dancer, choreographer, performer, pedagogue
Estela Žutić (1974, Celje) started dancing at the age of eleven at the Celje Dance Forum and later performed in the centre’s ensemble. While attending Celje’s Grammar School, she was taking contemporary dance classes and workshops at home and abroad. In 1993 she passed the audition at the Amsterdam School of the Arts (theatre dance department) and obtained a first-level certificate. In 1995 she started studying at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, where she graduated in 1997. Between 1997 and 2007 Estela performed with and choreographed for Susan Quinn Dance Company, Lawine Torrèn (Hubert Lepka), Toihaus Teater Salzburg, Laroque Company (Helene Weinzierl), Cataracts (Beda Percht), Toihaus Theater Salzburg, Mia Lawrence and others. She has been developing multimedia performances that borrow from activism and children’s performances with her partner Gilles Duvivier. Her performance Svitanje (Dawn) premiered at the Celje Dance Forum in 2015. She has created a dance-literary performance with poet Veronika Gradišek and a duet Once for the Three of Us with dancer Boštjan Antončič. She has taught and choreographed at the Dance Forum Celje. She is a certified yoga teacher (taught at her studio in Brussels and at SEAD) and has obtained a certificate in Chinese medicine and acupuncture from the World Acupuncture Organisation.
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