Choreographer, dancer, movement researcher and teacher
Snježana Premuš started with dance studies in Dance Chamber Maribor in 1991. Since then she has closely collaborated with the school and company.
Already at LCDS 1993-98 in London, Snježana Premuš was invited to choreograph for one year special program students and 4D company - MA students.
Between 1998 and 2006 she collaborated in in various research and improvisational projects: Choreographic project / Glasgow with Emylin Claid, On the Edge/Paris with Mark Tompkins, Vera Mantero, David Zambrano, Julyen Hamilton etc., Danceweb Scholarship/Vienna, Tanzfabric/Berlin with choreographer Iztok Kovač and musician Vinko Globokar, Tuning scores/Ljubljana with Lisa Nelson, Vinko Globokar - improvisation event/Athens etc.
As a performer she was working in London, Berlin, Athens and Ljubjana:
Yelp Dance Co.(London/Athens), Elena Alonso (Berlin/Madrid) and Slovenian companies:
Dance Theatre Ljubljana, EN KNAP, Betontanz.
In 2006 and 2008 she was invited in two International projects: 2006-07 / Mateja Bučar (Brother Karamazov), 2008 / Cultural Dialogue Italy, Firenze Fabbrica Europa Festival.
Between 2003-2005 she collaborated intensively with the director S.Horvat / National Theatre Ljubljana: theatre performance »V. Bartol, Alamut«, Young directors award, Salzburg Festspiele Festival 2005.
Her own work since 2000, is focused on »the conditions of the human body« in the series of works: »Stories of the body« and »the relation between the sound and the movement: multimedia projects Body-Sound-Image (Amplified body, Silent body, Dolly my body, The double)«.
The 4th piece of the Stories of the body: Move as, was awarded – The award of public at the Biennale of contemporary dance Gibanica, Ljubljana 2009 and had toured the piece extensively until 2011 (Austria, Hungary, Republic of Macedonia, Greece, Slovenia).
In 2009 together with artists Andreja Podrzavnik and Gregor Kamnikar established association Federacija . Since then she collaborates in the collective projects and as an author.
Since 2012, she also works as a director of the association Federacija.
2010 - 2012 she completed somatic education in Moveus Berlin (Embodied Anatomy and Yoga).
Since then she explores different principles in her movement researches and dance and theatre projects - Physical manifestation is current project where she focuses on body and perception.
In the last two years she has been invited to share her knowledge and train the actors in Mladinsko gledališče Ljubljana and as a choreographer in National Theatre Maribor.
2014 - 2017 Snjezana has concentrated on the phenomenology of the body in the ongoing project Physical manifestations.
In 2017 she receives Ksenija Hribar award:
With an in-depth and precise study of different corporeal modalities and in a radical confrontation with the questions regarding what actually defines choreography, choreographer Snježana Premuš is a most valuable and important figure on the Slovenian dance scene.
She persistently clarifies and materialises the invisible link between a purely bare attribute of the body and the idea, thereby opening widely and emancipating the awareness of the human body. This is also reflected in her work produced over the last two years: a short film Intelligent Body (2014), Physical Manifestations (2015) and Poiesis of Self (2016).
2005 *Alamut – Young directors Prize, Salzburg Festspiele, Austria
2009 *Move As – Award of public, Festival Gibanica Ljubljana, Biennale of Contemporary Dance
2013 *Kolektiv Federacija – Plaketa Mete Vidmar for outstanding work in the field of contemporary dance "(2011 - 13), JSKD of Republic Slovenia
2017 *Ksenija Hribar award, for the outstanding choreography work between 2014-16, Festival Gibanica Ljubljana