Fresh dance premiere of the Voronezh Chamber Theatre created specifically for the MANDELSTAMFEST-2019 festival of poetic art.
The evening consists of eight miniatures staged by eight choreographers. For more than an hour audience get acquainted with various choreographic handwritings. The directors are united by the work of Osip Mandelstam - in their works they explore the poems of the poet and translate them into plastic language. This is not an illustration of the word with a gesture, but the dance of Mandelstam's poetry, the search for a specific code and a way to express it.
Vladimir Varnava (St. Petersburg) - artist, choreographer. Winner of the Golden Mask Award in the nomination "Ballet / Actor" (2011, 2014). As part of the "Creative Workshop of Young Choreographers" presented several works at the Mariinsky Theatre.
Ulyana Chepurina (Voronezh) - choreographer, dancer, head of the dance troupe of the Voronezh Chamber Theatre. Her portfolio includes dozens of festivals, workshops and laboratories of contemporary dance, among them Context, Open Look (St. Petersburg), b12 festival (Berlin), Henny Jurriëns Studio (Amsterdam) and others.
Alexander Lityagin (Voronezh) - Honored Artist of the Voronezh Region. In 2014, he headed the Voronezh ballet troupe, becoming the dancing chief choreographer of the Opera and Ballet Theatre.
Konstantin Matulevsky (Moscow) - dancer, choreographer. Golden Mask nominee (2018) for the performance “Memoriae” in the category “Contemporary Dance / Work of the choreographer-choreographer”. He staged the second act of the dance performance of the Voronezh Chamber Theatre “Apples & pies. Nostalgia ”, which was included in the long list of the“ Golden Mask ”season 2017-2018.
Olga Vasilyeva (St. Petersburg) - choreographer, dancer. The choreographer of the performance “WE” at the Voronezh Chamber Theatre is the Golden Mask nominee (2019) in the categories “Best Performance of Modern Dance” and “The Work of the Choreographer Choreographer”.
Konstantin Keykhel (St. Petersburg) - dancer, choreographer. Teacher of modern dance at the Boris Eifman Dance Academy. Choreographer of the dance performance "Silent Spring" of the Voronezh Chamber Theatre.
Nikita Chumakov (Voronezh) - choreographer, performance artist, teacher. Graduate P.A.R.T.S. (Performing arts research and training studios), Brussels, Belgium. He taught performative practices at the Moscow School of New Cinema and at Gogol School.
Pavel Glukhov (Moscow) - choreographer, teacher of modern dance, dancer. His performances "Three Sisters" (2014) and "MIF" (2018) were included in the long list of the Golden Mask Award. Choreographer of the performance "Mirror" of the Voronezh Chamber Theatre.
Photo: Alexey Bychkov