Invoking archetypal storytelling, improvised song and ensemble choreography, these classes will draw on Stefan Jovanović’s ongoing enquiry into how performance heals us. Key provocations will include loops and repetition, unimaginable creatures and physical masks, storytelling, embodied memories, sculpting space with voice, family portraits.
Stefan will invite participants to explore the relationship between voice and movement through the creation of living sculptures, imagining archetypes and writing improvised fictions with body and with voice and sometimes the use of touch and contact. Explorations of ensemble and vignette as choreographic structure will be the starting point, to then layer complexity through circular and spiral scores, channelling what has been, what is and may be. A core dance training, professional, academic or otherwise is welcome. Comfort and experience in movement and vocal improvisation is also welcome. Curiosity and an openness to learn, to make it possible for others and to collaborate is a prerequisite.
Cancellations & refunds
Prices for classes are kept very low and are subsidized by ID in order to support artists to attend. To keep admin manageable for our small team, we don’t offer refunds if you cancel or can’t attend a class, and we can’t transfer your booking to a different class/event. We hope this is understandable. If a class is cancelled or changed by ID however, we do offer refunds/transfers to everyone who has booked.
Stefan Jovanović is a queer and neurodivergent performance-maker, storyteller and healer. Based in London, he is the artistic director of Studio Stefan Jovanović. His practice sits at the intersection of performance, installation art and sculpture. As a first-generation immigrant from the former republic of Yugoslavia, a country that no longer exists, and a descendent of transgenerational political persecution, his work explores issues of collective trauma, the creation of art that repairs ruptures of personal and archetypal identity through the creation of myth in the search for home and belonging.
Stefan has presented work at Sadler’s Wells, Derby Festé, Siobhan Davies Studios, Asylum Chapel, Stone Nest, Decima X, Testbed1 and Dance4. Stefan teaches regularly at the Royal College of Art, the London Contemporary Dance School, Goldsmiths University of London, Oxford Brookes University and the Architectural Association. His practice is further enriched by his formal training in architecture and professional trainings in somatic and systemic therapies.