Artist Sergey Sapozhnikov, dancer Alexander Kislov and musician Alexander Selivanov perform as special guests at CABARET KULTURA with V-A-C Live (15-17 September 2016)– a series of events inspired by Russian early-twentieth century avant-garde theatre.
In a unique collaboration set in Sapozhnikov’s site-specific stage design, Kislov and Selivanov combine experimental sound and choreography to create musical landscapes.
With additional performances by Joanna Dudley, Sasha Pirogova, Alevtina Kakhidze and Alexandra Galkina, introduced by Dusty Limits.
Ticket price includes a free drink courtesy of ZIMA Russian Street Food and Bar. Cabaret-style seating (non-reserved).
Joanna Dudley and William Kentridge stage A Guided Tour of the Exhibition: For Soprano with Handbag. Conceived by the Berlin-based performer and singer with the South African artist, this work gives a voice to the works in the exhibition William Kentridge: Thick Time, fighting against interpretation, demanding their right to be provisional and unstable.
Sasha Pirogova’s choreographic intervention plants dancers throughout the audience who weave through the space to create a parallel dimension of movement and meaning.
Special Guests: Sergey Sapozhnikov with Alexander Kislov and Alexander Selivanov
Alevtina Kakhidze acts as a compère of art-world insider knowledge, whispering rumours and stories with the audience to create Again About the Artists in 3 Acts.
Alexandra Galkina performs Feast In Shot Stories as the avatar-masked DJ Galqueena, exploring a hundred years of artists’ music through the lens of avant-garde pioneers shown on screen.
Sergey Sapozhnikov was born in 1984 in Rostov-on-Don. He graduated in 2008 from the Faculty of Psychology at the Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don. He also studied in the department of New Art Strategies at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow, graduating in 2009. His solo exhibitions include Total Pictures, Poldi Pezzoli Museum, Milan; and The Drama Machine, Don Contemporary Art Foundation, Rostov-on-Don. His work has been included in group shows such as Modernikon, Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation, Turin; Once upon a Present, SC Gallery, Zagreb; The Way of Enthusiasts, Casa dei Tre Oci, Venice; Angry Birds, Warsaw Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; Toasting to the Revolution, Family Business Gallery, New York; Dreams of Reason, Centre of Contemporary Art, Torun; Stanze/Rooms, Me Collectors Room, Berlin; and Anthropocene Markers, Likky Ruph, Brooklyn. He lives and works in Rostov-on-Don and Moscow.
Alexander Kislov was born in Rostov-on-Don in 1987. He studied Classical Dance at the Krasnodar State University of Culture and Arts, going on to become a ‘B-boy’. Kislov was a founding member of the breakdancing team Illusion of Exist and participated extensively in Breaking Battles, both in Russian and internationally. He has developed an experimental approach towards contemporary dance, taking inspiration from various practices such as yoga, breaking, spontaneous, ethnic and ritual dance. For Alexander dance is a practice of meditation in movement. The focus is on the body and its breath, as a means to reach the meditative state in which the essence of human existence and relationships becomes apparent. Lives and works in Rostov-on-Don.
Alexander Selivanov was born in Rostov-on-Don in 1978. He has been working with experimental music and minimalist abstract painting since the mid-1990s. In 2014 he released a vinyl record K7, supported by the Don Contemporary Art Foundation, Rostov-on-Don. In 2015 he was a participant of the Mark Rothko residency programme in Daugavpils, Latvia. He lives and works in Rostov-on-Don.