Elissaveta Iordanova | She is a Powerhouse | Ep. 13
Today on She is I sit down with Elisaveta Iordanova, choreographer, performer, the Founder Artistic Director and Choreographer of Gorana Dance.
A dance company dedicated GORANA DANCE to spread the beauty of the Bulgarian folk dances in the U.S. and maintain Bulgarian folk traditions across borders.
Elissaveta Iordanova established a professional teaching, creating and performing practice in U.S in 2005, after 15 years of collecting in-depth knowledge of the Bulgarian folkloric heritage. Inspired by an ancient culture, rituals, and myths, today, Elissaveta conducts dance residences, creative workshops, and master dance classes for a diverse population of students, all within a single vision: the preservation of Bulgarian folk dance. Elissaveta is a frequent guest teacher at conferences, numerous communities and college dance programs in New York.
Under her leadership, GORANA DANCE naturally evolved throughout the past 10 years, uniting several generations around the captivating power of traditional dance. Elissaveta is also a founder of the folk dance educational program at Hristo Botev Bulgarian School, NY, where 65 children, living in the tri-state area, have had a weekly dance practice since 2010. GORANA DANCErevives the strength and talent of men and women, through a masterfully woven tapestry of dance. GORANA DANCE features the wealth of the six major Bulgarian folkloric regions with their recognizable styles which are characterized by rhythmic complexity and exciting patterns.
In 2016, GORANA DANCE celebrates 10 years of its heartfelt mission to spread the beauty of the Bulgarian folk dances in the U.S. and maintain Bulgarian folk traditions across borders. GORANA DANCE artists share their artistic expression and nurture a passion for exploring new meanings and the relevance of traditional practices in our contemporary world. GORANA DANCEperformed in NY, NJ, PA, IL and works vigorously to expand its outreach educational program and touring map to other states and countries. (www.facebook.com/GORANADANCE)