Monday August 14 thru Friday August 18, 1-3pm.
Let’s practice creating dances. By using sensorial, perceptual, anatomical, spatial, formal, behavioral, verbal and imaginative pathways, we will transform our individual movement patterning; play with technical structures, improvisational concepts, and choreographic frameworks; and rock out to some sweet jams. We will attempt to abandon ‘neutrality’ and uncover our bodies’ ingrained knowledge and history.
Milka Djordjevich is a choreographer, dancer and teacher whose work draws from a variety of compositional strategies and questions preconceived notions of what dance should or should not be. Her work has been shown at several venues including REDCAT, Pieter, Machine Project, Showbox LA/Bootleg Theater, Hammer Museum, the Kitchen, the American Realness Festival, the Chocolate Factory Theater, Danspace Project, the 2010 Whitney Biennal, Counterpulse and abroad in Austria, France, Italy, Germany, Macedonia, Serbia and the UK. She has received funding from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Center for Cultural Innovation ARC and the Suitcase Fund, as well as residencies at Fabrik Potsdam, PACT-Zollverein, Workspace Brussels, UCLA Hothouse, LMCC Swingspace, Abrons Arts Center, among others. Djordjevich was a 2006-2007 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence and a 2008/2010 danceWEB Europe Scholar. Djordjevich has twice served as Visiting Assistant Professor in the UC Riverside Dance Department and has taught at UC Irvine, AMDA, Pomona College, Movement Research and PICA’s TBA: 15 Festival. Djordjevich received a B.A. from UCLA and an M.F.A. from Sarah Lawrence College.