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Audience Location:

The main part of the Water Dance will take a place at the lovely green meadow in Maksimir near romantic lake surrounded by high trees.

Date and Time:

June 18, 2017 at 10:30am

Water Locale:

The main part of the Water Dance will take a place at the lovely green meadow in Maksimir near romantic lake surrounded by high trees.

Maksimir Park


Jasna Cižmek Tarbuk is a noted Croatian choreograph and dance pedagogue. After finishing her dance career of a dancer in KASP and ZPA she continued to be present on Croatian contemporary dance scene as a choreographer. Working with outstanding Croatian dance ensemble such as Zagreb Dance Ensemble , Studio for contemporary dance and Gestures she created noted choreographies such as Glossienne, Fruit of Passion, Bolero, Rhapsody in Blue, Simfonijsko kolo. In an attempt to step out the conventional aesthetical circle she formed art organisation Fronesis, through which she creates her artistic view in bright spectre. So devised artistic path has led her in a realm of the new audio-visual technologies and therefore she created several impressive premiers in the collaboration with the Centre for computerised sight of The Faculty for electronic and Computers. Besides she made choreographies for opera ( Carmen , Nightingale) and several plays. She participated in Global Water Dances in 2015.
Simultaneously she has been teaching various subjects at The School for Contemporary Dance Ana Maleti? and The Arts School Franjo Lui. Her pupils won many prizes and merits on various international and Croatian dance competitions.

History of Site and Related Water Issues:

Park Maksimir is cultural and natural heritage of Zagreb. The Park was built by Bishop Haulik in 1855. Now is masterpiece of garden architecture with many streams and artificial lakes. The Park represent important habitats for various plants and animals representing biological diversity. More than one hundred bird species, squirrels, bats, and other small animal species are living there. We can say that Park Maksimir is as Tiergarten in Berlin or Regents Park to London.


The choreographer will use “Water Dance” which was composed by George Frederic Handle on request of King George for a concert on the River Thames at the beginning of 18th century. The “Water Music is a collection of three suits that is a set of orchestral pieces. Suit originated in the late 14th century as a dance music.

The Performance:

The dancers will young dancers from the “School for ballet and rhythmic” and some students from “The art school Frane Luci?a”. More than thirty young people will be involved in the Global Water Dance project in Zagreb. They will have costumes with logo of GWD and the performance will use some of the most beautiful views of Maksimir Park.

Environmental Impact:

We hope that our dance project will raise awareness of drinking water and importance of water for nature. Also, we have on our mind that the dance will connect us with many people around the world who will do the same thing by dancing and promoting the importance of the water for the whole planet. We are sure that the dance is the nice way to demonstrate others how water touches various aspects of our communities. At the same time we have to admit that we are very proud to be a part of such important project, because the water is our lives.

Directions to the Site of Performance:

The Park Maksimir is located in the eastern part of town Zagreb near the football “Stadium Dinamo”. The tram number 11, 12, 7, 6 is getting there from the west and east part of the Zagreb. There is also a big parking place on the opposite side of the main entrance of the Park Maksimir, if you come there by car.
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