Dance excursion

Video Artist: Olga Tsvetkova
Country: Year: Duration: 5 min 14 sec


The genre of dance excursion implies exploring space through dance. However, in this work, it is not a human who dances, but a dark entity that changes its form depending on the sounds or architecture of the space. It is guided by a musician who, playing the violin, invites it into transcendence. Only at the very end of the journey do they suddenly switch places, and the entity captivates the musician, taking on the appearance of an extraterrestrial girl.

The film was commissioned by the French Institute in St. Petersburg.


Olga Tsvetkova

Olga Tsvetkova is a choreographer, performer, and curator. She studied at the School for New Dance Development (SNDO, Amsterdam) in the Choreography and Creating Dance Performance department. During her studies, she participated in artworks by choreographers such as Debora Hey (USA) and Benoit Lachambre (Canada). Her artwork "Repose," created in collaboration with choreographer Alisa Schneider and composer Renzo van Steenbergen, was selected by the largest European dance network, "Aerowaves," and presented at the Springforward Festival in 2014. That same year, she released an artwork at the Vsevolod Meyerhold Center ("Moments") in collaboration with M. Durnenkov, V. Gorlinsky, and O. Makarov.

She was a resident at Dansateliers (Rotterdam) in 2016-2017. In 2017, she completed the Master's program in Directing at DAS Theatre, Amsterdam School of Arts, and was a recipient of the danceWEB scholarship program in 2017 (Vienna). From 2018 to 2022, she worked as a curator for the contemporary dance program at the V-A-C Foundation's GES-2 Cultural Center.

In 2019, together with composer Anton Svetlichny, a group of performers, and a chamber orchestra, she released a contemporary ballet called "Cry for Silence. Dao De Jing" at the Mutabor club. In the same year, she directed the performance "Human after all" for the Norrdans dance company in Sweden. In 2021, together with Teodor Currentzis, she created the contemporary ballet "Afternoon Rest of a Faun" to the music of Debussy (musicAeterna, Dom Radio). She also started working as a representative (expert) from Russia in the European dance network "Aerowaves".