Professional development research-based program focused on instant composition and devised theater using dance, the voice, and emergent text. Open to all nationals between 25 and 99 years.
5 international teachers/facilitators and 20 international participants.
6 intensives in Sofia, Bulgaria.
***FREE once accepted***

Where: Sofia, Bulgaria

When: March to June, 2023

Deadline for applications: Jan. 30th, 2023

5 International Teachers
6 Sessions
20 International Participants
FREE Tuition Once Accepted

BodyMeld Performance Research Academy is a professional multigenre program led by 5 international teachers in Sofia, Bulgaria. The academy has the goal to offer further education as well as a place for research in multigenre performance for working artists between 25 and 99.

We focus on instant composition and devised performance merging dance and the use of voice and emergent text/poetry. We base our inquiries within the body and sensation, using a universe of compositional tools to bring forth our inner worlds.

We are focused on the making of new performance, working toward shedding our armor and finding the power in being vulnerable and authentic. Only then do we feel we can start creating the rich poetic potential coded in our bodies and tie it to the years of knowledge and experience we share.

DEADLINE for IN-PERSON AUDITION IN SOFIA: Jan. 21st by the end of the day
AUDITION is by invitation only on Jan. 29th 10:00 – 14:00h in Sofia, Bulgaria

DEADLINE for ONLINE APPLICATION with interview process: Jan. 30th by the end of the day


Module 1 Peter Sciscioli(USA) – March 6 – 10 – 10:00 – 14:00
Module 2 Zornitsa Stoyanova (USA/BUL) – March 13 – 17 10:00 – 14:00
Module 3 Paolo Cingolani (ITA) – April 23 – 27 10:00 – 14:00
Module 4 Megan Bridge (USA) – May 1st – 5th 10:00 – 14:00
Module 5 Stephen Batts (UK) – May 15 – 19, 10:00 – 17:00
Module 6 Zornitsa Stoyanova (USA/BUL) – June 12 – 16, 10:00 – 17:00

Who is this for:
The Academy is open to all nationals between 25 and 99 years. It is an in-person-only program. A prerequisite is at least two years of professional experience in the performance field, either as a choreographer/dancer, actor/director, performance artist, or singer/performer. Please, note that our base is always movement, so you should feel comfortable moving and aware of your body in order to delve deeper into all of the possible compositional modes. We are seeking mature people, who are interested in expanding their own knowledge and possibilities within this field. The goal of this program is to create a cohort of multigenerational researchers that by the end would share knowledge, language, and tools to continue creating and expanding their own practice of devised performance.

We do not accept students enrolled in a different higher education program.

The official language of the academy is English, but translation to Bulgarian is offered when needed.

How to apply:
Fill in the application by Jan. 21 (end ot the day) if you’d like to come to the in-person audition/open class on Jan. 29th in Sofia, Bulgaria.

For online applications with an interview process please fill out the application by Jan. 30th (end of the day).
Application you can find here:

Costs for participants: FREE once accepted

Contact details:
Zornitsa Stoyanova, Director of BodyMeld