Side by side | International Dance Day 2022

Side by side | International Dance Day 2022

published April 22 2022
This year’s celebration of the International Dance Day we dedicate to Ukrainian-Polish unity in times of war. The three-day program was created in close cooperation between dance figures from Ukraine and Poland. By sharing our dance through workshops, performances, film screenings and discussions, we find congenial friends and strengthen our resilience to the challenges of the new historical reality.

 

Schedule of events organized on the occasion of International Dance Day 2022 “Shoulder to Shoulder”

April 28

Move, Play, Dance: workshops for children and their caregivers by Totem Dance School (Kyiv)

11:00-12:00 children 6-8 years old

12:00-13:30 children 9-11 years old

13:30-15:00 children 12-14 years old

ONLINE – 18.00 – Interactive digital performance for children I am Me, Where I am by Tetiana Tizenberg (Kyiv). The broadcast is available under the link https://youtu.be/5Lg0ZQhXgNU

 

29 April

Move, Play, Dance: workshops for children and their caregivers by Totem Dance School (Kyiv)

11:00-12:00 children 6-8 years old

12:00-13:30 children 9-11 years old

13:30-15:00 children 12-14 years old

17:00 Panel discussion The right to stay in our places

Panelists: Jadwiga Majewska, Polina Bulat, Ryszard Kalinowski, Rafał Koziński, Alexander Manshylin, Anastasia Haishenets, Victor Ruban

19:00 The premiere of the Ukrainian-Polish performance Together but Far from. Directed by Ilona Gumowska.

30 April

Move, Play, Dance: workshops for children and their caregivers by Totem Dance School (Kyiv)

11:00-12:00 children 6-8 years old

12:00-13:30 children 9-11 years old

13:30-15:00 children 12-14 years old

18:00 Shows of choreographic works by students and graduates of dance schools

19:30 The polish premiere of the Ukrainian dance film “Vodurudu” directed by Anatolij Sachivko

 

Play, Move, Dance Workshops

From April 28 to 30 we invite children aged 5 to 14, as well as their parents and caregivers, to celebrate International Dance Day together. Professional choreographers and trainers of Ukraine’s largest contemporary dance school Totem Dance School will lead free movement workshops for children outdoors in the green space around the Theater Institute.

The children will spend three days of creative activities during which they will fantasize, discover, play, move and dream together. The final result of the workshop will be a short choreographic piece, which will be presented to parents and caregivers.

Each lesson is independent: a child can participate in the workshop every day or choose one day at a time. Children from Ukraine and Poland are welcome for the workshops! In case of bad weather the workshops will be held in the hall of Theater Institute, we will inform you about any changes via email.

Fill the form to register: instytut-teatralny.pl/google-forms-warsztaty-MDT

On the 28th of April at 18:00 Totem Dance School will show an interactive dance performance for the whole family online under the link: https://youtu.be/5Lg0ZQhXgNU .You will need a smartphone or tablet to vote live for the order of the episodes.

 

Tetiana Tizenberg – choreographer and pedagogue with 15 years of experience, director of the Totem Dance School in Kyiv. Educator of young children and author of children’s creative residencies.

Anastasia Lapko – choreographer, dancer, teacher of the Totem Dance School.

 

Panel discussion

“The right to stay in our places”

the right to stay in their own places

“Information hunger and conceptual confusion”

Poland and Ukraine have always been close in the fields of dance and art. We have been conducting joint projects for years, getting to know each other through lectures, creative laboratories, workshops and artistic cooperation. We support each other, teach each other, promote and create together. During our meeting on the occasion of the International Dance Day we would like to talk about our common experiences, about what is new in Ukrainian dance, about what we have already created and about what we can and want to create together in Ukraine, Poland, Europe and the world. We have invited dance people from Poland and Ukraine – researchers, theoreticians, choreographers with strong ties to the dance environment of both nations – to join our conversation.

Free invitations to the event are available on the Institute’s website and at GoOut.net.

