KARAKULI Dance Theatre

– is not a set of people and relationships, but rather a set of collective and individual processes. We are a group of independent creative units, experimenting with movement, with meanings that our body can show. We demonstrate different ideas, objects, images, nuances, the value of which changes in the visual context of the game ... We are practicing the love to dance and performance and observing a common ground with other forms of art.

In 2008 KARAKULI dance theatre was created by Olga Labovkina.

The statements created by the theatre were presented at such festivals as "IFMC" (Vitebsk), "the Gold Mask" (Moscow), "Zawirovania" (Warsaw), "Zelyonka-fest" (Kiev), "Teart" (Minsk), "Plastforma" (Minsk), "M@rt-Kontakt" (Mogilev) etc. In cooperation with the choreographer Sibrig Docter (Sweden) created the performance “Where The Water Flows Uphill”, it was awarded at the International Theatre Festival “Belaya Vezha” in the nomination “Experiment”(Brest) . In 2010 KARAKULI dance theatre was invited by Svenska institutet (SI) to Stockholm for acquaintance with culture of Sweden. Visit of events of the Northern Dance Platform festival became the main dancing impression.

In December, 2014 КARAKULI dance theatre was invited by "Teatri di vita” to Bologna (Italy) . There were organized 4 solo evenings and 2 performances "One in a Square" and "Limited Liability Attraction" were shown.

The theatre continues its development, being in a process of creation of new works, taking active part in actions in Belarus, and also touring with performances to Kiev, St. Petersburg, Moscow.


vasen-full

dance performance (2016)


V a s e n - E x t a s e n - the borrowed name of our new dance performance, the ground field of study of which is a withdrawal from the normal daily state of consciousness and body...

"V a s e n - E x t a s e n" – the title of the exposition of photo-artists Anna and Bernhard Blume, which was held at the Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt. I was brought out a postcard with one photo-part of the exposition. Now, when in the art technique and form are no longer the overriding quality of works, the statement is felt true that the picture or CHOOSES you or not, you COINCIDE with it or not. To me there was a strong multilayered impression lasting in time. In the photograph was the picture of a falling man and a falling vase. Vase of Ecstasy.

V a s e n - E x t a s e n - the borrowed name of our new dance performance, the ground field of study of which is a withdrawal from the normal daily state of consciousness and body. Absolute involvement, condition of extra-sensory and out-intellectual contemplation, stay in a tense groundlessness - whether these moments are also felt as the only life-giving? Accidentally falling vase - is it the fleeting ecstasy of movement of all its parts before the break, becoming fragments and complete its existence?

Staging: Olga Labovkina.
Choreography and performance: Alexander Filippov, Nikita Boris, Igor Cipovsky, Igor Šugaleev, Alexey Matyšev, Olga Labovkina.
Sound design: Aortha.
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