Hrvastki institut za pokret i ples / Zagreb Dance Centre (HR)

EDN membership

Full member since April 2015

Year of foundation


Artistic director

Mirna Zagar

Guiding principles

Hrvatski institut za pokret i ples (Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance) is dedicated to the promotion of contemporary dance and its role in society today and with the notion that dance is an art form that can be enjoyed and of benefit for all. It does so through supporting the professional dance community through a range of iniciatives such as programs for profesional development and residencies, presentation series, Festival and also by engaging the public through outreach activity and ensuring inclusivity.

Building description

Zagrebački plesni centar (Zagreb Dance Centre) comprises of a 3 studios  of which one is a black box theatre seating 145, a gallery which offers space for meetings, exhibitions, including a small studio ideal for research as well as film/video screenings, lectures. Ancillary spaces include washrooms, storate, a bar area, 2 offices. A roof top terrace, a garden and a generous courtyard make the overall space conducive for outside performances as well.


Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance was formed to provide the umbrella organization for projects crucial to the development of the independent dance scene in Croatia, ranging from support to independent dance artists to international festival of contemporary dance. In the Insititute proposed to the City of Zagreb, the development of a choreographic, dance centre on the location of abandoned cinema. The city redeveloped the site and the Zagreb Dance Centre was opened in 2009, operated by Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance a non-profit organization.

More information

Biankinijeva 5
10000 Zagreb
Tel: +385 1 4621 967