Department of Theatre & Drama, University of Michigan
April 25-27, 2019 @ 7:30pm Free
Murakami by the Sea
Devised Dance/Theatre piece inspired by short stories by Haruki Murakami and many more
Directed by: Tzveta Kassabova with the cast
“And then I realized that the deep darkness inside me had vanished. Suddenly. As suddenly as it has come. I raised myself from the sand and, without bothering either to take off my shoes or roll up my cuffs, walked into the surf to let the waves lap at my ankles.” What does it mean to tell a story? Who is the storyteller, who is listening? What real geography is surrounding us and what landscape do we imagine in our stories?
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S U P E R W E
The year of the AWARDS!!!
Tzveta won four Metro DC Dance Awards this year!
- Outstanding Overall Production - Small Venue (shared evening with Betty Skeen for their concert at Dance Place, February 2011)
- Excellence in Stage Design/ Multimedia (collaboration with Betty Skeen and Paul Jackson for their concert at Dance Place, February 2011)
- Outstanding New Work (for The Opposite of Killing at Dance Place, February 2011)
- Excellence in Costume Design (for Sharon Mansur's cimmerian light at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, February 2011)
Tzveta has been selected among 'the top 25 to watch' for 2012 by Dance Magazine!
Tzveta Kassabovaby Emily Macel Theys
A tornado of ecstatic momentum sweeping across the stage; mile-long limbs both spastic and metered; a mess of dark curls the last to hit the ground as her body turns ragdoll-like. Tzveta Kassabova’s movement quality is surreal, as if Salvador Dali himself painted her into existence. The Bulgarian-born gymnast-turned-meteorologist-turned dancer/choreographer/designer is a prolific maker and mover. She spent several years in NYC performing with David Dorfman and others before settling back in DC, where she currently teaches, dances with Pearson Widrig Dance Theater, and creates her own work. She often builds non-conventional sets—like the circular stage where dancers and audience members can interact in her Where Colors Blend into Sound. Her scientific background shines through in her choreography—in The Opposite of Killing, her dancers test various velocities, momentums, and trajectories. This month, Kassabova will premiere a collaboration with theater director Naoko Maeshiba at Dance Place. And as a 2011–12 resident artist at American Dance Institute, she’ll premiere a new work in May. —Emily Macel Theys
You can see Dance Magazine issue here.