RADIUS III. Performed 10 December 2016

GOLDEN MEMORY. Performed 8 December 2016.

MATERIAL DISCOURCES in CONTEMPORARY DANCE PERFORMANCE. Lecture by Professor Kirsi Monni.

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On 12th November Professor Kirsi Monni sahred her views on contemporary dance as an art form, the changes in its aesthetics and ideology in the XXth century and the current contemporary dance field in her lecture at ZIL Centre. ROOM FOR provides you with original text of the lecture and its Russian translation.


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INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED THEATRE STUDIES. Interview with Heiner Goebbels.

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In the beginning of October a reknowh director and professor at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies Heiner Goebbels visited Moscow with one of his works, that were shown at Territoriya Festival. We talked with Heiner on the importance of live arts in the time of Internet and technologies, the unique culture of the Institute and the way education process is organised there.


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KEDJA 2015. Looking from Russia.

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In the beginning of November Norwegian Hammerfest hosted Kedja 2015 – an encounter for producers, managers and dance artists. As we found out, contemporary dance community outside Russia shares a lot of similar  to ours subjects for discussion. We gathered the most interesting and actual ideas and perspectives in our short essay.


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A LOOK AT CONTEMPORARY DANCE. Interview with producer and founder of Open Look festival Vadim Kasparov.

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Anticipating the opening of Open Look, one of the oldest international festivals of contemporary dance in Russia, we spoke to its producer and founder Vadim Kasparov about this year’s intensive program, support and ‘quality’ of contemporary dance.


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June 30, 2015

ROOM FOR | PERFORMANCE SERIES

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ROOM FOR PERFORMANCE SERIES – brand new works of advanced choreographers and dance artists in exciting, non-theatrical space, gathered in one evening.


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June 1, 2015

DANCE AS THEATRE. Interview with Alexander Pepelyayev

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In anticipation of the “Café Idiot” premiere we got a rare opportunity to talk with its stage director, one of the oldest figures in contemporary dance in Russia Alexander Pepelyayev. We had thirty minutes to try and sort out why dance is called “visual theatre”, how “code” works, and “how it all began”.


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DANSEARENA NORD – INSTITUTION FOR THE FREELANCE CHOREOGRAPHERS. Interview with Susanne Naess Nielsen.

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Contemporary dance has wider geography then we could imagine. Month ago we found ourselves in the amazing place on the edge of the earth virtually – in the regional center of contemporary dance of Northern Norway, in the Hammerfest. Inspired by the center activities, we talked with it’s director Susanne Naess Nielsen about independent dance artists support, work with the audience, value of neighbourhood and not only. 
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AGRIPPINA LAB. Interview with Alexey Fomkin

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Alexei Viktorovich Fomkin, current artistic director of Tanzhaus at Moskvich culture centre, recently left his position as vice rector of the Vaganova Ballet Academy. One of his major achievements in his previous job was opening a master’s program for contemporary dance choreographers, the program that’s known for its radicality. We were interested in talking to Alexei Viktorovich about why this kind of program became possible in a ballet academy and what he is going to focus on in his today’s job.
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