I’m deeply inspired by people’s simple gestures that, I believe, often can express more than a technically perfect dance move.
I tend to create stories with several layers inside, to provide food for thought and imagination.
Now I'm exploring ways to combine my experience and vision with other disciplines, embed my works into specific environments.
You can read my story here: VoyageATL interview.
mY nAME iS nADYA
I am a curious choreographer, dance designer, teacher and moving artist. Her main inspiration is dance theatre and her favorite question is “what if?”
Founder and Artistic director of the Bautanzt Here: (“bau” - build, “tanzt” - dances, German)
is a multimedia art organism with main focus on dance theatre and site-specific projects.
My moving arts education includes workshops and intensives with teachers from Portugal, Belgium, Israel, Slovakia, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan.
BSc in Psychology, Art-Therapist.
I presented my works in various venues in Atlanta since my relocation in 2013: the Eyedrum Gallery, 368 PONCE, Skwhirlhaus, Midtown Players Club. I participated in MAD Festival as the winner of the 24 Hours Dance competition in 2015; Decatur Arts Festival, LadyFest Atlanta. Twice, I was a part of Play.Risk.Research showings by Mediums Collective and also twice participated in Fieldwork.
Summer 2019: participated in CORE Dance's DIG: Vital Physical Research, 12 days program, taught by experienced and inspiring teachers: Leslie Scates and Andrew Wass (Ensemble Thinking, Lower Left Collective/Dance Ranch), Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad (BodyCartography Project), Luke Murphy (Attic Projects).
Open Look International Dance Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, taking classes from Samir M'Kirech (Alain Platel's Physical Theatre).
Choreographer for The Little Prince, production by Russian Solo Theatre (based in Atlanta). We got the Best Choreography along with Best Director and Best Set Design awards on the International Festival of Russian-Speaking Children's and Youth Theaters in Washington, DC in May 2019!
August 2018 I attended DASS dance program in Lisbon, Portugal. We had amazing inspiration and education experience from wonderful teachers: Milan Tomasik (Slovakia, Belgium), Helder Seabra (Belgium, Portugal), Yael Cibulski (Israel), Leif Firnhaber (Uruguay, Belgium).
I studied from GloATL (and performed in their works), Pinch’n’Ouch Theatre, TanzFarm and other Atlanta choreographers and companies.
Participated in 2 Fieldwork workshops (learning to give constructive feedback on art works while creating your own one) and 2 TTI Teachers Training Intensives, curated by CORE Dance.
In 2017 I curated 2 multidisciplinary shows:
- Doors Can Dance. 7 artists performed/ screened works of different styles and mediums around the door in Mammal gallery. https://nadyazeitlin.wixsite.com/doorscandance
- Site-Specific Dance show for Midtown Players Club, part of Colony Square and Hambidge’s Creative HIVE residency. Dance artists of different styles and backgrounds created works in and around former gym space in Colony Square. https://www.facebook.com/events/1533654599986684/
I was very happy with the turnout of these shows and I hope to continue curating events as such. It brings me joy - to collect and connect talented artists in one space within specific terms - and share amazing results with audience.
It's very interesting to see how different artistic minds would "read", for example, the Door in a frame. How they'd use this tool to express their story.
And the real magic starts when we see all the works, one after another, and celebrate our diversity and unity and the same time.
I was Education and Outreach intern at CORE Performance Company and volunteer coordinator at Dance ATL.
I was honored to present my choreography under ceilings of
Midtown Players Club
Eyedrum Gallery (Premier, Premiere; Boiler Room)
MAD Festival (1st place piece of 24 hrs Dance Competition 2015),
Decatur Arts Festival 2015, 2016,
Go Bar (Athens, GA).
I had the pleasure to be a part of a beautiful dance movie No Games No Fowl, directed by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully.
In October 2015 I became a mom of a lovely little girl.
You can see my full CV by clicking PDF below.