dragON aka PONY is the first work of the project dragON, a choreographic trilogy coauthored by Aleksandar Georgiev, Zhana Pencheva and Darío Barreto Damas, (aka STEAM ROOM). The project deals with the protest and celebration body in dragging scene, exploring their relation within dance and choreography.
dragON aka PONY is a choreographic work that presents a playground charged with multiple dance references from the past and present, arriving from Western and Eastern Europe, creating a space of constant transition, unfolding intimacy and exposing humble co-existence. Within a frame of contemporary POP, the work revives geometrical choreography through the prism of classicism and the usage of folklore as a ritualistic form. dragON aka PONY has a little bit of Isadora and a lot of MTV or VH1.
Dance, choreography, performance: Aleksandar Georgiev, Zhana Pencheva and Darío Barreto Damas aka STEAM ROOM. Music: Tsvetan Momchilov. Costumes, stage: Ralitza Toneva. Graphics: Gjorgji Despodov.
Co-produced with: Garage Collective, Brain Store Project and Nomad Dance Academy Slovenija.
Supported by: Creative Crossroads in the framework of the Life Long Burning project supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, Ministry of Culture of Bulgaria, National Cultural Fund of Bulgaria, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, City of Ljubljana – Department of Culture, Konstnärsnämnden (International Exchange Grant), I-portunus (Funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union), Zagrebachki Plesni Centar, BAZAAR festival, Youth Cultural Center Burgas, Hamalogika, Era of Aquarius Festival, Performance Room, Moving Body Festival, DNK – space for contemporary dance and performance, JSKD – Republic of Slovenia Public Fund for Cultural Activities, VIZ!, Jasmin.bg, Kafene.bg, LoveTheater.bg.
dragON aka PONY is nominated to IKAR prize 2020 of the Union of Artist in Bulgaria in the category “Contemporary Dance and Performance”.