p e o p l e

irena ristic, researcher and art maker

graduated in 1992. at the faculty of dramatic arts, department of
theatre directing. finished postgraduate studies of psychology of art at the faculty of philosophy (msc) and faculty of fine art in belgrade (phd). worked with  professional ensembles in city theatres of belgrade, krusevac, vrsac, becej, banjaluka and hall in tyrol. major projects includes: "thus spoke irena ristic" (rex, 2015), "careful observation" (rex, 2014), "unapaired" (rex, belgrade), "process_k" (cc "city", belgrade), "appetite" (57th dsffb, belgrade), "room of little fears" (rex, belgrade), "saga" (czkd, belgrade), "autopsy" (museum of contemporary art, belgrade), "on the way... seeking" (washerei p, hall in tyrol), "kangaroo skin shoes" by k. milutinovic, "men at the table" by s. valjarevic, "man ist man" by b. breht, "quartet" by h. miller, (bdt, belgrade), "love of perlimplin and belisa" by f.g. lorca, etc. she has finished specialized education in the field of psychodrama, initiated and lead several significant participative art projects, participated in many festivals and conferences...awarded for best experimental film at 57th documentary and short film festival belgrade (2010), and also for best youth policy project of city of belgrade (2011). she teaches psychology and psychology of art at faculty of dramatic arts, university of arts belgrade. filmography: appetite (2010), unpaired (2012), & self-scape (2016).
books: “beginning and the end of creative process” (2011) and “psychology of
creativity” (2013). focus: poly media and participatory works, social
experiments and interdisciplinary research of art.


andjelka nikolic, theatre director and philologist

graduated at the faculty of philology (department of french language) 
and  at academy of drama arts (department of theatre and radio directing) 
university of belgrade. major theater projects include: e.jelinek, “women as lovers”
(theater kostolanyu, subotica), brecht “man is man, 1 and 2.part” (nt  “toša Jovanovic”, zrenjanin), ionesco, “macbeth” (atelje 212), swift/nikolic “gulliver” (theatar koper, slovenia and national theater rijeka, croatia),v.peric , “it’ s not her fault, it’s never her fault” (hf foundation and bitef theater), a.lindgren, “pippi longstockings” (slg celje), r.marinković, “gloria” (nt subotica), brecht, “the boy who say yes/the boy who says no” (theater dusko radovic),  beckett, “short history of  forgetting part one” (hopla! and magacin u kraljevića marka) sophocle, „antigona“ (slg celje), m.markovic & a.nikolic, „long live labour!“ (atelje 212), m.crimp, „attacks on her life“ (snp novi sad), „about violence“ after „titus andronicus“ (hop.la! & np kikinda), s.semenic's „you haven't forget, you just don't remember anymore“ (gledalisce glej, ljubljana), j.l. lagarce, "rules for good manners in the modern world"(jdp, beograd), m. krleza, "vucjak". awards: annual award of  theater “dusko radovic”,  award for artistic courage of the festival patosoffiranje,  sterija award for best director etc.
translate from french and english. member of association of 
drama artists of serbia

dejan dosljak, costume designer

studied theatre costume design at the royal academy of fine arts in antwerp, belgium. worked as a costume designer on different projects in the past years like on mauel de
falla's opera "el retablo de maese pedro", jean-luc lagarce's "rules for good manners in the modern world", doug wright's "i am my own wife", w.shakespeare's "titus andronicus" among others. collaborated with the swedish artist lisa jeannin on her short films "black master, blue master, red master" which was part of the 2-channel installation "the crossing" and on "goddess" which was part of the 3-channel installation"ggg and g". recently was involved
in several workshops based on recycling and design.

ah.ahilej, duo

founded in 2002. in belgrade. a grotesque sound of new wave cabaret. by decostructing classical pop forms, they easily slide through multicoloured musical gardens: jazz-noir, mutant-disco, pantomima-obscura, dark-calypso, death-shlager, avant-pop etc.
performed in museum of contemporary art in belgrade/05, refract festival in
belgrade/06, bibliotheca alexandrina within the forum of independent artistic groups, egypt/06, czkd belgrade/06 and pavillion "cvijeta zuzoric" belgrade/07, book fair leipzig. editions: "super life", "home made music", "rigor mortis" & "objectively worse edition".
performers and music support in major hop.la! projects.

milos paunovic, scriptwriter

studied philosophy at the faculty of philosophy in belgrade.
worked as associate writer, dramaturg and performer in different hop.la! projects
in the past years, including "room of little fears", "appetite", "unpaired" and "process_k".

marija stojic, teacher and art theorist

after undergraduate studies at the faculty of teacher training (university of belgrade), she started the master study of the theory of dramatic arts and media at faculty of dramatic arts in belgrade. since 2012. she cooperates with hop.la! in the organization and
realization of the program.

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