Opus 1


Slovensko ljudsko gledališče Celje, 20. april 2019


11. International Competition of Young Dance Performers
OPUS 1 – Short Dance Piece 2019

Slovenian National Theatre Celje, 20th April 2019



Petra Hrašćanec

In the field of performing arts, Petra Hrašćanec is active as a dancer, choreographer and pedagogue. The main point of her interest and education is contemporary dance whereas her works are characterised by a specific use of a host of different media to investigate the body and corporeality. Her threefold role (performer, author and pedagogue) is a result of the artist's unique interest, functional technology of creating a body language on stage and the relationship between the performer and the audience.

Apart from working on many author's projects, Hrašćanec is also an active member of Francesco Scavetta's WEE COMPANY based in Norway. As a choreographer, Hrašćanec creates either as a member of the artistic organization 21:21 (as one of the art directors) or in collaboration with the partnership organisation de_facto and a host of Croatian institutions (&TD Theatre, The Zagreb Youth Theatre, Pogon Jedinstvo, The Zagreb Dance Centre). Since 2013, Hrašćanec is a lecturer and a mentor leading the programme for contemporary dance technique at the Dance Department of the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb, Croatia.


Alicia Ocadiz

Alicia Paulina Ocadiz Arriaga, received her master’s degree in Dance and Motion Arts in 2015. Her topic was researching the meeting points between Indonesia and Mexico at the San Antonio Catholic University of Murcia in Murcia, Spain. She graduated in Contemporary Dance from the National School of Classical and Contemporary Dance of Mexico and is a certified dancer at the prestigious Rotterdam Dance Academy, CODARTS, in Rotterdam, Holland, and the Beijing International Arts School in Beijing, China. She has performed as a choreographer, dancer and circus artist in various stages, theatres and festivals in countries such as Mexico, Holland, France, Costa Rica, Panama, Spain, Slovenia and China. She has been a member of the 2Move Dance Company (Holland), NANA + NA (Panama), Foco al Aire Producciones (Mexico), Ashley Meeder Movement Project (USA) and other independent collectives. In 2009 she won the "Mexico City Youth Award", which put her on the list of young talents of the city government, and in 2010 she won the Niewe Maan award for creating and executing the best show for Gallery within the Framework of the Museum Nacht, in Rotterdam, Holland.


Milan Tomášik

Milan Tomášik studied dance at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. In 2004, he graduated from P.A.R.T.S, the international dance school in Brussels. In 2001, he participated in Vienna’s ImpulsTanz festival with a Dance Web scholarship and went on tour with the Dutch company MAPA. In 2004, he received the Prize of the City Prievidza (Slovakia) for representing contemporary dance at home and abroad.

Milan Tomášik has collaborated with several choreographers and is a co-founder and active member of Les SlovaKs dance collective, the company based in Brussels. With them, he created three dance performances, and from 2007 performed and toured in Europe, Africa, China, Middle and North America.

His teaching activities includes giving classes Happy Feet for professional companies, festivals and dance Academies as well as workshops titled Playful Presence in most of the countries in Europe, China, Democratic Republic of Kongo and Mexico.

In 2014 he founded Milan Tomášik & Co and created three dance performances Hunting Season (2014),  Silver Blue (2015) and Fight Bright (2018).

Milan Tomášik became an Associate Artist of Scenario Pubblico theater in Catania for the 2018-2020 period. 





Opus 1 - Theme

Opus 1 - Invitation

Opus 1 - Jury

Opus 1 - Regulations

Opus 1

Opus 1 - Photogallery

Opus 1 - Videogallery



Experience of OPUS production grant winner 2014 Georgia Kapodistria