Screendance Mentorship International Mon. & Wed.
👉👉👉This is a mentorship program for the artists who are just starting, or want to start but are not sure how. If you have a phone camera a go pro or even an old DV8 camera and want to start creating art by recording dance and movement, this is the program for you.
👉👉👉This is an artist-led mentorship program, and the direction will be taken from the projects of the artists. Possible directions are working with found footage, filming dance, choreographing the film(but not filming a dance per se), working with live feed special effects for virtual live shows, and many others.
👉👉👉Zornitsa will offer instructional workshops on theory, composition for the camera as well as software and tech possibilities. Every one of the participants will have direct contact with her over email during the mentorship program and outside of the allocated meeting times.
👉👉👉In addition to helping complete their screendance and the personal feedback sessions, participants will also receive a certificate of completion as well as an organized public online showing of their work through the BodyMeld platform.
Early bird register by Nov. 1st: 320 Euro
After Nov. 1st: 400 Euro
📧10% discount if you register together with a friend, or want to do the workshop as a group/company/colaborators. Payment plans also available just email Zornitsa directly at zornitsa(at)bodymeld.org📧
The Working language is English.
WHAT IS IT:
A cohort of 4 artists who are working on making an artistic movement-based film or online digital dance.
Theoretical and technical instruction, independent feedback sessions, feedback sessions with the artist cohort, email availability, and a final online showing of all works.
Mondays and Wednesdays starting Nov. 22nd
Eastern European Time Zone GM+2 – 12noon – 14:00
Mon. Nov. 22nd – instruction on-screen composition and theory, digital screen distortions, and different styles of shooting film.
Wed. Nov. 24th – instruction cell phone apps, the best light for shooting, and camera settings
Mon. Nov. 29th – instruction on software, editing, and other artist-led questions.
Dec. 1st or Dec. 6th – project meeting with only 2 of the artists for personal feedback and any specific needed instruction.
Time to work on the project and connect to Zornitsa for support and knowledge through email.
Jan. 10th, 2022 – together check-in, instruction, and addressing technical issues during filming.
Jan. 12th or Jan. 17th – focused feedback session with only 2 artists at a time.
Jan. 19th – final meeting together for final feedback, sharing of films in progress, and organizing our final showing.
February 11th and 12th – Online showing with both Screendance mentorship groups.
About the teacher:
Zornitsa Stoyanova’s screendance and art films have been shown in festivals across the U.S. and in Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Bulgaria, Ireland, Germany, Austria, and Bangladesh. Her work is process-driven using mobile and web camera technology, mixing live performance with pre-thought filmed choreography. She is drawn to surrealism – layering images that create the illusion of the multitude of identities we all carry with us.
Zornitsa’s mentoring is always focused on the artist. Her mission is to help artists all over the world create their best work with what they already have or can easily get. She teaches in an artist-focused and led way and uses mobile media, webcams, and consumer software that is affordable and/or easily accessible to everyone.
Instead of focusing on the need for professional tech, she helps artists hone their voice and need for expression and create their best work with what is available now.
Early bird until Nov. 1st – 320 Euro
After Nov. 1st – 400 Euro
***All proceeds from this mentorship program are going toward the research, production, and payment of participating artists in Zornitsa Stoyanova’s new stage work Brutal Honesty to premiere in Spring 2022.
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 thINKingDANCE.net.