Altered States: A Performance Conversation with Megan Bridge and Zornitsa Stoyanova
August 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$1 – $40
Choreographers/ performers Megan Bridge (Fidget) and Zornitsa Stoyanova (Bodymeld) will present the US premiere of their new duet: Altered States: A Performance Conversation.
In this performance conversation, Megan Bridge (PHL) and Zornitsa Stoyanova (PHL/BUL) will propose that “performance presence” is, in fact, an altered state of consciousness. They will discuss, demonstrate, and explore their own techniques, compositional tools, and physical practices, for creating altered states.
Bridge and Stoyanova are both award winning and critically acclaimed performers and choreographers. They are both women, mothers, and people who are perhaps obsessed with the concept of “presence” in performance. Collectively, they have spent more than thirty years researching this topic.
Zornitsa and Megan’s performance suggests different ways of being in the world, challenging neuro-normative modes of perception and being. They center these “presencing” practices as survival tactics, or strategies to help navigate the dailyness/deadliness of everyday life.