choreographer, dancer, pedagogue
Tanja Skok (1971, Koper) holds a BA and an MA from the London Contemporary Dance School. In the last year of her studies, she was a member of the London Contemporary Dance School Performance Group. She has been active in the contemporary dance scene since 1996 and has worked with many different choreographers (Sinja Ožbolt, Matjaž Farič, Branko Potočan, Uršula Teržan, Iztok Kovač), theatre and film directors, musicians and multimedia artists. As a choreographer she has created several evening-length performances as well as worked with other artists, also in theatre productions. During her studies in London she came into contact with historical dances and in 2003 decided to further her education in Renaissance and Baroque dances as a student of renowned historical dance instructors. Her choreographic work can best be described as a synthesis of historical dances and contemporary dance forms and approaches. Tanja is a member of the early music group Capella Carniola and has also worked with the Baroque dance group Compagnie L’Eventail from France. She taught historical dances at the arts grammar school in Nova Gorica, in Monte Negro and at the international summer academy Musica Locopolitana in Škofja Loka. Between 2013 and 2015 she was developing the platform “Skok v barok” – Sessions of Baroque Dance and has worked as an adviser for the European project “eeemerging Emerging European Ensambles“ since 2014. She was the head of the Dance Studio Intakt, where she also choreographed and taught; between 2000 and 2006 she taught contemporary dance at the Pre-school Education, Grammar and Arts Grammar School in Ljubljana; between 2009 and 2017 she was rehearsal director for the EnKnapGroup. She teaches dance and choreography at the Alma Mater Europaea Dance Academy Ljubljana.
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