Originally published by ArtMargins.org BY MARGARITA DELCHEVA · PUBLISHED 10/21/2019 Zornitsa Stoyanova is a performance artist working between the United States and Bulgaria. Currently based in Philadelphia, Stoyanova performs under the name Here[begin] Dance, and her practice involves the creation of large-scale props in front of her audience. Her work explores an amalgamation of genres, blending choreography, performance, song, and shadow play. This… Read more →
Originally published on thinINKgDance.net on September 19th, 2019.
As I walk up to the newly rehabbed LOVE Park, I am greeted by nostalgia—the selfie sticks and posing tourists remind me of the time I first moved to Philadelphia. When did I forget to see my home city with the excitement of a tourist?
written by Zornitsa Stoyanova and performed by automatic voice generator (which is also the reason for the formatting) Out there above us, a beacon of peace watches. The international space station circles the earth, an image of humanity’s achievement. Astronauts from around the world meeting, working, eating, sleeping, shitting, waking up and meeting again… watching down on us. Orbiting… Read more →
BY ZORNITSA STOYANOVA | MAY 8, 2018 | Written and published for thINKingDANCE.net Personal history and context I was born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria. In 2002, at age 20, I left everything I knew because of dance. Back then, there was no contemporary dance education or performance in my country. My parents supported me when I applied and… Read more →
Note: Text format and punctuation(or lack there of) is catered to the automatic software that reads the text during performance. It is the most sensual experience… It gives you perspective. It gives you understanding on the durability of the female body. How we have survived… violence… and rape… and birth… and death… and…. and … we are still ….we are…… Read more →
BY ZORNITSA STOYANOVA | MARCH 14, 2016 | Written and published for Kat Sullivan’s week on CurateThis. I have known Zornitsa Stoyanova for just a few months now, but I’ve been seeing her work in dance performance and film/media for much longer. Most recently. I was enraptured (“I saw” just seems too bland) by her dance film dark matter, screened… Read more →
by Zornitsa Stoyanova for thinkingdance.net 1fiftyone gallery + art space is raw. Situated on the fourth and fifth floor of an Old City building, it is a new home for the experimental—dance, theater, music and performance. Gus Gscheidle, a visual artist, graphic designer, and lover of dance and performance, runs it. I met Gus six years ago through our mutual… Read more →
by Zornitsa Stoyanova | for thinkingdance.net In 2005, while attending ADF, I was assigned to be Miguel Gutierrez’s wardrobe assistant for his solo Retrospective Exhibitionist. For those three nights I embodied his mom—washing his underwear. Since then I’ve followed his work and taken his workshops any time I could. When I moved to Philadelphia in 2006, Nicole Bindler was the first person… Read more →
by Lynn Matluck Brooks and Zornitsa Stoyanova Written for thinkingdance.net Two thINKingDANCE authors intertwine their takes on performances at the NowHere Festival of Free Improvisation. “What is free improvisation?” asks a sign on the wall. Around it, festival participants and attendees offer their thoughts on Post-it notes, stuck to the wall of the performance space. _________________________ Post-it #1: Free improvisation… Read more →
October 2015 | by Zornitsa Stoyanova for thinkingdance.net The Rocky Awards is an annual cabaret-style celebration from and for Philly’s dance community. “Rockies” (the awards) are informal—they signify love and appreciation for an artist’s work and they are passed from person to person year after year. The theme of this year’s show—A Funeral—referenced both the closing of the Philadelphia service organization… Read more →