IV FESTIVAL OF
27 AUGUST – 2 SEPTEMBER
SOPHIA KYIVSKA
PERFORMING ARTS

The core of Bouquet Kyiv Stage 2021 is our future.

Nowadays the subject of the Future excites considerable indefiniteness and anxiety, specifically upon completion of the dramatic 2020, which we have endured.

At present, it is difficult to rely upon the models of the past, as the majority of them are no longer viable. In addition, our present is so changeable and unpredictable that it does not provide us with secure support points.
We have invented a formula of the future for ourselves: it is comprised of both reconsideration of our past and awareness of our present.

Festival Bouquet Kyiv Stage 2021 presents this year theme, entitled "The Past and the Future – We are in between" – by means of the language of art.

The art itself is endowed with the gift of sensing the future, being its herald, reflecting the future by force of different forms of art.
The National Museum "Sophia of Kyiv", an iconic site in the history of our state, will host our festival and become the source of understanding our past.

We will be connecting history with modern times, various genres and styles of art, filling the sacred museum space with modern life – its rhythms, energy and technologies.

And, in this way we will be painting the picture of our future "The Past and the Future – We are in between". Here and now, within the festival days.
SPECIAL PROJECTS / PREMIERES

EXHIBITION

Exhibition "Catharsis" is a combination of works by the Galician sculptor of the IIIV century Johann-Georgy Pinzel, his pupil Franciszek Olędzki and the works of contemporary Ukrainian artist Oleksandr Zhyvotkov.
These are the works that being separated by centuries, are connected through deep emotionality of the content.
How can interaction with art help us go through something and survive? This issue is under consideration in a special exhibition project of the Bouquet Kyiv Stage festival and Stedley Art Foundation
EXHIBITION PROGRAMME
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MUSIC STAGE

Music programme of this year's Bouquet Kyiv Stage festival comprises 20 events, each of which is a little bit or considerably larger than a traditional concert.
It happened so not due to the organizers' aim to make the festival a cross-disciplinary one, but rather because of the space of Sophia of Kyiv, which is conducive to intersections, combinations and, eventually, fusions. A thousand years ago when the Cathedral was under construction, music still existed as an inseparable part of syncretic phenomena.
Nowadays it goes back to its blissful childhood by virtue of versatile, sometimes quite unexpected types of synthesis. And it brings delight of giving birth to something new.
MUSIC STAGE PROGRAMME
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LITERARY STAGE

This year festival's motto is - "The Past and the Future – we are in between". And that is exactly where Now exists- in between. Sometimes it's not easy to except it, to dive into Now fully. Even lockdown hasn't helped. To look into the future, being afraid of futuristic visions or escaping into the "Back"missing those better times, which is much more easier than to get into the closer encounter with Today.
It seems that the biggest neurosis of our time is the incapability to live life in full in the current moment. That's what literature programme of Bouquet Kyiv Stage is going to discuss through the prizm of currently-born-books.

Because literature that has a mark of "now and here"- it's not about realism. It's about Real, which serves as adhesive form of reality, the possibility of bilateral contact and diffusion, which gives a chance to better and more fully understand yourself, your limits and prospects.
And if you fit yourself into reality, you will feel your own essence more realistically. This applies equally to the people and books. Books that are written literally here and now, somehow it's "here and now" trying to take into account from within. Or not. And yet, there is an opinion that today is what is always with us.

And right here and now, on the literary stage of the Bouquet Kyiv Stage festival, we have to talk about it.
LITERARY STAGE PROGRAMME
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CINEMA STAGE

The Festival of Cinematography "Kino Bouquet 2021" is a vivid eхample of what`s eхасtly is going on in our Ukrainian cinema now-some kind of a certain representative stage of a domestic filmmaking industry. This year Kino Bouquet is going to at National St Sophia Museum during the IV "Bouquet Kyiv Stage 2021" Festival of Performing Arts for the second time.
During 5 days of screening the cinema lovers can enjoy the best Ukrainian short films, the documentary and animation from the best filmmakers - the palette of Ukrainian films. The everyday programme –is the bouquet of films, carefully selected by the Programming Director Volodymyr Voitenko and various Film Festival Committees and Film Organizations.
While screening of this enormous amount of films, different by form and content, which really resonate with the human values one can realize, that now we start to have our contemporary Ukrainian cinema, which has been needed by a viewer right now.
Under the Ash Tree/ Discussion Panel

"The Past and the Future –We are in between" that's the theme of this year's traditional discussions "Under the Ash Tree", which you've been invited to by Yvhenii Utkin, the co-founder of Bouquet Kyiv Stage Festival.
The discussions are happening daily in the garden of Sophia Kyivska, under the ancient ash tree, which is one hundred years old. Intellectual discussions in which opinion leaders who have been changing our lives share their thoughts, ideas, experience with public.
"Today we are consuming way too much spices without even feeling the real taste"-that what Yvhenii Utkin said last year . You've been invited to get the feeling of the original taste of real communication.
DISCUSSION PANEL PROGRAMME
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THEATRE STAGE

You would not be dreaming of something you never knew. Everything that you see in your dream : images, voices, situations, all of it –is your previous experience.
Be responsible for what you see , feel and touch – because one day you will see that in your dream and the clue that you will be given only needed to be interpretated correctly by you. Be responsible for your own dreams. That is what exactly a new immersive play Sophia is saying presented by 211STEPS APP and Tamara Trynova.
Besides all exciting for the heart and senses happenings at the Bouquet Kyiv Stage 2021.
You are welcome! Listen to the past, watch some others dreams and find Yours.
THEATRE STAGE PROGRAMME
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"Engaged to Time. To each of us, even at the moment of birth, time gives a promise that we will never forget and that will never be kept. With age, our relationship with time changes drastically, but a child's strong belief in eternity and the impossibility of death will constantly accompany us during all our life.
The "Engaged to Time" collection is my guaranteed unsuccessful attempt to stop the time, even to persuade it to go in the opposite direction for at least a few seconds.
Does the predicted failure of the attempt reduce my confidence in its necessity? Luckily, not yet. "
Teo Voziyanov
FASHION STAGE PROGRAMME
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STAGE FOR KIDS

The theme of this year's festival "The Past and the Future - We are in between " can be applied to interactive playgrounds as well. And where else can you get the feel of this amazing connection between the future and the past , if not in Sophia of Kyiv, a precious world wide famous pearl?
The programme combines such arts as : music, visual arts, literature, cinema and theater. In the fresh crisp morning, surrounded by the tall ancient trees and the birds singing, kids can experience real fun: a variety of entertainments.
The young kids, children and teenagers will be envolved into the whole kaleidoscope of master classes, interactive programmes and communication.
STAGE FOR KIDS PROGRAMME
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Children's Choir "Shchedryk"
Children's Choir "Shchedryk" was founded in 1971 in the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv by Iryna Sablina. Since 2004, its Art director and Chief Conductor is Honored Artist of Ukraine Marianna Sablina.

From the first years of its existence, the choir performed solo concerts in the Column Hall. M. Lysenko of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine and all over Ukraine, as well as in the philharmonics of Russia, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

Since the 1990s, Shchedryk has begun touring the world and became a real discovery for the international music community, its concerts have been successfully held in 15 cities in the United States, Canada, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, France and Italy. It was applauded in the most famous halls of the world:

  • Mozarteum (Salzburg)
  • Beethovenhalle (Bonn)
  • Roy Thomson (Toronto)
  • Gasteig (Munich)
  • Forum (Leverkusen)
  • Chamber Hall of the Berlin Philharmonic
  • "Musikaliska", "Eric Ericsonhallen" (Stockholm)
  • The Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. PI Tchaikovsky
  • "Musikverein" Golden Hall (Vienna)
  • "Konzerthaus" Great Hall (Vienna) and others.

The choir's repertoire includes Renaissance, Baroque and classical music, arrangements of songs of the peoples of the world, works by modern composers.

"Shchedryk" has participated in such prestigious Ukrainian and world music festivals as:

  • America Fest in Des Moines (USA), 1992
  • KyivMusicFest in Kyiv (Ukraine), 2000
  • Gidon Kremer Chamber Music Festival in Lockenhaus (Austria), 2002, 2008, 2011
  • III International Choral Festival in Riga (Latvia), 2004
  • Tonic in Kyiv (Ukraine), 2004
  • I International Autumn Choral Festival in Moscow (Russia) to the 140th anniversary of the Moscow Conservatory, 2005
  • "Virtuosos" in Lviv (Ukraine), 2006
  • Cantus MM in Salzburg (Austria), 2007
  • Cracovia Music Festival in Krakow (Poland), 2009
  • Beethovenfest in Bonn (Germany), 2010
  • "Meeting with Glory" - an event in Kronberg (Germany) to commemorate M. Rostropovich, 2011
  • XX Chamber Music Festival in Kronberg (Germany), 2013
  • "To Russia With Love" - a concert in Berlin (Germany) in support of political prisoners, 2013
  • Leigo Lake in Leigo (Estonia), 2015
  • Festival of Ukrainian music "Rethinking Europe - Stop One: Ukraine" in Stockholm (Sweden), 2017
  • VII International Festival of Orchestral and Choral Ensembles in Florence (Italy), 2018
  • XIII "Summa Cum Laude" International Youth Music Festival in Vienna (Austria), 2019

In all international competitions in which "Shchedryk" participated, it won the highest awards:

  • Grand Prix of the International Choral Competition "Kathaumixw" in Powell River (Canada), 1990
  • Grand Prix of the International Choral Competition in Des Moines (USA), 1992
  • Grand Prix and Gold Diploma of the XXXVI International Choral Competition in Miedzyzdroje (Poland), 2001
  • Golden Diploma of the highest degree and Grand Prix of the I International Competition "Musica sacra a Roma" in Rome (Italy), 2005
  • "Golden David" - Grand Prix of the VII International Festival-Competition of Orchestral and Choral Ensembles in Florence (Italy), 2018
  • First place with the award "Outstanding Success" in the category of Treble Choirs / Women's Choirs / XIII "Summa Cum Laude" International Youth Music Festival in Vienna (Austria), 2019

In most of the projects, Shchedryk had the honor of collaborating with the prominent musicians of the world - Vladimir Krainev, Gidon Kremer, Roman Coffman, Guy Cancelli, Ivan Monigetti, Daniel Barenboim, Martha Argerich and others.

Today, more than 150 children of all ages, engaged in the appropriate age groups embodies the choir. About 55 best performers are members of the choir "Shchedryk" .

The first three recordings of "Shchedryk" were released by "Melody" on vinyl records. The repertoire is partially presented on five CDs recorded in Ukraine. The German company Deutsche Welle has released a CD recording of a Christmas concert that Shchedryk performed in Bonn in 2011.

An honorable place in its discography belongs to the recording of "Three Little Liturgies of the Divine Presence" by O. Messian, performed by "Shchedryk" with the "Cremerata Baltika" orchestra under the direction of R. Coffman, which was included in the collection of the best concerts in the history of Gidon Kremer Chamber Music Festival.



Anton Dehtiarov
Anton Dehtiarov music composer, music performer, sound producer Born in 1987, Uzhhorod, Transcarpathian region, Ukraine. Current place of living is Kyiv, Ukraine.

Education:

2001-2005 – Uzhhorod Music College named after D. E. Zador (piano)
2005-2010 – Petro Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine (organ/piano)

Music for flims

"Invisible" dir. Maksym Nakonechnyi (2017)
"Intent" dir. Hanna Smoliy (2017)
"Seraphyma" dir. Marysia Nikityuk (2017)
"New Year in a family circle" dir. Maksym Nakonechnyi (2018)
"Ilovaisk. Batallion Donbas" dir. Ivan Tymchenko (2019)
"Fairytale about the Wood Horse" dir. Denys Strashnyi, Uliana Osovska (2019)
Music for films in Ptakh_Jung duo 2017 – music composition for "Invisible Batallion" film , dir. Iryna Tsilyk, Alina Gorlova and Svitlana Lischynska (as Ptakh_Jung)
2018 – music composition for "No Obvious Signs" film , dir. Alina Gorlova (as Ptakh_Jung)

Other compositions and music/art performances

2015 - composer and music performer in «Il Caprese» media performance by Yaryna Grusha and Olha Honchar .
2015 - co-composer in «Two» theatrical play by Matilda . Premiered at GogolFest 2015
2015 - Cultural & Art residence «Nad Bohom», Vinnytsia, Vinnytsia region. Composer and performer (as Quarkmonk) for the media performance «Vohnetsvit» (along with VJ Reign and ZvuchiDochi) Curator: Leonid Marushchak
2016 - music composer of «The Kaunas Requiem» project in Kaunas, Lithuania. Curator: International Centre For Litvak Photography (Richard Schofield, Mark Adam Harold)
2017 – music composition and performance for «A Man With A Movie Camera» by Dzyga Vertov (1929) in Pokrovsk, Donetsk region, Ukraine for «Kod Mista» project

2018 – participance in the Envision Sound, an educational programme for film music composers in Kyiv, Jan 21-27, 2018

2018 – «Pandora's Box» audio installation for Olexa Mann's exhibition «Black Period»

2018 – music for «A Man and an Ape» film (1930) and original score performance for the «Mute Nights» festival, Kyiv, 2018 (as Ptakh_Jung)
2018 – music composition and performance for the Class Act project (as Ptakh_Jung)
Current solo and group projects:
Ptakh – solo electronic music project (2015-current)
Ptakh_Jung - instrumental music duo (composer, keyboards/pragramming) (2016-current)

The new music ensemble "Ricochet"
The new music ensemble "Ricochet" was established as an ensemble of Kiev Organization of Ukrainian National Composers Union in 1999. The originator of the ensemble and its artistic director was the composer Sergey Pilyutikov and its members are:

D. Medolysis - flute
A. Boyko - clarinet
D. Lyubchenko - saxophone
M. Bilych - violin
A. Poltavets - violin
A. Pavlov - viola
B. Primak - cello
V. Lyman - piano
V. Ratsyuk is a conductor


The main purpose of the ensemble is propaganda of the outstanding music patterns of the 20th-21st centuries and inspiration of the creative activity of the modern composers. The musicians of the ensemble are open for all styles and trends. Repertoire of the ensemble includes plenty of world premiers of Ukrainian and foreign composers, tens of chamber works of the wide stylistic compass. Since the establishment the ensemble has presented more than 60 concerts in Ukraine and is a permanent participant of all major festivals in Ukraine: "Kievmusicfest", "Kiev Musical Premiers of the Seasons", "Youth Music Forum", "Two Days and Two Nights", "Contrasts". The ensemble regularly cooperates with Gaudeamus Contemporary Music Centre (the Netherlands), Donemus Publisher (the Netherlands), Pro Helvetia (Switherlands), Embassy of Austria in Ukraine, which participated in organization of some concerts of modern Dutch and Swedish composers in Ukraine. The ensemble performed «Pierrot Lunaire» by A. Schoenberg. In 2003 the ensemble won the Grant of the President of Ukraine and recorded the music to the media project of the artist I.Galan "Orchestra – New Reality". It participated in international festivals "New Music Days" (Moldova, 2001) and "Ohrid Summer" (Macedonia, 2002)


RÉMI PANOSSIAN TRIO
Rémi Panossian piano
Maxime Delporte doublebass
Fred Petitprez drums


RÉMI PANOSSIAN TRIO distills passionate and lyrical jazz, with rock energy and a cheerful groove. The trio's openness to new sounds has won over a mixed audience over the course of the albums and concerts. Ingenious and eclectic jazz that takes the audience on a unique experimental journey.

The three accomplices, both in life and on stage, have performed more than 500 concerts in around 40 countries on some of the most prestigious jazz stages: Jazz in Marciac, Paris New Morning, Tokyo Jazz Festival, Montréal Jazz Festival, Jazz à Sète, Jarasum International Jazz Festival, Taichung Jazz festival, Vancouver Jazz Festival, Vladivostok Jazz Festival etc…

Management
Caféturc Music & Arts
Production
Regarts
NATALIA POLOVYNKA
Natalia Polovynka is a Ukrainian singer, theatre and film actress, director, educator.
She is a laureate of the Shevchenko National Prize, a Merited Artist of Ukraine.
By means of theatre and music, she creates a unique artistic space of the manifestation of song as a category of life, spiritual category.
She has graduated from M. Leontovych Vinnytsia Music College and Mykola Lysenko Lviv National Music Academy (Professor Mariia Tarnavetska's piano class);
She has studied theatre art from Jerzy Grotowski, an outstanding theatre director, at Je. Grotowski Centre in Pontedera, Italy; later – from famous theatre masters: Klim (Volodymyr Klymenko), Serhii Kovalevych, Valerii Bilchenko.
• Representative of Ukrainian traditional singing in all its genres.
• Performer of classical music and contemporary Ukrainian academic music: V. Silvestrov, A. Zagaykevych, V. Poleva, B. Froliak, and others.
• Founder, artistic director and actress of the "Slovo I holoS" (Word and Voice) Theatre Centre in Lviv since 2010.
• Author and leader of the International Theater Festival of Tradition DREVO.
• Actress at the Les Kurbas Theatre (1988-2007), the Non-Governmental Artistic Association "Maisternia pisni" (2003-2010), Ivano-Frankivsk National Drama Theatre.
• Author of numerous music and theatre projects
• Author of a unique method of working with the actor's voice: voice and vocal workshops at Columbia, Pennsylvania, Yale universities (USA), Wales university (Great Britain), teacher at the "Atelier" at Jerzy Grotowski International Institute (Poland).
Leading parts in films:
• "Braty. Ostannia spovid" (Brothers. The Final Confession), director Viktoriia Trofimenko, Award "For the best leading part" at the Moscow International Film Festival;
• feature film "TERA", director Nikon Romanchenko;
• feature film "Mother of Apostles", director Zaza Buadze;
• documentary films "IRMOS", "Povernennia" (Return), director Serhii Tsymbal.
Collaborates with Jerzy Grotowski International Institute (Poland), "Dudaryk" State Choir of Boys and Men (Lviv), Revutsky Academic Male Capella (Kyiv), with musicians: Bohdana Frolyak, Alla Zagaykevych, Yozef Örmény, Yaroslav Mygal, Klaus Kugel, Petras Vishniauskas, Volodymyr Sirenko, Theodore Kuchar, and others.
CD:
• "Homo Ludens"
• "Irmos"
• "Den pershyi" (The First Day)
• "Pisni vitru" (Songs of the Wind)
• "U nediliu rano (Early On Sunday Morning). Soundtrack of the performance"
• "Paskha krasenaia"
Laureate of numerous international theatre festivals, Laureate of the prizes of the National Union of Theatrical Workers of Ukraine, personal prizes of the City Mayor of Lviv and the Lviv Regional State Administration
The National Presidential Orchestra
The National Presidential Orchestra is a state orchestra founded in November 1991. The founder and an Art Director , General Conductor is People's Artist of Ukraine Anatoliy Molotai .

