Roza Savelyeya defies total annihilation of identity with forceful actions... With searching arms and sweeping legs, she highlights dissonance in trying to find identity, realizing her most influential years were spent in America. During an aggressive section for five women, she tells us about growing up in a culture devoid of slavery, where no one group is considered a better race. With heavy sadness she realizes that although not a U.S. Citizen, she is experiencing what everyone else here is experiencing- racism, inequality, injustice- and does not feel entitled to have an opinion. Introspective and questioning, her journey from Russian child to American adult resonates as she questions how she can make the world a better place. " Cecly Placenti
"How often do you physically exert yourself past the point of sanity? What would happen? Would you collapse; blurt nonsense; laugh; sing; cry? ... Roza Savelyeva toyed with these concepts in her premiere of Miles (~309.8786)... Its whimsical tone was overwhelming... Miles (~309.8786) certainly had me smiling. I look forward to future pieces of choreography by Roza Savelyeva." Kristen Hedberg
THE BORSCHT COLLECTIVE
In the Fall 2018 Roza found The Borscht Collective, a platform encouraging cross-disciplinary collaborations among artists, businesses, and NGOs.
The Borscht Collective is proud to present
MOVEMENT IS ____ ,
an annual event honoring the United Nation's Commission on the Status of Women Forum taking place in NYC in March.
In the Spring 2017 Roza has joined International Human Rights Consortium (IHRC/CIDH) and attended the Commission on the Status of Women conference at the UN which inspired her evening length work “USA: United Stories of America”.
Roza is a multiple recipient of UNCSA's Career Development Grant and Seman's Art Fund Grant, making possible her NYC choreographic debut in the Fall 2017.
Roza is currently a holder of the O-1B Visa for individuals with an extraordinary ability in the arts.
Before moving to the US Roza was a member Kazan Dance Ansambl's Junior Company and award winning Sombel Dance Ensemble. She has performed as a part of the federal holiday celebration programs and both national and international folk dance festivals.