Contemporary Dance Approaches by Jivko Jeliazkov (Bulgaria)
DFM Workshops 30 July
Dancers will be introduced to isolation techniques and progressive movements of specific body parts for a specific time interval. The goal is to shorten the time for the transformation of the mental impulse into physical movement. Participants in the workshop will build extensions between different points of the body while moving along a predetermined trajectory. The second part of the workshop will be concentrated on floor work and the possibilities of fast movement in the space, preserving the volumes of movement.
Jivko Jeliazkov studied "Acting for Theatre and Film" and specialised in "Dance Theater Directing" at NATFA "Krastyo Sarafov". He continued his education specialising in contemporary choreography at the "Victorian College of the Arts" in Melbourne, Australia. In 2016 he completed a Master's degree in "Contemporary dance techniques" at the Academy for Music, Dance and Visual Arts in Plovdiv. He is a choreographer and director of more than 40 performances in the field of contemporary dance and theatre and is the artistic director of several European projects. In his projects, Jivko Jeliazkov often collaborates with visual artists, implementing NEW technologies. Influenced by his theatre education he explores different forms of interaction between theatre and dance and works with both dancers and actors.