Lev Kolodub, Ivan Karabyts, Yevhen Stankovych, Anatoliy Solovyanenko, the Yavir Quartet, the choir of the National Opera of Ukraine, the Dumka choir and many other performers and musical groups have collaborated with the orchestra.

Today the National Presidential Orchestra is a unique creative team, which combines wind, chamber, symphonic, pop-symphonic parts of the orchestra and Big Band, which allows to use different genres and styles of music art in the most way, and be a representative of the national musical culture of Ukraine in the world musical community.
Dennis Adu Quintet
Dennis Adu Quintet is one of the most prominent and popular jazz bands in Ukraine. Musicians in this band are the best of the best proffesionals, playing its own music and jazz standards such as bi-bop, hard-bop, swing that's being created under the influence of such musicians as Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Clifford Brown, Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan, Kenny Dorham, Booker Little, Tad Dameron, Nicholas Payton, Walace Roney.

The quintet leader Dennis Adu is one of the most popular musicians of his generation. He has been awarded the First Prise of International Young Musicians Competition Dо#Dж junior 2009. As a frontman in his band he has released two albums "Influences" (2017) and "Sunlight Above The Sky" (2020). As a sideman –he has recorded more then 20 albums with the Ukrainian and foreign jazz musicians. He also has an extensive tutorial practice at the R. Glier Kyiv Municipal Academy of Music, jazz faculty. The other projects Dennis Adu has been engaged at the moment are: Dennis Adu Quintet, Dennis Adu Septet, Dennis Adu Big-Band, Dennis Dydko's Quintet, Bydy-Band.

At the Festival he is planning to play his latest album Sunlight Above The Sky", and jazz standards being arranged by author.

The Cast:
Dennis Adu - trumpet, flugelhorn,
Dmitry Alexandrov - tenor saxophone
Alexander Malyshev - piano
Alexander Emets - double bass
Pavel Galitsky - drums and cymbals
Alla Zahaykevych
Alla Zahaykevych is a graduate of the Petro Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine and the Paris Institute IRCAM. n 1986-1998 she was a member of the folk group "DREVO".

In 1997, with the support of the Soros International Foundation, she founded the first Ukrainian Electroacoustic Music Studio at the Petro Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine.

She is the curator of "Electroacoustics", "EM-vision" (since 2003) international projects, head of the Association of electroacoustic music of Ukraine at CIME / ICEM. Mentor of the "Sound around me" international project of electro-acoustic music in Vienna (2019).

Alla Zahaykevych received the "Golden Dzyga" award of the Ukrainian Film Academy in the nomination "Best Composer" (2017). She is also the winner of the expert vote of the "Filmed in Ukraine national competition" in the "Best Composer 2016-2018" nomination.

She is laureate of the O. Dovzhenko, L. Revutsky and M. Lysenko State Prizes.

Winner of the Musica Nova International Electro-acoustic Music Composition Competition (Prague), nominee of The New York Innovative Theater AWARD for music in the "FARE WATER NIGHT" performance of Yara Arts Group theatre (2014).

She is the author of articles in "Ukrainian Musicology", "Organized Sound", "Musiktext", "Music", "Scientific Bulletin of NMAU", "Journal of NMAU", "Critique" scientific publications.
Livio Minafra / Yevgeniya Cherkazova
Livio Minafra

«That of Minafra is a music of exchange and contamination, rich in oriental echoes, of minimalistic contents, with ethnic references. You can define it as jazz but it is a limitative definition. Of course the improvisation, the instantaneousness are the supporting beams» says the journalist Amedeo Furfaro.

Winner of the important Italian "Top Jazz" prize in 2005, 2008 and 2011, Livio Minafra primarily performs solo and has also engaged in many prestigious collaborations as pianist, composer, arranger and accordionist with such groups as the MinAfric Orchestra, Kocani Orkestar, Canto General, Radiodervish…. At the same time he got four music degrees: Classical Piano, Orchestration for Banda and Jazz at Bari Conservatory and Music Composition at Matera Conservatory.

To date he has released piano solo albums 'La Dolcezza del Grido' (Leo Records – Uk), 'La Fiamma e il Cristallo' (Enja Records – De), 'Sole Luna' (Incipit Records – It) and as leader of the Livio Minafra 4et, 'Surprise!!!' (Enja Records – De).

Other important collaborations have included Louis Moholo, Keith and Julie Tippetts, Marko Markovic, Paolo Fresu, Bobby McFerrin, Gianluigi Trovesi, Roland Neffe, Jerry Gonzalez, Frank London, Mario Schiano, Sergej Kuryokhin, Paul Rutherford, Peppe Barra, Lucilla Galeazzi, Michele Lomuto, Daniele Sepe, Fakhraddin Gafarov, Darko Rundek, Aldo Caputo, Michel Godard, Flavio Boltro, Evan Parker, La Villa Barocca, Eugenia Cherkàzova…

At 38 years of age, he has toured and performed on all continents and has recorded for Raitrade, Ed. Il Manifesto, Stradivarius, Incipit and Sud Music (Italy), Enja Records (Germany), Leo Records and Ogun Records (UK).

Livio currently teaches Jazz Piano at Bari Conservatory, Italy.

Yevgeniya Cherkazova

Professor P.I.Chaikovskiy's Kyiv NationaL Academy of Music. The Laureate of All- Ukrainian and International Competitions, nominee of Gran Prix Price (France). The Peoples Artist of Ukraine, Professor, The Head of button accordion, accordion Department of National Academy of Music of Ukraine, the Chamber of accordionist's Grand Accordion founder.
VIKTORIIA POLIOVA
Viktoriia Poliova is a Ukrainian composer, member of the National Union of Composers of Ukraine, and Shevchenko National Prize laureate (2018).

She works in symphonic, choral, and chamber-instrumental genres. The early period of Viktoriia Poliova's creativity is associated with the avant-garde aesthetics and polystylistics (ballet "Gagaku", "The Transform" for symphony orchestra, "The Anthem" for chamber orchestra, "Epiphany" for chamber ensemble, cantatas "Horace's Ode" and "The Gentle Light"). Since the late 1990s, her music has been stylistically linked with the so-called 'sacred minimalism' (Arvo Pärt, Henryk Górecki, PēterisVasks, and John Tavener). A significant period of Viktoriia Poliova's creativity is associated with the study and embodiment of the liturgical texts in music.

Viktoriia Poliova's works are performed at the Beethoven Festival in Bonn (Germany), the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival (Austria), the Yuri Bashmet International Music Festival in Minsk (Belarus), the Valery Gergiev Moscow Easter Festival (Russia), the festival "The Chamber Music Connects the World" (Kronberg, Germany), the Dresden Music Festival, the Berlin and Cologne Philharmonic Halls (Germany), the Théâtredu Châtelet (Paris, France), the Rudolfinum-Dvořák Hall (Prague, the Czech Republic), the Concert Auditorio Nacional de España (Madrid, Spain), George Weston Recital Hall (Toronto, Canada), Yerba Buena Theater (San Francisco, the USA), Oriental Art Center (Shanghai, China), Seoul Art Center (Korea), Esplanade Concert Hall (Singapore), as well as festivals of contemporary music in Ukraine, Russia, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Italy, France, Poland, the UAE, the USA, Peru, and Chile.

In 2010, along with such composers as Giya Kancheli, Valentin Silvestrov, Leonid Desyatnikov, Aleksander Raskatov, Alexander Wustin, Victor Kissine, and Georg Pelecis, Viktoriia Poliova took part in the international project of Gidon Kremer – "The Art of Instrumentation" dedicated to Johann Sebastian Bach and Glenn Gould.

In 2011, Viktoriia Poliova became a composer-in-residence of the XXX Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival (Austria) by the invitation of Gidon Kremer.

Viktoriia Poliova is a laureate of the Art Prize "Kyiv" in honour of Artemy Vedel (2013), the International Competition "Spherical Music" (the USA, 2008), Borys Liatoshynskyi Prize (2005), the All-Ukrainian Composers' Competition "Psalms of The Third Millenium" (the 1st Prize, 2001), and Levko Revutskyi Prize (1995).

Her works have been published by the Swiss publishing house Sordino Ediziuns Musicalas.
The Kyiv Chamber Orchestra
Founded in 1963, the Kyiv Chamber Orchestra has an honored place among the chamber ensembles of the world. In the past, the orchestra was under the direction of such prominent conductors as Anton Sharoev and Igor Blazkov, both distinguished with the highest artistic awards. The members of the ensemble are accomplished musicians bound together by their discipline and their highest level of musicianship and artistic performance.

Since1990 the Orchestra's Principal Conductor and Artistic Director is Roman Kofman. The Kyiv Chamber Orchestra has made many recordings and appears frequently on radio and television. It has to its credit ten records and seven compact discs. The Orchestra is equally renowned for performances of traditional classical repertoire as well as contemporary works. Such famous soloists as Gidon Kremer, Steven Izerlis, Liana Isakadze, Natalia Gutman, Elisso Virsaladze, Vladymyr Krainev, Alexei Lyubimov, Boris Pertgamenchikov, Misha Maitsky, Ivan Monigheti, Lucia Aliberti, Viktoria Lukyanets have performed with the Kyiv Chamber Orchestra. Audiences in Eastern Europe, Korea, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, the United States of America, Japan and Mexico have reacted enthusiastically to the Kyiv Chamber Orchestra during its tours in these countries.

During the concert season 2009 – 2010, the Kyiv Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Roman Kofman performed all Mozart's Symphonies at the Lysenko Concert Hall of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine. Most of Mozart's Symphonies were performed in Ukraine by first.From 2016 to April 2018, Ukrainian conductor Mykola Diadiura was appointed as Chief Conductor of the Kyiv Chamber Orchestra. In the concert season 2018-2019 Maestro Nicolas Kreuze (France) has been appointed as Principal Guest Conductor of the Kyiv Chamber Orchestra.

From April 2018 Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Kiev Chamber Orchestra is Natalia Ponomarchuk, one of most famous and brilliant Ukrainian conductor.
Aksel Kolstad
Aksel Kolstad, pianist and composer - he had his debut in Carnegie Hall in 2010. Now he is touring much in Asia and Europe. Aksel Kolstad, a Metier Artist in Residence, born 1981 in Oslo – Norway, completed his bachelor degree under Prof. Sigurd Slåttebrekk at The Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo in 2006. He completed his master degree at the same academy and also with Prof Slåttebrekk, performing George Gershwin's piano concertos. He has performed solo recitals in Tallinn, Latvia, Russia, Portugal, France, England, Germany, Italy, USA, Japan, China, Indonesia, Thailand, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland Mexico, Australia, Turkey, Romania, Hungary, Ukraine, Poland. As a soloist with orchestras in Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Norway. He is known for his virtuoso variations on historical music combined with humor / stand up.

Kolstad has performed in most of the biggest chamber music festivals in Norway and has also performed much in Estonia, where he has had a lot of TV and radio performances as well. He had his debut concert in Carnegie Hall in October 2010 with a full house and a standing ovation. Kolstad studied composition with Wolfgang Plagge and has since the age of 17 performed his own virtuoso works for piano solo in many countries all over the world already. He has also conducted many of his orchestral works. American press has called him "The New Victor Borge". Swedish press has called him "The Franz Liszt of our time".
Yuriy Andrukhovych is an iconic figure in modern Ukrainian literature, a leading Ukrainian poet, prose writer, essayist, and Patriarch Bu-Ba-Bu. Lives and works in Ivano-Frankivsk.

In 1985, together with Viktor Neborak and Oleksandr Irvanets, founded the famous poetic group Bu-Ba-Bu (Burlesque-Balagan-Bufonada), which demonstrated a successful example of creating a socio-cultural myth.

He is an author of poetry books "Sky and Squares" (1985), "City Center" (1989), "Exotic Birds and Plants" (1991), "Exotic Birds and Plants with the addition of" India "(1997, 2002) and" Songs for a Dead Rooster " »(2004).

As of the prose he reliesed quite a few: the novels "Recreation" (1992), "Moscoviada" (1993), "Perversion" (1996), "Twelve Hoops" (2003), "instead of the novel" "Secret" (2007), "Lexicon of Intimate Cities" "(2011)," Lovers of Justice "(2018).

Andrukhovych's essays have been currently presented in Disorientation in the Field (1999) and The Devil Hides in Cheese (2006).

Yuri Andrukhovych's poems were set to music by such groups as "Dead Rooster", "Lamentation of Jeremiah", Sigal Spozhyv Spilka, "Back to Old", "Karbido" (Poland) and others.

He has a number of literary awards - the Herder prize. (Alfred Töpfer Foundation, Hamburg, Germany, 2000), Special Peace Prize. Erich-Maria Remarque (Osnabrück, Germany, 2005), Leipzig Book Prize for European Understanding (2006) and Central European Literary Prize "Angelus" (Wroclaw, Poland, 2006), winner of the Hanna Arendt Prize (2014, Germany), Medal (2016), winner of the Vilenica Award (2017, Slovenia).


"Son Sovy" (Dream of an Owl) Band

"Son Sovy" band is a carefully weighed mixture of a controlled madness of styles – academic music, jazz, electro. As the members of the band say, it is music for a film which has not yet been shot.

The repertory of the band is original, with the exception of free interpretations of some famous musical compositions, both classical and contemporary ones. The main peculiarity of sound here is a combination of the tenor-saxophone, cello, and synthesizers. In band members' hands, as a famous "Harper's Bazaar" periodical puts it, these instruments create fabulous music at the intersection of classical music, jazz, academic avant-garde, electronics, and even cabaret. Compositions of "Son Sovy" are predominantly instrumental, but there are also vocal ones.

Members of the band are musicians that have taken part in a great number of musical groups and therefore have a substantial touring experience. Yevheniia Smolianinova (cello) is a permanent participant of the First Ukrainian Improvisers Orchestra, QARPA group (Irena Karpa), and her cello can also be heard in the studio recordings of Vopli Vidopliassova, TNMK, Kryhitka, Беz Obmezhen (Without Limits). She has actively collaborated with Ukrainian top projects of avant-garde and modern art, such as UKHO, Radzetski brothers.

Mykhailo Sarana (saxophone) has taken part in such bands as Drum & Tuba Band, Qarpa, Jazz Animal, JT Fresh, Muzychna laboratoriia (Music Laboratory), New Brain Trio, Assai Jazz, Oleg Skrypka and Lybid Orchestra. His performance can also be noted in studio recordings of Fozzi (TNMK), Land Forces Orchestra, Aniko Dolidze.

Kyrylo Tsukanov is the frontman of the band (playback, keys, percussion). For a long time he worked in the Talent Scouting Department (A & R) of EMI, Warner and Universal representative offices in Ukraine. He has collaborated with such performers as Dave Gahan, Placebo, Korn, Andru Donalds, David Guetta during their Ukrainian concerts.

Юрій Андрухович – знакова постать сучасної української літератури, провідний український поет, прозаїк, есеїст, «Патріарх Бу-Ба-Бу». Живе і працює в Івано-Франківську.

1985 р. разом з Віктором Небораком та Олександром Ірванцем заснував знамениту поетичну групу Бу-Ба-Бу (Бурлеск-Балаган-Буфонада), котра яскраво продемонструвала успішний приклад творення соціокультурного міфу.

Автор поетичних збірок «Небо і площі» (1985), «Середмістя» (1989), «Екзотичні птахи і рослини» (1991), «Екзотичні птахи і рослини з додатком «Індія» (1997, 2002) та «Пісні для мертвого півня» (2004).

У центрі прозового доробку – романи «Рекреації» (1992), «Московіада» (1993), «Перверзія» (1996), «Дванадцять обручів» (2003), «замість роману» «Таємниця» (2007), «Лексикон інтимних міст» (2011), «Коханці Юстиції» (2018).

Есеїстика Андруховича на сьогодні видана збірками – «Дезорієнтація на місцевості» (1999) та «Диявол ховається в сирі» (2006).

Вірші Юрія Андруховича були покладені на музику такими гуртами, як «Мертвий Півень», «Плач Єремії», «Sіґал Sпожив Sпілка», «Знову за старе», «Karbido» (Польща) тощо.

Серед низки літературних нагород – премія ім. Гердера (Фонд Альфреда Тьопфера, Гамбурґ, Німеччина, 2000), Спеціальна премія миру ім. Еріха-Марії Ремарка (Оснабрюк, Німеччина, 2005), Ляйпцизька книжкова премія до європейського порозуміння (2006) та Літературна премія Центральної Європи «Анґелус» (Вроцлав, Польща, 2006), лауреат Премії імені Ханни Арендт (2014, Німеччина), Медаль Гете (2016), лауреат Премії Вілениці (2017, Словенія).

Група «Сон Сови» - відома своїм авангардним підходом до музики. Їх твори це суміш контрольованого божевілля з елементами джазу, академічної та електронної музики. Відомі своїми виступами на фестах Atlas Weekend, Respublika, Gogol Фест, Лінолеум Фест, Sound Vision, Porto Franko.

Сон Сови - одні з співзасновників жанру поезофонія. В цьому жанрі виступали з Іреною Карпою, Остапом Ступкою, Майклом Щуром та, власне, з Юрієм Андруховичем.

