PROGRAM 2019

Friday, 25th January

10:00 - 17:00 Museum of the National Theater in Belgrade

OPERA SINGING MASTERCLASS

Prof. Claudija Eder

 

Sutherday, 26th January

10:00 - 17:00 Museum of the National Theater in Belgrade

OPERA SINGING MASTERCLASS

Prof. Claudija Eder

 

16:00 - 18:00 Yugoslav Cinematheque

FESTIVAL OPENING AND FILM SCREENING:

Hebreo: The Search for Salomone Rossi

 

Sunday, 27th January

10:00 - 17:00 Museum of the National Theater in Belgrade

OPERA SINGING MASTERCLASS

Prof. Claudija Eder

 

16:00 Jewish Community of Belgrade / Gallery

LECTURE:

David i Jonatan, biblijska opera Mark-Antoana Šarpentjea

by Ana Stefanović

 

17:30 Jewish Community in Belgrade / Gallery

LECTURE:

Concerto for Viola and Orchestra / Viola Tango Rock Concerto Benjamina Jusupova

Muzika ima viziju – slušajući druge i sebe kroz nju

By Tijane Popović Mlađenović

 

19:00 Muzej Narodnog Pozorišta

CONCERT OF THE PARTICIPANTS OF

THE OPERA SINGING MASTERCLASS

 

20:30 National Museum in Belgrade

CONCERT: PORTRAITS AND REMEMBRANCE

Pieces of young composers chosen in a competition,

and the work of contemporary composers on

the topic of Jewish culture

 

Composers:

Ben Lunn (UK)

Bracha Bdil (Israel)

Guy Ben Tov (Israel)

Nina Perović (Montenegro)

Lazar Đorđević (Serbia)

 

Performers:

Jewish Chamber Orchestra

The Baruch Brothers choir

Synagogal Ensemble Berlin

 

 

Monday, 28th January

18:00 Synagogue Sukat Šalom

KONCERT SINAGOGALNOG ANSAMBLA IZ BERLINA

Dirigent: Regina Jantian

 

20:30 Stage Raša Plaović, National Theater in Belgrade

OPERA KRUNISANJE POPEJE,

KLAUDIJA MONTEVERDIJA I ZATVARANJE FESTIVALA

Performers:

Ensembl Barock Vokal (Nemačka)

Ballet Ensemble of the Institute for Artistic Dance

Ensembl New Trinity Baroque on historical instruments

(Artistic director: Predrag Gosta)

Conduscor: Alberto Veronezi (Italy)

Director: Aleksandar Nikolić

Choreographer: Aleksandar Ilić

Screening of the documentary film "Hebreo: The Search for Salomone Rossi"

Film screening: Hebreo: The Search for Salomone Rossi

Director: Joseph Rochlitz

Ensemble: Profeti della Quinta

 

Storyline

In the period of late Renaissance, at the height of Mantua's artistic splendour, a young Jewish violinist burst through the barriers of discrimination and became one of the most renowned composers and performers at the court of the Gonzaga dukes. In 1622 he revolutionized Jewish music with his "Songs of Solomon", the first collection ever of originally composed music for Hebrew psalms and prayers. Yet very little is known about the personal and creative life of Salomone Rossi Hebreo - Salomone Rossi the Jew.

 

In this documentary, the prize-winning vocal ensemble "Profeti della Quinta" rehearse and perform Rossi's music in the magnificent town of Mantua, in preparation for a special concert in the Gonzaga dukes' Pleasure palace. With the help of expert historians and musicologists, they shed fascinating light on this elusive man and his extraordinary music.

Joseph Rochlitz

 

Watch the promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO65BSAyZ4Y

Running time: 45 minutes

Solo singing masterclass

After successful and well attended Rossi Fest 2018 Opera singing masterclass, we have decided to include the Opera singing masterclass in the next festival edition as well. This time Rossi Fest will have the honour to welcome a renowned concert and operatic mezzo-soprano, professor of College of Music in Mainz and a member of European Academy of Science and Arts - prof. Claudia Eder. The participants will have three individual sessions with Professor Eder and a pianist, and at the end of the course, a concert will be held at the Museum of the National Theater in Belgrade.

Both sessions and the concert are open for public with no entrance fee.

 

Claudia Eder

Claudia Eder has studied Singing and the Violoncello at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München and the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main. Her studies were continued in Milan and Budapest.

