Sanja Krsmanovic Tasic (1963) Graduated at the Philological Faculty, University of Belgrade (Spanish Language and Literature) and at the Faculty for Physical Education, University of Novi Sad, group for Modern and Jazz Dance. As a performance artist she was formed by masters of contemporary theatre and dance: Torgeir Wethal (Odin Teatret), Yoshi Oida (Peter Brook), Genadi Bogdanov (Meyerhold`s Biomehanics), Rena Mirecka (Grotowski) , Carolyn Carson, Steven Iannacone and others. From 1982 she is active on the performing art scene of Belgrade and Yugoslavia, in the field of theatre, dance and performance art. For nine years she was a lead dancer in the Belgrade Contemporary Ballet of Smiljana Mandukic, and was a founding member of the Theatre of Movement MIMART, from 1984. From 1993 to 2014, she was a core member of DAH Theatre, a theatre laboratory dedicated to activist theatre, and Program Director of DAH Theatre Research Centre.
Author, co-author and manager of DAH Theatre Research Centre’s numerous programs and projects involving Art for Social Change and educational projects: AKAVA SEM AMEN / This is who we are, inclusion of Roma children, Play Against Violence 1,2 i 3, IN/VISIBLE CITY and others ) 2008. Choreographer, with Boris Čaksiran, of the dance performance piece “Curve for Gaus”, involving five dancers with disabilities and three professional dancers and first inclusive dance performance project on the Balkans. In 2012. choreodirected and wrote texts for the performances “Times of Oblivion“ in Sarajevo and “Departure “in Belgrade as part of the project NETWORKING MEMORIES . She is the author of numerous articles and essays and member of the editorial board of LUDUS – the paper of the Drama Association of Serbia. As the President of CEDEUM (Centre for Drama in Education and Art) and President of the General Council of IDEA (International Drama/Theatre in Education Association) she is involved in the spreading of good quality drama education and the involvement of drama/theatre and dance in the school system. She is the co/editor of Bitef Polyphony, the side program of BITEF Festival (Belgrade International Theatre Festival). Founder and artistic director of MATER TERRA, the theatre festival of children and youth with the theme of ecology and ecology of the soul.
Leads workshops and Master classes (USA, Europe, New Zealand, Mongolia etc.) for directors, actors, dancers and choreographers on cross boarder work between dance and laboratory theatre, devised theatre, focusing on vocal work for dancers and physical expression for actors. Leads dance workshops for young people with disability. She has toured all around the world with performances and teaching workshops.
Tel: +381 64 39 693