Alexey Shkolnik (Amsterdam, NL): Something maybe interesting

  • watch 21st December 2019 at 5pm UTC
  • duration: 44min

This performance is a time travel to my past, particularly to the time when I was growing up in Russia. In a simple setting, I speak about my own experience connected to the 3 the most typical subject about Russia – Vodka, folk dance and military service. Using mostly my voice and sometimes body, I want to open up the complexity of those subjects, establish my personal relation to them and introduce the social environment I was in. Besides myself, I, in the way, tell about my country through my own perspective.

BIO: Born in 1991 in Minsk but moved with my mother to Russia, Voronezh when I was a one-year old baby. Grow up in Voronezh when in 2006 got in Ballet school (ВХУ) at the folk dance department. In 2010 finished this school obtain the diploma of an artist of a folk dance company. After one army service in military folk dance company „Red Star“ continue my study at Moscow University Of Culture and Art in modern dance faculty as a choreographer from 2011 till 2015. Next 4 year I spend at Amsterdam University of the Art studying at SNDO where I changed my focus from academic folk and traditional modern dance to experimental movement practices and performance, improving and establishing myself as a maker and performer. In 2019 I finished SNDO. ARTIST’S WEBSITE