CONTEXT. DIANA VISHNEVA AND AKSENOV FAMILY FOUNDATION
AND THE PUSHKIN STATE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
JOINTLY PRESENTS
IMPRINT
IN MOTION
DIANA VISHNEVA.
FIVE CHOREOGRAPHERS. FIVE COMPOSERS. FIVE EPOCHS.
ANDREY SILVESTROV
CONCEPT
DIRECTED BY
CAST
CHOREOGRAPHY
MUSIC
AKSENOV FAMILY FOUNDATION AND CONTEXT. DIANA VISHNEVA
LILIA BURDINSKAYA, ALEXANDER FROLOV, ANDREY KOROLENKO,
KONSTANTIN SEMYONOV, ANNA SHCHEKLEINA
MARK BULOSHNIKOV, ALEXANDER KHUBEEV, VASILY PESHKOV,
ALEXEY RETINSKY, DARIA ZVEZDINA
THE PUSHKIN STATE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS AND DIANA VISHNEVA
PERFORMERS
DIANA GARSHINA, KRISTINA ELKINA, MARIA ZAPLECHNAYA, SVETLANA MAKARENKO, VICTORIA MAKSAKOVA, VASKO NASONOV, ANDREY OSTAPENKO, ANASTASIA PESHKOVA, IRINA POSKORKOVA, ALYONA TARASOVA, IVAN SACHKOV, ARTEM KHROMYKH, ELENA CHURILOVA, ANTON SHISHKIN
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backstage
Imprint in motion is a cross-media project fusing the fine arts, contemporary dance, music and film making. The project focuses on a human body in great variety of plastic forms whereas the space of the museum of Classic Art serves as the venue for this artistic experiment. Unfettered by the Word, fixed in sculptures or moving in dance, a human body reinterprets stories rooted in the history of
West European civilization.
The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts and its collection of casts of the most known art works in the world culture suggests a unique scenography. The creative team tried to meet its artistic goal by working out a visual representation for each period in the history of art represented in museum rooms. In In IMPRINT IN MOTION the choreographers aimed at living through a certain epoch and conveying the feelings evoked by an encounter with a certain piece of art. But the higher cause was to find a plastic embodiment of redefined themes in art and the hottest forms for their artistic statements.

In this creative quest the young Russian choreographers, finalists of Context Young Choreographers Competition, and contemporary composers immerse themselves into the epochs of Ancient Greece and Rome, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and bring into being their own insight in each historic period. Movement and dance are inspired by the space of museum rooms and their exhibits. The position of a camera man is in contingent on a dance pattern. Movement is highlighted by camera optical. Zooms in and out give a new focus of perception.

