BodyMeld – new choreographies Contemporary dance, choreography and dance workshops by Zornitsa Stoyanova

April 2019 – Get What You Need – community dance workshop

You get 30 minutes.
Invite your friends and collaborators.
Get feedback.
FREE to attend and participate.
You get what you need.

Gus Gscheidle
Lyons and Tigers
Zornitsa Stoyanova
Its FULL – email me if you’d like to participate in the future.

Get what you need is a way to support and engage in conversation about the work and life of a dance maker. Sign up in advance by emailing: to reserve your 30 minute slot. You can do whatever you want with your time (show a piece, talk about a concept, go through budgets, brainstorm funding, anything connected to you as a dancer and dance maker). Invite your friends and collaborators – low stakes, good conversation!

Zornitsa will be present and available as a resource.

WHO IS ZORNITSA? (the fun facts)

She remembers communism in Bulgaria.
Is on the cover of Composing While Dancing book by Melinda Buckwalter.
Has been in the same cast with Ishmael Houston Jones, Lionel Popkin and Keith Thompson… she is super proud and grateful for those experiences.
Has two little monster boys at home.

Ok the real bio:
Zornitsa Stoyanova (USA/BUL) is an award-winning (Rocky Award 2017 for Explicit Female) performance artist, curator, writer, lighting and video designer based in Philadelphia, PA. A native of Bulgaria, she produces and presents both her own and other’s work under the name Here[begin] Dance.
In performance, she questions the ideas of the constructed structures of the theater and pushes the boundaries of social propriety though audience interaction. Mylar reflective material and custom lighting are integral part of her most recent stage, video, and photography work. Since becoming a mother in 2013 she has focused on making work about the female body, feminist ideas and imagery.
Zornitsa also seeks out professional development opportunities researching art practices in isolating gesture and communication and looking for emotional content and potential for meaning. Her most influential teachers include Deborah Hay, Meg Stuart, Miguel Gutierrez, Michelle Boule, Ishmael Houston Jones, Susan Rethorst, Fay Driscoll, Luciana Achugar, Danny Lepkoff. She has performed for Eiko & Koma, Boris Charmatz, Cie. Willy Dorner, Lionel Popkin, Group Motion and others.
Zornitsa is also a supporter for a sustainable dance community and is deeply invested in helping further conversation and collaboration. As Here[begin] Dance she has curated and produced Current: an evening of dance and art and Dance Cinema Projects. She has hosted and organized multiple classes for the community and taught free workshops in making web sites for artists and budgeting. In the past four years she has ran a free community dance workshop called Get What You Need. She teaches improvisation technique for performance, dance on camera and composition and has done so in Philadelphia, France, Hungary and her native Bulgaria. Zornitsa writes for and has been held multiple positions at Mascher Space Cooperative since 2006. She is presently working on Untitled and Solo performance to premiere at Etudes and Friends international festival in Sofia, Bulgaria.


Apr 13 2019


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Apr 13 2019
  • Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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