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summer | main event

running from the 1st to the 28th of july 2024

© mattia bosio

b12 summer main event


location: eden***** studios


Oleg Stepanov

dance and movement researcher | former dancer with tanztheater pina bausch


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in this dance and movement research practice, i propose to slow down to a complete stop, to a state in which, nowadays, it's almost a luxury to be, a state in which space and time suspend, and then we have a chance to un-filter our senses, and look into the depths of self, to hear the true and authentic need to move, calibrate, reassemble, and insert potential new ideas and perspectives, and try to think from this point about such statements as: it is strange how i look like myself / what is in me from me / why am i what you are saying that i am / am i a body with a mind or a mind with a body. i propose to create a point on a personal path, at which one can mark a deviation from the usual path, maybe even try to roll back to a certain moment in the past and try to reassemble the passed segment. i invite you to stop at a point where we can try to become more open and unguarded to the unknown of the future, by slowing down in the present. this workshop is a playful and, at times, philosophical space for exploration through the body, for finding one’s authentic language, a gentle push to the limits, and a challenge to habits, an open conversation with a chain reaction of questions, and an encouraging space, where we can transform any aspect and state of being into creative and artistic practice.

please be aware of our early bird special offer for this workshop! you can apply for this offer up until the 24th of march 2024. after the 24th the regular workshop fee applies. applications are accepted up until one day before the workshops starts.

oleg is a dance artist and choreographer. his first education lies in the field of physics. oleg actively facilitates dance research practices, creates music and cinema. for 7 years, he has been a dancer in tanztheater wuppertal pina bausch. before that, he danced in gothenburg dance company for 3 years. he has collaborated in original creations with choreographers/directors, such as dimitris papaioannou, saburo teshigawara, sidi larbi cherkaoui, alan lucien oyen, richard siegal, bobbi jene smith, constanza macras, uri ivgi & johan greben, and others. oleg's choreographic language and method is based on the observation of the body in space and space in the body. in particular, oleg sees the movement as a synthesis between the architecture and biomechanics of the body and a sensitive, and sensorial, inner journey. in his creative work, it’s important for oleg to assume and envision that the body is endowed with qualities of the subject and the object simultaneously, and that it exists in spacetime among pure potentialities and a multitude of choices.



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