The BIG reveal:
Get What You Need is back - with a twist! 
Upcoming international exchange, new programs and shows.
Dear friends, 

Get What You Need (GWYN) has been a facet of the Philly dance community since 2015. 
This year GWYN is growing into a city wide platform and birthing a performance support residency (GWYNRes) for movement makers living and working in the Philadelphia area.
Over the last two years I've had many conversations and did two official surveys about the needs of our community.  The main complaint from Philly dance community was the lack of support for production and no presenters and paid work available. 
GWYNRes is my answer to this ongoing problem.  

What is it:
Though an open application GWYNRes will be awarded to two movement based artists from the Philadelphia area. They will have the opportunity to show their work monthly (Nov.‘19 to May ‘20) at different locations in Philadelphia. Each showing will be FREE and open to the public and will have a different mentor to give feedback.
So, as the artist gets lots of help producing a show, they also have the ability to grow their audience and invite presenters or future collaborators. 

Who with:
Mentors will be Philadelphia' own master choreographers, self-producers and performers; Keila Cordova, Silvana Cardell, Leah Stein, Megan Bridge, Terri Shockley and Amy Smith. Zornitsa (me) will be at all events and available as a resource as well.

The Fidget Space in Fishtown, The Art Room in South Philly, 954 Dance Movement Collective in the Loft District, Cardell Dance Studio in Francisville, Community Education Center in West Philadelphia.
The residency will culminate with a showing at The Performance Garage in May 2020, where both GWYNRes artists would present their full length work, get professional video and photo of the showing and be offered a stipend of $200 each.  
To apply to be a GWYNRes artist, click here
Applications due by October 14th, 2019 at midnight. 

Each GWYN event will also be open to one local nonresident artist to share their work. So, three artists will be showing at about 30 minutes each.  Signing up for just GWYN is first come first serve and available a month before the show date.  To get a spot, email If you think you might forget, follow us on facebook or instagram. 
Every GWYN showing is FREE and open to the public.

The GWYN platform is made possible with the generous support of all of the above mentioned, who are donating space and their time and a generous stipend support from 

Its also FREE to participate for residents and nonresidents.
Please help me keep it this way.  There are costs associated with the final showing in May 2020, and every dollar is much appreciated. 

Consider donating now though PayPal.

Elsewhere has its US premiere and later showing in Ireland. 

My film Elsewhere is showing on October 3rd at Grounds for Sculpture in NJ at 7 pm.  If you are in the area, come check it out. I will be there.  Later on October 11th, Elsewhere will be shown at Tipperary International Dance Festival in Ireland.  I know only one person in Ireland at the moment, but if you do, send them to these awesome Dance on camera nights, they are all free and the films look incredible.  I wish I was there. 
I'm in Minneapolis end of October for AAC Boot-camp. 
I never though I would ever need a babysitter to sleep over, but here it is.  Somehow both me and my husband are in different conferences at the same time.  I am going to the Alliance for Artists Communities Residency Boot-camp in Minneapolis. I even got an grant from Pennsylvania Citizens for the Arts for this conference and I am over the moon.  Hoping to get clarity on changing my company's name (which some of you have heard about) and shifting toward a non for profit company model.  So, do you know someone you think I should meet in Minneapolis?
Don't you love cultural exchange? Polish dance artists in Philly.
As an artist and mother of two, it is very difficult for me to travel and meet new people. This is one of the main reasons, why I approach organizations and already established international residencies with invitations for exchange with Philly.  This is how the Polish Dance Artists in Philly residency was born last year, and I am happy that though the support of Movement Research, Trust for Mutual Understanding and Arts Station Foundation in Poland, I will be welcoming two stellar dance makers on Dec. 15th - 20th, 2019.  Keep your eyes open for workshops and showings with them.  This year I am trying to keep the program entirely FREE, so everyone can attend. More to come soon. 
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