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“The Hidden Level” (Скритото Ниво)

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16 и 18 декември, 2022
Камерна зала “Академик” на Национален студентски дом., София

„Скритото ниво“ е съвременно танцово представление което използва инстантна композиция и импровизация. Създадено от интернационален квартет от изпълнители, всеки от които с по-вече 15г. опит в този жанр, представлението адресира сложната социалната реалност на нашето време.

И на оркестъра на „Титаник“ беше наредено да продължи да свири, дори когато водата се лееше енергично изпод вратите на залата“.

– По разказ на оцелял очевидец

Изпълнители: Паоло Чинголани (Италия), Зорница Стоянова (САЩ/България), Ивайло Димитров (България), Саша Кръстарска (България)

*Спектакълът е осъществен с подкрепата на Министерство на Културата и е колаборация между “Невиждан театър” и сдружение “БодиМелд”.

‘The Hidden Level’ is a performance that addresses the social reality of our time. 

Created by a quartet of international and critically acclaimed performers, each of whom has fifteen-plus years of experience in instant composition and improvisation for the stage. 

Paolo Chingolani, Sasha Krustarska, Ivaylo Dimitrov, and Zornitsa Stoyanova will share the complex reality in which the narration is always hidden, not expressed, and manifested.  

“And the orchestra of the Titanic was ordered to continue playing, even when the water was vigorously pouring in from under the hall doors.”

The project is created with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and is a collaboration between “The Unseen Theater” and “BodyMeld”.


Dec 18 2022


Eastern European Time Zone
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 18 2022
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


in person


Камерна сцена “Академик” на Национален студентски дом, пл. Народно събрание - 10
Sofia, Bulgaria


  • Zornitsa Stoyanova
    Zornitsa Stoyanova

    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

  • Sasha Krustarska
    Sasha Krustarska

    Sasha Krastarska is a freelance artist with an interest in contemporary dance, somatic techniques and Instant Composing, mostly influenced by Julyen Hamilton. She has worked both with Bulgarian and foreign choreographers in performances and in collaborations with artists from different artistic disciplines. Some of the performances in which she participated are: “Theory of Hanging Around /THA/”, “PURE”, “ETERNAL”, “Phantasmagoria”, “Sanctuary”, “based on a true story #8 Absence” and many others. In 2014, she received the international scholarship for contemporary dancers and choreographers “DanceWeb” and had the opportunity to attended the classes with teachers like Frey Faust, Kira Kirsch, Nita Little, Jonathan Burroughs, David Zambrano, Francesco Scavetta, Sascha Krausneker and others.

  • Ivaylo Dimitrov
    Ivaylo Dimitrov

    IVAYLO DIMITROV is a freelance artist. The main events in his artistic development as a choreographer are the projects: “Theory of Hanging Around /THA/” and “Para Sympathetic”. Member of “Association for Real Case”, with whom he worked on the projects “Disco – animated funk”, “Emotional”, “Nocturne – from Dust to Glow”, “Butterflies are actually fighters”. Winner of the first prize in a competition for contemporary Bulgarian choreography organized by the HumArts Foundation. Scholarship holder – Dance Web, Vienna 2011 and Nomad Dance Academy 2008.raining programs for contemporary dance and performance). Teacher at NATFIZ – movement improvisation. Since 2004 he is working in the field of contemporary dance and contact improvisation. His teachers are: Francesco Scavetta, Nancy Stark Smith, Kirstie Simson, Daniel Lepkoff, Rosen Mihailov, Frey Faust, Andrew Harwood and others.

  • Paolo Chingolani
    Paolo Chingolani

    PAOLO CINGOLANI is an Italian dancer specialized in the art of improvisation and instant composition. His work is characterized by a specific training on intuition as the first tool to create dance and text in performance. Since 2012 he is a member of Allen’s Line company of Julyen Hamilton. Allen’s Line presented its productions in Berlin, Brussels, Paris, Strasbourg, Oslo and Rome. Through his poetics of movement, Paolo has also dedicated to create performances with other artists, dancers, musicians and visual designers. In this context of freelance, he has performed extensively in many European countries (2005-2019). As a teacher, he has developed his personal body’s technique resulting from the combination of Tai-Ji and Qi Gong with the principles of contemporary dance. Since 2006 he has been teaching in universities, schools and festivals of dance all around Europe.

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