30 April/ 6:30 PM/ DNK – Space for contemporary dance and perofrmnace
1 Bulgaria Square, National Palace of Culture – underground, opposite to the fountains
Choreography: Miroslav Yordanov
Music: Emilian Gatsov – Elbi
Graphic Design: Georgi Sharov
Performance: Miroslava Zahova
Photographer: Deyan Stoev
Duration: 45 min.
The production is realized in partnership with Graffit Gallery – Varna, Fabrica 126 – Sofia and with the financial support of Ministry of Culture and Culture Fund of Varna Municipality.
The Jewish queen Salome is identified mainly with the dancing woman from the New Testament whose seductive dance led to the death of John the Baptist. Christian traditions depict her as an icon of dangerous female seductiveness. Her image doesn’t seize to preoccupy the world of art throughout the centuries. It drives the interest also of the choreographer and visual artist Miroslav Yordanov. His performances explore the potential of excess and the body as refuge of desire in iconic figures of cultural imagination. In “Salome” object of interest is the female character of Salome from the biblical parable to its contemporary interpretations. It is the third successful collaboration between Miroslav Yordanov and the performer Miroslava Zahova who is one of the promising presences in contemporary Bulgarian performing arts scene.
Miroslav Yordanov is an artist and psychologist who works in the field of contemporary dance and visual arts. He is a founder of Kinesthetic Project and in the last years he has developed a recognisable signature in the context of Bulgarian dance scene. He explores the pictorial and affective potential of liminal and transgressive states of the body. He has realized several small scale dance works among which are “Echorche” (2010) and “medea” (2012). In 2014 he founded in Varna the Vertigo Festival for Contemporary Dance and alternative performing arts which existed for several years.