Seminar on the new dance art
Odessa, Ukraine, June 1-7, 1999



8.00 - 20.00

Arrival of the participants



10.00 - 13.00

14.00 - 16.00


Club "Vecherniaya Odessa"

16.00 - 18.00


Worldwide Club of Odessites



10.00 - 12.00

Workshop by Slovenian and Russian dancers

Ballet college


Performance of Slovenian, Russian and Estonian dancers

Club "Vechernyaya Odessa"


June 4, FRIDAY

10.00 - 12.00

Workshop by Estonian, Latvian and Moldavian dancers

Ballet college

16.00 - 18.00

Video-presentation from Slovenia, Russia and Estonia

Worldwide Club of Odessites

20.00 - 22.00

Performance by Latvian, Moldavian and Ukrainian dancers

Club "Vechernyaya Odessa"



10.00 - 12.00

Workshop of dancers of Latvian and Moldavian dancers

Ballet college

16.00 - 18.00

Video-presentation from Latvia, Moldova and Ukraine


June 6, SUNDAY

10.00 - 12.00

14.00 - 20.00

Communication, lectures, video-presentation

Worldwide Club of Odessites




International Public Organization "Association New Music", Ukrainian section of the International Society for Contemporary Music/ISCM, President Karmella Tsepkolenko


Manager of the project:

Malyarenko Victor

Financial Support:

International Soros Foundation, Odessa Branch (Coordinator: Oleksandr Perepelytsya


Foundations Participants:

International Soros Foundations: Moscow, Chisinau, Riga, Slovenia, Tallinn and Ukraine


The grant gave one more chance to organize 7-days workshop of new dance for East-European actors from Russia, Slovenia, Estonia, Moldavia, Latvia and Ukraine. Different ways of plastic art performance were shown. This representation of different trends in new dance, including traditional modern dance and experimental forms of dancing, became an event for professional circles and for interested in audience. It was made in a form of live performances, video- presentations and lectures. It is important to have more information about existing dance schools developing own styles. A lot of alternative dance groups and teams working in theatre style were involved in the workshop. Academically educated artists need to have contacts with those people, who propose new tendencies, who search for their own style, to see different dance ways found by colleagues.

Audience were excited having seen new forms to perform the dance. Contact improvisation, dance art-performance, ensemble improvisation combining conceptual art and dance were represented. Communication between participants brought new impulses, fresh ideas and power to continue searches.

Artists from different countries have difficulties in attempts to find contacts. Dancers became friends and they were very grateful for this chance to exchange of experience. There were numerous proposals concerning participation in different festivals in Russia, Estonia, Slovenia and other countries.

TV programs about this workshop were shown in Moscow festival "Alternative TV"

It is planned to build more strong contacts and to involve institutions from Western Europe to have possibility to invite wider circle of dancers.




Group "Slepye" - Anna Kuznetsova, Alexander Margorin



Vladimir Beliaev | Sergey Golovnia | Ulian Gogu | Anjela Doni | Alexandra Soshnikova



Natasha Kos | Karmen Klucar



Irene Hutsi | Raido Magi | Priit Raud | Merle Saarva |



Ramona Galkina | Inguna Ievina | Ilona Petrika | Agnese Vanaga



League "Level 14" - Ute Kilter, Victor Malyarenko, Igor Dragan, Elena Voloch, Konstantin Penchkovsky, Alexander Ohrimenko, Artyom Golubev, Vanya Ren', Volodya Umanenko

Group "Rush Hour"

Choreography Arts Centre