Natasha Sardzoska

Macedonia


Natasha Sardzoska was born in Skopje, in November 1979. Besides being writer and poet, she also works as interpreter and translator (FR, EN, IT, ES, PT, MK, SR), researcher and cultural events manager; she has been living, creating and working in Paris, Milano, Stuttgart, Brussels, Lisbon and Skopje. She graduated from the elementary Classical Ballet School in Skopje and became part of the ballet troupe Rebis, focusing on jazz dance and modern ballet. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin Philology and Literature from the University Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje, a Master of Arts Degree in Communication and Cultural Studies from the New University of Lisbon and the University of Perpignan and Bergamo with the scholarship Erasmus Mundus from the European Commission, writing a thesis on the relationship between politics and sexuality in the novel Petrolio by Pier Paolo Pasolini, published by the National Library in Lisbon. Since November 2013, she holds a Doctoral Degree in Philosophy and Anthropology from the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris, the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen and the University of Bergamo, defending a doctoral thesis on nomadic, migrating or expatriated artists from the Balkans and the question of borders and liminality of boundaries in their artwork, published in the National German Library in Tübingen. As outstanding international PhD candidate, she was interviewed for the external newsletter of the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris (see: www.univ-paris3.fr/natasha-sardzoska-etudiante-macedonienne- 166765.kjsp).

She has taught subjects varying from communication and media strategies, sociology, social theories of culture, public relations, stylistics and human resource management at the Schiller International University in Heidelberg, at the University for Tourism and Management in Skopje, at the University of Bergamo and at South-East European University “Max Van der Stoel”. As writer, she cooperates with various reviews and magazines (Doppiozero, Nuova Prosa, Milan; Transmidia, Rio de Janeiro). She has published three poetry books Blue Room, Skin, and He pulled me with an invisible string, was represented in the Anthology of Young Poets and in the Anthology of Love poetry in Macedonia, several essays and various literary translations from French, Portuguese and Italian language (Pasolini, Saramago, Carducci, Camoes, Tavares, Bojunga, Areas, Carneiro, Tabucchi, Luzi, Pessoa, Collodi). Her poetry was translated in English, Serbian – namely published in the Serbian daily newspaper Politika - and Italian. She has published several papers in peer-reviewed journals. She was editor in chief of EMANATE the official magazine of the Erasmus Mundus Association in Brussels and of the literary review Blesok. She has interviewed well-known politicians amongst which Mrs Marielle De

 

Sarnez and Mrs Meglena Kuneva. She cooperates with Radio Koper and with the Italo-Slovenian Journalust Stefano Lusa. She has promoted the tango culture in Macedonia and has founded the Argentinian tango association in Macedonia, where she has thought tango with Argentinian tango dancer and maestro Rafael Ramirez. She likes travelling, cooking, cinema, yoga and photography.