Milka Djordjevich and collaborators invite all dance enthusiasts to participate in our mobile collective laboratory by using the construct of a class as a way to present, offer and explore our research and ideas to and with you. We will explore collective teaching driven by hot topics which include anything that brings points of cosmic perception and awareness. The class may be performed as an obstacle course or a creative (and sometimes playful) reinterpretation or subversion of the space. The class involves ‘seeing’ one’s environment in a new way, and imagining the potentialities for movement around it.
History of the Mobile Lab
Milka Djordjevich and collaborators are experimenting with a three-city collective endeavor. They are working at New York Live Arts in NYC, THEOFFCENTER with support from [ABC] Consortium in San Francisco, and Pieter PASDin Los Angeles. While in residence in each of these locations, they will research and discover where each of their individual contemporary dance practices intersect and interact with each community and environment with the hope of cross-pollinating ideas and practices. They are interested in exploring methods of de-organization, non-forced adaptation and non-forced collectivity. Their various practices have involved pain, props, spectacle and action. They are innovators of hair, pool and keyboard parkour. This project is funded, in part, by the Suitcase Fund of New York Live Arts as part of the East/Central Europe Cultural partnerships program, with support from the Trust for Mutual Understanding.
New York City
Sunday, June 16, 3-6pm
classclassclass at Arts@Renaissance [link]
Re-in-formation – [link]
Friday, June 21, 10-12pm
PEER Practices at KUNST-STOFF Arts
A project of ALTERNATIVA | Alternative Conservatory
Saturday, June 29, 10-12pm
About Milka: Milka Djordjevich is an American dance artist dividing her time between New York and Southern California. Her work has been shown at several NYC venues, including Danspace Project, Dance Theater Workshop, AUNTS, and the 2010 Whitney Biennial; in California at REDCAT, Counterpulse, and the Garage; and internationally in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Serbia, and the UK. She has received funding from New York Live Arts’ Suitcase Fund; a commission from the Danspace Project 2010-11 Commissioning Initiative, with support from the Jerome Foundation; and residencies at Fabrik Potsdam, PACT-Zollverein and Workspace Brussels. Djordjevich was a 2006-2007 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence, a visiting artist at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, and a 2008 and 2010 danceWEB Europe Scholar. Her other projects include co-curating the Movement Research Spring Festival 2008: Somewhere Out There and serving as guest editor for Critical Correspondence. Djordjevich has co-authored works with composer Chris Peck and Serbian choreographer Dragana Bulut. Additionally, she has performed for Heather Kravas, Jennifer Monson, Elizabeth Ward, Sam Kim, and Natalie Green, among others, and has assisted choreographer DD Dorvillier in various capacities. Djordjevich received a B.A. in World Arts and Cultures from UCLA and an M.F.A. in Choreography from Sarah Lawrence College.