Žarko Dragojević was born in 1987, he has a master's degree in journalism and political communication (Faculty of Political Science Zagreb) and for the last fifteen years he has been continuously creating, writing and recognizably working on the institutional and independent cultural and artistic scene. Since 2006, during the faculty, he founded the band "Embassy 516" and as an author he speaks boldly about the social environment. Band is a part of Geenger Records.
As an employee of the Marin Držić Theater in Dubrovnik, he has worked on over 60 productions with the most prominent domestic and regional directors in the past decade. He also composed original music for plays by Paolo Tišljarić (“Croatian Tales of Long Ago", “A Streetcar Named Desire", "Uncle Maroye: Re-Examined"), Hrvoje Korbar ("Pigs"), Jasna Jukić ("Happy Man's Shirt" and "Art ”) and for international projects by dramaturge Mila Pavićević (“ Elegies of the Lost Found ”,“ Extinction Room (Hopeless.) ”And“ Uferstudios Close Ups ”).
He composed music for a number of TV, radio and multimedia projects. Among the productions, most recognizable is documentary “Beyond Medals" about the life of the most trophy-winning Croatian athlete, Dubrovnik swimmer Mihovil Spanja, who was recently named Paralympian of the Decade in a selection by Allianz Croatia and the Croatian Paralympic Committee to mark ten years of cooperation.
Since 2013 he is the project leader of the Audiovisual Center Dubrovnik association and partner of the Art Workshop Lazareti. He was a partner / coordinator of a number of EU projects (European Capital of Culture 2020, Active NGO’s / URBACT, “Learn more” / ESF, “United Generations” / ESF, “EPIC” / ERASMUS +, HER.CUL…). He is a member of the Cultural Council of the City of Dubrovnik for dramatic and dance arts and performing arts.
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