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Milka Djordjevich

Milka Djordjevich

Milka Djordjevich is a choreographer, dancer and teacher whose work draws from a variety of compositional strategies and questions preconceived notions of what dance should or should not be. She is committed to working in diverse settings in order to broaden the perspective from which dance is produced, encompassing collaborative and transdisciplinary approaches. Her work has been shown at several venues including REDCAT, Pieter, Machine Project, Showbox LA/Bootleg Theater and HomeLA (Los Angeles); the Kitchen, the 2010 Whitney Biennal, the American Realness Festival, the Chocolate Factory Theater, Danspace Project and AUNTS (New York); Counterpulse and The Garage (San Francisco); Uferstudios (Berlin); Bitef (Belgrade); Artdanthe (Paris); WUK (Vienna); Fabrik (Potsdam); Solo in Azione Festival (Milan); Toihaus Theatre (Salzburg); Gateshead International Festival of Theatre (UK). She has received funding from the Suitcase Fund, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and the Center for Cultural Innovation ARC, as well as residencies at Fabrik Potsdam, PACT-Zollverein, Workspace Brussels, UCLA Hothouse, ARC Pasadena, LMCC Swingspace, Abrons Arts Center, among others. Djordjevich was a 2006-2007 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence and a 2008/2010 danceWEB Europe Scholar. Her other projects include co-curating the Movement Research Spring Festival 2008: Somewhere Out There, serving as guest editor for Critical Correspondence and curating the Monday Morning Class series at Pieter. She has co-authored works with composer Chris Peck and choreographer Dragana Bulut and has performed for Heather Kravas, Jennifer Monson, Elizabeth Ward, Sam Kim, Sasa Asentic and Ana Vujanovic, among others. Djordjevich is currently Visiting Assistant Professor in the University of California, Riverside Dance Department and has taught at the University of California, Irvine, AMDA, Pomona College, Movement Research and PICA’s TBA: 15 Festival. Djordjevich received a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles and an M.F.A. from Sarah Lawrence College.

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