The Glitzy World We All Think We Want: An Interview with Zornitsa Stoyanova

Originally published by ArtMargins.org BY MARGARITA DELCHEVA · PUBLISHED 10/21/2019 Zornitsa Stoyanova is a performance artist working between the United States and Bulgaria. Currently based in Philadelphia, Stoyanova performs under the name Here[begin] Dance, and her practice involves the creation of large-scale props in front of her audience. Her work explores an amalgamation of genres, blending choreography, performance, song, and shadow play. This… Read more →

Un-seen – text from performance

written by Zornitsa Stoyanova and performed by automatic voice generator (which is also the reason for the formatting)  Out there    above us, a beacon of peace watches.   The international space station circles the earth, an image of humanity’s achievement. Astronauts from around the world meeting, working, eating, sleeping, shitting, waking up and meeting again… watching down on us.   Orbiting… Read more →

“…not a fucking swan…”

BY ZORNITSA STOYANOVA | Feb. 12, 2018 | Written and published for thINKingDANCE.net A pair of dancers (Margot Electra Steinberg and Mary-Carmen Webb), anonymous and unmoving with foreheads on the wall and one hip relaxed, are positioned in the far-left corner. Across from them a black clad body (Celine McBride) enters. Her legs bare, she moves forward in an illusion… Read more →

Interview with Philadephia Weekly’s Jacqueline Rupp about Explicit Female

“From pregnancy to birth to motherhood, Stoy­an­ova examines the female body without sentiment or the usu­al pa­ter­nal­ist­ic “won­der” that reads like a script to an ‘80s Lamaze how-to. “There’s a lot of fem­in­ist art, but I haven’t seen any­thing that dir­ectly re­sponds to moth­er­hood. Part of it is be­ing a moth­er brings you out of so­ci­ety, it can be a very lonely thing.” Read more →

On Changing Bodies and Art Mediums

BY ZORNITSA STOYANOVA | MARCH 14, 2016 | Written and published for Kat Sullivan’s week on CurateThis. I have known Zornitsa Stoyanova for just a few months now, but I’ve been seeing her work in dance performance and film/media for much longer. Most recently. I was enraptured (“I saw” just seems too bland) by her dance film dark matter, screened… Read more →

“In the end it comes down to community” – Gus Gscheidle and his 1fiftyone gallery + art space

by Zornitsa Stoyanova for thinkingdance.net 1fiftyone gallery + art space is raw. Situated on the fourth and fifth floor of an Old City building, it is a new home for the experimental—dance, theater, music and performance. Gus Gscheidle, a visual artist, graphic designer, and lover of dance and performance, runs it. I met Gus six years ago through our mutual… Read more →

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