PROJECTS

WAITING FOR ICARUS

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Is a dance piece which faces the nature of irreversibility. IMG_3365
The boundaries between our dreams and reality no longer exist. Once we dare to step into the land of desire there’s no way back. Here we are – placed on the axis of continuum, inhabiting its causes and effects.  Fearlessly.

Idea and performance: Vera Lapitskaya,  Paolo Cingolani
Sound design: Natalia Kochelenko
Production: NotaBene duet
Premiere: 30.9.2017 at Höyhentämo theater, Helsinki

SLAMMED STONE

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This is a solo performance where the instant becomes the only option.
The poetry of IMG_8369 (1)movement, sound and voice arranged in a time of NOW. Survive the irreversibility of time. Don’t miss the moment. Stay and listen. Once you dare to do it, it’s no longer in your imagination – it is in your reality. How do you handle it?

Concept: NotaBene duet
Choreography, dance, text: Vera Lapitskaya
Music and sound design: Natalia Koshelenko
Production: NotaBene duet
Premiere: 9.11.2016 at Fundación Entredós, Madrid

 TOUCH OF NATURE

This is a site-specific project made in collaboration with a private organisation IMG_3494Maunviljelijät Oy and its chief Pirjo Päivärintä. The project is as a reflection upon nature and upon following questions: How does the nature care about us and how do we care about the nature? How does the nature inspire and effects our choices in what we do as an artist or as an restaurateur? Our projects aims to raise the awareness towards the environment we live in and the products and ingridients which we use for our food.

Choreography and dance: Vera Lapitskaya
Music: Natalia Koshelenko
Production: NotaBene duet in collaboration with Maunviljelijät Oy
Premiere: All Folk’s Summer Festival at Hämeenlinna 2016

 

POST SIMPLE TENSE

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A dance and music performance made by two artists in a form of a dialogue.
The dancer DSC09838and the musician are exploring the essence of transformation within their piece. They’re trying to find a way not to hold any certain form of dance or music, but instead allow them to appear and disappear constantly. This performance is about a place of unknown inside of the process of creation an art piece. It is about simplicity and complexity which can be found there.

Choreography and dance: Vera Lapitskaya
Music and sound: Natalia Koshelenko
Production: NotaBene duet
Premiere: 27.08.2015 Galleria Black Box, Helsinki

 

FRENCH STORY

This is a music-dance performance based on the french chanson. IMG_1346
The main inspiration was taken from the songs of Edith Piaf. Two main charecters are played by the musician and the dancer. Sometimes during the performance they switch their roles and sometimes they involve the audience into making a story of the show. The whole piece is made in a cheerful and humorous form.

Choreography and dance: Vera Lapitskaya
Music: Natalia Koshelenko
Production: NotaBene duet, in collaboration with Maunviljelijät Oy
Premiere: 16.11.2015, Raatihuone, Hämeenlinna

 

ESCAPE

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This is a dance video project. Escape_1
It’s about those moments in life when each of us can get stuck with the circumstances. Sometimes we might feel desperate by not seeing any exit from that situation. But if we dare to breake through the walls and step out to the unknown the reward can be bigger than we expected.

Direction: Vera Lapitskaya
Choreography and dance: Vera Lapitskaya
Camera, editting: Vera Lapitskaya
Featuring: Natalia Koshelenko
Production: NotaBene duet, Movement in Focus