WHITE AND BLACK_a Matinée with Maga

Experimental dance video with professional and non-professional dancers inspired by life and work of a serbian dancer, choreographer, journalist and feminist Maga Magazinović (1882-1968)

  • Branka Pavlović
    Sound of Memory
  • Nikola Polić
    On my own, Jedini
  • Milica Tančić
    Key Cast
  • Mariana Hilgert
    Key Cast
  • Tanja Drobnjak
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    BELO I CRNO_Matine sa Magom
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    dance, experimental
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 16, 2023
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
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Distribution Information
  • https://www.instagram.com/kinoradionica/
    Sales Agent
    Country: Serbia
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Branka Pavlović

Branka Pavlović

Editor and video artist. She graduated Film and TV Editing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade and MA Kunst im Kontext at the University of Arts in Berlin (UdK Berlin). She works as an editor, video artist and art outreach educator for documentary film, theatre and projects dealing with the culture of memory and (video) performance. She currently works as an educator for the use of film and digital media at the Center for Digital Systems (CeDiS) at the Freie Universtät in Berlin, Germany. She has been the co-selector and artistic director of the Free Zone Belgrade Human Rights Film Festival since 2009. She lives and works in Berlin and Belgrade.

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Director Statement

"WHITE AND BLACK- a Matinée with Maga" screendance video was developed and filmed with professional and non-professional dancers in Belgrade, Serbia at one of the original locations where Maga Magazinović (serbian dancer, choreographer, journalist and feminist) once performed with her students in the early 1920's. She was a pioneer of modern dance in Serbia introducing and teaching modern dance since 1910, thirteen years before classical ballet ensemble was founded at Serbian National Theatre in Belgrade. This video is a part of a visual research for a short experimental film MAGA 1909 supported by FCS - Film Centre Serbia (in production).