called upon.

Jasna L. Vinovrški works as a performer, choreographer and organizer/curator. She grew up in Zagreb but lives and works abroad since the disintegration of Yugoslavia. After moving to Berlin in 2008, together with her partner Clément Layes, she founded the company Public in Private, where the two artists are until today developing separate choreographic signatures, but in close artistic support to each other. In 2012 Jasna gained her MA degree in choreography at the HZT University in Berlin. She has been also strongly engaged in creating alternative platforms for Berlin artists, particularly coming from the dance and performance field. From 2014 – 2017 she co-facilitated and co-organised an art platform at Flutgraben Atelierhouse called 3AM ( From 2019-2020 she has been co-curating event series at Collegium Hungaricum Berlin and Flutgraben Atelierhouse: Montag Modus Klimata ( Since 2019 until today she has been co-organizing the artist platform Flutgraben performances ( The last but not the least, Jasna is mother of her two children, Calissa (12) and Alva (2).

Cécile Bally is a Berlin-based choreographer and performer who graduated in dance and choreography at HZT Berlin. She previously studied Economics at the Ecole Normale Supérieure and the Pantheon Sorbonne University in France and wrote a master thesis in Decision theory on how ideas emerge and develop in dance rehearsal processes. Her artistic work creates connections between these backgrounds and interrogates, with humour, the place of rationality and magical realism in performance. Cécile Bally roots her work in the science-fiction genre with an eye on social criticism, and therefore studies entitites triggering dreams and nightmares, both utopian and dystopian. As a performer she worked with artists such as Clément Layes, Martin Hansen, Alex Martinis Roe and Asaf Aharonson.
 Cécile Bally is a member of BlingBlingRecycling collective and the Breakfast Club. Cécile is part of several Berlin based feminist collectives since 2014.

Darko Dragičević is a Berlin based visual and performance artist. He works on interdisciplinary projects and cross-media collaborations within the fields of visual arts, performance, choreography and film. This year Dragičević is collaborating with Christina Ciupke, Jasna Layes Vinovrški, Jasmina Založnik, Siri Jøntvedt, Zeina Hanna, Martin Sonderkamp on different projects and he is an Artistic Director and Editor of the project Lie & Theft as Practice done in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut in Belgrade. Dragičević teaches at institutions such as DOCH – School of Dance and Circus/Stockholm University of the Arts, ZZT Centre for Contemporary Dance/HfMT Cologne, Y-Institut/Hochschule der Künste Bern, Tanzquartier Vienna and Folkwang University Essen. He studied Film and Television Production at New York Film Academy in New York City and Visual Arts at The International College of Arts & Sciences in Milan.

Martina Tomić (born 1983 in Zagreb started her dance education in Zagreb Youth Theatre and continued with various contemporary dance workshops in Croatia and abroad (Berlin, Amsterdam, Zagreb, Deltebre Dansa, Pula, Impulstanz eg). She participated in many dance productions and performances with various choreographers, ensembles and independent productions. She works as a dancer and a pedagogue in the field of contemporary dance and also as an author through the collective artistic organization Tras studio. She is also a member of the artistic organization Genijator through which she on interdisciplinary projects at Art workshop Lazareti, Dubrovnik. Martina is a certified yoga teacher (200th hours Yoga Teacher Training) and has been teaching yoga for several years. Since 2011 she is a member of Studio contemporary dance company. Since 2018 she holds the position of the president of Croatian Dancers Association (UPUH).

Clément Layes has been living and working as a choreographer and performer in Berlin since 2008. Here, he co-founded the company Public in Private together with Jasna L. Vinovrški. At the interface between choreography, the visual arts and philosophy, the point of his works is found in observations on daily life. His performances – among them „Allege“ (2010), „Der grüne Stuhl“ (2012), „Things that surround us“ (2012), „dreamed apparatus“ (2014), and „TITLE“ (2015) – are shown internationally. In October 2017, Layes premiered „The Eternal Return“ at Berlin’s Sophiensæle. The group piece is the first choreographic work of a new series, in which Layes deals with the manifestation and mechanics of rhythm.

Malena Modéer grew up in Stockholm and studied stage painting at the Dramatic Institute from 2001 to 2003. In 2005 she moved to Berlin and studied costume design at the University of the Arts. Since then she has worked as a freelance costume designer for theatre and dance. She has worked with Clément Layes, Martin Clausen and colleagues, Christoph Winkler, Anna Aristarkhova, Adrian Figueroa, Jasna L. Vinovrški and Christina Ciupke, among others. She also created costume designs for film and television with artists such as Katharina Wyss, Till Kleinert, Theresa von Eltz and Max Luz. In 2009 she co-founded the werkstattkollektiv, a creative collective and workshop for costume and stage design.

