Photo by Camilla Greenwell.
Stefan Jovanović is a Serbo-Italian choreographer, architectural designer and storyteller working at the boundary between performance and ceremony. Through these developing streams of practice, Jovanović approaches dance as an intersecting artistic form, rooted with a deep interest in the body. He trains in body-based practices, including Somatic Experiencing trauma-therapy and Systemic Family Constellations. Jovanović has also graduated from Sadler's Wells Summer University (2015-2018).
Jovanović trained at the Architectural Assocation School of Architecture in London between 2010 and 2017. Between 2011 and 2012, he worked as the architectural designer of Pret a Diner to create temporary social and dining experiences, featured in Art Basel, Berlinale and Frieze London. In 2013 he collaborated with artist Peter Macapia, on a series of filmic scores to map the relationship of geo-political tension and ruin cracks in the edifices of Manhattan. A resident dance-artist in the 2014 What Now? Festival produced by Independent Dance at Siobhan Davies Studios, Jovanović went on to create dance pieces, Les Traces du Serpent (2015) for the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum in Albi, France and Le Corps Écrivain for the Goya Museum in Castres, France. He also performed in Boris Charmatz’’s If Tate Modern were Musée de la Danse? (2015), and received the danceWEB scholarship in 2016. In 2017, he launched a performance-series in London, called Velvet Fools, exploring ceremonial dance as a practice for healing. He has previously collaborated with acclaimed dance artist Meg Stuart, performance maker Jen Rosenblit and Tanztheater Wuppertal. He is currently the dramaturge for Jonathan Burrows, Matteo & Francesca Fargion's Music for Lectures Series and co-creator of Blackbird, a dance work in collaboration with dance artist Katye Coe and film maker Charlie Cattrall. His current research looks at the translation of systemic family constellations and somatic experiencing into dance and architecture.