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Brutal Honesty: Movement and Language Improvisation Workshop with Zornitsa Stoyanova 

🎭 Brutal Honesty: Movement and Language Improvisation Workshop with Zornitsa Stoyanova 🎭
🕒15:00 – 17:00 hrs
🎟️ € 7,50-20
📜 Description: This workshop is open to everyone interested in movement and language improvisation – from seasoned dancers to curious movers. Join us for an exploration of Brutal Honesty, a dance and language improvisation practice developed by award-winning choreographer Zornitsa Stoyanova.
🔍 What to Expect: Working from our senses and embracing all that we are, including our voices, Zornitsa will guide the group toward trusting our instincts, recognizing patterns, and moving with curiosity, pleasure, and desire. We’ll be in motion throughout, working both as a whole and in smaller groups, witnessing each other’s creative expressions.
🌈 Inspired by the Present Moment: Brutal Honesty draws inspiration from the work of Deborah Hay and Jeanine Durning, emphasizing the here-and-now moment. Through movement and language, we’ll explore non-stop talking, dancing, “emergent poetics,” and “emergent metaphor.”
🔑 Unlock Your Creative Choices: Ultimately, this workshop aims to integrate all aspects of ourselves, empowering us to compose and make choices in the present.
Biography:
Zornitsa Stoyanova (USA/BUL) is an award-winning performance artist, curator, writer, lighting, and video designer. Based between Sofia, Bulgaria, and Philadelphia, US, she directs her company BodyMeld which along with presenting her work, focuses on creating programs to support independent choreographers in both her locales.
Her stage, video, and photographic work use the female body as an abstract object revealing ideas of strength in female sensuality and emotionality. On stage, she explores the power dynamics between dancers and audiences, and personal stories using vulnerability as a strength. Her esthetics merge the mundane with the fantastical and futurist sci-fi imagery. Since 2013 an overarching theme in her work has been exposing the “otherness” living within us, as a way to recognize that all humans are the same. Since 2020, she has been researching a movement and speaking practice – Brutal Honesty – that has the goal of not censoring oneself. Zornitsa is presently working toward her master’s degree in Choreography – COMMA at Codarts and Fontys Universities in the Netherlands.
As a dancer, she has performed for Zhana Pencheva, Sasha Waltz & Guests, Eiko & Koma, Boris Charmatz, and improvisation companies Emergent Improvisation Ensemble, and Graffito Works in the US. Her screendance films have been shown in festivals across the U.S. and in Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Bulgaria, Ireland, Germany, and Bangladesh.
She teaches improvisation techniques for performance, dances on camera, and composition and has done so in Philadelphia, France, Hungary, her native Bulgaria, and online. Zornitsa is also a mother of two and editor for thINKingDANCE.net.
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Date

May 30 2024
Expired!

Time

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: May 30 2024
  • Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Labels

in person

Location

OT301
Overtoom 301, 1054 HW Amsterdam, Netherlands

Organizer

BodyMeld
Email
zornitsa@bodymeld.org

With

  • Zornitsa Stoyanova
    Zornitsa Stoyanova

    Zornitsa Stoyanova (USA/BUL) is an award-winning performance artist, curator, writer, lighting, and video designer. Based between Sofia, Bulgaria and Philadelphia, US, she directs her company BodyMeld which along with presenting her work, focuses on creating programs in support of independent choreographers in both her locales.
    Her stage, video and photographic work uses the female body as an abstract object revealing ideas of strength in female sensuality and emotionality. On stage, she explores feminist ideas, the power dynamics between dancers and audiences, and personal stories revealing vulnerability and strength.
    Her last group performance, AndroMeda, was commissioned and presented by The Philadelphia Museum of Art (2020), and her solo performance Explicit Female (2016) was awarded a “Rocky” – the Philadelphia contemporary dance award. Her choreographic work has been shown in festivals around the U.S. as well as in Bulgaria and France. As a dancer, she has performed for Eiko & Koma, Boris Charmatz, Cie. Willy Dorner, Group Motion and improvisation companies Emergent Improvisation Ensemble and Graffito Works. Her work with Emergent Improvisation brought her on the cover of “Composing While Dancing” book by Melinda Buckwalter. Her screendance films have been shown in festivals across the U.S. and in Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Bulgaria, Ireland, Germany, and Bangladesh. Among her most influential teachers are Deborah Hay, Danny Lepkoff, Meg Stuart, Susan Rethorst, Eva Karczag and others. Her work has been supported by National Cultural Fund of Bulgaria, Citizen for the Arts Pennsylvania, Pew Center for the Arts (previously Dance Advance) amongst others.
    Zornitsa is also a supporter for a sustainable dance community and is deeply invested in helping further conversation and collaboration. Through BodyMeld she has created workshops, residencies, and showcases – most notably her partnership with Movement Research(NYC) and Stary Browar Novie Taniec(Poland) in bringing Polish artists to Philadelphia. She teaches improvisation techniques for performance, dance on camera and composition and has done so in Philadelphia, France, Hungary, her native Bulgaria, and online. Zornitsa is also a writer and editor for thINKingDANCE.net.

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