Milka Djordjevich

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Milka Djordjevich

 

Milka Djordjevich is a Los Angeles based choreographer whose work draws from a variety of compositional strategies to question preconceived notions of what dance should or should not be. Her work has been shown at many venues, including the Kitchen, the Chocolate Factory Theater, the Whitney Museum, the American Realness Festival, and Danspace Project in New York; REDCAT, Grand Performances, Pieter, LA Dance Platform, the 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; and internationally in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Macedonia, Poland, Serbia, and the UK. Djordjevich was a 2006-2007 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence, a 2008/2010 danceWEB Europe Scholar and a 2017-2018 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. She has twice served as Visiting Assistant Professor in the UC Riverside Dance Department and has taught at CalArts, Pasadena City College, UC Irvine, AMDA, Pomona College, Movement Research and PICA’s TBA:15 Festival. In 2016, Djordjevich established STANA, an organization cultivating Los Angeles, national and international dance connections. thisismilka.com