 

Together but Far from – The Ukrainian-Polish performance directed and choreographed by Ilona Gumowska

Dancers from Ukraine will take part in this improvised performance with live music by Paweł Szamburski. Some of them fled the war, others found themselves in Poland just before it started.

Tickets at 15, 25 and 50 are available on the Institute’s website and at GoOut.net. All proceeds from sales will be donated to the Trans Kultura Foundation.

 

The film “Vodurudu” directed by Anatolij Sachivko and shows by students and graduates

On Saturday evening (30.04) in the hall of Theater Institute there will be the Polish premiere of the film “Vodurudu” directed by Anatolij Sachivko and choreographic presentations by students and graduates of dance departments from Poland.

Tickets at 15, 25 and 50 zloty are available on the Institute’s website and at GoOut.net. All proceeds from sales will be donated to the Trans Kultura Foundation.

“I will wade into the redwater, that’s my will of the thought, movement, spirit”

Vodurudu is an improvisational folk film-ballet, which originates from the environment and time. A tribe of free people, who have found their nature in constant motion, is at the core of the plot. Clinging together and to their nature, they travel through ages and seasons, occasionally coming into direct contact with the outside world.

Vodurudu, a visual plastic work-reflection, is an act of revival of the Ukrainian national culture through music, poetry and dance, which retransmit the original spirit and will of the Ukrainian people to the present.

“The whole material is the author’s reflection, motivated by sincere concern for future generations”, – Anatolii Sachivko.
You can watch the film exclusively on the Theater Institute Youtube channel only from April 28 to April 30.


 

Calendar

 


The war in Ukraine and the genocide committed by russia were shocking to the whole world. But, unfortunately, history repeats itself and nowadays there are people in every corner of the Earth who have been affected by the war experience. What can we do about it if even realizing the past wrongs can’t protect us?

We, Ukrainians, have found our strength by uniting around the common truth, our craving for freedom, justice and life. When we are together, our pain turns into a powerful creative and life-affirming energy, fear disappears, and shared experiences become our shared pride.

Since the very beginning of the war, the people of Ukraine and Poland have been working side by side. On the International Dance Day, we consolidate our unity in the field of art and present a program that is the result of cooperation between the Ukrainian and Polish dance community. We invite you to dance together, communicate together, get to know each other by means of words and movement for 3 days, thus hardening the power that can overcome the most reckless evil.

– Polina Bulat, a Ukrainian dance journalist and manager, co-coordinator of the International Dance Day program at the Theater Institute.

Program

We will start celebrating the International Dance Day on April 28 and finish on April 30.

The Kyiv school of contemporary dance Totem Dance School will hold dance master classes and game workshops for children of all ages on the lawn of the Theater Institute for 3 days. It will be interesting even for parents, because coaches will offer children to create their own performance at the end of classes. Fill the form to register: instytut-teatralny.pl/google-forms-warsztaty-MDT

Also Totem Dance School will show an interactive dance performance for the whole family online. You will need a smartphone or tablet to vote live for the order of the episodes! The show will be available under the link: https://youtu.be/5Lg0ZQhXgNU

Moreover, the online program includes the Polish premiere of the dance film “Vodurudu” by the Ukrainian director and choreographer, founder of Apache Crew Anatolii Sachivko. You can watch the film exclusively on the Theater Institute Youtube channel only from April 28 to April 30, and on April 30 you can come to Theatre Institute and watch the film on the big screen.

We will celebrate the Dance Day on April 29 by holding a panel discussion between the Polish and Ukrainian dance researchers, choreographers and coordinators. An improvisational performance created by the Polish choreographer Ilona Gumowska together with Ukrainian dancers, who had to leave Ukraine because of the war, will premiere as well.

The celebration will end on April 30 with a dancing party, a selection of student works from all over Poland will be presented there.

Tickets for the performance directed by Ilona Gumowska, as well as for the Saturday dance and film program are available for 15, 25 and 50 pln on the Institute’s website and on GoOut.net. All income from the sale will be donated to the Trans Kultura Foundation.

We are launching a series of podcasts featuring representatives of the Polish and Ukrainian dance community – a series of dialogues about art in the new historical reality and the things that unite in it.

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