Imprint in motion is a cultural memory that gives a feeling of the present and helps to design the future.
video interview
DIANA VISHNEVA
KONSTANTIN SEMYONOV
choreographer
ANDREY KOROLENKO
choreographer
LILIA BURDINSKAYA
choreographer
ANNA SHCHEKLEINA
choreographer
ALEXANDER FROLOV
choreographer
leading character
creative team
biographies
DIANA VISHNEVA
LEADING CHARACTER
People's Artist of the Russian Federation, prima ballerina of the Mariinsky Theatre, Diana Vishneva, a Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre since 2005 , ballerina of the American Ballet Theatre (2005–2017), the founder and thought-leader of Context. Diana Vishneva Festival. Born in Leningrad (Saint-Petersburg). In 1995 graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy. While still a student she became a trainee at the Mariinsky Theatre, and in 1996 she made her debut at the Bolshoi Theatre where she later performed as a guest ballerina. Throughout her career Diana Vishneva has been performing both classical and contemporary repertoire, including the works of the most significant contemporary choreographers: John Neumeier, Mauro Bigonzetti, Pina Baush, Mats Ek, Hans van Manen, Carolyn Carlson, Ohad Naharin, Paul Lightfoot and Sol León, Martha Graham and others. Her solo programmes of contemporary choreography include Beauty in Motion, Dialogues, On the Edge. In 2010 she initiated the establishment of Diana Vishneva Foundation, the mission of which is to support the development of ballet art. Diana Vishneva is the RF State Prize Winner, she was also awarded by many prestigious prizes and awards including The Best Dancer of Europe Award, six Golden Mask Awards, La Divina, Benois de la danse, Ballerina of the Deacade awards and others.
ANDREY SILVESTROV
DIRECTOR
Movie and theatre director, artist and producer. Graduated from the faculty of Art History of the Russian State University of Humanities and later from Boris Yukhananov's Workshop of Individual Directing. His works in cinema as director and producer include Volga-Volga (2006), Kandinsky Award for the Best Media Project of the Year; Brain (2010), the Best Experimental Film Award of the Syracuse International Film Festival in New York; Birmingham Ornament (2011), Discovery Award of the Horizons Programme at The Venice International Film Festival; Birmingham Ornament-2 (2013), Special Prize of the Rome Film Festival; Russia As a Dream (2016), a collective work of the participants of the Cannes Film Festival, Top Prize of Kinishock Festival; Ice Hole (2017), premiered at Kinotavr Film Festival. Produced the following movies: For Marx… (2012), Elixir (2015), No Place For Fools and Monkey, Ostrich and Grave (2017) and others. Special and retrospective screenings of Andrey Silvestrov's films took place at TATE Modern (London, UK), Ludwig Museum (Cologne, Germany), Institute of Contemporary Arts (London, UK), Pompidou Centre (Paris, France). Theatre works include: Ice Hole at Meyerkhold Center (2016), Crime and Punishment and The Life and Strange Adventures of Solomon Mimon at Stanislavsky Electrotheatre (2017, 2021), Sipurim-Shpil at Teatr.doc (2019) and others. In 2008-2016 – director of the annual Innovation Awards in the sphere of contemporary art. As an artist took part in Biennales of Contemporary Art in Bergen, Kiev, Odessa, Istanbul and other exhibitions.
LILIA BURDINSKAYA
CHOREOGRAPHERS