Гурт "Сон Сови" у складі:

  • Євгенія Смолянінова – віолончель
  • Михайло Сарана – саксофон, голос
  • Кирило Цуканов – ударні, синтезатори
Heinali
Oleg Shpudeiko is a music composer and sound artist who records as Heinali and writes music for games, films, performances, creates sound art installations and performs live shows. Amongst his works is an award-winning music for a video game Bound by Plastic/Sony Santa Monica, SynthTap performance that fuses tap dance and modular synthesis and sound art installations in collections of The National Art Museum of Ukraine and The Museum of Modern Art of Odessa. His latest Madrigals album marries his interest in modular synthesis with his love for Early Music. It was named contemporary album of the month in The Guardian, shortlisted for the Aprize Music Award and featured in top 2020 albums by SLUKH, COMMA, The Attic, The Village Ukraine, See Kyiv, Neformat, Red Bull Ukraine, Beehype, The Claquers. "As if Palestrina composed music for little electric boxes with patch cords. Except it's the boxes that compose music like Palestrina," one reviewer observes. He has been working on a generative polyphony patch for modular synthesis since early 2018, which now provides the structural framework for his live set and next few releases. Heinali's recorded works have been released on Injazero, Sony Interactive Entertainment, The Flenser, Fluttery, NEN and other labels. He has a long history of live performances, including appearances at venues and festivals such as the Zorlu Performing Arts Center in Istanbul; Plivka, Mystetskyi Arsenal in Kyiv; Ukraine's Next Sound festival and Berlin's Akademie der Künste. His live shows are based on generative counterpoint and polyphony techniques in modular synthesis.
NAZGUL SHUKAIEVA
Singer Nazgul Shukaieva is one of the most extraordinary figures on the Ukrainian jazz, academic and underground stage. Nazgul was born in Kazakhstan and she is in love with Ukraine where she has been living for 17 years already.

Nazgul Shukaieva has a rare voice range: from the throat singing to soprano, which allows her to perform authentic folk, jazz and contemporary academic music alike. At present she is the only woman in Ukraine and Kazakhstan who has mastered "kai" – an ancient throat singing technique – combining it with a modern mode of phonation.
Andrzej Jagodziński Trio
Andrzej Jagodziński - Piano, Accordion, French Horn, Composer and Arranger.

His career began in the tradition of classical music and has maintained this interest ever since. Having completed and passed all levels of his musical education on French horn at the Frederick Chopin Institute of Music in Warsaw, he was a member of the Polish Radio and Television Orchestra for five years. During this time, his interests began to include Jazz studios on piano. Within a short time, he would find his own, unique style.

From the onset of his jazz career, Andrzej Jagodziński was sought after by leading Polish jazz bands including Old Timers, Swing Session, String Connection, Zbigniew Namysłowski Quartet, Janusz Muniak Quartet, Quintessence, and the Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski Quartet. In 1987, he began a collaboration with leading Polish jazz vocalist Ewa Bem.

In 1993, he formed his classic-jazz trio which included Adam Cegielski (Acoustic Bass) and Czeslaw (Little) Bartkowski (Drums) who, by using their classical roots and years of jazz experience, created the unique "Jagodziński sound" by combining these two worlds of music.

His critically acclaimed and best-selling album "Chopin" was released in 1994, winning the coveted "Fryderyk" award (Polish Grammy) for Polish Show Business, along with the "Best Record '94" by the readers' poll of Jazz Forum Magazine, as well as the laurel wreath "Melomani '94" award by the Association of Jazz Music Fans in Łódż. This album became Jagodziński's invitation and introduction to the world jazz music scene and confirmed his conviction that creating an artistic path by combining jazz and classical music would be successful.

Recognized by the trio's performances, his compositions created a groundswell of inspiration for classical musicians, instrumentalists, vocalists as well as chamber orchestras. His "Piano Concert in G Minor" for jazz trio and symphonic orchestra was a culmination of his sound and inspiration as well as a classically constructed piece for jazz trio, three jazz vocalists, and classical mixed choir.

A most recent 'Jagodzinian' inspiration resulted in the creation of an album of music by the master of polyphonies, Johann Sebastian Bach entitled "Andrzej Jagodziński Trio–Bach", along with another project utilizing jazz elements and Bach, for jazz quartet and orchestra, both pre-premiered 2020 in Warsaw/Poland.
Avi Avital
The first mandolin soloist to be nominated for a classical Grammy, Avi Avital has been compared to Andres Segovia for his championship of his instrument and to Jascha Heifitz for his incredible virtuosity. Passionate and "explosively charismatic" (New York Times) in live performance, he is a driving force behind the reinvigoration of the mandolin repertory.

Avital's wide-ranging repertoire and inventiveness have led to collaborations with musicians including Ksenija Sidorova, Giovanni Sollima, Mahan Esfahani, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Alice Sara Ott, Andreas Scholl, Dover Quartet, New Danish Quartet, Brooklyn Rider, Omer Klein (jazz piano), Omer Avital (oud/bassist), actress Martina Gedeck and Georgian puppet theatre, Budrugana Gagra. He has been showcased as a "Portrait Artist" with residencies at the SchleswigHolstein Music Festival, BOZAR in Brussels and the Dortmund Konzerthaus (Zeitinsel) and is a regular presence at major festivals such as Aspen, Salzburg, Tanglewood, Spoleto, Ravenna, MISA Shanghai, Cheltenham, Verbier and Tsinandali.

Avital виконав over 100 new works for the mandolin adding new concertos to the repertoire by Anna Clyne, Avner Dorman and Giovanni Sollima and chamber pieces by David Bruce and Elena Kats-Chernin amongst others. Later this season he will give the world premiere of Jennifer Higdon's Mandolin Concerto with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Krzysztof Urbanski.

An exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist, his sixth album for the label "The Art of the Mandolin" is released this season and follows recordings of solo Bach (2019), Avital meets Avital (2017) with oud/bassist Omer Avital, Vivaldi (2015), an album of Avital's own transcriptions of Bach concertos and Between Worlds (2014), a cross-generic chamber collection exploring the nexus between classical and traditional music. He has also recorded for Naxos and SONY Classical.

Avital is highly in demand also as a concerto soloist and has performed with orchestras all over the world working with conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Kent Nagano, Osmo Vänskä, Yutaka Sado, Jonathan Cohen, Nicholas McGegan, Omer Meir Wellber, Ton Koopman and Giovanni Antonini. Engagements include the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Deutsche Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Orchestre National de Lyon, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Israel Philharmonic, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, Residentie Orkest and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra. He tours 2-3 times each season in the USA working with orchestras including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Les Violons du Roy, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and The Knights.

Born in Be'er Sheva in southern Israel, Avital began learning the mandolin at the age of eight and soon joined the flourishing mandolin youth orchestra founded and directed by his charismatic teacher, Russian-born violinist Simcha Nathanson. He studied at the Jerusalem Music Academy and the Conservatorio Cesare Pollini in Padua with Ugo Orlandi. Winner of Israel's prestigious Aviv Competition in 2007, Avital is the first mandolinist in the history of the competition to be so honoured. He plays on a mandolin made by Israeli luthier Arik Kerman.
New Era Orchestra
New Era Orchestra was created in 2007 in Kyiv, Ukraine by Tatiana Kalinichenko, who has been a co-founder, an Artistic director and a conductor of the orchestra ever since.

Bringing together talented Ukrainian musicians of a New Generation, Tatiana Kalinichenko has gathered the real stars, capable of feeling and delivering finesse of their unique style and manner of performance.

New Era Orchestra has worked with the world's most renowned soloists including Joshua Bell (violin, USA), Sarah Chang (violin, USA), Kit Armstrong (piano, USA), Avi Avital (mandolin, Israel-Germany), Christoph Sietzen (percussia, Austria), Andrej Bielow (violin, Ukraine-Germany), Dino Saluzzi (bandoneon, Argentine), Danjulo Ishizaka (cello, Germany), etc.

At the same time New Era Orchestra actively promotes the extraordinary Ukrainian Soloists of New Generation – Kirill Sharapov (violin), Andrii Pavlov (violin), Artem Poludennyi (cello), Susanna Karpenko (folk singer).

New Era Orchestra reveals to Ukrainian audience the names of the composers who have become benchmarks for the world music stage. New Era Orchestra was the first in Ukraine to perform the music of such composers as: John Adams (USA), Philip Glass (USA), Michael Nyman, John Tavener, Max Richter (Great Britain), Avner Dorman (Israel), Iannis Xenakis (France), Takashi Yoshimatsu (Japan), Arturs Maskats (Latvia), etc.

Besides, the orchestra has premiered pieces by Giya Kancheli (Georgia-Belgium), Joaquin Rodrigo (Spain), Yasushi Akutagawa (Japan), Giovanni Sollima (Italy), Vitold Lutoslawsky and Krzysztof Penderecki (Poland), Dobrinka Tabakova (Bulgaria), Peter Breiner (Slovakia) and others.

New Era Orchestra were first to perform at Switzerland's internationally acclaimed festival "September Musical" in 2018, a breakthrough achieved by Ukrainian musicians for the first time for 73 years of the festival's existence.

As a logical continuation of New Era Orchestra's international collaboration the Musical Bridges project has appeared in 2019 under support of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation, the Austrian Embassy in Ukraine, the Austrian Cultural Forum in Kyiv and "Believe in Yourself Foundation. The "Musical Bridges" project is working on creating prosperous connections between talented Ukrainian and foreign musicians to make Ukraine a part of the global musical space.

In 2019 on the Kyiv Bouquet Stage Festival at the territory of ancient St. Sophia Cathedral of Kyiv was premiered a unique mature project "Ukrainian Seasons" created by Tatiana Kalinichenko at the junction of both classical and Ukrainian folk music.

Their music inspires, breaks down boundaries and stereotypes, expands horizons and awakes vibes of crazy energy for life and creativity.
The Laureates Concert of International Festival "The Chesnut Piano"
"The Chesnut Piano" is a unique international festival, uniting professional musicians and amateurs, children and adults, pupils and their teachers, which mission is to give an opportunity of self realization to the amateurs who adore playing piano: to demonstrate all their musical achievements on the stage , to get closer connections with the professional musicians. The laureates of the festival "The Chesnut Piano" will be presenting their programme at the "Bouquet Kyiv Stage -2021".

The programme:

Johann Sebastian Bach
Ludwig van Beethoven
Fryderyk Chopin
Kosenko Victor
Bortkevich Serghiy
Shamo Igor
Liszt Ferenc
Rachmaninoff Serghiy
THE KYIV CHAMBER CHOIR
The choir was founded in 1990. The participants of the choir are professional singers who have graduated from Ukrainian musical academies and universities. The director of the choir, Mykola Hobdych, is an alumnus of the Kyiv Conservatory. Programmes of the choir are comprised of the national and foreign music of the Mediaeval and Baroque periods, Classicism, Romanticism and Contemporary music.

The Kyiv Chamber Choir has given over a thousand and a half concerts on the stages of 21 countries of the world:

The USA, Canada, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Poland, Hungary, Belarus, Russia, Ukraine.

The choir has performed in Carnegie Hall (New York), Washington National Cathedral, Concert Hall of George Mason University (Washington); Roy Thompson Hall and George Weston Recital Hall (Toronto); ВВС Concert Hall (London); in Notre-Dame and other cathedrals in the cities of France (Paris, Rouen, Reims, Amiens, Strasbourg, Chartres, Nancy, Le Havre, Lille, Dieppe, Metz); The Church of the Holy Cross (Warsaw); The Philharmonic Societies of Utrecht, Rotterdam, Amsterdam (Сoncertgebouw), Berlin, Minsk, Moscow (Chaikovsky Concert Hall), Kyiv; Berliner Dom; Tivoli Concert Hall, Marmorkirke and Domkirke (Copenhagen); Oscars Church (Stockholm); opera theatres of Minsk and Kyiv.

Reviews of The Kyiv Chamber Choir performances were published in "The New York Times", "The Washington Post", "The Glasgow News", "Normandie", "Der Tages Spiegel Berlin", "Műnchener Merkur", "Copenhagen Post" (Denmark), "Holos Ukrainy" (The Voice of Ukraine), etc.

The choir has released 50 CDs with recordings of national and foreign music, the majority of which was recorded for the first time.

The Kyiv Chamber Choir Library was created on the basis of the choir, with a collection of sheet music – national choral music scores from the Mediaeval period till modern times. The library catalogue numbers over two hundred titles, including twelve full collections of works by Ukrainian composers, published for the first time.
Ujif_notfound
Ujif_notfound (electronics) - художник нових медіа, музикант, у 2007 р. заснував проєкт Ujif_notfound. Співзасновник першої школи new media art – BLCK BOX. Засновник артпростору Kontrapunkt. Резидент лейблу експериментальної музики KVITNU.Основним напрямком діяльності є створення мультимедійних систем на основі алгоритмів кінетичного зв'язку між людиною і програмою.

"Живі" виступи засновані на генерації звукових і візуальних потоків в режимі реального часу. Використовуючи написані попередньо програми (патчі) Ujif_notfound створює унікальний аудіо-візуальний простір, який існує тільки під час виконання, і точне відтворення якого майже неможливе. Такий підхід має широке функціональне використання для створення інсталяційних інтерактивних середовищ в будь-яких просторах, як фізичних, так і віртуальних.
PHOTINUS STUDIO
PHOTINUS STUDIO was founded by painters and musicians Lera Polianskova, Heorhii Potopalskyi, Maks Robotov and Ivan Svitlychnyi.

The studio mainly deals with the development and creation of light, sound, interactive installations and objects, making scenarios and direction of multimedia shows, mapping, work with VR, digital technologies and art.

Projects of the studio co-founders took part in the international art exhibitions:
The Venice Biennale, transmediale Vorspiel (Berlin, Germany), Digital Cultures (Warsaw, Poland);
Music and lights festivals: Strichka Festival (Kyiv), Ostrov Festival (Kyiv), Kyiv Lights Festival.
A series of projects was created on request of companies SigmaBleyzer, Motorola, INTEL, Kyiv City State Administration (music and light show of the fountains at Maidan Nezalezhnosti, restored in 2017).
Edward Sol
Edward Sol is a sound artist and sound director. He started to record experimental music, soundtracks and radio plays in the 90s. Since 2001, he has brought out about 50 releases on vinyl records, CDs and cassettes on record labels in Europe, Britain and the USA.

His works include music for theatre and cinema, collaborative albums with such masters of experimental music as Frans de Waard, Brume, Lasse Marhaug, Howard Stelzer, Altar of Flies, Alan Courtis and others.
He owns several recording companies: Sentimental Productions, Quasi Pop and Village Tapes.

In musician's work specific methods, practices and features typical of the XX century futurism such as perceived dynamics, hardness, disregard of standards and rules, voluntarism, non-academism, undisguised expression, etc. occupy an important position.

In addition, artist's basic technique is a "retro-futuristic" method, typical of avant-garde musical tradition of the 40-50s of the XX century, which includes sound editing, magnetic film montage, noise composition, sound art.
Mykhaylo Drobot
Dancer's repertoire:

  • James (H. Levenshold's "Sylphide")
  • The Clown ("Swan Lake" by P. Tchaikovsky)
  • Benvolio ("Romeo and Juliet" by S. Prokofiev)
  • The Bandit (Yu. Shevchenko's "Pinocchio")
  • Franz's friend ("Vienna Waltz" by Strauss)
  • Military leader ("Julius Caesar" to the music of O. Respighi)
  • Indian dance ("Bayaderka" by L. Minkus) and others.
Yulia Moskalenko
Winner of the II Prize of the XII International Ballet Competition in Seoul (South Korea, 2019).

In 2011 she graduated from the Kyiv State Choreographic School and was accepted into the ballet troupe of the Taras Shevchenko National Opera of Ukraine.

In the repertoire of the dancer:

  • Odette - Odile, pas de trois, The Bride ("Swan Lake" by P. Tchaikovsky)
  • Princess Aurora ("Sleeping Beauty" by P. Tchaikovsky)
  • Giselle, Pas de deux, Monna (A. Adana's Giselle)
  • Cinderella (S. Prokofiev's Cinderella)
  • Clara, the Spanish Doll, The Shepherdess (P. Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker)
  • Aegina (A. Khachaturian's "Spartak")
  • Clariss ("Lady with Camellias" to the music of LV Beethoven, I. Brahms and other composers)
  • Gerda ("Snow Queen" to the music of P. Tchaikovsky and other composers)
  • Pa de trois, jumpe ("Bayaderka" by L. Minkus)
  • Girlfriend, Street Dancer ("Don Quixote" by L. Minkus)
  • Pakhita, Soloist in the Grand Prix from "Pakhita" by L. Minkus
  • Clara ("Viennese Waltz" by Strauss)
  • Water Mermaid ("Forest Song" by M. Skorulsky)
  • Clemens ("Raymond" by O. Glazunov)
  • Odalisque ("Corsair" by A. Adana)
  • Soloist ("Class Concert" to the music of O. Glazunov, O. Liadov, A. Rubinstein, D. Shostakovich)
  • Juliet ("Radio & Juliet" on music of Radiohead)
  • The Seventh Waltz, Mazurka ("Chopiniana" by F. Chopin) and others.

She has toured in Japan, Canada, China, Germany, Russia, Estonia, Kazakhstan, France and other countries.
Mykyta Sukhorukov
Honored Artist of Ukraine (2017).
Laureate of the International Competitions of Ballet Dancers: I Prize and Gold Medal Winner at the II International Competition of Yuri Grigorovich "Young Ballet of the World" in Sochi (2008, Russia), III Prize at the XII International Competition of Ballet Dancers and Choreographers in Moscow (2013). ).

He graduated from Donetsk State Choreographic School (2005, teacher Yu. Tsybulsky) and Kyiv Choreographic College (2008, teacher - Honored Artist of Ukraine E. Kaigorodov).
Since 2008 – the ballet soloist of the Kyiv Municipal Opera and Ballet Theater for Children and Youth, since 2013. – the ballet soloist of the Taras Shevchenko National Opera of Ukraine.

