Milka Djordjevich is a dance artist who is interested in un-choreographing choreography and choreographing spontaneity. Her choreography has been shown at several New York City venues, including Danspace Project, the Chocolate Factory, Dance Theater Workshop and The Whitney Biennial, and internationally in Austria, Italy, France, Germany, Poland, Serbia and the UK. She has received funding from Dance Theater Workshop’s Suitcase Fund; a commission from the Danspace Project 2010-11 Commissioning Initiative, with support from the Jerome Foundation; and a residency at Fabrik Potsdam, Germany. Milka was a 2006-2007 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence, a visiting artist at P.A.R.T.S. (Brussels), and a 2008 and 2010 danceWEB Europe Scholar. Other projects include co-curating the Movement Research Spring Festival 2008: Somewhere Out There and serving as guest editor for Critical Correspondence. Djordjevich also co-created performance works with composer Chris Peck and with Serbian dance artist Dragana Bulut, and currently performs with Heather Kravas.

During her Swing Space residency, Djordjevich will create a new dance work developed in collaboration with composer Chris Peck, lighting designer Madeline Best and three female performers, which will premiere at the Chocolate Factory Theater in January 2013. The work will correlate the labor behind dance production to a mass-produced image of women as anonymous idealized forms.

Photo credit: Julieta Cervantes