Choreographer, dancer, dance artist. Winner of the Young Choreographers' Competition of 2014 Context. Diana Vishneva Festival. Graduated from Nikolay Legat School for Classic Ballet and London School for Contemporary Dance The Place in the UK. DanceWeb Scholarship holder (Impulstanz, Vienna, 2016). Worked as a dancer for the National Dance Company Wales (former "Diversions"), participated in projects of Merce Cunnigham and Trisha Brown, studied gaga with Ohad Naharin in Batsheva Dance Company. In 2009 founded the Contemporary Dance Center in Saint Petersburg and a new dance company Bye Bye Ballet, in which she leads the artistic direction. In 2011 an extraordinary existential performance Marathon was presented under her direction and with her participation: she was dancing for 31 hours in a row without intermission. The show Subatomic Decomposition starring Alice Khazanova became a choreographic discovery of Diaghilev Festival. Co-creator of a documentary performance спектакля Baby Blues (2013), author and director of one-actor shows White Cell (2013) and Bandaged Ophelia (2018). Associate choreographer of Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre. Staged and choreographed an opera piped piper and the cars in Plovdiv Opera and Ballet Theatre. Participant of Manifest'13 European Biennale of Contemporary Art in 2020.
ANDREY KOROLENKO
CHOREOGRAPHERS
Choreographer, director and performer. Finalist of Young Choreographers' Competition at Context. Diana Vishneva – 2017. Studied contemporary dance through various educational programmes, such as Performance Artistic Research Lab, HSE Art and Design School / Goldsmiths University, interdisciplinary intensive course OverDance, Mind and Movement techniques with Studio Wayne MacGregor, platform Beijing Dance Festival Camp, educational programs of Territory Festival, DASS, Open Look, master-classes and labs at a number of contemporary dance festival. His works as a choreographer and director include: physical theatre production Commune. Day Х (2020), interactive on-line show Nobody See (2020), interactive shows Intimacy (2020) and I am Here (2018), stage productions 7.62 (2019), She Will (2018), Aspi (2017), Let's Meet Where It's Never Dark (2017), Modus (2016) and others.
KONSTANTIN SEMYONOV
CHOREOGRAPHERS
Choreographer, dancer at Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theatre in Moscow. Winner of the Young Choreographers' Competition at Context. Diana Vishneva - 2015. Graduated from the Moscow State Dance Academy as a dancer and choreographer, took a post-graduate course in history of scenic arts. Diploma recipient in nomination "choreographer" at Moscow International Competition of Ballet Dancers and Choreographers (2009), Winner of Boris Tchaikovsky Award (2015), winner of special prizes at All-Russian and Beijing International competitions of ballet dancers and choreographers. Participated in choreographers' projects Faces (the Bolshoi Theatre), Crosspoint (Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theatre), Dance-platform (Yekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theatre). Associate choreographer at Jinushi Kaoru Ballet Company (Japan). Stage works include: Labyrinth for Ballet-Moscow Company (2014), Winter Tale and Signs for Tatewaki Ballet Academy (Japan, 2014, 2016), Variations and Quartet for Crosspoint project (2016), The Cranes' Rock for Tuva National Dance Ensemble Sayans (2017).
ALEXANDER FROLOV
CHOREOGRAPHERS
Choreographer and Dancer. Participant of Young Choreographers' Competition at Context. Diana Vishneva – 2019. Graduated from the faculty of contemporary dance at Yekaterinburg University of Humanities. Participated in master classes and laboratories in contemporary dance, hip-hop, modern and Jazz-dance conducted by Russian and foreign choreographers, such as Olga Pona, Susan Klein, Wayne MacGregor and others. Worked as a choreographer in Chamber Drama Theatre (Yekaterinburg), as a choreographer and a dancer in Dialogue Dance company (Kostroma), a ballet dancer in Provincial Dances company (Yekaterinburg), as a curator of contemporary dance programs in Yeltsin Center (Yekaterinburg).

