The Art of Dance and Its Place among Other Arts. Part 1


The first discussion The Art of Dance and Its Place among Other Arts will feature Dina Khuseyn  in conversation with Dmitry Mosgovoy and Maria Beylina. They will speak about the interaction of artists, choreographers, and producers in the field of contemporary dance with Russia’s Union of Theater Workers and the Golden Mask Award.

Speaking about the structure and mission of their organizations, representatives of the Golden Mask Russian National Theater Award and the Union of Theater Workers of the Russian Federation will explain how contemporary dance is inscribed in their agenda, what advantages the winning of a Golden Mask award gives to a choreographer or artist, and in which forms the Union of Theater Worker supports contemporary dance.

The speakers will also address the current formats in which independent artists work with dance in Russia, as well as the best options for a contemporary dance community to organize itself in order to engage in a direct dialogue with state and public structures.

Moderator — Dina Khuseyn

Guest speakers: Dmitry Mozgovoy, Maria Beylina


Dina Khuseyn is a choreographer and dance activist. She graduated in Ballet from the Choreographic Lyceum (Moscow), Dance Academy Rotterdam, and EX.E.R.CE program in experimental choreography (France) under tutor Mathilde Monnier. Since 2005, Khuseyn has been producing works in the realm of contemporary dance, performance, and contemporary art. Often involved in collaborations with artists, directors and theorists, she also initiates her own platforms, festivals, and research projects. Recipient of scholarships from Jardin d’Europe, DanceWEB, and American Dance Festival. She has worked with renowned choreographers as a dancer, including Tino Sehgal, Loïc Touzé, Anouk van Dijk, Philippe Jamet, Regis Obadia, etc. Her own pieces have participated in many European, American, and Russian dance festivals. Based in France since 2009, Khuseyn visits Moscow while working on projects there.

Dmitry Mozgovoy is a graduate of the faculty of Theater Management and Producing of the Russian Academy of Theater Arts (GITIS), deputy chairman of the Union of Theater Workers of the Russian Federation, executive director of the magazine Teatr (Theater), artistic director of the festivals ARTMIGRATION and ARTMIGRATION – CHILDREN, the platform Boyarskie Palaty (Boyarsky Chambers) of the Union of Theater Workers, and the International Summer Theater School. He also a teacher at GITIS, host of the TV program Mozgovoy Shturm (Mozgovoy Storm) on Radio Kultura, and producer of several theatrical performances and projects.

Maria Beylina is the Programming Director at the Golden Mask festival. Graduate of the faculty of theater studies of the Russian Academy of Theater Arts (GITIS) and the faculty of philology of the Yaroslavl Pedagogical University. She has been employed by the Golden Mask festival since 1999. She was the head of its media office (2003–2015) before moving to the position of programming director, which she currently occupies. In 2012 she was one of the promoters behind the education project Institute of Theater, which she has also been curating for the past eight years. Since 2019, she has been curator of the project Theatrum, dedicated to intercommunication between theaters and museums.


how to take part

The event is free and will be broadcast on YouTube.