Dancer's Repertoire :

  • Prince Siegfried ("Swan Lake" by P. Tchaikovsky)
  • Albert (A. Adana's Giselle)
  • Prince, Paris ("Cinderella", "Romeo and Juliet" by S. Prokofiev)
  • Basil, Solor ("Don Quixote", "Bayaderka" by L. Minkus)
  • Jean de Brienne (O. Glazunov's Raymond)
  • Golden Slave ("Scheherazade" by M. Rimsky - Korsakov)
  • The young man ("Chopin" on the music of F. Chopin)
  • Perelesnyk ("Forest Song" by M. Skorulsky)
  • Figaro (Mozart's "The Wedding of Figaro")
  • Franz ("Vienna Waltz" to the music of Strauss)
  • John ("Greek Zorba" by M. Theodorakis)
  • Stepan (K. Dankevich's "Lily")
  • Alexander ("Lady with Camellias" by LV Beethoven, I. Brahms and other composers)
  • Kai ("Snow Queen" by music by P. Tchaikovsky and other composers)
  • Miller ("El sombrero de tres picos (Triangular hat)" MD Falli)
  • Busgos ("Nights in the Gardens of Spain" MD Falli)
  • Naked ("For two hares" by Yu. Shevchenko)
  • Julius Caesar (ballet of the same name by O. Respighi)
  • Dante (ballet of the same name to the music of various composers)
  • Daphnis (M. Ravel's "Daphnis and Chloe")
  • Koroviev ("The Master and Margarita")
  • Hunter ("Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" by B. Pavlovsky)

He has toured Great Britain, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, Romania, Japan, South Korea, Greece, Austria, and Hungary.
Alter Ratio
Alter Ratio Сontemporary Music Vocal Ensemble ("alter ratio" from Latin – another way of thinking) was founded in 2010 with the purpose of performing solo, ensemble and choir pieces of the ХХ – ХХІ centuries. The ensemble considers the extension of boundaries of classical vocal performance and the acquaintance with unconventional vocal techniques and stage experience its main task.
Alter Ratio is a school where alternative awareness of performing, which is flexible and agile, open to everything new in the sphere of solo and choir singing, as well as to audacious experiments in composition and directing, is formed. The ensemble takes part in the following festivals: International festival "Kyiv Music Fest" (Kyiv), International Easter Assembly (Kyiv), "Contrasts" (Lviv), "Doncult" Forum (Kyiv), Viktor Ikonnyk All-Ukrainian Festival of Chamber Choir Art (Kyiv), "GogolFest" (Kyiv), New Music Festival at the Book Arsenal. In addition, it takes part in various projects of the Culture and Education Centre Master Klass, Mystetskyi Arsenal, "Ukho" (The Ear) music agency.
Since its establishment, the ensemble has performed a considerable amount of premieres of musical pieces written by Ukrainian and foreign composers, including M. Baranauskas, L. Berio, B. Britten, V. Germanavichus, M. Kolomiiets, B. Kutavičius, G. Ligeti, S. Luniov, R. Mažulis, М. Monk, G. Pelēcis, K. Penderecki, F. Poulenc, А. Pärt, S. Reich, О. Retinskyi, J. Tavener, M. Feldman, M. Shalygin, О. Shymko, and others.
In 2013, the ensemble won a Grand Prix of the Victoria International Vocal and Choir Festival-Competition (Kyiv). In 2013−2014, a CD with works by a contemporary Ukrainian composer Sviatoslav Luniov "The Noel Consort" (concert for the choir inspired by traditional Christmas songs) was recorded. In 2017, the ensemble released a CD "Mariologia" with works by contemporary Ukrainian composers − Maksym Kolomiiets (Ukraine), Sviatoslav Luniov (Ukraine), Oleksii Retynskyi (Ukraine/Austria), Maksym Shalygin (Ukraine/The Netherlands).
Artistic director – Olga Prykhodko
YEVHENII STASINEVYCH
Yevhenii Stasinevych is a Ukrainian literary critic and scholar, radio- and TV host, member of the Shevchenko National Prize Committee, curator of the literary stage at Bouquet Kyiv Stage.

Yevhenii has a perfect ear for literature and is considered an indisputable authority in the sphere of literary criticism, he possesses a brilliant knowledge of the Ukrainian and World Literature, he defines and forms a contemporary Ukrainian literary canon, inculcates Ukrainian readers with good taste in literature and literary awareness. He could have been an outstanding fiction character himself, the one who traded his soul to the devil in exchange for his genius and fantastic success, but the Evil One has nothing to offer him except what Yevhenii already has.

Yevhenii Stasinevych is a curator of the first literary stage at the Bouquet Kyiv Stage festival, he has selected its participants, set the themes and issues for the discussions, shaped the concept of nightly poetry recitations in the way for each event to become iconic. So guests of the festival can't but hold their breath and savor their involvement in the creation of the history of contemporary Ukrainian literature.
Martynov Anton
Martynov Anton Petrovych ( born on August,6th 1988, Kyiv) is a Ukrainian business men, coowner and director of publishing agency Nash Format (2012 -2019). In 2016 by New Time magazine was included into The People of a New Age list for the popularization world's best sellers in Ukraine.

Today he is actively working in his private publishing agency Laboratoriya , which is specializing in non-fiction literature.
Vitold Shablovsky
Vitold Shablovsky is a journalist and a reporter from Poland. He was mastering journalism and politology at Warsaw and Istanbul Universities. His internship was at the CNN broadcast company in Turkey.

Back to Poland he has started his career at ТВН24 TV Channel. In 2006 he had joined the Gazeta Wyborcza team and then worked at Dzien Dobr ТВН agency.

He recieved series of awards for some of his reportages. In 2007 –Melchiora Award was given to his article about the unknown face of Turkey. In 2008- Amnesty International Award for the material «It's comes out of love, sister», that tells about the dramatic events from lives of Turkish women, victims of abuse. In 2011 – became a Winner of the Beata Pavlyak Award and was nominated for his book «The murder from the town of apricots», «Reportages from Turkey «with the «Nike» literature Award. The idea behind those books came out from meeting with the terrorist Mehmet Ali Ağca and his family.

Vitold Shablovsky's articles devoted to the Turkish aspects of life were rewarded with the European Parlament Award. Together with his wife Isabella Maze he wrote the book "Our new PNR". In 2014 he published the book "Dancing bears". In 2016 he published series of memoires of Volyn tradegy vitnesses which was translated by Andriy Bondar and was published in 2017 under new name "Machine guns and cherries. Stories about nice people from Volyn" in VSL Publishing Agency." In 2020 his book "how to feed the dictator was released. The book tells us the life stories of five the bloodiest dictators of XX Century through the memories of their chefs.
Khaddad Katrina
Khaddad Katrina - poetess, amateur-translator from Arabic.

She was born in the tiny town of Karlo-Libkhnetivsk (Soledar), Donetsk region in 1978. She spent her childhood years in Kharkiv and Damask(Syria). Graduated from Kharkiv National University, named by V Karazin, where she`s got her degree in philology and later in 2004, a Ph D in Ukrainian literature. Also she is graduated as a Master in clinical psychology from Kyiv Institute of

Psychology and Therapy in 2020.

The Laureate of Smoloskip Literatire Award (2006,2007), she was published in various magazines, almanakhs and antologies. The author of "The night of Strangers"(2018) book, which was listed as the best book of the year by PEN version and also got into the short rating list The Litaccent of the Year-2018. Her poetry has been translated into Polish, English, Lithuanian and Hebrew. Mother of two sons. Currently is working and living in Kyiv.
Marichka Paplayskaite
Marichka Paplayskaite is the Editor-in-Chief of the Reporters online magazine, сo-founder of The Ukrainians group of publishings, the reporter, editor and media coach. She is also an author of a very interesting book " The God of amazing people and other sinners"
Natalya Gymeniuk
Natalya Gymeniuk – ukrainian journalist and writer who is specialising in international politics and conflicts. As independent correspondent she has been highlighting the main political and social issues in more than 50 countries in Europe, Middle East, Asia, South Africa, America and post soviet countries. She has been collaborating with the Ukrainian and international publishings. 2001-2011 she worked with TV broadcasting channels such as Novy Canal, ICTV, Channel 5, K1, Inter. 2013 – 2020 –she was a special reporter for Hromadske TV Channel, 2015-2019 – the head of Ukrainian Journalists Initiative for creating social broadcasting in Ukraine and Hromadske international. Since 2020 she is a Editor-in-chief at the news department for strategic planning at Syspilne Movlennya. She is also the author of the book «Maidan Takhrir. In search for a lost revolution»( 2015) which tells about what was happening in arabic world just right after arabic spring» and The lost island. The book of reportages from occupied Crimea»( 2020), where she describes what was happening in Crimea during 2014-2019.
Oleg Sentsov
Oleg Sentsov - Ukrainian film director, screenwriter, writer.

Winner of Andrei Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, Barbara Goldsmith American PEN Prize for Freedom to Write, and Taras Shevchenko National Prize of Ukraine. He was illegally imprisoned by the Russian Federation May 2014 and sentenced by a Russian court to 20 years in prison. Released in September 2019 as part of an exchange of prisoners between Ukraine and the Russian Federation.

Author of collections of short stories "Life" and "Marketer", novels "Buy a book - it's funny", "A friend is also worth buying". As well as a two-volume edition of "Chronicle of one hunger strike. 4 and a half steps", which includes a collection of short prose and a prison diary, which the author kept for 145 days of hunger strike.
Olexandr Mykhed
Olexandr Mykhed – the writer, the art projects curator, who is specializing in literature. Selected essays and fragments from his books have been translated into more than ten languages. He also is an Art Director of ArtHuss Publishing Agency. As a Chief Editor he has supervised more than twenty works, being published. The author of books "Amnesia"( 2013), "Pontuizm"( 2014, the BBC Book of The Year-2014, long list), "Astra"( 2015 , the BBC Book of The Year-2015, long list),art-book "Darkness" ( in cooperation with Sonya Melnyk, 2016), book of stories "Transition", non-fiction research "To see in order to be seen: reality show, reality novel and revolution on line and "I'll mix your blood with charcoal. To understand Ukrainian East"( 2020, Nash Format Publishing Agency) – by the end of 2016 he had travelled six series of Donetsk and Lyhansk region, trying to understand what is life there is all about now, also doing some research on stories being sealed in archives. The first edition of his book was sold out in less than in a month.
Gerasimiyk Olena
Ukrainian poetess, writer, activists, volunteer. Paramedic of volunteer medical battalion Hospitaliers. She is the author of the books The Deafness , The execution calendar, The Prison Song.

She was given a For Saving Life State Award ,for her personal courage she demonstrated while defending the country souveregnty and territorial wholeness , for her serving to Ukrainian people.
Olga Dubchak
Olga Dubchak – has a Ph D in philology, an editor, a literature editor, an audio editor and the Editor-in-Chief of the Vikhola publishing agency
Ostap Slyvynsky
Poet, translator, literary critic, essayist.

Author of the poetry collections The Sacrifice of the Big Fish (1998), The Noon Line (2004), The Ball in the Dark (2008), Adam (2012), and The Winter King (2018). Books of selected poetry were published in Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, and Russia. Poems and essays have been translated into 18 languages.

Author of the text to the alternative guide to Lviv Awesome Lviv (Kyiv: Osnovy, 2016, together with Anna Protsuk). Compiler of the bilingual Ukrainian-Bulgarian anthology "Ukrainian Poetic Avant-Garde" (2018; together with Oleg Kotsarev and Yulia Stakhivska), the anthology of modern essays "The Ark" Titanic "" (2020).

Translates fiction and non-fiction from English, Belarussian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Polish, Russian. Among the authors that he translated were Derek Walcott, James Tate, Czeslaw Milosz, Andrzej Stasiuk, Olga Tokarchuk, and Georgi Gospodinov.

He was the program director of the International Literature Festival at the Publishers' Forum in Lviv (2006–2007), co-coordinator of the Days of Translation Festival (Kyiv, 2015). In 2016–2018, he was a curator of a special project "Stories of Otherness" (a series of public interviews with writers and intellectuals who had experienced social exclusion) at the Publishers' Forum in Lviv. Since 2019 he has been supervising the project" Live Stage "(on stage readings of modern European drama). He has participated in many literature and translation events in Ukraine and abroad, as well as being a performer and co-author of synthetic art projects and poetic films. As a vocalist in partnership with singer Ulyana Gorbachevskaya, he performed in ethno-jazz projects

He has a numerous awards such as: Laureate of the Literature Prize "Greetings of Life" named after B.I. Antonych (1997), the Prize of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Ukraine for the best translation of the year from Polish (2007), the Hubert Burda Prize for Young Poets from Eastern and Central Europe (2009), the Lesia and Peter Kovalev Foundation Prize (2013), Merits to Polish Culture "(2014), LitAccent Book Prize (for the book" Winter King ", 2018), special award of the Lviv Prize - UNESCO City of Literature (for the translation of Olga Tokarchuk's novel" Books of Jacob ", 2020). He also was a finalist of the Literary Prize. Joseph Conrad twice (2013, 2015).

As of now, he is a member of the editorial boards of the literary journal "Porównania" (Poznan), scientific collection "Problems of Slavonic Studies". Vice President of the Ukrainian PEN.

He recieved Ph.D. of Philological Sciences.He is a teacher of Polish language and history of Polish literature at Lviv National University. Ivan Franko, a lecturer at the Ukrainian Catholic University and the Center for Literature Education (Litosvita).
Petro Yatsenko
Petro Yatsenko was born in Lviv in 1978.He is an author of ten books of prose.
Also Petro Yatsenko teaches creative writing.

Besides, he was a participant of Gaude Polonia programme,where under the curation of a Nobel Prize Winner well-known polish novelist Olga Tokarchuk got his The Laureate of "Bank Austria Literaris" programme award.

Petro Yatsenko has been nominated to some other national literature awards,such as "New Authors " for his novel "The God of Yogurt" and ""Smoloskyp" for his story "Marianna or the Bodkhi Tree".

His novel "The morons are back" was played on stage by Chernigiv`s Molodizhnyi Theatre in 2016. His other novel "Don`t hear.Don`t say.Don`t see" received the highest award from
The City of Literature UNESCO (2018)
Petro Yatsenko`s "The Magnetism" and "Lviv Saga" has been translated into Polish language.
Gorikha-Zernya Tamara
Gorikha-Zernya Tamara – is a Ukrainian writer. Her book " The Daughter"(Dotsya)- 2019 ,was nominated with The BBC Book of the Year Award. She is also well known for her activity as a volunteer.

Since 2014 she has been volunteering in the war zone ATO and was given a special Diploma by the Mayor of Kyiv.

"The Daughter"(Dotsya) is the first novel ,written by this author. First it was published by Bilka publishing agency. The book tells us what was happening in 2014 during the war conflict at the Eastern part of Ukraine.

The movie, based on this story is planning to be released.
Ivan Ivashchenko
Ivan Ivashchenko
Candidate of Philosophical Sciences. PhD student at Martin Luther University (Halle, Germany). Translator (English, German, Italian).
Among the translated authors: Gumbrecht, Agamben, Vico, Fichte, etc.
Ivan is currently working on the first Ukrainian translation of Arthur Schopenhaver's The World as Will and Imagination.
Борис Філоненко
Borys Filonenko is an art critic, curator of the Kharkiv gallery Come in, a teacher at the Kharkiv School of Architecture and co-founder of IST Publishing.
This year, Boris oversaw the Second Biennial of Young Art, which took place in Kharkiv.
Maksym Strikha
Maksym Strikha is a Ukrainian scholar, public and political figure, translator, writer; Doctor of Sciences in Physics and Mathematics, professor.

He has graduated from Taras Shevchenko State University of Kyiv, the Faculty of Radio Physics. Since 1983, he has worked at V.Ye. Lashkaryov Institute of Semiconductor Physics, NAS of Ukraine. He is the author of a consistent theory of optical and recombination transitions in real semiconductors with defects, deformations, heterogeneous composition.

Since the early 1980s, he has been keen on literary translation. His acquaintance with Hryhorii Kochur has made a great impact on the formation of M. Strikha as a translator. M. Strikha has translated poetry and prose written by Dante, Chaucer, Marlowe, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Poe, Swinburne, Whitman, Dickinson, Stevenson, Kipling, Yeats, Th. S. Elliot, Heredia, Bunin, Brusov, Gumilyov, Mandelstam, Márai, Miłosz, Khadanovich, other classical and contemporary authors.
He has written a book of poetry "Sonnets and Octaves" (1991), two literature monographs, numerous literary reviews and articles on literature. In translation studies, he has defined and substantiated a concept of nation forming function of Ukrainian literary translation.

Since the end of the 1980s, he has participated in public and political life. He took part in the foundation of Taras Shevchenko Ukrainian Language Society (a member of the first composition of its auditing committee, elected in 1989), and was a member of the first democratic convocation of Kyiv City Council (1990—1994).
Andrii Bachynskyi
Andrii Bachynskyi is a Ukrainian writer, famous for his books for children and teenagers.
Andrii was born in Kalush in the Ivano-Frankivsk region. In his childhood, he had two passions – for reading science adventure books and construction of various radio sets. He graduated from the faculty of radio engineering of Lviv Polytechnic National University. But, eventually the first childhood passion won and electrical appliance design engineer turned into a children's writer. His first book "Ostap and Darynka's Incredible Adventures" came out in 2011. Two parts of a popular children's adventure book "Detectives in Artek" were published in "The Old Lion Publishing House") in 2014 and 2017.
In 2015, Andrii Bachynskyi's book for teenagers "140 Decibels of Silence" ("The Old Lion Publishing House") won the Book of the Year ВВС literary award in "Children's book of the year" category.
Valeriy Puzik
Valeriy Puzik is an author, scriptwriter and director.
He wrote the books "Homeless Hounds", "Monolith", "I Saw Him Alive, Dead, And Alive Again", "Mine. Morning Report", co-author of the book "Our Cats. Blindage".
A book for children "Delphi and Wizards" was published in 2021. It is the first book in the series under the same title. The genre is fantasy.
Valeriy works with different literary genres and forms, writes poetry. Forthcoming is a poetry collection "Tymchasovo ne vstanovleni" (Temporarily Unidentified).
He is a laureate of numerous literary competitions, his texts have been distinguished by the "Smoloskyp" (Torch), "Hranoslov", Oles Ulianenko literary award, Ukrainian Short Story competition, Open Ukraine and "Coronation of the Word".
Valeriy Puzik lives and works in Odesa.
Oksana Zabyzhko
Oksana Zabyzhko – a Ukrainian writer, poetess, essayist and intellectual public figure.