Finalist of Tanzcriptsia project at Provincial Dances theatre (2019), contemporary dance programme of Platform project (2013), participant of dance residences in the USA - Fringe Arts (2016) and Dance Omi International Dance (2014), international projects of Imagination Factory (EU – Russia, 2011) and Na grani (Russia – France, 2011). Participant of the festivals: Open Look (Saint-Petersburg), Dance Round Table (Taiwan), Open Space (France), En transit (France), TSEKH (Moscow), On the Edge (Yekaterinburg), Diversion (Kostroma) and others.

Nominee of the National Theatre Award Golden Mask.
ANNA SHCHEKLEINA
CHOREOGRAPHERS
Choreographer and dancer, winner of the Golden Mask National Theatre Award. Finalist and participant of the Yong Choreographer's Competition at Context. Diana Vishneva – 2018 and 2019. Graduated from the faculty of contemporary dance at Yekaterinburg University of Humanities. Trained at International Residence for choreographers organized by the American Dance Festival (2012), and dance centres in Paris - Royaumont abbey&foundation, L' étoile du Nord and Caroline Carlson's studio (2014). As a dancer and choreographer participated in a number of international projects: Na grani with the French company S'poart (2010), Imagination Factory (EU – Russia, 2011), Dance Omi International Dance Collective (USA, 2012), Dance-platform at Yekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theatre (2014). Worked as a dancer, a choreographer and a tutor for Dialogue Dance company (Kostroma). In co-operation with Alexander Frolov staged over 20 dance performances for their project Zonk'a, among which: My Love / My Life (2015), A Paper Play, Playground for the Brave (2017), Freedom to the Statue! (2019) and others. Lilith – a show created for a dance project Solyanka in 2020 – received the Golden Mask award in nomination "The Best Contemporary Dance Performance".
MARK BULOSHNIKOV
COMPOSERS
Composer, a graduate from Glinka Conservatoire in Nizhny Novgorod (B. S. Getselev's class of composition, T. N. Levaya's class of music studies). Completed internship under the supervision of B. S. Getselev. Senior teacher at the Department of composition and orchestration at the Nizhny Novgorod State Conservatoire. Laureate of the Aksenov Family Foundation programme Russian Music 2.0, 5th International composers' competition Left Step, a diploma winner of the 6th Yurgenson Young Composers International Competition. His opera Haze Heat (in collaboration with Kirill Shirokov) was noticed by the experts and presented at the national theatre Festival "Golden Mask". Artistic Director and pianist in NoName Ensemble, the first ensemble in Nizhny Novgorod specializing in contemporary music, initiator and coordinator of The School – the first programme of master classes in new music in Nizhny Novgorod (2013).
DARIA ZVEZDINA
COMPOSERS
Composer, musician, improvisator. In 2011- 2013 studied in the Ural State Conservatoire named after M. Musorgsky (class of O. V. Viktorova). A graduate of the faculty of composition of the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatoire (class of A. S. Syumak). Laureate of the Aksenov Family Foundation programme Russian Music 2.0, winner of national composers' competitions. Participated in SOTA Workshop (Institute of Theatre of the Golden Mask festival, project Fancied Folklore in Nizhny Novgorod, in Open Space Laboratory conducted by Rossia ensemble named after L. Zykina. Performs with DeKa art-group (together with Kirill Shirokov and Daniil Pilchen) and in Boris Yukhananov's project Asinus aureus at Stanislavsky Electrotheatre. Resident composer at Hellerau European Center of Art (2020).
VASILY PESHKOV
COMPOSERS
Musician, composer. Graduated from the Moscow Institute of Electronics and Mathematics and the faculty of Music of the Moscow State Pedagogical University. Creator and leader of Oili project devoted to world music. As a composer collaborates with theatre directors and choreographers, his works in theatre include: Arbenin in Pokrovka Theatre (2015) directed by Serguei Artsibashev; dance show Elsinore choreographed by Pavel Glukhov (2016), immersive performance Radio Factory (Yaroslavl) staged by А. Andriyashkin and V. Peshkov (2018), Peter Pan. Phantom Vibrations in Meyerkhold Center directed by Roman Fedori and Alexander Andriyashkin (2019), No Performance Tonight in Krasnoyarsk Young Spectator's Theatre directed by Alexander Andriyashkin (2019), The Looking-Glass at Voronezh Chamber Theatre staged and choreographed by Pavel Glukhov (2019), A Blessed Island in Et Cetera Theatre directed by Mikhail Bychkov (2019), Second Cast for Ballet Moscow choreographed by Artem Ignatyev and Anastasia Kadruleva (2020), Theory of Happiness and Freedom (Experience of Losers) in 1-Teatr (Novosibirsk) directed by Alexander Andriyashkin, Meduza's Float-Boat in Voronezh Chamber Theatre staged and choreographed by Pavel Glukhov (2020).
ALEXEY RETINSKY
COMPOSERS
Composer, author of chamber, symphonic, chorus and electroacoustic music and music for theatre and films. Graduated from the Music School in Simferopol as a saxophone and oboe player, then continued his education at the Ukraine Tchaikovasky Music Academy, took master's degree in Zurich Higher Art School (class of classic and electroacoustic composition). Took a postgraduate course in Graz University of Music and Performing Art (class of Beat Furrer). Alexey's music works were presented at Mariinsky Theatre, MuseumsQuartier in Vienna, Moscow Philharmonic Hall, Ukraine National Philharmonic, at festivals of contemporary music such as Drugoje Prostranstvo, Gaudeamus in Utrecht, CIME/ICEM Denton in the USA. Collaborated with Teodor Currentzis and Vladimir Yourovsky, composed music for Maxim Didenko's production Norma, participated in concerts of electronic music at the opening of Ilya Khrzhanovsky's DAU project in Paris. Award winner of Drugoje Prostranstvo festival, nominee of the Golden Mask Award for music for the performance Camilla (2018). Since 2021 a resident of the Foundation for cultural and social initiatives Alma Mater Worldwide.
COMPOSERS
ALEXANDER KHUBEEV
Composer, curator. In 2011 graduated from the faculty of composition and in 2014 finished postgraduate studies in the Moscow Conservatoire named after P. Tchaicovsky (class of composition under supervision of Yury Kasparov, class of electroacoustic music under supervision of Igor Kefalidi). Artistic director of the International Academy of Young Composers in the town of Tchaikovsky, co-founder and curator of composers' courses reMusik.org in St.Petersburg. Scholarship holder of the International courses in Darmstadt (Germany, 2014), winner of Gaudeamus Young composers' competition (the Netherlands, 2015), scholarship holder of the Berlin Academy of Art (2018), resident of the International Confederation of electroacoustic music CIME (2019), laureate of Aksenov Family Foundation programme Russian Music 2.0.
CONTEXT. DIANA VISHNEVA
The International Festival Context. Diana Vishneva provides access to the best achievements of contemporary dance, erase boundaries between genres and promote young talents. The first edition of the festival took place in 2013 and in a short time it became a noticeable cultural event in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg. The Festival programme includes international and Russian dance productions, movie screenings, lectures, discussions and master classes.