She was debuted at age 25 in the role of La Muse / Niklausse in The tales of Hoffman. This was followed by appearances at the Hessischen Staatstheater in Wiesbaden as well as the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz. Following this, she appeared at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf and the Volksoper Wien. Countless guest contracts lead Eder to the major european and international stages, these included appearances in Barcelona, Madrid, London, Turin, Venice, Rome, Paris, Geneva, Atwerpen, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Tokyo. She has also worked with the Salzburger Festspielen, the 'Wiener Festwochen', the Donaueschinger Musiktagen and the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival.

Claudia Eder received a professorship for Singing at the Hochschule für Musik Mainz. Here she founded the 2004 International Summer school “Singing Summer” and in the year 2010 "BAROCK VOKAL", an excellency program for aspiring Opera and Concert Singers. Alongside this she also teaches Masters courses locally and internationally.

In the year 2009, under her leadership, the Department of Singing was awarded the prize “Leistungen in Studium, Lehre und künstlerischer Entwicklungsarbeit” by the Exzellenzwettbewerb des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz.

She has since 1991 been working as project leader, stage director and vocal coach for the Internationale Festival für junge Opernsänger by the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg.

Beside her plethora of tasks Claudia Eder is also active on international stages as song and concert singer. Her repertoire

reaches from the Renaissance over the Barock era reaching into the Modern era of the genres opera, song and oratorio arts.

Claudia Eder is a member of the “Akademie der Wissenschaften, Literatur Mainz und Musik” and also a member of the “European Academy of Sciences and Arts”.

Lecture: Biblical tragedy in French Baroque: Operas David et Jonathas, Marc-Antoine Charpentier and Jephtha, Michel de Montéclair

Ana Stefanović, musicologist, Professor at the University of Arts, Faculty of Music (Department of Musicology), in Belgrade and Associate Researcher at IreMus, Paris. She earned her MA degree from the Faculty of Music in Belgrade and recieved her PhD in musicology from the University Paris IV Sorbonne. Main areas of her research are baroque opera, solo song, the relation between music and text, as well as questions of musical style and stylistic analysis. She is engaged in several international and national projects in musicology and is an author of a large number of studies and articles published in reviews for musicology and music theory, and in collected papers. She edited several issues of collected papers and organized several international conferences. She published the books: La musique comme métaphore. La relation de la musique et du texte dans l’opéra baroque français: de Lully à Rameau, Paris, L’Harmattan, 2006; Temporality and Narraivity in Music Drama, Beograd, FMU, 2017. She is also the author of the Anthology of Serbian Art Song I–VI, Belgrade, UKS, 2008–2014.

 

 

David et Jonathas, the biblical opera by Marc-Antoine Charpentier

In this lecture, we deal with the particular position of Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s tragédie en musique David et Jonathas (1688) on the libretto by François Bretonneau, one of two operas based on the Old Testament − besides Jephté (1732) by Michel Montéclair − in the whole French baroque repertoire. Beyond that, the unique position of this work in the history of music lies in the fact that it is, in its first performance in the college of Jesuits Luis le Grand in Paris, performed in combination with the other biblical, literary drama, Saul by Father Étienne Chamillard. This opera is in this sense strongly marked by several crossings: of two religious and cultural paradigms, Judean and Christian / Catholic, of two genres, literary and musical tragedy, of two spheres, sacred and profane – the crossing obtained by the insertion of the religious subject in a secular musical genre −, and finally, of musical generic models, also involving a stylistic and musical poetic mixture that come from this opposition. The conference will focus on these multiple crossings, giving this Charpentier’s opera a special place in the French and European lyric field.

Lecture: A viola concerto from Yinam Leef

Dr Tijana Popović Mladjenović is a musicologist, full-time Professor at the Department of Musicology of the Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade, and Head of the Musicology Department Council. She has been a visiting professor at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, the University in Ljubljana, the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, and the Music Academy in Sarajevo. Her main research interests include the European music of the fin de siècle, contemporary music (she specialized in contemporary French music at the University of Paris IV Sorbonne), aesthetics and philosophy of music, and issues concerning thinking in music. She is the author of six books.

