Marija Krtolica is an independent choreographer, performer & certified yoga teacher. Over the past ten years Marija has shown  her work in  New York City in venues such as  Judson Church, Dixon place, Brecht Forum,  Washington Square United Methodist Church, Locus Gallery, Context space (Highway Initiative), Construction Company, Raw Space Theatre, Broom St. Studio etc.



Marija has received Soros grant, and Open society grant to enable her to choreograph full evening performances, and teach workshops in Rex, BITEF, and Beton Hala theaters in her native Belgrade.

She has participated in the Alter Image Festival in Belgrade, as well as Fringe Festival in New City,  Philadelphia Fringe Festival (improvisational project with Guta Hedewig), Oasis festival (CHASAMA, 2006), and Edinburgh International Festival Fringe (August 2007). In US Marija has also shown her work in Stoneham Theater in MA, at Naropa University, Diary Center for the Arts, BMOCA and at Cleo Parker Robinson Theatre in Colorado, and ODC Theatre in San Francisco (collaboration with the choreographer Slobodan Paich).

Marija’s studies of yoga, Buddhist meditation, improvisation and recently performance studies theory have continuously challenged her point of view as an artist/performer.




Cryptomnesia is a form of memory which causes experiences to appear to the subject as new, without conscious recognition of or identification with their original’ (from Webster dictionary)

 ‘Cryptomnesia’ uses stream of consciousness writing, stillness, breath, idiosyncratic movement, and psycho-somatic memory to invoke the moment to moment experience of an isolated individual, while ironically commenting on the effort to structure and preserve the illusion of separate, distinct identity within the elusive concept of being in the present moment.


Choreographed & performed by: Marija Krtolica