As a performance artist, I believe in investigating choreography on an emotional level to find ways to translate the work into authentic movement. I crave to perform works that challenge both the performer and the audience.
As a choreographer, I am endlessly curious about the interconnectedness of movement and emotions. Many of my choreographed works explore memory and human emotions. The creation of movement is oftentimes based on the investigation of our physical reactions to the two afore mentioned concepts.
As a director, I have become increasingly interested in giving dancers the initiative to bring themselves into the work. I am eager to find dancers who explore ways to connect with my choreography in way that is personal to them. For this reason, I aim to use universal concepts as starting points for my works. My goal is to find the deep emotional triggers that are fired from both within me and the dancers, which, as a result, can hopefully be felt by the audience participants as well.
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Boroka Nagy, M.F.A.
Boroka is a dancer, choreographer, and multimedia artist born in Budapest, Hungary and now based in Orange Country, CA. She started her movement career at the age of 4 with rhythmic gymnastics. After continuing the sport in the U.S., she was selected to be in the National Team as one of the top 8 gymnasts in the country, and trained at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, N.Y. She began her formal dance training at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City and continued onto the Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. Program to obtain a degree in dance, with a second major in film communications. Additionally she has studied performance and choreography at the London Contemporary Dance School, and Integration Among the Arts at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, including Max/Jitter video processing and the Active Space program, developed by John Crawford of the University of California, Irvine.
In 2009, Boroka performed Bertram Ross’s Nocturne at the 75th Anniversary celebration of the 92nd Street Y, and in 2011, she was selected to perform Alvin Ailey's Memoria with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at New York City Center. In 2011 and 2012 she danced in the tribute to the late Denise Jefferson at the Apollo Theater in New York. Additionally she has performed works by East Coast choreographers such as Paul Taylor, Alvin Ailey, Robert Battle, Milton Myers, Desmond Richardson, Dwight Rhoden and many more. She has performed in New York and California, as well as in various prestigious locations in Rome, Italy in site specific and concert stage settings.
As a choreographer, Boroka is interested in exploring the relationships of emotions and memory to the world around us. Her choreography has been shown at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, the Salvatore Capezio Theater in New York City; at the Claire Trevor Theater in Irvine, California; at the National Academy of St. Cecilia, and the University of Rome Tor Vergata in Rome, Italy. She is a choreographer for the Indie Ballet Collaborative, a NYC based company using dance in synergy with other art forms.
In February 2014, her short dance film, Oublier le temps, was screened at the 42nd Annual Dance on Camera Festival in New York City. Moonville Tunnel, which she choreographed, performed, and co-edited, was presented at the International Film + Video Festival in Athens, Ohio in April 2014, and at the Columbus International Film + Video Festival in Columbus, Ohio in September, 2014.
In 2015, Boroka obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance from the University of California- Irvine, where she researched screendance, curation, and choreography. In her investigation, she created what she calls an interactive performance exhibition, which combines live performance, screendance, and projection art in an audience interactive setting. Boroka is currently a freelance dancer, choreographer, and multimedia artist, exploring her deeper artistry of movement and film, and how it can connect to the everchanging world. In 2015, Boroka founded her contemporary dance company and artist collective, Re:borN Dance Interactive, which challenges the conventional audience-dancer relationship and transforms it into an interactive experience, while exploring the interconnectedness of movement and emotions.
Additionally, Boroka is a Pilates instructor. Please see the Pilates page for more information.