 

Concerto for Viola and Orchestra / Viola Tango Rock Concerto of Benjamin Yusupov

Music has a Vision – Listening to Others and Oneself through It

Since music is primarily a cultural phenomenon (because there is no culture without music and because every man possesses that subtle skill of significantly yet intuitively understanding music), whose essential feature is diversity (the plentitude, variety and coexistence of musical identities), the question that always imposes itself and now seems especially intriguing is when and how music moves us, or to what are we moved? In other words, if we model ourselves through music both as individuals and as participants in culture, and if in constructing musical traditions, we model the way culture is constructed by building the consensus of musical belief and commitment on which musical collaboration depends – the question that imposes itself is how does music give us a new identity today, which is both thoroughly other and fully ours, or to what extent people now tune their sense of self to (different) music (identities)?

From a postmodern perspective, the basic work of culture is to construct subject positions, and the primary action of music in this era is not to express, but to invite subjectivity. In this context, the general power of music to implant subjective states in the listener that are paradoxically both native and alien, is perceived using the work of Benjamin Yusupov as an example (his approach combines the specific cultural identities of various ethnic groups with different styles of art and popular Western music), primarily his Concerto for Viola and Orchestra / Viola Tango Rock Concerto (2003).

Concert “Portraits and Remembrance”

The "Portraits and Remembrance" concert is a very important part of the Rosi Fest program and is the only part of the festival that is constantly on the program of all festival editions. On the occasion of the World Day of Remembrance for Holocaust Victims, the program will consist of works made by young composers, selected through the “Portraits and Rememberance” Composers Competition, as well as representative works composed by Jewish authors and historical works that correspond to the theme of the concert. By participating in the Rosi Fest Composers Competition , young composers have the opportunity to contribute to the world's cultural heritage in the area of ​​preserving memories of Holocaust victims and playing honour to those who opposed it, using historical literature and other sources as an inspiration or part of their compositions. The Artistic Committee of the festival selects the most representative performances for the concert each year. This year, applications from countries around the world have been received (Luxembourg, Portugal, Croatia, Hungary, Iran, Mexico, Italy, Serbia, Uruguay, Canada, Brazil, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France , Israel, Russia, China, UK, South Africa, Armenia, Montenegro, USA, Ukraine), with nearly fifty compositions. The Artistic Committee of the Festival selected five compositions, of the following authors: Lazar Djordjevic (Serbia), Nina Perovic (Montenegro), Bracha Bdil (Israel), Ben Lunn (UK) and Guy Ben-Tov (Israel). In addition to the various chamber ensembles that will be presented to us that evening, Jewish Chamber Orchestra, the Baruch Brothers Choir and the Synagogal Ensemble Berlin will also take part in performing on the concert.

Concert of the Synagogal Ensemble Berlin

Synagogal Ensemble Berlin

 

The Ensemble consists of eight to twelve singers who work as freelance soloists or belong to the Berlin opera choirs. The Synagogal Ensemble Berlin is the only ensemble in the world that brings the liturgy of Louis Lewandowski to music every Friday night, Shabbat morning and on all Jewish holidays.

In his concerts with the Synagogal Ensemble Berlin, cantor Isaac Sheffer brings this unique Jewish-German tradition to the world, with compositions by other great composers of the 19th century such as Salomon Sulzer and Samuel Naumbourg as well as from the 20th century such as Kurt Weill, Maurice Ravel, Ben Steinberg, Meir Finkelstein and others. The ensemble performs again and again in Poland, England and France.

 

Regina Yantian, director of the Synagogal Ensemble Berlin

Already at the age of 12, Regina Yantian became interested in organ music. At the age of fifteen, she began her education as an organist and choirmaster, and subsequently studied comparative musicology and Jewish studies in Jerusalem and Berlin. Since 1998 she is organist and choirmaster of the synagogue Pestalozzistraße in Berlin-Charlottenburg.

For many years Yantian sang herself in the synagogue choir and got her artistic impulses through her work with Cantor Estrongo Nachama. She is also the director of the Synagogue Ensemble Berlin, which is known far beyond the borders of Berlin.

Yantian is particularly proud of her latest project: since 2011 she has been Artistic Director of the Louis Lewandowski Festival, inviting synagogue choirs from all over the world to dedicate themselves to Louis Lewandowski's tradition. As part of the cultural program, the municipalities have two programs to choose from European and American Synagogal Music of the 19th and 20th Century and Jewish songs from Eastern Europe and Israel.