Catalina Fernandez is a light and sound designer for theater, dance and environmental performances. She likes to compose subliminal spaces and engulfing in-site installations. She works as technical director in several productions and assists choreographers, filmmakers, and multidisciplinary artists which include Ligia Lewis, Claire Sobottke, Ixchel Mendoza, Jasmin İhraç, Simon(e) J. Paetau, Jasna L. Vinovrški, Jair Luna, Ana Laura Lozza, Annika Larsson, Max Linz, Darko Dragicevik and Martin Sonderkamp among others. Catalina is an ongoing collaborator of the choreographer Juliana Piquero, the musician Hans Unstern and the artists collective Fehras Publishing Practices. With Noam Gorbat, Catalina founded Can Doc, a collective that offers audio-visual documentation for visual artists, choreographers, projects, and institutions. Fernandez studied film photography in Bogota’s university Unitec and Lighting Design in Instituto Universitario Nacional del Arte (IUNA), Buenos Aires.

Ana Vnučec (born 1987 in Zagreb) started her dance education in Ana Maletić School for Contemporary Dance. After finishing the school, she continued her education by participating at numerous workshops. 2007 she became a permanent member of Studio contemporary dance company and since then she performs in almost all of the productions of the company, including performances for adults and for children, collaborating with numerous authors and performing on relevant Croatian and international festivals.
Beside her work in the Studio, she collaborates with other Croatian artistic collectives, authors and organisations. She was nominated for the Reward of Croatian Dancers Association 2014 and 2016 for her performances in “Denuded” and “Surprised Body Project”. She graduated from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb with a Master’s Degree in Comparative Literature and Linguistics.

Branko Banković (born 1969 in Zagreb) has graduated from the School for Fine Art and Design 1988. He has been studying dance in  Studio contemporary dance company, in Montpellier’s Summer Academy – Matilde Monier, attending numerous dance seminars and workshops in Zagreb and abroad. In 1984 he became a permanent member of the Studio contemporary dance company, attended workshops and participated in his overall production, working with many choreographers, directors and pedagogues. Dance co-operations are also realized with numerous other ensembles. In the 2014 UPUH / PULS Professional Award he was awarded for 30 Years of Artistic Work. As a choreographer he works in several theaters, such as:  SARTR Sarajevo, National Theater of Sarajevo, SLS-Sarajevo, the Children’s Theater IBM Slavonski brod. He works also as a dance pedagogue and choreographer for children and young.

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Cast & Credits

Concept & choreography: Jasna L. Vinovrški
Perfomance Berlin-Team: Cécile Bally, Darko Dragičević, Jasna L. Vinovrški 
Performance Zagreb-Team: Ana Vnučec, Branko Banković, Martina Tomić
Light design: Catalina Fernandez
Stage design: Clément Layes
Costumes: Malena Modeer
Assistant choreography: Dina Ekštajn
Assistant Performance: Mia Stark
Production: Valerie Terwei, Joseph Wegmann
International distribution: Inge Koks
Press: Lea-Maria Kneisel

Thanks to the students (1st year / 2019) from Zagreb dance academy, to the Flutgraben performances artists from 2019 and to my mother Slavka Vinovrški.

A production by Public in Private / Jasna L. Vinovrški.
Funded by the Berlin Senatsverwaltung for Culture and Europe, the Croatian Ministry of Culture and the City of Zagreb.
In co-production with Studio contemporary dance company from Zagreb and Tanzfabrik Berlin.

This production is a co-production between Public in Private company from Berlin ( and Studio contemporary dance company from Zagreb ( Initially two different “Healers” teams from Berlin and from Zagreb were supposed to work together hand in hand on stage. Due to the corona crisis, the collaboration couldn’t take place as planned and the two teams will perform for now separately. However the work has been created and developed with both teams equally. Also the first draft of this work was made in close collaboration with Darko Dragičević, during the event series Flutgraben performances #1 in 2019.

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Artistic director: Ludger Orlok, Jacopo Lanteri
Production management: Juan Harcha
Organization: Vincenz Kokot
Communication, press, editorial: Felicitas Zeeden
Technical management: Martin Pilz
The performance program of the Tanzfabrik Berlin is supported by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and apap – Performing Europe 2020, co-funded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding

Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin

Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

Jasna L. Vinovrški / Trailers and Video Documentations

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