In her books Oksana Zabyzhko mostly emphasize national identety and gender issues. The first novel by Zabyzhko The field research of Ukraininan sex, is one of the apologetic texts in Ukrainian literature of post-soviet times. Proffesional philosopher and culturologist , she writes her essays in non-fiction genre . She also relates to Ukrainian history of 20th century. The most popular according to Ukrainian and foreign critics is her novel The Museum abandoned secrets (2009), which was translated into six languages, - the family saga , where free main Ukrainian history epoches exist – the years of World War II, the 70-ies , and the early 2000. She brings a lot of attention to UPA (Ukrainian Rebell Army), demonized by soviet historiography. The main feature of her writing is its addressing to the world , aiming it not only to the internal audience, but availability to the western reader.

The famoust book by Oksana Zabyzhko is a non-fiction one - Notre Dame d'Ukraine: Ykrainka in the conflict of myphologies. ( 2007). In this unprecedental for Ukraine intelectual best seller , firstly through the women's figure of Lesya Ykrainka, ukrainian cultural history has been re-thinked over from the other pos-colonial point of view. Secondly Zabyzhko describes the role and consciousness of Ukrainian upper-class ( gentry).

With Oksana Zabyzhko's name is closely connected expansion of contemporary Ukrainian literature into the world. He books were translated into more than 20 languages , published in Austria, Bolgary, Itally, Iran, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Russia, Romania, Serbia, USA, Hungary, France, Croatia, Czech Republic and Sweeden.
Sofi Oksanen
One of the most awarded literary authors in Scandinavia and translated into more than 40 languages, Finnish-Estonian novelist and playwright Sofi Oksanen (b. 1977) is an icon of her field. Called a "literary phenomenon" by The Times, Oksanen has since her international breakthrough novel, Purge, proved time and again that she is a mistress of human drama, incorporating historical and contemporary issues that move the reader. The Dog Park is Oksanen's sixth novel.

Awards

Shortlisted for the Fedora Opera Prize 2021 Medal of Honor by the Ukrainian Association in Finland Finland 2021 Chevalier Medal of Honour by Ordre des Arts et des Lettres France 2019 Nominated for The New Academy Prize in Literature Sweden 2018 Shortlisted for the Ambassador of Finnish Culture award (The Culture Gala of the Century) Finland 2017 Longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award Ireland – Kun kyyhkyset katosivat When the Doves Disappeared 2017 Shortlisted for the Young Aleksis Literature Prize Finland – Norma Norma 2016 The Budapest Grand Prize Hungary 2013 The Swedish Academy Nordic Prize Sweden 2013 Order of the Lion of Finland – the Pro Finlandia Medal Finland 2012 The French Bookseller's Prize France – Puhdistus Purge 2012 Shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award Ireland – Puhdistus Purge 2011 Shortlisted for the Green Carnation Prize UK – Puhdistus Purge 2011 Shortlisted for the Prix Médicis France – Puhdistus Purge 2010 The Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana (IV class) Estonia 2010 The European Book Prize France – Puhdistus Purge 2010 The Nordic Council's Literature Prize The Nordic Councils – Puhdistus Purge 2010 The Prix Femina Étranger France – Puhdistus Purge 2010 The Prix du roman Fnac France – Puhdistus Purge 2010 The Runeberg Award Finland – Puhdistus Purge 2009 The Finlandia Award Finland – Puhdistus Purge 2008 The Kalevi Jäntti Prize Finland – Puhdistus Purge 2008 The Mika Waltari Award Finland – Puhdistus Purge 2008 The SSKK Recognition Award Finland – Puhdistus Purge 2008 The Kristiina of the Year Award Finland – Puhdistus Purge 2008 The Great Finnish Book Club Prize Finland – Puhdistus Purge 2008 Shortlisted for the Runeberg Award Finland – Stalinin lehmät Stalin's Cows 2004
Tamara Trunova
Since 2011, Tamara Trunova has worked in the Theatre of Drama and Comedy on the Left Bank of the Dnipro, and she has been the Chief Director of the theatre since 2019.

In 1999-2004, she studied at Kyiv National Linguistic University to be a translator. In 2008, she graduated from Kyiv National I.K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema And Television University, where she studied at the faculty of directing, course of the People's Artist of Ukraine, People's Artist of Russia, professor Eduard Mytnytskyi. Tamara combines her creative work with teaching (in 2008-2013 – in Kyiv National I.K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema And Television University, at Eduard Mytnytskyi's directing course; since 2018 she has worked as an artistic director of the directing course). Since 2011, she has worked in the Theatre of Drama and Comedy on the Left Bank of the Dnipro, and she has been the Chief Director of the theatre since 2019. In 2016 and 2018, she was in the jury of the International Edinburgh Fringe festival (Great Britain). In 2016, Tamara Trunova won in the theatre programme "Taking the Stage". Her performance "Sasha, Take Out the Rubbish" after Nataliia Vorozhbyt's play took the 1st place in the rating "Kyivskyi Rakhunok-2017", while "Bad Roads" after Nataliia Vorozhbyt's play – the 1st place in the the rating "Kyivskyi Rakhunok-2018". Tamara Trunova was awarded with a diploma "For the Elegance of Direction" for the play "Passenger in a Suitcase" at the I All-Ukrainian Les Kurbas Festival of Young Directors (2012). Her performance "Bad Roads" won in the II All-Ukrainian Theatre Festival and Award "GRA" in the categories: "Best drama performance", "Best musical accompaniment", "Best directing" (2019). As the author of the "Ulun" play Tamara Trunova took part in the "Lubimovka" Young Russian Playwrights Festival in 2017 and was awarded with a special jury prize. "Kyivska Pektoral" Theatrical Prize: "Tom Sawyer" performance was nominated for "Best performance for children" (2008); "Passenger in a suitcase" performance, based on U. Hub's play "Meet at the Ark at Eight" (2012) became a laureate in the category "Best performance for children"; "Two Little Ladies Head North" performance was nominated for "Best chamber performance" (2013).

Performances staged by Tamara Trunova in the Kyiv Academic Theatre of Drama and Comedy on the left bank of the Dnipro:

"Tom Sawyer", Yar. Stelmakh's play based on Mark Twain's novel "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", 2008

"Passenger in a Suitcase" after U. Hub's play "Meet at the Ark at Eight", 2012

"Two Little Ladies Head North" P. Notte, 2013

"Closer…" P. Marber, 2015

"Without a Dowry. Version" after O. Ostrovsky's play, 2016

"House on the Edge of the Soul" based on D. Nigro's play "Iphigenia", 2018

"Bad Roads" N. Vorozhbyt, 2019

"Two-Year Warranty" based on S. Peltola's play "A Humane Man", 2019

"Every Brilliant thing" D. Macmillan, 2020

"Home" N. McCartney, 2021
Maryna Smilyanets'
Maryna Smilyanets' – a Ukraiinian playwriter.

She was born and live in Kyiv. She graduated from Kyiv Colledge of Theatre and Cinema as actress of dramatic thatre ( V.Kino workshop). She obtained her Master and Bachelor Degree in "playwriter of thatre and cinema and TV" at Kyiv Karpeno Karyi National University of Thatre , Cinema and TV in 2018.

She received her first award from "Coronation of the Word"competition for the childrens play "The Country of Serious" in 2015. In 2018 the First Award in nomination Plays from "Coronation of the Word" was achieved for her "Dogs House". She was a participant of "The Week of Actual Play" in 2015 and 2018. She is the author of various articles and reviews about cinema and theatre for "Dzerkalo Tyzhnya" magazine and on-line magazine Ÿabi .

Currently is working as a Deputy Director for Theatre on Mykhailyvska (Kyiv).
Anastasia Lavrenyshyna
The scriptwriter and a writer, she has graduated with Honor from Karpenko- Karyi University of Theatrical Arts as The Drama Director, specializing in cinema and television. For some time she worked as a script writer, advertising department copywriter and creative producer.

In 2018 first debuted as a writer. Her teenager`s fantasy had won the "Write the book about me" competition and as a result the book "The Dense Wood "appeared..The same year another victory was achieved at the 'Espresso. "The Readers` Choice". Now her "The Witch and Grey Wolf story" is about to be continued….

Together with her husband Anatoliy Lavrenyshyn she is working on children`s interactive fairytales "Lovely Zhuzzha" as well

During past 8 years they also have been working together on the script for the full size animation film "Victor-Robot". In 2020 this animation received the People`s Choice Award from Odessa Cinema Festival and special award from the cinema critics community "Kinokolo"

It has been planning to be released in 2021 in theatres of Ukraine

Sha also has some other outstanding prizes and awards, such as The Word Coronation, "Korneychuk`s Award" etc.
Anatoliy Lavrenishyn
Anatoliy Lavrenishyn is a director and animator, a participant and winner of international feature film and animated film festivals, such as the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Annecy International Animated Film Festival and the International Short Film Festival Clermont-Ferrand. His works include short films "Next", "White Crow" and "The Shop of SongBirds", which received a wide festival acclaim and "Best animation film" award at the Tehran International Short Film Festival, a special award of the FARCUME Film Festival (Portugal) and special jury prize at the KROK International Animated Film Festival (Ukraine).
Andrii Bachynskyi
Andrii Bachynskyi is a Ukrainian writer, famous for his books for children and teenagers.

Andrii was born in Kalush in the Ivano-Frankivsk region. In his childhood, he had two passions – for reading science adventure books and construction of various radio sets. He graduated from the faculty of radio engineering of Lviv Polytechnic National University. But, eventually the first childhood passion won and electrical appliance design engineer turned into a children's writer. His first book "Ostap and Darynka's Incredible Adventures" came out in 2011. Two parts of a popular children's adventure book "Detectives in Artek" were published in "The Old Lion Publishing House") in 2014 and 2017.

In 2015, Andrii Bachynskyi's book for teenagers "140 Decibels of Silence" ("The Old Lion Publishing House") won the Book of the Year ВВС literary award in "Children's book of the year" category.
Halyna Tkachuk
Halyna Tkachuk is a writer, literature expert, teacher. She was born in Khmelnytskyi on August 27, 1985, and now lives in Kyiv. She studied Literature and History of Literature at the National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", and researched the image of the city in children's literature during her postgraduate studies. She worked as an editor of the literary supplement to "Odnoklasnyk", a magazine for teenagers. In addition to her work in the BaraBooka team, she taught Ukrainian Language and Literature, as well as Fundamentals of Creative Writing to younger students of an alternative school. Since 2017, she has been an inspirer and head of the literary club "Napysator". Halyna has invented and written stories since her childhood. She has a thing about squirrels.

She is the author of tales for children "Window to the Dog" (2011), "Evening Shops of Voloska Street" (2014), "Squirrel Beans and Midnight Pozhyraka" (2019), picture books for beginning readers ("Easter Picknick", "The Swing under the Maple Tree", "Blue Box", "Green Squirrel", "My Most Silent Book"), collections of stories "Thirteen Tales in the Dark" and educational books "School Studies" and "Book About Garbage" (in co-authorship with teenage authors).

Halyna Tkachuk has collaborated with "Ranok" publishing house since 2017. She is the editor of a thoughtful series for self-regulated reading "Chytalnia".

Halyna won the first prize of the All-Ukrainian "Zoloty leleka" (Golden Stork) competition for best books for children and "Zolota pir'inka" (Golden Feather) distinctions from "Anheliatko" (Little Angel) children's magazine. Halyna Tkachuk won the "Gaude Polonia" scholarship of Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.
Olha Silakova
Olha Silakova is a teaching methods specialist at the Laboratory of Children's Reading of the National Centre "Minor Academy of Sciences of Ukraine". She is a writer, literature expert, popularizer of reading, curator of book spaces of the project of children's reading support "BaraBooka. Ukrainian Children's Book Space" in Mystetskyi Arsenal and Museum of Science of the Minor Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Olha is a philologist, a Ukrainian language and literature teacher by profession. She graduated from Vasyl' Stus Donetsk National University. She completed a writing course at "Litosvita. Centre for Literary Education".

Olha Silakova has written reviews of modern books for children and teenagers, articles in "Bibliotechnyi forum" (Library Forum) and "Livyi bereh" (Left Bank) periodicals.

She took part in the development of a partnership kids programme for the Book Arsenal Festival, reading promotion events within the framework of the educational NEOsvitnii Arsenal festival, "The Alphabet Kingdom of Wizards and Angels" festival of books for children, and "Kids Forum" festival.

She joined the team of authors-compilers of the supplement of recommendations for Ukrainian readers of the book "How to Raise a Reader" by Pamela Paul and Maria Russo.
Tetiana Stus
Tetiana Stus (Shcherbachenko) is an author of books for children, literature reviewer, editor. She was born in the Luhansk region in the family of teachers on February 21, 1976. Continuing her family tradition, she graduated from Luhansk Taras Shevchenko Pedagogical Institute, and was supposed to become the third generation teacher in her family. She worked at school in Luhansk for a while. Then she moved to Kyiv in 2001. She worked as a journalist, department editor, assistant chief editor ("Knyzhnyk-review", "Kyivska Rus" magazines), chief editor ("Soniashnyk" (Sunflower) magazine for children).

She studies History of Ukrainian children's literature at Shevchenko Institute of Literature of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
ART WORKSHOP
The Art Workshop of Dim Master Klass, which has been conducting various master classes for children and their parents for already 10 years, has prepared a number of interesting creative tasks specifically for the festival. The artists will help your kids put into practice their most daring fantasies and artistic ideas, so they will go home enthused, and with the masterpieces crafted with their own hands.
Olena Zaretska
Olena Zaretska is a painter. She was born in Kyiv in 1984.

She completed her studies at the ceramics studio of State Art School in 2002.
At the art academy, which she finished in 2008, Olena Zaretska studied to be a graphic designer.
She had worked as a designer in the office till 2010 and has been a freelancer ever since.
In 2011, Olena created her own studio of handmade albums and books.
She had acquired the experience of interior decoration of walls in apartments and houses in 2010-2016.
Olena Zaretska visited plein air events in Dahab (Egypt) and Ukrainian cities in 2017-2019.
She has regularly conducted master classes for adults and kids since 2019.
Since 2020, she has conducted a blog o_zaretks about exhibitions, painters (herself included) on Instagram.
Olena has been a participant of numerous Ukrainian exhibitions.
For the last three years, she has worked with watercolour techniques, black-and-white graphics, mixed techniques.
Olena Zaretska has been a participant of plein air art events in Ukraine and Italy.

Olga Kondratska
Olga Kondratska is an architect, designer, painter.
She was born in Kyiv. At present, she lives in Budapest, Hungary.
In 1999, she graduated from the National Academy of Visual Arts and Architecture.
In 2003, she founded "Olga Kondratska" private architectural studio.
In September 2014, she became a member of the American Institute of Architects.
Olga Kondratska's artistic work includes many projects in the field of architecture, design and interior decoration, which have been successfully implemented in Europe, Asia, North and South America.
Artist's paintings are available in the collections of National Museums, as well as in private collections in Ukraine, Italy, the USA, Singapore, Hungary, France, Brazil.
Olga is the author of the "Heart" metal sculpture installed at the Southern Railway Station in Kyiv.
On October 9, 2018, Olga Kondratska's art exhibition "Rika zhyttia" (The River of Life) opened at the National Museum of Taras Shevchenko.
On March 1, 2019, with the facilitation of the Permanent Mission of Ukraine, a contemporary art exhibition "The River of Life" was presented at the United Nations Office.
The River of Life art project is unique in its concept and implementation. A collection of paintings each of which is entitled "The River of Life" includes over a hundred items. They demonstrate beautiful phenomena and moments of Nature, abundant on our Planet, which the artist has seen, felt and put on canvas.
They are also reflections of the artist's inner world, her mental state and her attitude towards life. In one of the art series demonstrated at the exhibition in Milan, the paintings are selected in a specific way, so that everyone can find an ideal combination of colors, capable of filling them with vital energy.
"The River of Life" exhibition inspired Olga to conceive and implement the idea of the "Atelier Kondratska" into life. This project presents a specific blending of art and fashion, when exclusive and unique dresses are made due to the use of prints and silk fabric from Italian manufacturers, their quality and character, as well as individual approach to each client.
No doubt, this project is intended for charismatic women.
Tamara Romanova
The painter, the founder and the teacher at Art-Studio "Nova"for children and adults.

Ukrainian Art Exhebitions Curator, IWS ( International Watercolour Society) Coordinator.

Participant of various Ukrainian and International Exhebition in Italy, Switserland, Hungary , Slovak and Czech.

Organization of watercolor master classes by famous Ukrainian artists , Kyiv.

Organization of personal workshops for children and adults, Ukraine - Italy

Co-organizer of watercolor plein airs and master classes , Ukraine, Italy, Austria and Spain.

Scenic Decorator of children's ballets for the choreographic studio RELEVE and musical shows for Broadway Kids Studio.

Art director of children's international festivals in the "Young Guard" camp, Odessa.
Svitlana Bragina
Svitlana Bragina is an actress and a founder of the Bragina Acting Studio.

In 2011 she graduated from Kharkiv National Kotliarevskyi University of Arts, her specialty being dramatic theatre and cinema actress. She has worked in such theatres as Mutabor, Post Play and Suzirya, and acted in different performances based on the plays of classical and contemporary authors. Svitlana has worked in such projects as "Papanki" (Dads), "Taxi", "Zdaietsia budynok bilia moria" (Beach House for Rent) and others.

In 2013 Svitlana Bragina founded a children's theatre studio. During the eight seasons of its work the studio has released a great number of performances with the participation of children, including "Scarecrow", "A Dog Door", "Anne Frank", which discuss topical themes – bullying, animal cruelty, children at war, and others. There are also humorous performances "Treasures From the Island of Man-Eaters", "Dunno and His Friends", "Zooland"; in these performances children managed to create vivid characters, amusing spectators with their sincerity. Each year the studio gives charity performances, collecting funds for the children of the "Crab" charitable foundation. Studio performances have taken part in All-Ukrainian festivals, such as "Joy Fest", "Festival of Amateur Theatre", "Sanych", and others, and received the awards.

