Aleksandra Janeva Imfeld was born in Macedonia. She graduated from the school for contemporary dance Ana Maletic in Zagreb and studied dance in Bruges and Lier in Belgium. In 1998 she was a DanceWEB scholarship student in Vienna and in New York she was a scholarship student in The Jennifer Muller Company.
2012 she completed the postgraduate program a.pass (Advanced Performance and Scenography Study) in Brussels in which she developed a method of work for collective authorship and is using it within all of her works.
Aleksandra is a close associate of BADco from Zagreb. She worked with Ismael Ivo, The System Castafiore, Brice Leroux, David Hernandez and many others. She is one of the co-founders of Nomad Dance Academy and Nomad Dance Academy Croatia dealing with decentralisation of dance and development of new models of cooperation in the field of contemporary dance.
“The dots” a movement research practice developed by Aleksandra Janeva Imfeld
This method aims to work as a tool to both acknowledge and avoid the usual organisation, rhythm, habits and sequence in our improvisation, and thus resets the body in an unexpected way.
The body will be used as a space and “the dot “ as “the author” inside that empty space.We will be working on exploring simple ideas of changing the focus from our body parts as the once that start the movement, to practicing a very precise “point ” placed anywhere within our body which initiates the movement. Many exercises are used in a way to give/gain trust to making any kind of choice as the exact right time/moment. Not judging anything as a wrong choice, but rather observing the decisions that have been made by now and composing and deciding further in relation to what has just happened. Triggering the very fast “aller-retour” between the decisions we make for the body and the response and information our body sends back to us and understanding this dialogue is a valuable input for further impulses/actions.