Dance Speak – a workshop in emergent language in dance improvisation
Online and in – person
9am – 11am – L.A. TIME
12 noon – 2pm – NYC TIME
5pm – 7pm – London ,UK TIME
6pm – 8pm – Berlin, Germany TIME
7pm – 9pm – Sofia, Bulgaria TIME
$10 to $25 sliding scale. No one turned back for lack of funds.
Register and get a link HERE: https://www.bodymeld.org/event/dance-speak-using-language-in-dance-improvisation-workshop/
ZOOM link you will receive the day before the workshop to the email you’ve used to pay. For any questions you can always email Zornitsa at [email protected]
So why practice the ability to talk on stage, while we are composing in the moment?
The great Simone Forti pioneered talking and dancing and many of us have continued with similar practices.
@Zornitsa Stoyanova believes that it is one more possibility for self expression. It is one more possibility to bring forth meaning, to let the moment emerge in clarity. She believes that as performers who are involved with researching the here and now, it is our duty to have all of our humanity and possibility on stage. To truly embrace the first rule of “come as you are” in improvisation, we need to exercise and prepare ourselves for the possibility of language.
Join her in this mini workshop in sharing a few techniques for using language and sounding along with movement improvisation.
Who is 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 technique 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.