Opera “L'incoronazione di poppea”, Claudio Monteverdi

It is our big pleasure to have Monteverdi`s "The Coronation of Poppea" enriched with Rossi`s sinfonies included to close the second edition of Rossi Fest! The cast of this production is selected from ensemble "Barock Vokal", led by the Professor of the Mainz University of Music and this year`s Rossi fest masterclass lecturer, prof. Claudia Eder. The members of the Ensemble New Trinity Baroque will be performing on historical instruments while the ballet ensemble is chosen from the Institute for Artistic Dance.

 

 

Julie Grutzka - Poppea                                  

Larissa Botos - Nerone

Florian Küppers - Seneca

Christian Rohrbach - Ottone

Shai Terry - Ottavia

Sonja Grevenbrock - Drusilla/Virtù

Daniel Tilch - Lucano

Radoslava Vorgic - Valletto/Fortuna

Milica Lalošević - Amore

Bojan Bulatović - Arnalta

 

Conductor: Alberto Veronesi

Director: Aleksandar Nikolić

Choreographer: Aleksandar Ilić

Production: Rossi fest Belgrade 2019
 

Ensemble BAROCK VOKAL

In 2010, Claudia Eder initiated the excellence program BAROCK VOKAL – College for Early Music at the Mainz School of Music. BAROCK VOKAL quickly established itself as a very successful continuing education program in cooperation with Villa Musica, a state foundation of Rhineland-Palatinate.

The one-year program gives young opera and concert singers the opportunity to obtain in-depth experience with “historically informed performance practice”. Under the guidance of internationally renowned artists in residence, the participants master their interpretation skills, thus gaining stylistic confidence with works ranging from the Renaissance to contemporary music. During the various project phases, the young professionals can work with distinguished artists – for instance, Andreas Scholl, Konrad Junghänel, Ton Koopman, Wolfgang Katschner, Michael Hofstetter and Fabio Bonizzoni. The concerts are always highly esteemed by the press and public. A special highlight is a tour with Alfredo Bernardini and the European Union Baroque Orchestra. From November 2016 onwards, BAROCK VOKAL will repeatedly welcome the Japanese conductor Masaaki Suzuki as an artist in residence. Apart from the artistic training, the singers are being encouraged to create a professional network offering them further engagements on the international concert circuit. BAROCK VOKAL is frequently invited to well-known events such as the Schwetzingen SWR Festival, Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg, the festival Rhein Vokal, the Rheingau Musik Festival and to the opera houses of Frankfurt, Cologne and Wiesbaden as well as the Campo Santo in Rome.

 

New Trinity Baroque

Hailed by the critics as “Atlanta’s most adventurous early music ensemble” (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution), NEW TRINITY BAROQUE is recognized as one of the leading early music ensembles today. Founded by Predrag Gosta in London in 1998, NTB was initially established as an ensemble of international musicians, and they continue to maintain this presence through collaborations with U.S. and international artists: past soloists include soprano Evelyn Tubb, recorder player Marion Verbruggen, violinists Ingrid Matthews, Florian Deuter, Bojan Cicic and John Holloway, harpsichordist Steven Devine, and others. Each season, the ensemble presents over thirty concerts and educational events in Atlanta and other cities throughout the U.S. and in Europe, performing on period instruments of the 17th and 18th centuries. The group’s repertoire ranges from chamber to orchestral, from cantatas to operas, and its styles from Renaissance to Classical. New Trinity Baroque’s concerts are consistently highly praised. Performances from the past include several Southeastern U.S. and Southern Europe premieres, such as Monteverdi’s “Vespers” of 1610, Handel’s “Gloria”, Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio”, Corelli’s Concerti Grossi, Vivaldi’s “L’Estro Armonico” Concertos, Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater”, Mozart’s “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” and Divertimenti for Strings, as well as operas such as Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas", Monteverdi's "L'Orfeo" and "The Coronation of Poppea", etc. NTB is also an active recording ensemble with almost a dozen CDs to its credit. NTB's members regularly present lectures, educational events and masterclasses. The ensemble was an Affiliate Ensemble at Georgia State University's School of Music since 2003, and the Ensemble-in-Residence at Oxford College of Emory University since 2004. The group is also the Ensemble-in-Residence at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta for over 10 years, which is its main performing venue. New Trinity Baroque has toured England, Finland, Sweden, Serbia and Croatia, appearing at festivals such as Korkyra Baroque, the Belgrade Early Music Festival, Sastamala Gregoriana festival in Finland and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina.

