Nada Kokotović

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Nada Kokotović (* 1944 in the People's Republic of Croatia , Yugoslavia ) is a Croatian dancer, choreographer and theater director.

She studied classical and modern ballet, film and theater directing as well as philosophy in Zagreb . As a dancer and choreographer, she worked with contemporary composers ( Bruno Maderna , Karlheinz Stockhausen and Milko Kelemen ) and directors ( Kosta Spaić , Georgij Paro , Dino Radojević , Božidar Violić , Dušan Jovanović ) and received a two-year scholarship for the in the late 1970s Perfection in the USA. There she worked with George Balanchine on the New York City Ballet , Off-Off-Broadway and at the New York State Opera. After her return from the USA she created a new, authentic theater form of coreodrama , which she performed more than 100 times on various Yugoslav theaters. With Ljubiša Ristić , she co-founded the multiethnic, multilingual theater project KPGT with guest appearances in Yugoslavia, Mexico, the USA, Australia and Europe.

In 1992 she emigrated to Germany and still works there as a professional director and choreographer. With her artistic and life partner Nedjo Osman , she founded the TKO Theater (Osman Kokotović Theater) in Cologne in 1996 . She has also directed on various stages in Germany ( Landestheater Tübingen , Saarländisches Staatstheater Saarbrücken, Tanzforum Köln, Oper Stuttgart , Stadttheater and Rathausoper Konstanz, Sommertheater Überlingen, Mainfranken Theater Würzburg , Schlosstheater Moers ).

Individual evidence

  1. Aleksandar Milosavljević, Petar Marjanović, Serbia-Montenegro: Dance Theater , in: The world encyclopedia of contemporary theater , Volume 1: Europe , 2001, ISBN 0-415-05928-3 , p. 749