Eddie Oroyan

Oroyan is a founding mover and Artistic Associate of Black Label Movement, a company with roots deep in his heart and body. In 2012, in joy and sadness, he moved to Brussels and worked with Ultima Vez for six years, having toured and performed primarily with What the Body Does not Remember and In Spite of Wishing and Wanting. Oroyan, continues to dance in Europe and has been working since 2017 with Emmanuel Gat Dance. His experience also spans Creach/Company, Shapiro & Smith, ARENA Dances, Zenon, Andrea Miller, and Roberto Olivan. Oroyan has had collaborative works presented at American Dance Festival 2014 (An Unkindness of Ravens, BLM) and Zürich Tanzt 2015 (Borderland w/ Rakesh Sukesh). He presented a solo, Polaroid, in 2016 at P12 Space in Brussels and premiered a duet, Entropia, with Natalia Pieczuro at Dag van de Dans 2017. In February 2018, Eddie was part of The Guest Project in Thessaloniki in co-creation of a new trio, Poetics of Relations. Recently, Oroyan is co-artistic director of the duo project My Homeless Lover, which premiered their first work, Pasta e Lava, in Genova, Italy as part of the 2018 Resistere e Creare festival. For more info check, www.myhomelesslover.com. Eddie is also teaching extensively the practice he continues to research and develop, Animal Mindfulness. After an injury in late 2014, Oroyan began a practice of meditation and observation. Animal Mindfulness came through his search for balance. His performing and studies have long included animal reflex training and proper response, but his new practice has and continues to teach him curiosity and awareness of the more subtle and delicate, the empathetic. After returning to performing and teaching, Oroyan is moved to explore and share these discoveries through the stage and classroom. More recently, with Jessica Eirado Enes, he has been developing an empathic partnering and Ideomotor motor training class they are calling Ouija.