Annually, the studio organizes traditional Carol-singings in Lviv and Kyiv – this allows children to master acting in a street theatre. During the festival, we will introduce children exactly to this type of theatre. Such theatrical performances are characterized by an expressive form, representative characters, exaggerated acting, humorous plots with jokes about the present day. If the spectators enjoy the performance, they will be able to express their gratitude to the actors with sweets or coins. Children are always looking forward to this moment.
Detibezseti
We are an art and theater studio. Our goal is to develop the creative thinking of kids. Art is not just the ability to speak or draw well. Our children are looking for answers to the questions: "Who am I?", "Why am I doing this?", "Why do I like something and not something?". Art when you are a child is, first of all, a way to understand yourself, a way to fight children's fears and find your place in the world. The child's ability to see and understand the properties of color and shape expands consciousness and gives the child the opportunity to look at the world more broadly and think more holistically. The feeling of plasticity of the body will increase self-confidence, will help to feel free among strangers.

We are inspired by the art of different centuries, authors, theaters, artists, musicians, we learn to look for their style, themselves in the boundless world of art.
The founders of the studio are Tanya Mytalnikova and Ihor Mytalnikov.
Tanya M. is an artist who graduated from NAOMA; Igor M. - actor, musician, graduated from the University. Karpenko-Kary.
A new world for bezseti children was opened in 2020. Detibezseti took part in events such as:
master class within the "School of Traditional Music";
Non-educational Arsenal 2020 – master class on creating an art collage with children "Meeting of Malevich and Pryimachenko";
A master class at the Mystetsky Arsenal as part of the exhibition dedicated to the Tile-Goritsvit Parasti;
Master class and creation of the location "Hide and Seek" within the festival "Plastic wood";
Master classes and location of "ORCHESTRA" at the Big Children's Day at the Green Theater, Odessa;
Conducting an art part in the art camp of the Green Theater, Odessa (July, August);
Master class "Houses-EXTERVERTS" within the project "Neighborhood" in Syretsky Park;
Master class in Samosad, Kiev.

We conduct art and theater classes for children as part of the course, create art project-classes Vytvorenki, summer camp for children, work on an exhibition of children's drawings, art projects, plays, performances, make products (postcards, bags, stickers) with children's drawings .

Oksana Svyzhak
Oksana Svizhak was born in Lutsk on December 18, 1986.

Education:

2002-2005 – student at Taras Shevchenko State Art School, department of painting.
2005-2011 – student at the National Academy of Visual Arts and Architecture, art studio of professor V.I. Hurin.
2011-2016 – teacher at Kyiv National University of Technology and Design (college)
In 2010, she became a member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine.

Prizes:

2007 – Laureate of the V. Shatalin Prize. National Academy of Visual Arts and Architecture.

2008 – Laureate of the V. Zaretskyi Prize. National Academy of Visual Arts and Architecture.

2009 – Laureate of the V. Puzyrkov Prize. National Academy of Visual Arts and Architecture.

2010 – Laureate of the M. Derehus State Prize.

Since 2007 she has been a permanent participant of art exhibitions, international exhibitions, projects, symposiums, plein air events;

Oksana Svizhak has been a participant of numerous exhibitions (including 5 personal ones) in Ukraine, Poland, Canada, the USA, Great Britain and Germany.

Her works can be found in:
The Art Museum in Lutsk, Ukraine.
The Historical and Archaeological Museum in Rzhyshchiv, Ukraine.
The Museum of the National Academy of Visual Arts and Architecture ( Kyiv).
The Art Museum in Ostróda, Poland.
In private collections in Ukraine, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, England, China, Serbia, Canada and the USA.


    Lina Fedorenko
    Lina Fedorenko is an architect, painter, designer.

    She was born on January 21, 1973 in Brest (Belarus) and has been keen on art since she was 4 years old or so. From the age of 7, she started going to various art schools and studios.

    Lina received 1st place diploma for the first time in Mexico, at the age of 8.

    She has lived in Kyiv since 1984.

    Lina Fedorenko has finished Taras Shevchenko State Art School, and graduated from the Art Institute (now National Academy of Visual Arts and Architecture) where she studied to be an architect and painter.

    Over 20 years she has worked on private projects in architecture, interior design and design of objects.

    Lina Fedorenko is extremely interested in various developments and techniques in visual and applied arts. She has created a lot of designer objects and items of furniture for her interiors. Together with her sister Natalka, who is also an architect, she has carried out two art projects, one of which is entitled "Transcription" and is based on old embroideries. The project took part in the design week in Bologna (Italy) and was displayed in Kyiv several times. The other project is entitled "Hrinio" (designer clothing).

    Lina has been a participant of watercolours exhibitions in Ukraine, as well as two personal exhibitions of watercolours and graphics.

    The world is infinitely interesting and abundant in fabulous ideas. I hope, I'll have enough time to enjoy it!
    Andrii Naboka
    He was born in Kyiv.

    1996-2003 - studied at the Taras Shevchenko State Art School.

    From 2003 to 2010 he studied at the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture in the studio of Professor AM Lopukhov. In 2009 he joined the youth section of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine.

    The works are presented in private collections in Ukraine, Russia, Germany, Portugal, USA, Canada.

    Participant of numerous plain airs in Ukraine and abroad.

    Exhibitions:

    2002 - Personal exhibition in the gallery "Art Hut";

    2003 - "Artist's Day-2003";

    2006 - "Dot with a comma", Chernivtsi, Regional Art Museum;

    2006 - Ivano-Frankivsk, Regional Art Museum;

    2006 - Chernivtsi, Regional Art Museum;

    2007 - Personal exhibition in the gallery "Art Hut";

    2008 - All-Ukrainian Christmas Exhibition, NSU, Kyiv;

    2009 - "Art Arsenal" in the gallery "Circle", 2010 - "Indposhiv" in the gallery "Artist";

    2010 - "Kyiv Spring" in the gallery "Art Hut";

    2010 - Personal exhibition in the Presidential Fund of Leonid Kuchma "UKRAINE";

    2010 - Prague, Zuzuk Galery;

    2011 - Exhibition in the museum of Lesya Ukrainka. Kyiv;

    2011 - Solo exhibitions in Rochester and Buffalo, USA.

    2013 - Solo exhibition in Paris,

    2014 - Solo exhibition in Limey, France

    2015 - Solo exhibition in Paris

    2015 - Personal exhibition at the Hungarian Embassy, Kyiv

    2017- Personal exhibition in "Jakubska gallery", Prague

    2017- Project at the "Institute of Contemporary Art"

    2018- Exhibition in the gallery "Voloshin gallery"



    Alina Haieva
    Alina Haieva is a painter from Dnipro, now residing in Kyiv.
    She was born on November 2, 1986.
    In 2010, she finished Prydniprovska State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture, her specialty is architecture.
    2011-2016 – curator of a bookstore gallery "Chorna yashchirka" (Black Lizard) (Dnipro),
    2016-2017 – curator of the project "Ukraine EXISTS" (UNO Headquarters) – a project of honest documentary account of the events at Donbas and promotion of the young Ukrainian art abroad (the United States of America, Canada).
    Co-founder of the GA.EVA Ukrainian clothing brand since 2017.
    Alina's artistic works are marked with precise stylistics, recognizable lines and boldness of colour solutions. Her painting technique reminds of the integration of graphic means on canvas. Alina Haieva's works are admirably laconic and emotionally intensive.
    Alina Haieva has been a participant of multiple exhibitions (13 of which are personal) in Kyiv, Dnipro, Odesa, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ternopil, Donetsk, Kharkiv, Lviv, Berlin, Geneva, Chicago, and New York. She has taken part in the international plein air events: 2017 – "Ukrainian Impressionism" painting plein air event, Normandy, France;
    2016 – Painting plein air event commemorated to 150 years of Kaunas Theological Seminary, Kaunas, Lithuania.
    Alina Haieva is a participant of the «Kolyskova kraina" (Lullaby Country) project (art director and artist).



    Alika Malonog
    Alika Malonog is an environmentalist, psychologist, business coach, MBA, artist, traveller.

    She is a sculptress and a painter, and her personal projects and exhibitions include:

    2020 "Bears" – the Line M Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2018.

    "Iceland Calls" – the Loft KOOT Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2018.

    "Serefers" - City Swell, Kyiv, Ukraine.

    Alika has participated in many national and international exhibitions, including Burning Man, GogolFest, "Vyrobnyky mrii" (Dream Makers)

    Curator of art projects at 2020 Artefact – a virtual art residence, which deals with instruction and creation of art objects in the virtual reality.

    Curator of 2019 "Dream Makers" Festival (plein air event and making of fire sculptures, Kyiv).

    Organizer and participant of the International symposium on small form ceramics, the Dubourgs family estate, 2018

    Member of the Union of Sculptors-Ceramists in the World

    Member of the international association of Ceramiс Artists in the Unit city\ Fabricator team.

    Organizer of the Z-Kids children's camp within the framework of Z-Games Festival.

    Producer of the Nature Creative Camp cultural and educational programme.

    Dmytro Prykhodko
    Dmytro Prykhodko was born on June 23, 1977 in Murmansk. He is Ukrainian.
    He is a director, scriptwriter and producer, Kyiv.
    2019-2020 – producer of the animated almanac "Kolyskova kraina" (Lullaby Country).
    2016-2019. – director of commercials
    2011-2016. – editing director at the "Showtime" documentary film studio
    2010-2011. – director and script writer of the feature film "Rock'n'Ball"
    2009-2011. – chief director of the "К-1" channel
    2007-2009. – student at the International Higher Film School in Lodz, Poland (Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna im. Leona Schillera w Łodzi (PWSFTViT)), department of film directing
    2004-2007. – director of the "Promo and Design" department at the К-1 TV channel 2003-2005.
    - student at Kyiv National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema and Television University, faculty of TV directing, studio of V.M. Artemenko
    2001-2003. - anchorman and head of the creative department at the "Nashe Radio" radio station, Kyiv
    1996-1997. – cartoonist at the "Borysfen" studio of animated films

    FILMS:

    2011 – feature film "Rock'n'Ball" (script writer, producer). World premiere of the film at the film market took place at the Cannes Film Festival (France).
    Film-participant of the "Molodist" Festival (2011)(Special event)
    Competition programme of the Cottbus Film Festival (2011р.) (Germany)
    2012 – documentary film "DNA-Portrait of the Nation" (editing)
    2014 – documentary film "Planet of the Apes. Where Do Smart Kids Disappear" (co-director)
    2015 – documentary film "Code of the Nation" (co-director)
    2015 – documentary film "Common Zombies. How Lies Work" (co-director)
    2016–2018 commercials (director)
    2019–2020 animated almanac "Kolyskova kraina" (Lullaby Country) (producer)
    Yana Rozdobudko
    Yana Rozdobudko - painter and sculptor, member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine

    Education: National Academy of Visual Art and Architecture, Kyiv
    Main area of work: sculpture, sculptural portrait; monumental park sculpture; ice, sand sculpture; décor (molding, bás-relief, architectural stylization); painting (incl. monumental one: murals, frescoes, mosaic, etc.); graphic art, design; heraldry; sand animation; organization of symposia, plein air events, master classes, teaching sculpture and painting.
    Symposia:
    Participation in the stone sculpture symposium in Yuzhne, 2001.
    Participation in the stone sculpture symposium "Alminskyi shchodennyk" (Alminskyi Diary) 2006-2012, the Crimea
    Participation in the stone sculpture symposium "Dzherela", Armenia, 2013.
    Experience in films:
    Participation in the construction of the set for the "Three Musketeers" New Year's musical.
    Assistant of the production designer in a popular science film "Gogol" (director R.P. Plakhov-Modestov, art director Serhii Yakutovych)

    Johann Georg Pinsel
    Johann Georg Pinsel is supposed to be born in Czech. His place of birth and study is unknown yet. But one can find some resemblance in his works to the works of Prague school of artists. He arrived in Poland at the end of 1740-ies by the invitation of Bernard Merettiner to do some woodwork at Mykoly Vasylya Pototskogo mansion.

    Almost none of his biographic details exist till now: his ethnic background, place and time of birth, why he happened to live and die in Halychyna- nothing is quite clear. In the mid of 1740 he was very close to magnat Mykola Vasyl Pototsky who eventually became Pinsel's patron and employer.

    Pinsel was married to Marianna Elisaveta Keitova , the widow from Mayevsky family . Their marriage was registered at Bychach on May 13th, 1751. Two sons were born in this marriage: Bernard (1752) and Anton (1759).

    During 1750-60-ies years ( mostly in collaboration with an architect Bernard Merettiner ) he was working in Lviv, Khodovychy ( now is Lviv Region ), Gorodentsy, Gwizdtsy ( now is Ivano-Frankivsk Region), Monastyrysk (together with Anton Shtyl' at the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary), Bychach ( both are Ternopyl Region now).

    Johann Georg Pinsel works can be characterised as very emotional and dynamic, woodworks with a vivid live features.

    In 1756 – 1757 together with Jan Gertner they had been working on the sides of Saint Jean De Mar and Saint Felix Valya Altar at Trinitary Monastry (Lviv, didn't preserve till now).

    According to the documents Elisaveta Pinseleva got married to Bernstorff on October, 24, 1762 for the third time, so approximately Johann Georg Pinsel had passed away in 1761, the year before and there is a possibility that happened in Bychach.
    Franciszek Olędzki
    Franciszek Olędzki (?–1792) – is one of the most mysterious sculptors of his generation – the generation of the Lviv Baroque of the second half of the XVIII century. His father Andrzej was a lower middle class resident of Lviv. Franciszek Olędzki's creative work spans between 1760 and 1792. He worked with different materials: limestone, stucco, marble (Lvivites did not use the two latter ones), wood. Traditional lime tree was artist's basic material. He cut round sculptures and reliefs.
    Olędzki's career in art started when he continued the works in the Intercession Church in Buchach, which Pinzel started, but did not finish because of his death. It may well be so that Olędzki collaborated with Pinzel who made two side altars, an ambo and an antependium of the main altar. In the end of the 1750-s, Olędzki was still working with Pinzel. The influence of the Maître is distinctly traced in Olędzki's works supervised by him. After the teacher's death, the artist's work became more individualized. Great changes were fostered by numerous orders made by the founders. The situation required from the sculptor to collaborate with other artists and hire aides.
    Though a whole studio was engaged in the preparation of the material for the would-be sculpture, each of the sculptures was worked on and finished by a particular artist. This typical feature of the Lviv artists' work helps us identify the work of Olędzki himself or someone from his aides, whom he committed with less significant elements of altar ensembles. A great number of orders, which fell to the lot of the generation of the last third of the century, resulted in a considerable growth in the number of studios, sometimes failure to fulfil the contract and transfer of orders from one artist to another.
    Sculptural decoration of house No.3 in Market Square in Lviv in 1772 was performed by Olędzki, not Pinzel, as it was previously considered. In 1773, Olędzki together with Michał Filewicz made the central altar of the Dormition Church in Lviv. In the following year, the sculptor contracted with the Dominicans in Pidkamin to decorate the organ. Unfortunately, the organ did not survive till present. In 1775, according to the contract with the Lviv Latin Cathedral, the sculptor made ornaments over the stalli (seats), cardinal's throne, four wooden altars near the pillars with the figures of genii and seraphs in the clouds. He also made four figures of the evangelists. Unfortunately, the altars and figures of the evangelists have not preserved and can only be seen in the lithograph of the Element made in 1850.
    Franciszek Olędzki's works are stored in Olesko Castle – a branch of the Lviv National Art Gallery.
    Olexander Zhyvotkov
    Olexander Zhyvotkov was born in 1964 – Ukrainian artist, National Union of Artists of Ukraine member (since 1989), "Zhyvopisny zapovidnyk" (Pictorial Reserve) Union (1991 – 1995), represents post-modern art in Ukraine. Live and work in Ukraine.

    Together with his father and brother Sergiy created unique family school that has a distinctive features such as: monochromy and minimalism.

    His unique author's technique embodies his own subjective experiences and perceptions with cardboard, wood and stone, mainly in monochrome-flat compositions of his carved panels, full of rapid dynamics of strokes and lines, slits in the layer of paint to which the text is woven, usually prayers and biblical quotations.

    His artworks have been exhibited in many solo exhibitions in Ukraine, as well as in museums and private collections around the world. He has participated in collaborative projects in Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Slovakia, Great Britain, France, Finland, Germany and Austria. His paintings are sold at the most prestigious world and Ukrainian auctions - Sotheby's, Christie's, and Phillips. Olexander Zhyvotkov exhibits most of his works - interpretations at the Stedley Art Foundation art space.


    Personal exhibitions:

    2020 - Stick to the roots. Yermilov Center, Kharkiv

    2019—2020— Tree of Life, Stedley Art Foundation, White Space, Kyiv

    2019—2018 - Tablets, Stedley Art Foundation, White Space, Kyiv

    2018 - Cardboard, wood, stone. National Gallery of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia

    2015 - The formula of silence. Artsvit Gallery, Dnipro

    2014 - Kyiv. 2014, Stedley Art Foundation, White Space, Kyiv

    2011 - Eleven years. Fifteen days. Art Kyiv Contemporary, Mystetsky Arsenal, Kyiv

    Group projects:

    2016 - "Transformation. Proof », Kunst- und Film Biennale Worpswede, Worpswede, Germany

    2014 - "Premonition: Ukrainian Art Now", Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

    2013 - The terrain orientation. NHMU, Kyiv

    2002 - Landscape of the pictorial reserve. NHMU, Kyiv

    2001 - XX artists of the XX century. NHMU, Kyiv

    Vozianov
    Fedir Vozianov - Teo Vozianov

    Fedir Vozianov was born in Kyiv in 1962.
    He has graduated from Kyiv Institute of Foreign Languages and taught English at school.

    In 1998, he founded the Vozianov brand.
    In 2010, he became a finalist of the Vogue Talents (Vogue Italia).
    2017 / Mercedes-Benz Fashion Prize in the category "Best designer of the year"
    2019 / winner of the All-Ukrainian competition "Interior of the Year" in the category "Design of objects".

