Join award-winning choreographer Zornitsa Stoyanova (USA/BG) in the practice of emergent poetry, where we will use our senses to bring forth poetics in language and movement.

Where: Zoom

When: Jan 18th and 20th

Jan, 18th and 20th, 2022
15:00 – 16:30 Central European Time
can also attend through recording of the classes

DESCRIPTION:
Over the two Zoom classes, Zornitsa will guide you into using your body and mind toward composition. We will explore different ways of translation between movement and language. We will ultimately practice presence, emergence, composition, and potential for meaning.
Each class will finish with practice performances in break rooms.

SCORES WE WILL USE:
Jan.18th
Using poetics in choreography and in improvisation.
Emerging stories/meanings

Jan. 20th
Poetic repetitions-working with rhythm
Randomized nonstopping – dancing and talking
Dancing song, singing dance

COST:
Take one or both classes.

7 to 25 EURO per class sliding scale – or pay what you wish

Wondering how to determine what to pay? Here is a useful infographic.

I am also accepting payments directly through PayPal at bodymelddance@gmail.com or Venmo @zstoy… If you are sending payment through there, please indicate somewhere “emergent poetics” and the date.

***no one is turned back for lack of funds *** – if the above price is prohibitive to you, please email Zornitsa directly and we will figure something out – zornitsa@bodymeld.org

Zornitsa on Improvisation:
Over twenty-plus years, I’ve studied contact, compositional and emergent improvisation with teachers from all over the world.
My work and research focus on improvisation for performance and I always approach the compositional techniques with an eye toward to presence of the dancer – focusing on methodologies to make my performance alive and in the NOW. I’ve been using gesture and speech in my choreography for over 15 years, developing a specific methodology of listening to the senses that bring language forth.

I synthesize my knowledge and use it toward a practice of openness in Performance.
I set up scores and choreographies of states that create unique yet telling experiences using every theatrical and dance skills in my arsenal.
One of my most influential teachers is Deborah Hay, from whom I have borrowed methodologies in presence, open possibilities, poetics and composing outside of my rigid compositional brain.
In teaching and making work I adapt a lot of Meg Stuart’s scores in working with power dynamics on stage, morphing the body into recognizability and emotionality both in the face and body.

Other noteworthy teachers of mine are Ishamael Houston Jones, Janine Durning, Danny Lepkoff, Nancy Stark Smith, Susan Rethorst, and many others. From 2005 to 2008, I worked with the Emergent Improvisation Project, researching new forms of improvisation borrowed from biology and neuroscience. Dancing in this project, I was on the cover of the book Composing While Dancing by M. Buckwalter. With Graffito Works (2015 – 2017), again an improvisation company, I danced in various museum and artistic collections outside the theater. In 2021, I initiated the beginning of PIC – Platform for Improvisation and Composition in Sofia, Bulgaria. I have also danced for Eiko & Koma, Boris Charmatz, Cie. Willy Dorner, Lionel Popkin and many other less known names. For me, dance improvisation is an opportunity to reveal the true nature of life, the dancer their psyche and the reason to be on stage at this moment.

To register, go to: https://www.bodymeld.org/events/emergent-poetics-a-workshop-in-emergent-language-in-dance-improvisation/

Costs for participants: 7 to 25 EURO per class sliding scale – or pay what you wish
***no one is turned back for lack of funds *** – if the above price is prohibitive to you, please email Zornitsa directly and we will figure something out – zornitsa@bodymeld.org

Contact details: Contact Zornitsa Stoyanova directly at zornitsa@bodymeld.org

For further information, please visit https://www.bodymeld.org/events/emergent-poetics-a-workshop-in-emergent-language-in-dance-improvisation/

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