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Flying bodies across the fields - Veronika Akopova

dance creation 2021
  • concept and choreography
    VERONIKA AKOPOVA
  • dancers
    VERONIKA AKOPOVA
    JULIE VIVÈS
    CLÉMENT FLEURIEL
  • drone creation
    FLORIAN GORALSKY
  • music
    ANDREI KARASYOV
  • costumes
    LAURE FERNANDEZ
    JADE BASSET
  • lighting design
    CAMILLE DUCHEMIN
  • support
    RÉGION ÎLE-DE-FRANCE
    DRAC GRAND EST
    GROUPE CAISSE DES DÉPÔTS
    THEÂTRES DU VAL D'YERRES
    CCN DE ROUBAIX / BALLET DU NORD
    VILLE D'OBERNAI
    CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA DANSE
  • co-productions
    FESTIVAL DE DANSE DE GDANSK / KLUB ŻAK
    DANCE THEATRE HEIDELBERG / THEATER UND ORCHESTER HEIDELBERG
    SCÈNES & TERRITOIRES

This project is the winner 2020 of the Regional Fund for Emerging Talent (FoRTE Île-de-France)

28.01.2021 - Théâtre du Blanc-Mesnil, Le Blanc-Mesnil | Book a ticket
19.11.2021 - 24H de la création (FoRTE Île-de-France), Centre Pompidou, Paris
22.10.2021 - Théâtre de la Vallée de l’Yerres, Brunoy
13.10.2021 - Festival LUMEN#6 Marionnettes & arts numériques, Centre de la Marionnette, Tournai
8.10.2021 - ARTEX Journée Arts & Sciences des Systèmes Complexes, ISC-PIF, Paris
1.10.2021 - Forum Environnement, Bpi, Centre Pompidou, Paris

 

Over the last few years the population of bees has declined considerably. No bees means no plants, no food, and therefore no humans. In order to save the planet researchers have invented pollinator drones to replace real bees. By ensuring plant reproduction, these pollinator drones would be responsible for a creational function, inherently reserved for living beings. What is the place of the human being in a world where drones take responsibility for the primary process of reproduction and creation?








 

Unstable seasons - Florian Goralsky

short film 2019
  • director
    FLORIAN GORALSKY
  • distribution
    YAN SCHWOB
    FLORINE MARCHAL
    SAMUEL DURANTEL
  • cinematographer
    RAUL FERNANDEZ
  • assistant-directors
    PIERRE-EMMANUEL DELAHAYE
    THOMAS ESTOURNEL
  • trailer music
    RUTGER ZUYDERVELT (MACHINEFABRIEK)

One autumn morning, a group of teenagers passed a wood to a football field. In the boys' group, everyone wins a place by competing. In this atmosphere, Martin is going through something else. Pauline, his first love, announces the end of their story.

Prizes
Lyon - Lyon Young Fest (LYF) 2019 (Association Prize Winner / Golden Pike)


Official selections / Festivals / Screenings :
São Paulo - 31st International Festival of São Paulo 2020
Barcelona - International selection Mecal 22nd edition 2020
Paris - Balance ton court 11th edition 2019
Strasbourg - Première Cinéma Star 2019
Chefchaouen - Chefchaouen International Film Festival for Children and Youth 2019
Buenos Aires - Cine Luz del Desierto 2019

 

 

Entrelacs - Veronika Akopova

solo 2015
  • choreography and performance
    VERONIKA AKOPOVA
  • music
    ADRIAN KLUMPES
    ANDREI KARASYOV
  • video
    FLORIAN GORALSKY

The choreographic research in the piece Entrelacs aims for a physical translation of human existential experiences through the mechanics of knitting. From one stitch to another, the body follows a meandering course created by the yarn, knitting and unraveling itself, making knots, tending and releasing.
This piece is about the threads existing in our consciousness and in our body: the threads of time, of society, as well as the most primordial threads, such as the umbilical cord, which connected us so to our mother.