    Position in the industry: Fedir Vozianov made his début with season collections at fashion weeks, and later he started creating particular conceptual models and projects, inspired by the ideas of universal design. The impetus to that was given by the project "Circle, Cross, Quadrangle" (2013–2015), inspired by the work of artist Kazimierz Malewicz.
    A new period in designer's work, which has lasted till present, allows to have a bit different look at fashion-design and expands the boundaries of its functions. Vozianov combines different fields of design in order to create products with new properties. Clothing is transformed into the objects of the interior, furniture, lamps – and then, if desired, can be transformed into clothing again.

    Stages in his career: he has been keen on fashion and design since he was young, but he chose fashion-design as a basic professional sphere already in his adulthood. The first presentation of the brand took place in 2006, when buyers of the Canadian Holt Renfrew network ordered Vozianov capsule collection for their store in Montreal.
    During the next coming years, he was a participant of the global fashion-show in Hong-Kong in 2007 and White exhibition in Milan in 2011, where Vozianov was invited as a special guest. In 2019, Vozianov went beyond the limits of fashion and jointly with the Manako Design brand in the design of objects represented a cross-design project "One pattern" at the Milan Design Week.

    The principles of his work are as follows: "Speaking of fashion design in general, one should admit that there has been a lot of fashion in it for a long time, and at the same time it has lacked design critically. However, it is design that will help fashion develop further. We often hear that fashion has reached a deadlock, and, in my opinion, design is an obvious way out of it. I really like being not the brand, which concentrates on "top" things, but a studio developing something new, creating conceptual things, which later can be applied in fashion or in other fields of design".
    TEO VOZIANOV
    The Duet Rulla Voita
    The Duet Rulla Voita – National Academic Symphonic Orchestra of Ukraine musicians Laureate of the international competitions Olexandra Vasylieva (violin), and the Honorable Artist of Ukraine, Laureate of the competitions Dmytro Yliyanov (vibraphone, marimba) appeared at spring 2018 to perform with the orchestra they have been working at during annual "Summer Nights". This performance happened to be so successful for the audience, as well as for musicians themselves, that their next concert at the main stage of Ukraine – National Philharmonic was planned immediately.

    Unusual combination of these two musical tembres happened to be quite interesting and fascinating. Due to the collaboration with an outstanding Ukrainian contemporary composer Victoriya Poleva that Rulla Voita has offered to her, in January 2019 at Poleva's concert at National Philarmonic of Ukraine this duet performed music which was written by this composer Victoriya Poleva especially for violin, vibraphone and marimba and was dedicated to Gidon Kremer and Andrii Pyshkarev.

    Since then the repertoire of Rulla Voita expanded and added significantly not only by other composers music but also of their own music arrangements.

    Their five solo concerts were a huge success: accompanied by the Chamber ensemble Kyivski Solisty (Kiev's Soloists) January 2020, in Khmelnitsk and Kam'yanets Podilskiy accompanied by Khmelnitsk Philarmony (April, 2019), in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) accompanied by Chuisky Chamber Orchestra (January 2020) , Cherkasy Philarmonic Orchestra (February 2021).

    Also they have been performing with National Academic Orchestra of Ukraine, New Era Orchestra and Mozart Orchestra.
    Alter Ratio
    Alter Ratio Сontemporary Music Vocal Ensemble ("alter ratio" from Latin – another way of thinking) was founded in 2010 with the purpose of performing solo, ensemble and choir pieces of the ХХ – ХХІ centuries. The ensemble considers the extension of boundaries of classical vocal performance and the acquaintance with unconventional vocal techniques and stage experience its main task.
    Alter Ratio is a school where alternative awareness of performing, which is flexible and agile, open to everything new in the sphere of solo and choir singing, as well as to audacious experiments in composition and directing, is formed. The ensemble takes part in the following festivals: International festival "Kyiv Music Fest" (Kyiv), International Easter Assembly (Kyiv), "Contrasts" (Lviv), "Doncult" Forum (Kyiv), Viktor Ikonnyk All-Ukrainian Festival of Chamber Choir Art (Kyiv), "GogolFest" (Kyiv), New Music Festival at the Book Arsenal. In addition, it takes part in various projects of the Culture and Education Centre Master Klass, Mystetskyi Arsenal, "Ukho" (The Ear) music agency.
    Since its establishment, the ensemble has performed a considerable amount of premieres of musical pieces written by Ukrainian and foreign composers, including M. Baranauskas, L. Berio, B. Britten, V. Germanavichus, M. Kolomiiets, B. Kutavičius, G. Ligeti, S. Luniov, R. Mažulis, М. Monk, G. Pelēcis, K. Penderecki, F. Poulenc, А. Pärt, S. Reich, О. Retinskyi, J. Tavener, M. Feldman, M. Shalygin, О. Shymko, and others.
    In 2013, the ensemble won a Grand Prix of the Victoria International Vocal and Choir Festival-Competition (Kyiv). In 2013−2014, a CD with works by a contemporary Ukrainian composer Sviatoslav Luniov "The Noel Consort" (concert for the choir inspired by traditional Christmas songs) was recorded. In 2017, the ensemble released a CD "Mariologia" with works by contemporary Ukrainian composers − Maksym Kolomiiets (Ukraine), Sviatoslav Luniov (Ukraine), Oleksii Retynskyi (Ukraine/Austria), Maksym Shalygin (Ukraine/The Netherlands).
    Artistic director – Olga Prykhodko
    August 30, 21.00
    Viktoria Poliova. Ballet "Dzerkalo, Sny abo malenke zhyttia" (The Mirror, Dreams or a Little Life)
    It is difficult to write about your own music, maybe there is no need to do it at all, but sometimes it is important. This piece is devoid of any distinct plot. It is a dream about music, about relishing the beauty of the world and admiring the existence itself. As is the case with the mirror of the lake, a clear one will reflect you, while a turbid one will distort your image. The mirror, in which I am trying to see myself, my destiny, "most likely, is a dream… ."

    I let myself free, allowing the power of music just exist and stream through myself. And where else can one be free, except in a dream. Fearless, inside the wind, inside the ocean.A diary, a confession, an observation of how an hour of life is transformed into a musical text, in order to become a part of human life again by force of the plasticity of human body and light.

    The time is not linear here, the elements become interconnected freely in a dream. Here blackthorn is in full blossom, the walls fall down when trumpets are blown, the crosier blossoms in father's hands, people fly into air, walk on water, and reach Prospero's blessed island.

    "We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep."

    Performed by the Chamber Orchestra of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine (conductor - Natalia Ponomarchuk).

    Directors: Mykhailo Drobot and Mykyta Sukhorukov

    Performers – Yuliia Moskalenko, Mykhailo Drobot and Mykyta Sukhorukov – ballet dancers of Taras Shevchenko National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Ukraine.

    Photo - Nastya Telikova

    THE EVENT IS FREE

    if you have an admission ticket to the National Museum "Sophia of Kyiv" (UAH 125 – a full ticket, UAH 60 – a preferential ticket)

    August 27, 18.00

    "PINZEL – ZHYVOTKOV. United by Music». Children's choir "Shchedryk" / Anton Dehtiariov (electronics)
    The festival will open with a synthetic performance combining video projections of woodwork by Oleksandr Zhyvotkov and Johann Georg Pinzel (which transform this seemingly "simple" natural material into a noble, flexible and airy one), "angelic' singing of the "Shchedryk" children's choir and transparent and refined electronics of Anton Dehtiariov.

    Combination of a children's choir and electronics is quite unusual. It opens new artistic horizons for choral and electronic music alike. Anton Dehtiariov explains his perception of choral music in the following way:

    I have been keen on choir as an instrument almost since my childhood. I guess this passion emerged at the performances of the chamber choir Cantus in my native city of Uzhgorod. Owing to these concerts, I heard Arvo Pärt's compositions among others for the first time. In turn, thanks to them I came to understand that the choir is a full-fledged and self-sufficient instrument. The statement sounds obvious and hackneyed at present, but until then I did not have a chance to perceive choral music in this way. Ever since my collaboration with a choir has become one of my cherished dreams.

    The idea of combining a choir with electronics is not merely symbolic, but also conceptual for me. On the one hand, there is human voice, which is "the only musical instrument created by God", and, on the other hand, there is electronic music, the means of which are, so to say, entirely a product of human mind and the science, which it has created. Nevertheless, I do not perceive these two means as worlds distant from one another. It is quite the contrary.

    In the concert, new electronic compositions will be alternated with the following masterpieces of classical choral music:

    Camille Saint-Saëns. Ave Maria, оp. 145
    Henry Purcell. Ode "Sound the trumpet, beat the drum", Z 335
    Viktoria Poliova. "Gloria" from "Missa-simphonia"
    Traditional folk lullaby "Khodyt zaichyk" (A Hare Is Walking) arranged by Roman Surzha
    Valentyn Sylvestrov. "Halleluiah" from the cycle "Three Halleluiahs"
    Giya Kancheli. Lulling the Sun

    THE EVENT IS FREE

    if you have an admission ticket to the National Sanctuary "Sophia of Kyiv" (UAH 125 – a full ticket, UAH 60 – a preferential ticket)

    August 29, 21.00
    MISTO (THE CITY)
    Alla Zagaykevych, Ujif_notfound, Edward Sol (electronics) and Photinus studio (video)
    The project focuses on researching the city space and its real and imaginary landscapes.

    It is Kyiv city space that has become a medium for generating new ideas and senses for the writers of "our twenties" – Semenko, Shkurupii, Pidmohylnyi, Pluzhnyk, and largely influenced the formation of futuristic trends in art and theatre.

    With their project contemporary Kyiv artists Alla Zagaykevych, Ujif_notfound, Edward Sol make a contribution to the creation of the imaginary vision of Ukrainian futurist music.

    What is the CITY space for a modern person? What is its motion? Its time? What is the CITY on the inside and the outside? Where are its limits? How can one find or lose oneself in it?

    Aerial survey of city landscapes and their algorithmic transformation from the "TER.RAIN" project of Ujif_notfound is used in the project.


    Information about the participants of the project


    Alla Zagaykevych (electronics)
    Alla Zagaykevych is a Ukrainian composer combining work in modern multidisciplinary projects (audiovisual installations, performances, incidental music for movies and theatre performances) and classical concert genres (symphony, chamber, electroacoustic music, opera). She plays with the performers of new improvisational music in electroacoustic performances.

    From the middle of the 90s she has actively promoted academic electroacoustic music in Ukraine, and collaborated with musicians of the experimental electronic stage. Alla Zagaykevych is a curator of the international projects "Electroacoustics" (since 2003), "EM-vision" (since 2005), Head of the Ukrainian Association of Electroacoustic Music. She teaches at Ukrainian National Tchaikovsky Academy of Music, where she founded the Electroacoustic music studio in 1997 with the support of the International Renaissance Foundation

    Ujif_notfound (electronics)
    Ujif_notfound is an artist of the new media, a musician, in 2007 he founded the Ujif_notfound project. He is a co-founder of the first new media art school – BLCK BOX. He is the founder of Kontrapunkt art space. Resident of KVITNU experimental music label. The main area of his work is development of multimedia systems based on the algorithms of kinetic connection between the man and the program.

    "Live" performances are created by means of generating sound and visual streams in the real-time mode. Using the programs (patches) written beforehand, Ujif_notfound forms a unique audio-visual space which exists only during the performance, and a precise reproduction of which is practically impossible. Such approach has a broad functional application in making installations with interactive environment in any spaces, both physical and virtual.

    Edward Sol (electronics)
    Edward Sol is a sound artist and sound director. He started to record experimental music, soundtracks and radio plays in the 90s. Since 2001, he has brought out about 50 releases on vinyl records, CDs and cassettes on record labels in Europe, Britain and the USA.

    His works include music for theatre and cinema, collaborative albums with such masters of experimental music as Frans de Waard, Brume, Lasse Marhaug, Howard Stelzer, Altar of Flies, Alan Courtis and others.
    He owns several recording companies: Sentimental Productions, Quasi Pop and Village Tapes.

    In musician's work specific methods, practices and features typical of the XX century futurism such as perceived dynamics, hardness, disregard of standards and rules, voluntarism, non-academism, undisguised expression, etc. occupy an important position.

    In addition, artist's basic technique is a "retro-futuristic" method, typical of avant-garde musical tradition of the 40-50s of the XX century, which includes sound editing, magnetic film montage, noise composition, sound art.

    PHOTINUS StudioudioSTUDIO
    was founded by painters and musicians Lera Polianskova, Maks Robotov and Ivan Svitlychnyi.
    The studio mainly deals with the development and creation of light, sound, interactive installations and objects, making scenarios and direction of multimedia shows, mapping, work with VR, digital technologies and art. Projects of the studio co-founders took part in international art exhibitions:

    The Venice Biennale, transmediale Vorspiel (Berlin, Germany), Digital Cultures (Warsaw, Poland);
    Music and lights festivals: Strichka Festival (Kyiv), Ostrov Festival (Kyiv), Kyiv Lights Festival.
    A series of projects was created on request of companies SigmaBleyzer, Motorola, INTEL, Kyiv City State Administration (music and light show of the fountains at Maidan Nezalezhnosti restored in 2017).

    THE EVENT IS FREE

    if you have an admission ticket to the National Museum "Sophia of Kyiv" (UAH 125 – a full ticket, UAH 60 – a preferential ticket)

    August , 11 - February, 5
    Exhibition "Catharsis". Johann Georg Pinzel, Franciszek Olędzki, and Oleksandr Zhyvotkov
    Sculptors: Late Baroque artists Johann Georg Pinzel and his pupil Franciszek Olędzki (the 2nd half of the XVIII century), and a contemporary Ukrainian artist Oleksandr Zhyvotkov.

    Exhibition time: 11.08.2021 — 05.02.2022

    Location: The National Museum "Sophia of Kyiv", the Khlibnia Gallery

    Time, man and wood are very flexible. Each of these giants is powerful and strong, hardened and enduring. In addition, what unites us is a complete antithesis of ourselves – plasticity, refinement and ultimate flexibility to the influences of this world.

    How can a man talk to time through wood? Has anyone got more right to this compared with others? We have another chance to ascertain that anyone, who can feel, can become an artist – anyone of us. And the proof of this is a new largescale exhibition "Catharsis", organized within the Performative Arts Festival Bouquet Kyiv Stage 2021.

    Quite different but equally valuable characters will meet here, as if on the stage of life: sculptors — Johann Georg Pinzel, Franciszek Olędzki, and Oleksandr Zhyvotkov; two museums that provided us with such luxuries; we – spectators and visitors, each one of us with a unique outlook; as well as time itself – its transformations, which influence our outlook at every instant.

    Festivity and sanctity. Religion and philosophy. The present time and the ancient times. Revelation and imagery. This exhibition, just like a bouquet, combines three pairs of artist's hands. Three visions. Three worlds merging into our present day. What is a man concerned about today, as well as ever? It is a state of moral purification, elevation of spirit through art, known since Aristotelian times. This is catharsis – a motive force of our transformation and revival. Catharsis can be a moment of emotional climax, a fit of passion. This effect is clearly visible in the sculptures created by Johann Georg Pinzel and Franciszek Olędzki, which were supposed to arouse sympathy to Christian saints in parishioners visiting cathedrals. These sculptures contain a lot of freedom, even painful release, explosion. At this point, we forget about our routines because we feel excitement in our souls.

    But catharsis can also purify the soul from passions and entailed sufferings and help it gain moral balance and serenity. This is a moment of "going beyond the limits of yourself", this light among darkness, this quintessence of pain, happiness and love in the inseparable unity. This is a multi-layer carved surface of Oleksandr Zhyvotkov's sculptures. He, who was born in the modern world, turns to ancient texts from "Ecclesiastes": "Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever!" Ecclesiastes, the Preacher, paints a picture of the eternal circular motion of the universe and a man. His advice for all the coming generations is to get satisfaction from life, not forgetting about the evils of vanity.

    Works of these artists are separated by centuries, but spiritually close. Because spiritual aspirations have no time or space limits — we all are willing to be together and feel happy enjoying simple things. Here and now.

    Curator – Tetiana Voloshyna.

    Organizers of the exhibition: Dom Master Klass, Stedley Art Foundation, The National Museum "Sophia of Kyiv" and Borys Voznytskyi Lviv National Art Gallery.

    Exhibition opening hours: daily, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

    Entry ticket – UAH 65 (full) and UAH 30 (preferential).

    During the Bouquet Kyiv Stage Festival days (August 27 – September 2): daily 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.


    August , 27 20.00
    Perfomance "Barefoot Gods". Music by Serhii Pilutikov. Special gift to Oleksandr Dubovyk from the festival.
    A performance-gift to Oleksandr Dubovyk with music by Serhii Piliutikov, performed by the "Rikoshet" contemporary music ensemble conducted by Viktoriia Ratsiuk.
    A dialogue of two artists of different generations, belonging to different kinds of art but both possessing violent creative energy, is one of the special projects of this year's Bouquet Kyiv Stage Festival. Oleksandr Dubovyk's chosen works and texts will come to life on LED-screen with the help of the Blck Box Team, while Serhii Piliutikov's acoustic music will construct a parallel reality of sound, thus contributing to the world of master's paintings. Electronic music composed by Tetiana Khoroshun will also sound in the performance.
    In addition, the event format includes a theatrical component, scripted by Halyna Piliutikova.
    The audacity and expressiveness of placard of the project, futuristic in its nature, sets a real challenge to academic concert format.

    THE EVENT IS FREE
    if you have an admission ticket to the National Sanctuary "Sophia of Kyiv" (UAH 125 – a full ticket, UAH 60 – a preferential ticket)
    September 2, 9 p.m.
    Engaged With Time
    Fedir Vozianov's Mystery Fashion Show


    A mystery fashion show presenting a new collection of clothes created by Fedir Vozianov, a designer and researcher, which will be conducted together with the Rulla Voita duo.


    Specifically for this event, the Rulla Voita duo of the violinist Oleksandra Vasylieva and percussionist Dmytro Ulianov is preparing a refined musical programme. In it, everlasting masterpieces of classical and contemporary music will be interwoven in a spatial improvisation here-and-now, a metronome – a symbol of time measurement – will turn into a musical instrument, and the violin and various percussion instruments – into the priests serving in the Temple of Time.

