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

Making your best work – composition workshop

Making your best work is an opportunity to delve deeper into different ways to make performance.
Each class we will start with worming up the senses, the imagination and our brain in creating spatial relationships and connections.
Throughout the weekend we will create movement and phrasing material using, the space, our body, our emotional states or our memory as an input. We will deeply explore the body as a container for meaning working with gesture, posture and abstraction of communication. We will write and will work with different ways to insert language into performance. Last class we will focus on crafting the work we’ve created over the weekend.
While attending the whole weekend is strongly recommended, you can also drop in.
However, if you want to just drop in for the last class, please make sure you have at least a 1 minute solo material you know well to work with.

Fri. April 17th, 2015 – 4pm-7pm
This class will focuses on using different approaches of making movement and phrasing: using the space, internal narratives, emotional states, or memory.
Sat. April 18th, 2015 – 10am – 1pm
We will focus on moving and composing through the space, or staging your performance. We will work in duets and play with specific qualities in order to gain deeper understanding of our movement material and how we would like to present it.
Same day 2pm – 5pm
We will explore translation and the body as a potential for meaning. We will use gesture, posture and language into creating short solos. We will delve deep into exercises in abstracting of communication, both verbal and non-verbal. Please, bring pen and paper to write.
Sun April 19th – 4pm – 7pm
Taking all of the material made through the weekend we will focus on crafting each other’s pieces. We will show and give feedback.

$65 for the whole weekend.
$20 drop in rate.
Minimum 8 people – max 16. Please, email to reserve a spot:

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Apr 17 - 19 2015


8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Apr 17 - 19 2015
  • Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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The Iron Factory
The Iron Factory Philadelphia PA United States 19122
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