focus: DESIGN OF MOVEMENT.
topic: BODY BOUNDARIES & BORDERS: CONTEMPORARY DANCE
Guest speaker: Iveta Marinova, contemporary dance theory researcher, Berlin/ Germany
Moderator: Yordan Mihalev, fashion designer
Venue: Contemporary space – 23 Marko Balabanov Street, Vana / Bulgaria
○ Kinetic space and body boundaries in dance – paridigm shift with contemporary dance, dynamics of individual and collective space, interaction with the enviroment
○ Boundaries, borders and rules in contemporary dance?
○ The body as a tool for artistic expression and the formation of key competences
“Beyond all cultural and historical limits and in all social and artistic contexts, dance is a bearer of practical knowledge of the body and movement. At the same time, its fleeting character presents a challenge to scholarship. Dance studies thus represents a point of intersection between various disciplines and the arts in a period in which discourses of dynamism, movement, and the body shape all areas of scholarship.” MA Tanzwissenschaft / Freie Universität Berlin
IVETA MARINOVA is completing here masters degree in Dance Studies (MA Tanzwissenschaft) at Berlin’s largest university – Freie Universität Berlin, a state-of-the-art interdisciplinary programme developed by Prof. Dr. Gabriele Brandstetter. Iveta studies the theoretical and practical aspects of dance and explores in depth key concepts and interesections such as dance and gravity, politics, gender, dance texts (Tanztexten). In her research, she explores the legacy of Anna Huber and interaction with space, Tomas Howard and the concept of the flock, and Koffi Koko with African dance and ritual in contemporary dance techniques. Iveta is currently completing her thesis on dance improvisation and the development of personal and social competences. Iveta was born in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, graduated with a digree in business administration from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia and later moved to Berlin in Germany to study the theory of contemporary dance. In Berlin, she worked as a performer at Staatsoper Berlin. Practising massage therapist since 2013.
Bulgarian-born YORDAN MIHALEV is a fashion designer. Mihalev graduated from Varna Free University in Bulgaria and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium. Only 23 years old, he staged his first catwalk in the heart of Europe – Belgium. It immediately won the Young Designer award at Ethno Tendance Fashion Weekend Brussels in 2013. His second collection debuted in Paris in 2014. The following year he conquered the catwalk at Salonè della Moda in Rotterdam. Mihalev currently works as a fashion consultant and is a lecturer at Varna Free University.
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