dance writing

Here you will find my writings and thoughts on dance. Most of these articles have been published on thinkingdance.net or culturebot.org. For complete updated list of writings follow this link: http://www.thinkingdance.net/articles/author/Zornitsa-Stoyanova/

Text from AndroMeda

Written by Zornitsa Stoyanova and performed by automatic generated voice by Kindle. *Note that punctuation a format is choreographed based on the way the automatic voice recognizes pauses and inflections. _____________________________________________________________________________ We are we are the same  I live inside you. Or do you live inside me? Who are you?  When are we? Your eyes in my skull A different… Read more →

The Glitzy World We All Think We Want: An Interview with Zornitsa Stoyanova

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 →

Un-seen – text from performance

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 →

On Changing Bodies and Art Mediums

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 →

“In the end it comes down to community” – Gus Gscheidle and his 1fiftyone gallery + art space

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 →

Performing the Self in Rage – The Life of an Artist

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 →

NowHere/NoWhere: Two Views

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 →

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