Ana Dragićević Vukman, drama student at the Faculty of Contemporary Arts, will present her book Silk dancing in the Faculty’s lecture hall on Friday, June 18, from 5 pm.
Silk dancing is a book that traces the history of silk dancing or aerial silk, including a combination of dance, sport, fitness and artistic choreography. The book illustrates the anatomy and muscles we use, as well as strength exercises and preparation of the body before training.
The book is a manual on the art of silk dancing
The book by Ana Dragićević Vukman can be used as a manual, because it explains basic elements that are gradually developed into more complex ones, thus creating a choreography. In a colorful and informative way, it explains the basics and more elaborate forms of silk dancing, as well as the safe and correct techniques, and physical preparation, including stretching and muscle strengthening.
Extensive knowledge and experience of the author
After a long career as a gymnast, Ana Dragićević Vukman graduated from the Melbourne Ballet School, and enrolled in the dance program at the Deakin University in Melbourne, obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in dance and choreography. She first encountered the art of aerial silk at the university, and continued to study it at the National Institute of Circus Arts in Melbourne. She gained experience in many theaters around the world, as a dancer, artist, acrobat, soloist, actress and choreographer. She is a teacher at the ballet school Lujo Davičo in Belgrade, secondary ballet school in Novi Sad, and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg. To further hone her stage performance and art pedagogy, she enrolled in a Master’s program in drama at the Faculty of Contemporary Arts in Belgrade, and successfully completed it.