The Dance Base team, working with acclaimed dance photographers Maria Falconer and Paul Hill and supported by Assembly Festival and the British Council, invite you to a private view of How Do You Dance in a War Zone? on Monday 31 July at 18:00 at Dance Base.
In April 2022 Maria Falconer attended a Dance Base online conversation discussing the war in Ukraine and the future of its artists. Speaking at the event was Viktor Ruban, a choreographer, dancer, and director based in Kyiv, Ukraine. At the end of the discussion, Maria posed the question to Viktor ‘how do you dance in a war zone?’ Before they knew what was happening, Maria and fellow photographer Paul Hill had decided to visit Ukraine, to see for themselves how the Ukrainian dance community are using dance as a form of resistance.
In May 2023 Paul and Maria spent two weeks in Lviv and Kyiv, collaborating with Viktor, a number of dance artists and sound artist Grigory Semenchuk. They were astonished and impressed by the range and depth of responses that they were privileged to witness. The photographs and video interpret how the dancers responded the question in the exhibition’s title.
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And if you decide to come at the last minute – that’s fine too, just come along!
Maria & Paul xxx