Đorđe Živadinović Grgur
Belgrade, SerbiaDownload Artist CV
- Installation Art
From the beginning of his professional career – with the play Macho men in the production of the Centar E8 – Đorđe has tried to expand his fields of interest, to research and work with different topics, contents, forms and media. At the Centar E8 and the Spotlight Theater (Reflektor teatar), he worked on various programs and projects, as an actor, associate and coach on the Be a Man program.
Nevertheless, his work on the plays Macho men, Red: Suicide of the Nation, Lust, Suspicious Face and Death to Fascism: About Brothers Ribar and Sloboda is the backbone of his creative and activist work in the past few years. He had the opportunity to deal with important issues concerning the society in which he lives and critically re-examine it. He has also collaborated with other theatre institutions, organizations and troupes such as Hop.La !, Threepenny, Centre for Cultural Decontamination, Radio.Nica, Station (Stanica) – Service for Contemporary Dance, Mudra Theater, Bitef Theater, National Theater in Sombor.
From the plays he worked with these people, he would single out the Epic Games: Building of Skadar and Marriage of Dushan (alternative interpretations of national epic poetry through interrogations of patriarchal matrices; these plays are intended primarily for primary school students), Authentic Interpretations ’68 (research of retelling as a directorial and acting procedure; the play deals with student protests in ’68), Proposal (Anton Chekhov’s famous play in a new guise), Microcosm (play-light installation inspired by the work of Petar Petrović Njegoš).
He developed a special interest in physical and street theatre, as well as contemporary dance by attending workshops, master classes and classes at the Ris Studio and Dance Factory schools of dance. In the meantime, he attends the Station’s Puzzle program for young dancers, choreographers and performers, where he gets acquainted with the history of dance and choreographic techniques and tendencies to this day, but also practically works and creates dance materials, miniatures and, as a co-author, a dance play. Recently, he started writing more intensively, first of all poetry, at the workshop of the Enclave Publishing House, led by the poet, writer and editor Zvonko Karanović. In addition to poetry, he is engaged in the elaboration and writing of a screenplay and two poetic plays.