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

Paper Duchess

Solo dance improvisation

“She is Baroque. Her gestures are precise, formal…they are telling us something and it is amazing. I want to keep hearing it.….”  ~Megan Bridge for

Paper Duchess explores images of formality vs. casualness, tied to communication though gesture, form, emotional content and image.  Zornitsa starts with setting up a notion of magical theatricality, a floating paper amoeba in the space that slowly comes into focus and starts talking through gesture.  This image is destroyed as she takes her paper dress off and the magic trick is revealed.  The character underneath is in casual jeans, moving as a matter of fact, creating a new world of casual interaction with the viewers.   Zornitsa presents ways of deconstructing communication and attempts to translate, internal and external narratives through the body.

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