Awards
Stuttgart - Finalist of 19th Festival International Solo-Tanz-Theater 2015
Skopje - Finalist of Dance Fest Skopje 2017

Touring
Stuttgart. 19. Internationales Solo-Tanz-Theater
Gdansk. Gdansk Dance Festival
Stuttgart. Treffpunkt Rotebühlplatz
Heidelberg. HebelHalle, Kulturhaus UnterwegsTheater
Karlsruhe. Tanzfestival Kulturzentrum Tempel
Augsburg. Kulturhaus Abraxas
Lindau. Stadttheater
Regensburg. Regensburger Tanztage/Unitheater
Ulm. Stadttheater, Podium
Skopje - Dance Fest Skopje
Campo Grande/MS - Semana Pra Dança 2017
Salvador da Bahia - Vivadança Festival Internacional
Curitiba - Mostra Paranaense de Dança
Natal - Encontro de Dança Contemporânea
Paris - Rencontres chorégraphiques - Théâtre Douze
Paris - Festival Fait Maison

Catharsis - Veronika Akopova

film 2016
  • director, choreographer, dancer
    VERONIKA AKOPOVA

After a “delicate at 37°C” wash, a new born body tangled in fresh clothes slides out of a washing machine. Oscillating between “pure” and “dirty”, the new being goes through human existential experiences, ending up with a cathartic jubilation of life.

Awards:
Amsterdam - Cinedans Dance on Screen Festival 2017
Santiago du Chili - Bestias Danzantes Dance Film Festival 2017
Lisbonne - InShadow Lisbon Screendance Festival 2017

Official selections/Screenings: 
Hong Kong - Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival 2016
Bucarest - Bucharest International Dance Film Festival 2016
Macao - ROLLOUT Dance Film Festival 2016
Cagliari - Breaking 8 - International Dance Film Festival 2016
Bordeaux - Festival Coupé Court 2017
Athènes - Athens Video Dance Project 2017
Cracovie - Dance moments 2017 : Dance into the Light - Goethe-Institut
Einavegen - RIFF R.E.D International Film Festival 2017
Sfântu Gheorghe - CAMP 2017 (Contemporary Artistic Movement Platform)
Barcelone - Choreoscope 2017
Helsinki - Loikka 2018
Gdansk - In Out Festival 2018 Dance/Image

 

Bathers - Florian Goralsky

film 2019
  • director
    FLORIAN GORALSKY
  • distribution
    FANNY DE FONT-RÉAULX
    BENOIT MICHAUD
    ZOE M.


A summer afternoon in the garden, a child is left to herself near the pool.


Official selections / Screenings :
Mykonos - International Selection at the Mykonos Biennale 2019 - Apathia
Antwerp - Ongezien Kort 2019
France, Belgium, Switzerland - Cinéma itinérant La Bête Rousse 2019
Moscow - Moscow Shorts 2019
Mexico - Esto Es Para Esto International Film Festival 2021

Rand() - Veronika Akopova & Florian Goralsky

video dance 2018
  • directors
    VERONIKA AKOPOVA
    FLORIAN GORALSKY
  • producer
    VERONIKA CHERNYSHEVA / PRO DVIGENIE
  • original score
    ANDREI KARASYOV
  • choreography
    VERONIKA AKOPOVA
  • dancers
    JULIA BARANYUK
    EKATERINA BLINOVA
    MARIA ERMOKHINA
    LUBOV FILATOVA
    DARIA GLEBOVA
    ALEXANDER KHITYEV
    KARINA LYASHENKO
    ELIZAVETA NIKITINA
    EKATERINA POVOD
    VALERIIA SHCHERBATYKH
    VITA SLIZEN
    EVGENIIA TALETSKAYA

What is a hazard? Is it nothing more than a sequence of causes and effects forming an infinitely complex algorithm? Rand() which signifies a programming function that generates pseudo-random results, immerses the viewer in a game with unpredictable results.

Rand() is a result of a dance workshop on algorithmic methods of choreographic composition, led by Veronika Akopova and Florian Goralsky in Moscow in partnership with Pro Dvigenie, Contemporary dance, Russia.
Between video-dance and video game, the film proposes the audience to challenge chance by participating in a series of games with desembodied protagonists and random results.
The original music was composed by an award-winning composer Andrei Karasyov, and was inspired by slot machines and casino roulette.

 

Awards:
Gdansk - In Out Festival 2019 Video/Performance (Honorary mention)


Official selections/Screenings:
Saint-Petersburg - Festival Formy Tantsa, The New Stage of Alexandrinsky Theatre 2019
Rennes - Ciné-corps Festival 2019, National Theatre of Brittany
Tehran - Seyr Festival 2019 (Tehran's International Festival of Screen-Movement and Media Arts)
Portland - Contact Dance Film Festival 2019
Amorgos - Little Islands Film Festival 2019
Valencia - International Meeting on Videodance and Videoperformance 2019
Ottawa - Cinédanse 2019
Nicosia - Moving Images International Videodance Festival 2019
Macao - ROLLOUT Dance Film Festival 2021