I love physics and books, solving mysteries, and keeping secrets. I sometimes work alone and sometimes collectively with others, in dialogue with humans and non-humans. I'm interested in things that are there but can’t be seen. Somewhere in between dreaming up ideas and experimenting in the studio, I bring what I can to touch those with me in the studio past, present, and future and see what might emerge in the space between us.
photo by Tal Glicks
Bringing Performance to Life
Classically trained as a dancer from a very young age, Zjana is a contemporary dancer, performance and digital mixed media artist. Performing across the UK, the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East with the Hartford Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet Ensemble and Cleveland Repertory Project. Zjana has also performed the work of Vertigo, and choreographer Roy Assaf in Israel. Commercial credits include dancing alongside musical artists Shaggy, Chaka Khan, and Jamelia. Zjana has worked with noise band Sonic Youth, iconic interactive media artist Scott Snibbe, and film director Harmony Korine. Her own choreographic works have been presented and she’s performed at venues specifically Tribeca Performing Arts Center (New York, USA), The Bushnell (Hartford, USA), Boston Opera House (Boston, USA), REDCAT (Los Angeles, USA), Chinnaswamy Stadium (Bangalore, India), Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance and Theater (Tel Aviv, Israel), Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona, Spain), Gerard Behard Centre (Jerusalem, Israel), Grec Fest La Caldera (Barcelona, Spain), Complesso Monumentale di Santa Sofia (Salerno, Italy), The Place (London, UK), Turner Contemporary (Margate, UK), Sheung Wan Culture Centre (Hong Kong), Laban Theatre (London, UK), Oulu Museum of Art (Finland), Roundhouse (London, UK), Stone Nest (London, UK), and Space Studios (London, UK).
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