Tea Party / BETWEEN US

Choreographers – Olga Labovkina (Belarus) / Chevy Muraday (Spain)
Puppet Theater (10a, Nezalezhnosti str), June 15, 17:00

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“Tea-party” is a dance work in the form of research – a collaboration of Olga Labovkina as guest choreographer and Totem Dance Group (Kyiv, Ukraine). The theme of the research is interpersonal relationships in the group. For many years together … personal boundaries clear and sharp … like a ding cups. The status, roles, not always emotional compatibility … it has become a strong, solid, tangible. Sometimes we all reach a boiling point. Maybe just drink tea?
Labovkina Olga – a dancer, choreographer and performer, who works in the field of modern dance, visual arts, theater and performance. Founder of Karakuli dance theatre (Minsk, Belarus). As a choreographer she worked with STB TV channel (the show “Everybody Dance. The Last Stand”).
“Between Us” – is a sincere and sensitive work of the Spanish choreographer – Chevy Muraday with Ukrainian dance company Totem Dance Group. This is a kind of manifesto of love, desire, search of the way and the joy of movement to the dream, based on the poetry of Charles Baudelaire.
Muraday Chevy – a choreographer , who has already received more than 8 awards, one of which declared him the best dancer and choreographer – Premios Max. He has worked as a choreographer in Great Britain, United States and South America. After the foundation of his own dance troupe Losdedae, for the development of contemporary dance in Spain, it was created more than 30 performances. Chevy Myuraday also combines his career as a dancer with teaching work in courses, seminars and workshops.
Dancers: Jaroslav Kaynar, Bogdan Kyrylenko, Bogdan Urhov, Olga Markovych, Olena Mic, Christina Slobodyanyuk, Bodryk Iryna, Alina Tshovrebova.

HANGER

Totem Dance Group. Choreographer – Yaroslav Kaynar
Puppet Theater (10a, Nezalezhnosti str), June 16, 17:00

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“Contemporary choreography can be funny!” This is what dancers and choreographers of Totem Dance Group say.
Hanger – is quite an interesting thing. It can vary in shape, structure and name. But the most important thing is that the purpose of each one hanger in the world is one-of-a-kind – to keep things which are hung on it and wait until people will animate them and breathe life and energy into them. Why do we have a bunch of stuff, but do not use it? Perhaps people think that accumulating assets will make them richer. But we just mess up our space, in which there is no room for new energy. And what you should do with all these things now?
In the play “Hanger” dancers will not overwhelm audience with questions and ask them to search for the meaning. No, their only task is – to have a good time with all the spectators.
Jaroslav Kaynar – choreographer, teacher, dancer, winner of international competitions and teacher of contemporary dance and modern jazz in the TDS.
Artists: Totem Dance Group – Daria Dontsova, Elena Galushko, Christina Slobodyanyuk, Bodryk Irina, Bohdan Kirilenko, Olga Markovic, Tshovrebova Alina, Daria Turash.

De|Synchronization

Puppet Theater (10a, Nezalezhnosti str), June 17, 17:00

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“De|Synchronization” is a modern dance performance by Anton Ovchinnikov. The idea of this work arose from considerations of how our past creates our present. Exploring the history of his country through the prism of individual mental and bodily experience, for a long time he peered into pictures and texts, listening to the sounds and melodies of his youth. He moved along with the music that left a mark in his memory and body. What kind of experience is more important? Is it possible to understand the peculiarities of one’s mental memory, referring to the bodily one? Why are we who we actually are?

Anton Ovchinnikov – the founder of the Festival of Contemporary Dance “Tochka Peretynu” (Kyiv – Kharkiv – Kherson); ARTEL project aimed at supporting young choreographers of modern dance and helping in creating works for the professional stage. Since 2010 – to date: founder and director of the International Contemporary Dance festival «Zelyonka Fest».

Workshop: DMITRIJS GAITJUKEVIČS

Puppet Theater (10a, Nezalezhnosti str), June 18, 13:00

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Renowned Latvian choreographer and performer Dmitrijs Gaitjukevičs is going to hold a workshop for dance lovers.

“Duel. Solo” / “DIVE”

Puppet Theater (10a, Nezalezhnosti str), June 18, 17:00

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“Dive” performance is created by famous Latvian choreographer and performer Dmitrijs Gaitjukevičs
“Dive” – into a state, close to a coma. When time slows down and in a second you could do what could be done in an hour. A feeling similar to when one is in front of the “light” and has a choice to leave this world or stay in it. Dive into yourself as an attempt to move the thoughts into the background and let the body move from other impulses.
The hero of “Duel / Solo” is obsessed with the idea of self-improvement, which becomes an obsession superiority over the other. Obviously, he has a lot of opinions and assumptions which, as it seems to him, lead to superiority over the opponents. All these thoughts one way or another occur in his actions. The idea of superiority is reduced to absurdity which inevitably leads to destruction. How will the fight against imaginary opponents end?
Anton Ovchinnikov – the founder of the Festival of Contemporary Dance “Tochka Peretynu” (Kyiv – Kharkiv – Kherson); ARTEL project aimed at supporting young choreographers of modern dance and helping in creating works for the professional stage. Since 2010 – to date: founder and director of the International Contemporary Dance festival «Zelyonka Fest».