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

Postponed!- Jeanine Durning Workshop in Philly


3-Day Workshop Series with Jeanine Durning presented by BodyMeld.

What we do when we do the thing we do before we know what we are doing: Approaches to Creative Practice, Performance and Choreography

•Not open to undergraduate students (though grad students will be considered)
•Must commit to all three workshops (Fri. April 3 and Sat. 4 – 10am-5pm and Sun. April 5 – 10am – 1pm)
•Non refundable deposit due at confirmation- $50
•12 spots ONLY.

•Apply by March 10th – $50 to $150 sliding scale
•Apply after March 10th – $75 to $175 sliding scale

To Apply go HERE –

•If more than 12 people apply for the workshop, priority will be given to people who have not studied with Jeanine previously and who’s work relates to her process. Decisions will be made by Zornitsa Stoyanova, Director of BodyMeld, Megan Bridge, co-director of Fidget and Katherine Desimine, administrative assistant for both organizations.

***If you are not able to make this workshop, there will be an open workshop with Jeanine on Sunday April 5 2.30pm – 4.30pm at Crane Old School’s Pig Iron Studios on 1417 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19122.****

Starting from a place where not-knowing is not a deficit but an active, creative and generative state, we will use this workshop to develop and cultivate a daily practice that will help support each individual’s creative priorities, interests and inspirations in the process and development of choreographies. Based on Durning’s practice called nonstopping, we will work with our whole selves with immediacy and responsiveness. Using our questions as proposals for action, we will practice accepting material as it arises, and then honing our recognition of and attention to that material. We will notice and locate the inherent structures in what we do and think and we will consider possibilities toward internally scoring these structures in daily performances. We will support these structures coming to form through fluidly developed strategies and tools for further immersion and then necessary critical distance. These strategies include moving, writing, drawing, scoring, directing, watching, showing, sharing, listening, and discussing. Throughout the process, we’ll generate then reconsider, translate then reinterpret: action, image and content as they relate to personal interest, history and perception, and in turn, as these relate to extant themes, structures and events. At the core of the workshop is the interest and insistence on what cannot be predetermined, and a willingness to think/move/imagine in unanticipated directions.

Jeanine Durning BIO:
Durning has received numerous awards and residencies in support of her work, including two New York Foundation for the Arts award and the Alpert Award for Choreography. She was nominated for the US Artist Fellowship and an Anonymous was a Woman grant. Between 2014 and 2016, she was a Movement Research Artist in Residence, a Gibney Dance Dance in Process Resident, and a recipient of a space grant through Brooklyn Arts Exchange, all in support of her practice nonstopping.

Durning has a dedicated teaching practice and has been faculty at SNDO/Amsterdam and HZT/Berlin on and off since 2009. She has been guest faculty at New School/Lang College and teaches often through Movement Research in NYC, as well as acted as “outside eye” to many choreographers’ works. She has been commissioned to create original work and since 2002 has created over fifteen works for companies, performers, and institutions across the US and in Europe.

She is often invited to act as ‘outside eye’ to many choreographers’ works. As a performer, Jeanine has had the privilege over the years to collaborate with many choreographers of diverse creative concerns and priorities including Susan Rethorst, David Dorfman, Lance Gries, Chris Yon, Zvi Gotheiner, Martha Clarke, Richard Siegal, and Bebe Miller.

Supported by Penn Treaty Special Services District.


Apr 03 - 05 2020


2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Apr 03 - 05 2020
  • Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

More Info

Read More


Fidget Philadelphia PA United States 19122
QR Code