Arts and cultural activities, Education

Dance Souls


Who is behind this?

Ivana Gojmerac

Tanzelarija - Organisation for promotion and development of contemporary dance

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Who is joining forces?

Galerija plesa


Kamerni teatar 55

Bosnia and Herzegovina

National Theater Sarajevo

Bosnia and Herzegovina

- Elementary music and ballet school "Novo Sarajevo" (Bosnia and Herzegovina) - KUD Bascarsija (Bosnia and Herzegovina) - Ministry of culture and sport of Canton Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) - Ministry of education and science of Canton Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

Main peach of project "Dance souls" is to recover dance scene in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with focus on contemporary dance. Idea is to make it alive on longer period, and not just in period of project, but to make basis for sustainability of contemporary dance scene and to create our own contemporary dance artists and choreographers.

Where will your idea take place?

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Why does Europe need your idea?

Generally art in B&H, especially contemporary art is on very low level from education to scene. In contemporary dance, B&H doesn't have any kind of education (formal or informal) and because of that we don't have contemporary dance scene. There is big interest of dancers with classic background in this kind of art and big interest of audience.

What is your impact?

We will promote dance art from youngest through competition, and we will give education to dance teachers and dancers. Through this education we will make teachers who will teach young dancers in contemporary dance and through years we will have our own artist. Education for dancers will give them new knowledge of contemporary techniques and they will be able to perform contemporary piece which will be choreographed by Slovenian choreographer Mojca Ussar, which will be on theater repertoire.

How do you get there?

Project Dance Souls has three main steps whit which will implement our idea.
1. Contest in classic ballet for children- with which we will promote dance art. Jury will be international known dance pedagogues. Target group are children and public.
2. Education in contemporary dance - We will educate teachers of dance in contemporary dance and in that way implement contemporary dance in classic ballet schools. For implementing it we already support of Ministry of education.
Education will also be aimed for dancers, so that they could have some basics in contemporary dance techniques.
3. Dance production - We will set dance piece, where we will hire choreographer who will set piece with Bosnian dancers using Bosnian arranged rock music, which will be played on repertoire.

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?

Our target group is wide. Through different activities we will try to reach different target group. Through contest target group are students of dance from elementary and secondary dance schools and studios, teachers and audience. Through education target group are dancers and dance teachers. Through piece setting target group are dancers and audience all ages.

What makes your idea stand apart?

We don't connect unusual partnership, but we will improve Southeast Europe to be in step with Western Europe and in that way make better Europe for future generations. Most of projects are ending with last day of project calendar. But our project is platform for future generations of artists, children and audience. We will not just promote dance art, but bring contemporary dance in formal education system and make new scene which will be sustainable.

€ 41,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 86,-

Total budget

Major expenses

Fees for 10 artists (4,5 month), choreographer and photographer - 19.300,00 Public relations - 6.000,00 Personnel costs - 5.000,00 Accommodation and subsistence - 3.155,00 Travel - 2.200,00

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

We would like to receive advice from others who have experience in implementation of similar projects. Those tips and ideas could help us to improve implementation of Dance Souls project.



Idea created on March 8, 2016
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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