 

IUI Transition Dance Company

Belgrade Dance Institute is an institution founded within the Faculty of Engineering Management that implements artistic dance study programmes. The Institute was founded by internationally recognised artists who obtained their academic titles at reputable universities in Europe and the United States of America, in cooperation with reputed Serbian artists. The aim was to transfer the most modern artistic dance techniques to future artists in Belgrade and Serbia. IUI Transitions Dance Company was founded within Belgrade Dance Institute and is designed for candidates holding a university degree in a field of art, with a minimum of 180 ECTS points. IUI Transitions Dance Company is also engaged in education and experimenting,  aimed at finding new forms of choreographic and dance vocabulary and the way of expressing thoughts that a choreographer assigns to dancers. In the last academic years, dance master workshops and visiting lectures have been held by many professors, choreographers, pedagogues, performers and ballet masters from around the world. Students of Belgrade Dance Institute have presented themselves independently or in groups through a variety of cooperation events, festivals, concerts and plays performed all over Serbia. The Company have performed in many renowned venues, such as the National Theatre in Belgrade, the National Theatre Museum in Belgrade, the Bitef Theatre, the Theatre on Terazije and Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment.

 

Alberto Veronesi

Background: Born in Milan, Veronesi studied at the Conservatory of Verdi in Milan, after a successful degree in Piano, Orchestra composition and Direction. When he was a student, he founded the Guido Cantelli orchestra

He performed in this Orchestra until 2000 with two great performances: at the Eastern Festival in Salisburgo (invited by Claudio Abbado) and on Santa Cecilia’s day at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Maestro Alberto Veronesi is an official artist at the Deutsche Gramophone and he conducted many researches in the repertoire of 800’ and beginning of 900’. He focused on Artists like Pietro Mascagni, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Giacomo Puccini and others. He performed and recorded also the fairly known operas in order to have the biggest audience and to give more visibility to a neglected repertoire.

With the Deutsche Gramophone, Bellini and Romantic Opera “Verismo Project” in association with the Deutsche Gramophone This Project is dedicated to the Italian post-romantic repertoire. The project started in 2006 with the performance of Edgar, the youngest work of Puccini, recorded in an extended version with Placido Domingo and appreciated from critics. The second album, “Puccini Ritrovato”, contains an original version, Deutsche Oper in Berlin, performed by Angela Gheorghiu and Roberta Alagna. Opera has been performed by Domingo, Lang Lang and the Orchestra of Bologna city Theatre.

Orchestras and Opera houses/theatres: Wiener Philarmoniker, Opera Orchestra of New York, Carnegie Hall, New York, Avery Fischer Hall, Grand Theatre of Tianjin China, The Orchestra of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence, Orchestra of Theatre La Fenice in Venice, Deutsche Opera Orchestra Berlin, Theatre Monnae Orchestra Bruxelles, Orchestra of Santa Cecilia Academy in Rome, Philarmonic Theatre in Bologna, Orchestra of S. Carlo Theatre Naples, Philarmonic Orchestra of Bologna, Sicilian Symphonic Orchestra of Palermo, Salzburger Festspiele, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Spring Festival New York, Teatro alla Scala, Festival Puccini di Torre del Lago, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana di Palermo, Tel Aviv Opera, Theatre NHK Tokyo, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Shanghai Opera House, Opera Orchestra of New York ,Fondazione Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari… etc.

 

 

Aleksandar Nikolić is a stage director engaged in the Opera of the National Theater in Belgrade from the season 2009/10. for maintaining and reviving the current repertoire as a stage director, reviving director, acting coach. In addition to theatre directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, he also studied art history (Faculty of Philosophy, Belgrade), industrial design (Belgrade Polytechnic), piano and music theory (1992-2004.).  Hi did his professional upgrading in Brescia (Italy), Hanover (Germany) and Thessaloniki (Greece). Aleksandar Nikolić is currently completing his PhD in TheaterDirecting Studies at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts  (University of Belgrade). He started his professional carrier as a pianist, costume and set designer.

