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

Dancing speech, Speaking dance

Online through Zoom or as recording.

March 29, 30, and 31.

9:00 – 10.30 – Eastern Time (NYC)
14:00 – 15:30 – Greenwich Mean Time
15:00 – 16:30 – Central European Time Zone
16:00 to 17:30- Eastern European Time Zone


The great Simone Forti pioneered talking and dancing and many of us have continued with similar practices.

Playing with perception and movement Zornitsa Stoyanova will lead the group toward speaking and composing with movement and language. She will offer ways in which to bring forth language and use sounding, gibberish, wording, and actual language in finding potential for meaning. We will work with the abstraction of poetics as well as the specifics of story and description.

This class is open to seasoned performers, improvisation practitioners as well as everyone regardless of previous movement practice who is interested in using their body and their senses through movement, as a springboard for interrogating language. This is above all a movement workshop, where dance and movement are used as the base for composing with language.

March 29th
💥Focusing on scores of sounding and gibberish, interrogating syntax and potential for meaning

March 30th
💥Working with decomposing language, the compositional sounding of wordings, creating an emergent and new meaning.

March 31st
💥Working with sentences, stories, and silence to bring forth new meanings toward poetic abstraction. Playing with allowing the story to change into fantasy.


Take one or all classes.

Possibility to attend workshop via recording.
The recording will be available for a month after the class.

Pay what you wish. No one is turned back for lack of funds.
💳€8 to €25 sliding scale for each class. If this price is prohibitive, please contact Zornitsa directly to make other arrangements.

You will receive a ZOOM link to the email you’ve used to pay the day before the workshop. If you are taking the class as a recording, you will receive the recording the following day after the class and you will have access to it for a month after the last class.
For any questions, you can always email Zornitsa at

Alternatively, you can pay through Venmo directly to @zstoy.
Please indicate the date and what you are sending money for.

***Wondering how to determine what to pay? Here is a wonderful infographic I took from fellow dancer and choreographer Katherine Desimone.***



Mar 31 2023


Eastern European Time Zone
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Mar 31 2023
  • Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am








  • 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

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