A joint project by dance cooperative Isadorino Gore and Garage aims to increase the Russian audience’s understanding of live art practices.
This edutainment project was initiated by Isadorino Gore, the most active Russian dance group focusing on educating the public about contemporary dance and performance. The project is led by three dance artists and three critics.
Silent Period is a workshop program on contemporary dance, performance, and their critical analysis. It is designed for beginning practitioners, critics, and theorists of contemporary dance and performance, who will be selected from across Russia through an open call. They will attend a series of classes by experienced critics and theorists to improve their critical writing skills. Participants will take part in dance workshops with three invited dance artists.
These parallel processes will merge in the final event, a hybrid of scientific slam and an evening of dance performances, where the program’s teachers will perform. The dance artists will present fifteen-minute solo pieces, and the critics and theorists will comment after each performance. At the end of the evening, the audience will decide which dance critic best reflected their own interpretation of what they have seen.
Concept authors: Isadorino Gore
Program teachers: Fernando Belfiore, Elena Demyanenko, Anna Kozonina, Anya Kravchenko, Anna Volkland, Charlotte Imbault