The festival featured works of over 40 world leading choreographers including Mats Ek, Наns van Manen, Marco Goecke, Ohad Naharin, Hofesh Shechter and others; presented over 20 internationally renowned dance companies, including National Ballet of Canada, NDT, Maurice Bejart Ballet, Martha Graham Dance Company, Batsheva Dance Company. The Festival shows and projects toured in Yekaterinburg and Perm and were performed at the most recognized international dance venues: Holland Dance Festival in the Hague, Sadler's Wells Theatre in London and Suzanne Dellal Centre in Tel-Aviv.

The Festival initiates and produces important cross-cultural and multi genre projects with participation of Russian choreographers.
Artistic Director of the Festival – Diana Vishneva, prima ballerina of the Mariinsky Theatre, People's Artist of the Russian Federation, Laureate of the Russian State Prize.
AKSENOV
FAMILY FOUNDATION
Aksenov Family Foundation (AFF) is an international multidisciplinary platform aiming to emphasize a unique role of contemporary culture in our everyday life.

Using the synergy of projects created at the intersection point of contemporary art, science and technologies, the Foundation promotes such spheres of culture which hold the highest potential to exchange ideas between various disciplines, involving the audience into new cultural practices both on personal and social levels.

The programme Russian Music 2.0 launched by the Aksenov Family Foundation initiated creation of new works by the most noticeable Russian composers of the new wave. Since the programme launch in June 2020 the winners received grants for creation of new musical pieces specially for Russian Music 2.0. In the end of 2020 these works were premiered in Moscow by the two leading Russian music ensembles which specialize in performing the 20-21st centuries repertoire – the Moscow Ensemble of Contemporary Music and Questa Musica


STATE PUSHKIN MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
The State Pushkin Museum of Fine Art is one of the largest museums of the world art in Russia. Its collection amounts to 700 thousand of works of art from Ancient Egypt and Greece to the beginning of the 21 st century. The Gallery of European and American Art of the 19-20 th centuries displays one of the world largest collection of works of impressionists and
post-impressionists from private collections of Sergey Shchukin and Ivan Morozov
production team
Andrey Silvestrov
Daniil Fomichev
Diana Vishneva
DIRECTOR
STARRING
DOP
Dmitry Aksenov
Marina Loshak
Diana Vishneva
Julia Nikulina
Hetag Tsabolov
Lyusya Artemyeva
Victoria Kondrashova
and
Evgeny Todich
Agatha Jordan
IDEA
GENERAL PRODUCERS
SECOND DIRECTOR
COSTUME DESIGNER
EDIT
PRODUCERS
Dara Veligodskaya
Svetlana Bukreeva
George Neighbors
GRAPHICS
Olga Bravaya, Marina Vlasova, Anna Kuceva, Anna Malygina, Kamila Mukhamedshayeva, Ksenia Timoshkina, Daria Filimonova, Valentina Filippenko
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Yulia Kuzkina
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