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Digital Dance – tips and tricks on filming, editing and broadcasting

What can you create with what you already have?
Forget the fancy cameras, and expensive software. Let’s create masterpieces with our phone and web cameras using software already available in creative ways.
PLEASE note the time of classes:
🕘 7PM (GMT+2) Eastern European Standard Time
🗒️Digital Dance workshop series is for all dancers, choreographers and dance teachers who want to make screendance, teach online or perform virtually.🗒️

🎥What the series will cover🎥
PLEASE note the time of classes:
April 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th and 22nd – drop ins welcome
🕘 7PM (GMT+2) Eastern European Standard Time
🎥What the series will cover🎥
April 6th:
❇️ Understanding and composing for the distorted world of the digital frame
❇️ Composing for the moving and still camera – phone settings and cool apps
❇️ Innovative – DIY lighting – why its important to have good light
April 8th:
❇️ Capturing video devices- web cam vs. phone, syncing and working with footage through the computer or in phone.
❇️Free and cheap software for editing video creatively both on phone and computer. Tutorials on all programs.
April 13th:
❇️ Introducing OBS studio and ManyCam – broadcasting software tips, tricks and best set up for dance.
❇️ The different ways of live broadcasting and engagement on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Zoom.
April 15th:
❇️ Using multiple cameras and video switchers (yes you can do that now thru your laptop) … and yes you can make your phone and iPad be webcams. All software and hardware in order to make that happen with tutorial of the software.
April 22nd:
❇️ live feed special effects + live performance recording through OBS Studio and Many Cam. Tutorials and possibilities.
The goal is a comprehensive understanding of the technology, so that it could become a part of the way we compose and create dance instead of a hindrance.
🎭Can this knowledge be transferred to the post pandemic theater? Absolutely! You would be able to create stunning multimedia and live feed special effects for your next performance with the tech you already have.
Please, make sure you have a separate device from the one you’d be using to take the class – a phone, iPad, goPro, or anything else fancier you have.
over ZOOM, make sure you check your timezone.
Students and people economically affected by the pandemic whole series $70 | Drop–ins per class: $15.
Professionals whole series $85 | Drop-ins: $18
If you really want to take this class, but the cost is prohibitive, please email Zornitsa at zornitsa(at) and we can come up with an appropriate arrangement. NO ONE IS TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS
For questions, please email Zornitsa directly at zornitsa(at)
Can’t make the time of the live Zoom class, but still want to take the workshop? You can do that. All classes will be recorded and shared will all participants.
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 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, Lionel Popkin, Group Motion and others. Her screendance films have been shown across the U.S. and in Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Bulgaria, Ireland, Germany, and Bangladesh.

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Apr 06 - 22 2021


4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Apr 06 - 22 2021
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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