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Vanja Baltic

PhD Student

Department of the Arts

Teaching tutor

Department of the Arts

Academic discipline: L-ART/05 Performing Arts

Curriculum vitae

Vanja Baltić is a PhD student in Visual, Performing and Media Arts (XXXIV cycle) at the Department of Arts of the University of Bologna. Her doctoral research is conducted in joint PhD collaboration with the Faculty of Arts, Department of Literature, doctoral programme: Theatre Science and Intermediality of the University of Antwerp.

The research of the title The Birth of a Tragic Hero. On Tragic Excess in Contemporary Theatre proposes to analyse - through a series of references to ancient myths, literature, cinema and contemporary theatre -  the contingency of tragic excess, in its power to enable the disclosure of the most intrinsic aspects of the experience of being human. In a radical call for transformation, amidst merciless necessity to respond to the surrounding world, the tragic hero receives the invitation to become such, to act freely.

The research is supervised by Prof. Marco De Marinis and Prof. Gerardo Guccini from the University of Bologna and Prof. Luk Van den Dries and Prof. Timmy De Laet from the University of Antwerp.

She currently works as a teaching tutor for Dramaturgy (L-ART/05, AY 2021/2022) course, conduced by Prof. Gerardo Guccini. 

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During her academic studies, she has focused her main interests on 20th-century and contemporary theatre direction and dramaturgy. In 2017, she obtained a M.A. degree (with honours) at the University of Bologna in Music and Theatre Studies, Class of Performing Arts and Multimedia Productions, supervised by Prof. Claudio Longhi and Prof. Gerardo Guccini. She dedicated her Master's dissertation to the study of Jan Fabre's theatrical poetics, by focusing, in particular, on his exemplar Mount Olympus: To glorify the cult of tragedy, a 24 hour performance (2015). In 2014, mentored by Prof. Claudio Longhi, she obtained a B.A. degree (with honours) in Drama, Art and Music Studies, researching The Living Theatre's Frankenstein, at the same University. She spent a period of her M.A. studies as an exchange student at the University of Ghent.

During her career, she collaborated in the context of workshops, working and research-oriented occasions with diverse professional theatrical entities, such as Teatro dell’Argine, ERT- Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione, Santarcangelo Festival, Ciclo di Spettacoli Classici – Teatro Olimpico di Vicenza, Jan Fabre's Troubleyn.

She speaks Montenegrin, Italian, English and Spanish.

 

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