Maja Hriešik

A dramaturg, lecturer and researcher. Born in Novi Sad, ex-Yugoslavia, living in Slovakia from the late 90s, where she completed MA studies in Aesthetics and theatre directing and dramaturgy. She works in the field of dramaturgy in diverse fields (dance, opera, film), oscilates between art and activism, theory and practice. She was editor-in-chief of a dance magazine Salto (2006-2011), hosted a programme on public space and activism on Slovak public radio and was part of the team behind all women discussion format Silná zostava awarded a journalist prize in 2017. Gradually she devoted herself more to production dramaturgy, collaborating with Slovak and Czech choreographers of different generations. She published a book of essays entitled On Corporeal Dramaturgies in Contemporary Dance (2013) and is a lecturer at the Dance Faculty in Bratislava (classes on dance dramaturgy, history and aesthetics of dance). She is one of the founding members of PlaST – Platform for Contemporary Dance, whose aim is to advocate for better conditions and visibility of Slovak contemporary dance.