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In her works, Nadya weaves dance and theatre into the environment, creating a unique language to tell meaningful and visually engaging stories in unconventional spaces.
She gets inspiration from abstract visual art, industrial architecture, fashion, artists she collaborates with and spaces they produce in.
Her goal is to create valuable art experiences for audiences, putting their routine on pause, suggesting them a gift of wonder and a food for thought.
She is interested in creating performing art moments for people when they least expect that: on their way to lunch, walking with their kids in the park etc.
Nadya Zeitlin started her artistic journey with Gabbasov Sisters Dance Theatre in her home city Almaty, Kazakhstan. Since her relocation to Atlanta in 2013, she has presented her works in various venues and curated two multi-disciplinary shows herself. Nadya’s dance theatre and moving arts education includes intensives with teachers from Portugal, Israel, Ireland, Slovakia etc as well as workshops and classes in the United States.
In May, 2020 she founded Bautanzt Here, a site-specific dance theatre (from Bau - "build", Tanzt - "dances" in German).
Bautanzt Here is among 2021 Arts and Entertainment Atlanta grant recipients. They will create a series of site-specific performances and present them in Downtown Atlanta in 2022.
She most recently has been honored to present her work at the ELEVATE Atlanta Festival,
In 2020 Nadya received a grant from City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs to create a series of dance movies for the PANDEMIC ATLANTA initiative.
To this date, Zeitlin's works have been selected for feature in Modern Atlanta Dance Festival*, Eyedrum Gallery, 368 PONCE, Midtown Players Club, South River Arts Studios, Decatur Arts Festival, Fall For Fall and Spring For Spring Dance Festivals, and EnCORE among others. Her work for the Solo Theatre’s Little Prince won Best Choreography at the International Festival of Russian-Speaking Children's and Youth Theaters in Washington, DC in May 2019.
She performed in works by gloATL, Beacon Dance, Lori Teague, Jennifer Scully-Thurston (movie) and Sue Schroeder (movie).
Nadya curated 2 multidisciplinary shows:
- Doors Can Dance in Murmur Gallery, eclectic group of 7 artists presented their works around (or on) the independently standing Door.
2) Site-Specific Contemporary Dance show at the Midtown Players Club (part of Hambidge Hive residency in Colony Square Mall), 6 artists created works to emphasize the authenticity of the gallery created in the ex-gym space.