Polish Contemporary Dance Comes To Philadelphia

Polish Contemporary Dance Comes To Philadelphia

with Aleksandra Bożek-Muszyńska and Magda Jędra

of Poland – Free Dance Workshops and

Showing in Philadelphia

Here[begin]dance a.k.a Zornitsa Stoyanova Projects in partnership with Movement Research in NYC and Arts Stations Foundation in Poland will welcome Aleksandra Bożek-Muszyńska and Magda Jędra to Philadelphia for two FREE dance workshops and one showing at The Iron Factory in South Kensington, Philadelphia from December 17th to 19th, 2019.
Aleksandra is interested in multi-generational interdisciplinary projects, and Madga enjoys combining “high brow” and “pop culture” styles of movement. Both value improvisational as a tool in their practices. The showing will include work by Aleksandra and Magda, as well as Philly based Bulgarian Zornitsa Stoyanova.
Aleksandra will teach an improvisational workshop open to all movement levels called The body knows! Madga’s workshop will be focused around her new work and will also include improvisational modalities.
Schedule:
Tuesday December 17: 6pm-8pm – workshop with Aleksandra – FREE
Wednesday December 18: 6pm-8pm – workshop with Magda – FREE
Thursday December 19: 7pm showing – Aleksandra, Magda and Zornitsa – Pay What You Can
Where:
The Iron Factory 118 Fontain St,, Philadelphia, PA 19122
This residency is supported by Art Stations Foundation and the GPS/Global Practice Sharing program of Movement Research with funding from the Trust for Mutual Understanding. Further support from the Iron Factory.
About the Artists
Aleksandra Bożek-Muszyńska is a Poland based dancer, choreographer, performer, contemporary dance instructor, business coach, philologist, participant of many workshops and coachings. In 2017, together with Hanna Bylka-Kanecka, she founded the Holobiont collective, whose goal is interdisciplinary multi-generation projects. In everyday life, she is constantly looking for opportunities to improvise.
Magda Jędra is a dancer, choreographer, and performer. Her foregoing works have a strong affinity to performance art and the site-specific approach. She likes to combine different styles and mix tools characteristic for what is referred to as “pop culture” and “highbrow culture”. In her work she likes to use kitsch and irony. She often makes use of texts. She believes that working on a piece is an act of subjecting oneself to creative process. She considers improvisation to be foundation in this process.
About About Here[begin] Dance a.k.a. Zorntisa’s Projects:
Zornitsa Stoyanova (USA/BUL) is an award-winning performance artist, curator, writer, lighting and video designer based in Philadelphia, PA. A native of Bulgaria, she produces and presents both her own and other’s work under the name Here[begin] Dance.
Mylar reflective material and custom lighting are integral parts of her most recent stage, video, and photography work. Her work is focused on the female body, feminist ideas and imagery. She researches gesture and emotion seeking potential for meaning. She has performed for Eiko & Koma,
Boris Charmatz, Cie. Willy Dorner, Lionel Popkin, Group Motion and others. Her screendance has been shown in festivals in South American, Europe and the U.S.
As Here[begin] Dance she has curated and produced Current: an evening of dance and art and Dance Cinema Projects. She has hosted and organized multiple classes for the community and taught free workshops in making websites for artists and budgeting. Zornitsa writes for thINKingDANCE.net and is invested in helping further conversation and collaboration in the global dance community. www.herebegindance.com

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