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Practice of falling

Centre de Vidéo Danse de Bourgogne International Meeting on Videodance and Videoperformance 2022 - Director : Veryutina, Dina

Choreographer(s) : Gusakouski, Anton

Present in collection(s): International Meeting on Videodance and Videoperformance , EIVV 2022

Integral video available at CND de Pantin and at Maison de la danse de Lyon

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Practice of falling

Centre de Vidéo Danse de Bourgogne International Meeting on Videodance and Videoperformance 2022 - Director : Veryutina, Dina

Choreographer(s) : Gusakouski, Anton

Present in collection(s): International Meeting on Videodance and Videoperformance , EIVV 2022

Integral video available at CND de Pantin and at Maison de la danse de Lyon

en fr

falling practice

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Falls bring pain, but it also bring healing.
Three artists: Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, whose nations were plunged into a criminal, bloody war, convey their hard feelings through movements and cinematic language.



We created the work “Falling Practices” by the three of us:
Anton — performer, dance artist, Belarus
Katerina Taran - actress, Ukrainian
Dina Veryutina - director from Russia.

I saw Katya in the evening at an anti-war rally, in the first days of the war. It seemed that in her huge eyes there was fear and pain, and despair, and horror of all those who gathered in the same place at the same hour. We hugged, and stood like that for a long time, she had a red coat.

color no longer matters
trembling all over
concrete field
smile
cold and direct
everted joints
open space
twisted
the coat is heavy, very felt.

a few days later, Anton showed his performance of the “practice of falling”. He fell, got up and fell again, he crashed on the floor and again found the strength to get up, his arms and shoulders became red from the blows, but he did not feel them, he fell and got up, fell and got up. I had tears, I wanted to go on stage, hug and stop him.
In 2020, Anton took an active part in the protests in Minsk, now he is wanted, he cannot legally come to Belarus, he can be taken into the army and sent to war.

swinging in the wind
asphalt - keeps its shape
when it's hard to breathe - loose clothing
the easier
there is something sticky on the feet
there is no end and end
earth - linen
it's about hope

I suggested Anton and Katya make a film together, I didn’t know which one.
Throughout March and early April, we met for several hours and talked a lot about what we feel, about what we live, about how we cope with it. I asked Katya to speak in Ukrainian about her childhood, which she spent in Sumy, about her grandmother, about what land is in Ukraine.
Anton spoke in Belarusian about the struggle of the 20th year, about unity, about fear, about love! I listened and memorized sounds, words, intonations.
Anton offered bodily practices and sometimes we moved all together, sometimes they moved together, and I watched and wrote down. I offered to repeat something, to clarify something. The film came together like a puzzle, where we took a fragment from each practice and combined it, but we decided to keep the main line of the “fall”. In parallel with bodily solutions, visual solutions also came, our main images were: dirt, fear, struggle, helplessness, tenderness, care, violence.

shaking head
dark is less visible
in the hands of the castle
save yourself

The main musical line was the Ukrainian folk song that Katya performs at the beginning of the film. We immediately decided that we would use singing, but the choice of the song was up to Katerina. She chose this song because the words and mood corresponded to our state as much as possible: we all did not know what to do and where we are when the oak forest is burning next to us. "Dubrava" in Ukrainian is not only an oak forest, but also a village. The next morning, after a night of filming, we arrived at a small recording studio to record another version of the song, already in the studio. I asked Katerina to bring a "bandura" with her - this is a stringed Ukrainian folk musical instrument, for almost forty minutes Katerina played a musical improvisation on the theme of everything she felt during the filming: cold, fear, homelessness, night. This is how the music for our film was born.

Gusakouski, Anton

Veryutina, Dina

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Veryutina Dina, a graduate of St. Petersburg University Cinema and TV. Videographer, director of documentary films, art projects. Since 2017 has been working in the genre of video dance with Alexander Lubashin. The first works were made within the framework of the elective program of the Master’s program “Art Practices of Contemporary Dance Forms” of the Russian Ballet Academy.

In 2017, took part in the laboratory Moving Movie, which was held in the “New Space” Tetra Nations, Moscow. in the framework of this project, the work “Trust”

In 2017 - 2019 I participated as a teacher in the project DK Culture (International Summer School of Contemporary Dance). During this project she made two films: “CtrlC / CtrlV», «Night on the Earth». These films became participants of the following festivals: Loikka Dance film festival - Finland, Bucharest International Dance Film Festival - Romania, Seyr - Iran. Film «Haara» took part in the festival Boodyskope - Russia. Currently I am curator of the project “City in motion” passing in the city of Kirov, Russia. The project is dedicated to film dance.Curator of the educational program for people with special needs.

More info on the EIVV 2019 Meeting

Video of the presentation of Dina's work at EIVV 2019

practice of falling

Artistic direction / Conception : Dina Veryutina

Choreography : Anton Gusakouski

Interpretation : Katerina Taran

Live music : Katerina Taran

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