Diana Vishneva's Context festival

Moscow
Saint Petersburg

October / November 2020

Context Open

An expert panel selected Olga Labovkina’s “Air”.

This piece was premiered as a choreographic miniature at the Young Choreographers’ Competition Context. Diana Vishneva 2017, and won the first prize. In the same format It was presented in Saint-Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Hamburg, Bern (TanzplatformBern 2018), Vitebsk (IFMC), etc. During SUMMERSPACE Residence in ОК16 space in Minsk, the piece was developed into a full-scale production and premiered on September 8 and 9, 2018.

“This piece deals with the concept of air which we are trying to investigate in various semantic fields. On the one hand, this is a space for desire, striving and inner freedom, on the other hand – distinct non-existence, emptiness that requires filling. What happens if the air disappears? What are we ready to do in extreme conditions to take one more breath?” — Olga Labovkina.

Applications for the Context Open are accepted.