From June 2015. Aleksandar Nikolić is engaged as professor (maitre de conferences) Belgrade Dance Institute for subjects “Stage directing in opera and ballet”, “LibrettoAnatomy“ and “Stage director’s analysis of the music text”. He started his professional carrier as a pianist, costume and set designer. From December 2015. to February 2016. he was engaged in Royal Opera House Covent Garden as an assistant director(and later a director on duty) for Sir Richard Eyre’s production of “La Traviata”. From the season 2016/17 engaged in international masterclasses (Israel and Belgrade) for opera singers devoted to the interpretation of music and verbal text in the Italian and French opera repertoire.

“Don Giovanni” (National Theatre in Sarajevo), „Viva la mamma“ (National Theatre in Sarajevo), “Don Giovanni” (Kombank hall, Belgrade), “Shakespeare: Sonnets” (National Theatre in Belgrade, Serbia), “Melancholic Dreams of Count Sava Vladislavich” (National Theatre in Belgrade, Serbia), “Le conevinienz e edinconevinienze teatrali ” (Croatian National Theatre in Rijeka, Croatia), „Cavalleria rusticana“ (Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad, Serbia), “Il barbiere di Siviglia" (Vrnjačka Banja Summer Festival, Serbia), „Viva la mamma“ (Israeli Center of Exelence, Jerusalem, Israel), “Pyramus and Thisbe”  (Israeli Center of Excellence, Jerusalem, Israel), “La serva- padrona” (National Theatre in Belgrade, Serbia), “Fledermaus” (Israeli Museum of Art, Tel Aviv), “The castle of Bluebeard” (Belgrade Philharmonic)  , “Carmina Burana” (Sava center, Belgrade, Serbia) , “Blasphemy in the Valley  of St Florian” (Balkan Dance Festival, Coproduction of Bosnia, Serbia, Slovenia), „That Crazy Girl“(Opera and Theatre Madlenianum in Belgrade, Serbia), “The Last Dream of MilutinMilanković” (Opera and Theatre Madlenianum in Belgrade, Serbia), “Pierrotlunaire”  (Opera and Theatre Madlenianum in Belgrade, Serbia), “The Mysterious Stranger” / “The Studies of a Wild Gees”/ ”The Days of the Paris Commune” (TeatroFilodamatika, Rijeka, Croatia), “Éloge de l'Amour” / “Tristan und Isolde”  (TeatroFilodamatika, Rijeka, Croatia), "Bergman: Autumn Sonata " (YugoslavDrama Theater,  Belgrade), “Nella note densa… In the dark night…”  (National Theater, Belgrade), “The Stolen Doll”, “Far Away From Home”, “Heroism and Humanism for Children”, “Grace” (cycle of musicals for children- chamber scene, National Theater, Belgrade), "Waiting for Godot" by Samuel Beckett, "Woyzeck" by Georg Büchner.

 

 

Aleksandar Ilić, MA is the first soloist of the ballet of the National Theater in Belgrade, choreographer, poet, and professor at the Belgrade Dance Institute. He was educated at Music School Isidor Bajić, Dobrila Novkov’s Ballet School La Sylphide and Ballet School Lujo Davičo. Aleksandar holds Bachelor in Communications and MA in choreography (scholarship holder of the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia).

Ballet Performances: Viva la Vida!; Lisbon Story; Holiday of Love; Ballad of the Vagabond Moon and Butler’s Broom; Alice in Wonderland.

Dance performances, installations and performances: Mila Foundation and Pets; Behind the Mirror; My Phobia - Pteronophobia; Dance Theater Ladies; Sava Sumanovic's Dance - Beračice; Reminiscence; Four Poems for Tađa; After the Sonata; Scandal in the Valley of Saint Florian.

Performances for the children: Magical Beans; A Legend About You).

Opera: Melancholic Dreams of the Count Sava Vladisavic; The Magic Flute; Don Giovanni; Maid Mistress; White Rose; Viva la Mamma.

He is the author of books of poems Holiday of Hearts(1999-2010) and At the Presence of Whisper (2013).

He is one of founders and president of Association of Professional Ballet Dancers, Choreographers and Ballet Teachers of Serbia and the founder of the Terpsihora Award.

He is Editor-in-Chief of Stepart, a magazine for artistic dance.

Awards: National Theater, City of Belgrade, Dimitrije Parlic Prize, Golden Badge of the Cultural Education Community of Serbia and Life Award Filip Višnjić.

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