Shifting Realities – Surreal screendance by Zornitsa Stoyanova
Following the steps of Maya Deren, Award winning choreographer Zornitsa Stoyanova will share her experimental approach to filming movement – in the body, as a moving camera and as over imposed special effects.
Thursday October 22
01:00PM ET (NYC)
19:00 CET (Berlin)
20:00 EET (Sofia)
Videos will be up for 4 days only!
You will see:
Chrysalis – 3m 47s – 2015
Dark Matter – 8m – 2015/16
featuring: Christina Gesualdi , Zornitsa Stoyanova and Nicole Bindler
Geometries of Time – 4m 40s – 2017
Elsewhere – 7m26s – 2016/19
featuring: Christina Gesualdi, Nicole Bindler, Aleksandrina Dimitrova and Evgenia Taneva.
Zornitsa will answer all comments and questions on Facebook during the screening!
My work (comments both stage and digital) centers around themes of otherness, womanhood, feminism, power dynamics and vulnerability. I am influenced by surrealism and science fiction and often engage the audience by inviting them on stage or choosing a non-traditional venue and format for my work. Mylar reflective material and custom lighting are integral part of my most recent stage, video, and photography work. I research gesture and emotion in the body seeking potential for meaning. I’ve performed for Eiko & Koma, Boris Charmatz, Cie. Willy Dorner, Lionel Popkin, Group Motion and others.
My dance films have been shown across the U.S. and in Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Bulgaria, Ireland and Bangladesh. I am also a supporter for a sustainable dance community and am deeply invested in helping further conversation and collaboration. I teach improvisation technique for performance, dance on camera and composition and have done so in Philadelphia, France, Hungary and my native Bulgaria. I also write occasionally for thINKingDANCE.net.