Meet the "Pictures of Things" dancers: Dasha Kolesnyk

“My whole existence just got upgraded”

In aanloop naar de première van Pictures of Things worden de dertien verschillende dansers in een serie blogs aan jullie voorgesteld door middel van een interview en een zelf bewerkt portret. Vandaag ontmoeten we Dasha!

Elke maandag ontmoet een bonte verzameling van 13 dansliefhebbers uit verschillende hoeken van de wereld elkaar tijdens de Monday Movement Class in Korzo. Het werken met wekelijks wisselende choreografen tijdens deze open lessen laat een subtiel, maar blijvend spoor achter op hun leven. Op initiatief van de deelnemers wordt deze inspiratie nu verdiept in de samenwerking met één choreograaf tijdens een volwaardig creatieproces. Hun keuze viel op de choreograaf Amos Ben-Tal en zijn collectief OFFprojects die voor en met hen de interdisciplinaire voorstelling Pictures Of Things zullen maken. Een ode aan alle kleine beslissingen en ontmoetingen in het leven die onze identiteit vormgeven.

Origin
Ukraine

What I wanted to become when I was a child 
I wanted to become a person who lives in the woods and takes care of the animals: in Ukrainian is “lisnyk”. I thought that I would be able to talk with the animals, learn the language of the nature, talk to the nature and the trees and understand the world. I thought that was the key to understanding the world. Actually all the changes in my profession were because I wanted to find this key... but it never happened - I even had a depression because of that.

The last time I felt very happy
When there was sun in this country, I guess... like two weeks ago.  I was so happy with the sun, it takes so little but I felt totally... like my whole existence just got upgraded, like suddenly. It’s ridiculous how much effect it has on me, but it does.

A hilarious moment
I once had half of my face paralyzed, something happened to my nerve so half of my face didn’t move. So when I was laughing or had any facial movement, one half was smiling and the other half was still. My brother and sister tried anything to make me laugh! My brother was doing all this stupid things and then freaked out about my face. It was a hilarious moment.  

One thing I learned from Amos
Last week he was saying something about the result not being the most important, that people want to see the process because that is what’s interesting to watch. It has really strong implications in life, the end itself is not necessarily most important. And this does not apply in dance only; it is a different paradigm of seeing things in general. The fact that there are professionals out there who sell the process and not the result is actually inspiring, it gives hope of progress.

Pictures of Things is op dinsdag 31 mei en woensdag 1 juni in Korzo te zien.
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Posted on 25 May 2016 | 0 reacties

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