Choreographer Milka Djordjevich (Los Angeles) will develop CORPS, a new work examining labor and the feminine body through the lens of regimented movement, revealing similarities across traditional, militaristic, ritual, athletic, and folk movement forms. The work is a continuation of Djordjevich’s ongoing questioning of contemporary dance’s preoccupation with neutrality, anonymity, and the de-sexualization of the female body.
Milka Djordjevich is a Los Angeles-based choreographer whose work has been shown at venues including The Kitchen, Chocolate Factory Theater, Whitney Museum, American Realness Festival, and Danspace Project in New York;
REDCAT, Grand Performances, Pieter, LA Dance Platform, Hammer Museum, Machine Project, Showbox LA/Bootleg Theater, Santa Ana Sites, and HomeLA in Los Angeles; Counterpulse and BAMPFA in Northern California; PICA’s TBA: 18 in Portland, Oregon; as well as internationally. Djordjevich was a 2006—07 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence, a 2008—10 danceWEB Europe Scholar and a 2017—18 Princeton University Hodder Fellow. She has received funding from the Suitcase Fund, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and the Center for Cultural Innovation, as well as residencies at CAP UCLA/Los Angeles Performance Practice, Fabrik Potsdam, PACT-Zollverein, Workspace Brussels, ARC Pasadena, LMCC Swingspace, and Abrons Arts Center. Her other projects include serving as guest editor for Movement Research’s Critical Correspondence and initiating the Monday Morning Class series at Pieter in LA. Djordjevich has co-authored works with composer Chris Peck, choreographer Dragana Bulut, designer Samuel Yang, and artist Marcos Luytens. In 2016, Djordjevich established STANA, an organization cultivating dance connections in Los Angeles, nationally, and internationally.