    We would like to keep details of the performance secret, as the essence of any ritual is revealed only at the time of the direct involvement into it. As for the forthcoming fashion show, we would like to cite its author:

    "When we are born, time gives each of us a promise which we will never forget and which will never be fulfilled. With age, our relations with time change, but our childhood belief in eternity and the impossibility of death will not leave us throughout our entire life.

    The collection "Engaged With Time" is my a priori feeble attempt to stop time or at least to get it to run in the opposite direction at least for a couple of seconds. Does the expected failure decrease my certainty as regards its expedience? Luckily, so far it does not."

    Fedir Vozianov

    THE EVENT IS FREE
    if you have an admission ticket to the National Museum "Sophia of Kyiv" (UAH 125 – a full ticket, UAH 60 – a preferential ticket)


    28 серпня, 18.00
    "БАРВІНСЬКИЙ. Повернення в Україну" концерт-вистава
    Організатор проєкту - ТЦ "Слово і голоС"
    "БАРВІНСЬКИЙ. Повернення в Україну"

    Наталія Половинка
    Солоспіви Василя Барвінськоговерсія для оркестру Богдани Фроляк

    Програма

    І. Франко Місяцю князю

    Б. Лепкий Вечором у хаті

    Б. Лепкий В лісі

    І. Франко Сонет опрацювання П. Куліша Псалом Давида

    О. Кониський Ой поля, ви поля слова сербської народної пісні в переспіві Я.Головацького Ой сумна, сумна темна ніченька

    Генріх Гайне, пер. з німецької А. Кримського У мене був коханий рідний край

    Б.Лепкий Щаслива будь

    Г. Чупринка Колисанка

    Т. Шевченко Ой люлі, люлі, моя дитинко переспів В. Маслова-Стокіза Пісня пісень

    «Василь Барвінський - з велетнів. Вони - Сковорода, Шевченко, Леся Українка, Барвінський, Стус... - досі в своїм краю не пізнані.Ця робота - мій простий людський уклін вдячності. За науку шляхетності.Воїни цієї землі, служителі і оборонці Любові, залишаються беззахисними - і перемагають.Дванадцять солоспівів чинять Учту і ми причащаємося Бога-України-себе самих».Наталія Половинка, автор проєкту

    «Справжній аристократ духу, особистість дуже незалежна і не підпорядкована жодним штучним уявленням про характер українства, хоч і в найглибшому своєму єстві повністю відданий ідеї служіння цій нації, Барвінський до сьогодні залишається достатньо «незручним» (…) і не завжди зрозумілим».Любов Кияновська, музикознавець

    Діють:

    • Наталія Половинка
    • Національни й президентський оркестр України
    • Диригент – Василь Василенко

    Тривалість 1 год 20 хв

    ВХІД НА ПОДІЮ ВІЛЬНИЙ
    за наявності вхідного квитка на територію музейного комплексу Софія Київська
    (125 грн. – повний, 60 грн. – пільговий)
    The Laureates Concert of International Festival "The Chesnut Piano"
    "The Chesnut Piano" is a unique international festival, uniting professional musicians and amateurs, children and adults, pupils and their teachers, which mission is to give an opportunity of self realization to the amateurs who adore playing piano: to demonstrate all their musical achievements on the stage , to get closer connections with the professional musicians. The laureates of the festival "The Chesnut Piano" will be presenting their programme at the "Bouquet Kyiv Stage -2021".

    The programme:

    • Johann Sebastian Bach
    • Ludwig van Beethoven
    • Fryderyk Chopin
    • Kosenko Victor
    • Bortkevich Serghiy
    • Shamo Igor
    • Liszt Ferenc
    • Rachmaninoff Serghiy

    THE EVENT IS FREE
    if you have an admission ticket to the National Museum "Sophia of Kyiv" (UAH 125 – a full ticket, UAH 60 – a preferential ticket)

    28 серпня, 21.00
    RÉMI PANOSSIAN TRIO. IN ODD WE TRUST
    RÉMI PANOSSIAN TRIO святкує своє 10-річчя та повернулися до своїх коренів, записавши 5-й альбом традиційно для акустичних тріо. Odd We Trust - ювілейний альбом- вшанування живої енергії, якій тріо завдячує своїм успіхом.

    Визнаний критиками альбом був відібраний FIP Radio в "Списку лютневих альбомів", після чого відбулася пряма трансляція "Jazz Live" на TSF Jazz і "Open Jazz" на радіостанціях France Musique, тоді як треки Seven Hills і Vengeance Tardive зайняли гідне місце на "Jazz for Work" та "Jazz Now" на плейлістах Deezer та плейлістах "State of Jazz" на Spotify.

    Альбом досяг 550 000 стрімів в Інтернеті.


    ВХІД НА ПОДІЮ ВІЛЬНИЙ
    за наявності вхідного квитка на територію музейного
    комплексу Софія Київська (125 грн. – повний, 60 грн. – пільговий)
    MISTO (THE CITY)
    Audiovisual project featuring Alla Zagaykevych, Ujif_notfound, Edward Sol (electronics) and Photinus studio (video)
    The project focuses on researching the city space and its real and imaginary landscapes.

    It is Kyiv city space that has become a medium for generating new ideas and senses for the writers of "our twenties" – Semenko, Shkurupii, Pidmohylnyi, Pluzhnyk, and largely influenced the formation of futuristic trends in art and theatre.

    With their project contemporary Kyiv artists Alla Zagaykevych, Ujif_notfound, Edward Sol make a contribution to the creation of the imaginary vision of Ukrainian futurist music.

    What is the CITY space for a modern person? What is its motion? Its time? What is the CITY on the inside and the outside? Where are its limits? How can one find or lose oneself in it?

    Aerial survey of city landscapes and their algorithmic transformation from the "TER.RAIN" project of Ujif_notfound is used in the project.
    Information about the participants of the project

    Alla Zagaykevych (electronics)
    Alla Zagaykevych is a Ukrainian composer combining work in modern multidisciplinary projects (audiovisual installations, performances, incidental music for movies and theatre performances) and classical concert genres (symphony, chamber, electroacoustic music, opera). She plays with the performers of new improvisational music in electroacoustic performances.
    From the middle of the 90s she has actively promoted academic electroacoustic music in Ukraine, and collaborated with musicians of the experimental electronic stage. Alla Zagaykevych is a curator of the international projects "Electroacoustics" (since 2003), "EM-vision" (since 2005), Head of the Ukrainian Association of Electroacoustic Music. She teaches at Ukrainian National Tchaikovsky Academy of Music, where she founded the Electroacoustic music studio in 1997 with the support of the International Renaissance Foundation
    http://cargocollective.com/mediartists/Alla-Zagaykevych


    Ujif_notfound (electronics)
    Ujif_notfound is an artist of the new media, a musician, in 2007 he founded the Ujif_notfound project. He is a co-founder of the first new media art school – BLCK BOX. He is the founder of Kontrapunkt art space. Resident of KVITNU experimental music label. The main area of his work is development of multimedia systems based on the algorithms of kinetic connection between the man and the program.
    "Live" performances are created by means of generating sound and visual streams in the real-time mode. Using the programs (patches) written beforehand, Ujif_notfound forms a unique audio-visual space which exists only during the performance, and a precise reproduction of which is practically impossible. Such approach has a broad functional application in making installations with interactive environment in any spaces, both physical and virtual.


    Edward Sol (electronics)
    Edward Sol is a sound artist and sound director. He started to record experimental music, soundtracks and radio plays in the 90s. Since 2001, he has brought out about 50 releases on vinyl records, CDs and cassettes on record labels in Europe, Britain and the USA.
    His works include music for theatre and cinema, collaborative albums with such masters of experimental music as Frans de Waard, Brume, Lasse Marhaug, Howard Stelzer, Altar of Flies, Alan Courtis and others.
    He owns several recording companies: Sentimental Productions, Quasi Pop and Village Tapes.
    In musician's work specific methods, practices and features typical of the XX century futurism such as perceived dynamics, hardness, disregard of standards and rules, voluntarism, non-academism, undisguised expression, etc. occupy an important position.
    In addition, artist's basic technique is a "retro-futuristic" method, typical of avant-garde musical tradition of the 40-50s of the XX century, which includes sound editing, magnetic film montage, noise composition, sound art.


    PHOTINUS StudioudioSTUDIO
    was founded by painters and musicians Lera Polianskova, Maks Robotov and Ivan Svitlychnyi.
    The studio mainly deals with the development and creation of light, sound, interactive installations and objects, making scenarios and direction of multimedia shows, mapping, work with VR, digital technologies and art.
    Projects of the studio co-founders took part in international art exhibitions:
    The Venice Biennale, transmediale Vorspiel (Berlin, Germany), Digital Cultures (Warsaw, Poland);
    Music and lights festivals: Strichka Festival (Kyiv), Ostrov Festival (Kyiv), Kyiv Lights Festival.
    A series of projects was created on request of companies SigmaBleyzer, Motorola, INTEL, Kyiv City State Administration (music and light show of the fountains at Maidan Nezalezhnosti restored in 2017).
    Aksel Kolstad (piano). Children´s concert
    A children´s concert with a Norwegian viking fairytale where a young boy seeks a huge magical waterfall & a magic trick that transforms Aksel into Mozart and goes back in time.Pieces written by Mozart 5 years old and small pieces by Leopold MozartTveitt: Vel komne med æra + Luren LjomarKolstad: PreludeKolstad: Etude Norvegienne

    ***Aksel Kolstad - pianist and composer from Norway. He is known for his virtuoso variations on historical music combined with humor / stand up.

    American press has called him "The New Victor Borge". Swedish press has called him "The Franz Liszt of our time".

    THE EVENT IS FREE

    if you have an admission ticket to the National Museum "Sophia of Kyiv" (UAH 125 – a full ticket, UAH 60 – a preferential ticket)

    August,29 , 18.00
    Dennis Adu Quintet. Sunlight Above The Sky
    Dennis Adu Quintet is one of the most prominent and popular jazz bands in Ukraine. Musicians in this band are the best of the best proffesionals, playing its own music and jazz standards such as bi-bop, hard-bop, swing that's being created under the influence of such musicians as Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Clifford Brown, Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan, Kenny Dorham, Booker Little, Tad Dameron, Nicholas Payton, Walace Roney.

    The quintet leader Dennis Adu is one of the most popular musicians of his generation. He has been awarded the First Prise of International Young Musicians Competition Dо#Dж junior 2009. As a frontman in his band he has released two albums "Influences" (2017) and "Sunlight Above The Sky" (2020). As a sideman –he has recorded more then 20 albums with the Ukrainian and foreign jazz musicians. He also has an extensive tutorial practice at the R. Glier Kyiv Municipal Academy of Music, jazz faculty. The other projects Dennis Adu has been engaged at the moment are: Dennis Adu Quintet, Dennis Adu Septet, Dennis Adu Big-Band, Dennis Dydko's Quintet, Bydy-Band.

    At the Festival he is planning to play his latest album Sunlight Above The Sky", and jazz standards being arranged by author.

    The Cast:

    Dennis Adu - trumpet, flugelhorn,

    Dmitry Alexandrov - tenor saxophone

    Alexander Malyshev - piano

    Alexander Emets - double bass

    Pavel Galitsky - drums and cymbals


    THE EVENT IS FREE

    if you have an admission ticket to the National Museum "Sophia of Kyiv" (UAH 125 – a full ticket, UAH 60 – a preferential ticket)

    August 30, 21.00
    Viktoria Poliova. Ballet "Dzerkalo, Sny abo malenke zhyttia" (The Mirror, Dreams or a Little Life)
    It is difficult to write about your own music, maybe there is no need to do it at all, but sometimes it is important. This piece is devoid of any distinct plot. It is a dream about music, about relishing the beauty of the world and admiring the existence itself. As is the case with the mirror of the lake, a clear one will reflect you, while a turbid one will distort your image. The mirror, in which I am trying to see myself, my destiny, "most likely, is a dream… ."

    I let myself free, allowing the power of music just exist and stream through myself. And where else can one be free, except in a dream. Fearless, inside the wind, inside the ocean.A diary, a confession, an observation of how an hour of life is transformed into a musical text, in order to become a part of human life again by force of the plasticity of human body and light.

    The time is not linear here, the elements become interconnected freely in a dream. Here blackthorn is in full blossom, the walls fall down when trumpets are blown, the crosier blossoms in father's hands, people fly into air, walk on water, and reach Prospero's blessed island.

    "We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep."

    Performed by the Chamber Orchestra of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine (conductor - Natalia Ponomarchuk).

    Directors: Mykhailo Drobot and Mykyta Sukhorukov
    Performers – Yuliia Moskalenko, Mykhailo Drobot and Mykyta Sukhorukov – ballet dancers of Taras Shevchenko National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Ukraine.
    Photo - Nastya Telikova

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    August, 30 , 18.00
    Aksel Kolstad (piano solo)
    Aksel Kolstad - pianist and composer from Norway. He is known for his virtuoso variations on historical music combined with humor / stand up.

    American press has called him "The New Victor Borge". Swedish press has called him "The Franz Liszt of our time".

    Programme Rachmaninov Moment MusicalMozart Piano sonata in A majorBach Excerpts from the Goldberg variationsTveitt Vel komne med æra + Luren Ljomar Bach SicilianoDebussy Des pas sur la neige Scubert Impromptu Grieg-Kolstad Arietta con fantasia Bach-Kolstad Variations on a theme by Bach Rachmaninov-Kolstad Variations on a theme by Rachmaninov Kolstad L´amour invisible Kolstad Arabesque Kolstad Prelude Kolstad Etude Norvegienne Kolstad Tivoli Congelée


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    Round Trip Apulia Balkans. Livio Minafra (piano, Italy) / Eugenia Cherkazova (accordion)
    From Italy to the Balkans. Here is the meeting between Livio Minafra and the Greek-Ukrainian accordionist Eugenia Cherkazova (accordion teacher at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Kiev). An agile, intense, deep and festive music. A sort of improvised chamber music where the compositions and the arrangements by Minafra tell of this journey made of tarantella, popular music, Balkans, jazz, improvisation. History and geography together in a modern face.

    Repertoire:

    Tarantella of Rossini (Rossini / Minafra)
    Tarantella of Kircher (Kircher / Minafra)
    Tarantella from Ruvo (trad./Minafra)
    Lacrime Stelle (Minafra)
    Boomerang (Minafra)
    Danza Tartara (Minafra)
    Zefiro (Minafra)


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    Andrukhovich & Son Sovy
    Lovers J (Lovers Yu)
    Music before and after the romance
    10 performances - 10 short novellas, based on "Lovers of Justice" book by the meter of modern Ukrainian literature Yuriy Andrukhovych.

    Yuriy Andrukhovych - poet / writer / translator, Vice-president of of Ukrainian Writers Association . Author of such books as "Moscoviada", "Perversions", "Lexicon of Intimate Cities", "Twelve Hoops" and others, which have been translated into many foreign languages and published abroad. Some of his works were presented on theatre stage.

    The book was published in 2018, simultaneously for its presentation in Ivano-Frankivsk , music by Son Sovy was written, which finally led to the recording and a studio version release.

    "Son Sovy" group is known for its avant-gardistic music approach. It works is a mixture of insanity being controlled with jazz, academic and electronic music elements. Known for their performances at festivals Atlas Weekend, Respublika, Gogol Fest, Linoleum Fest, Sound Vision, Porto Franko. One of the creators of po4sophonia janre in which they performed with Irena Karpa, Ostap Stupka, Michael Schur and, in fact, with Yuri Andrukhovych by himself.

    All these stories are tributed to the legends of the city of Ivano-Frankivsk in different epoches. . Beginning the 17th century till present.

    Plasterers, batyars, murderers, businessmen are envolved into this action but the main role plays the Vagabundo circus leitmotif -symbolising the nerve of life during different times and life circumstances.

    The magical and hypnotic voice of Yuri Andrukhovych and the equally hypnotic musical accompaniment of the group make you listen to the album, from beginning to the end, in spite of the era of singles. Voice and music wouldn;t let each other go, which helps to reveal the content at its fullest capacity. If you haven't read this book yet, you'll definately want to read it, and in case you did , you just have to listen to Lovers you'll definately fall in love with them.
    August, 31 , 21.00
    Heinali
    Oleg Shpydeiko — is a composer and а sound artist whose stage name is Heinali. He is composing music for the video games, movies, plays as well as creates sound-art installations. Among his works – music for the award winning video-game Bound Plastic / Sony Santa Monica, SynthTap performance that combines the dance and the module synthesis as well as his sound-art installations (in collaboration with Olexiy Shmyrak) in National Art Museum of Ukraine and Contemporary Art Museum collections.

    His last released album "Madrigals" combines Oleg's interest to module synthesis and music of old times.

    His album was titled "The contemporary album of the month| by The Guardian, got into the short-list of musical Aprize award and was presented at the top albums of 2020 by the version SLUKH, COMMA, The Attic, The Village Ukraine, See Kyiv, Neformat, Red Bull Ukraine, Beehype, The Claquers publishers.

    "Almost like Palestrina he was making music for the small electric boxes with cords except for these tiny boxes which are making music just like Palestrina themselves" as one from the critics has stated.

    Heinali has been working under generative patch of polyphony in module synthesis since the beginning of 2018 which now provides the structural basis for his performances and studio recordings.

    Heinali performance is based on the research of possibilities of generative counterpoint in module synthesis , inspired by high Mid Evil and Renaissance polyphony, by music of Pérotin, Ockeghem, Palestrina, Gesualdo and others.

    Heinali's melodies and counterpoints are playing by themselves, not like multy voices gardens which were planted strictly by the epoch rules by old time music composers. They arise on their own, from a fog of basic logic operations with the simplest sound waves, as a result of a specially tuned modular synthesizer.

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    September , 1 , 18.00
    Andrzej Jagodziński Trio. Chopin
    The Andrzej aJagodziński Trio-Chopin project contains works by Fryderyk Chopin in jazz arrangements by Andrzej Jagodziński recorded on albums over many years by the Trio. The program will include:

    Prelude in E minor Op. 28 No. 4
    Nocturne in E flat major Op.9 No. 2
    Etude in B minor Op. 25 No. 10
    Mazurka in F minor Op. 68 No. 4
    Grave.Doppio movimento from Sonata in B flat minor Op. 35 Prelude in B minor Op. 28 No. 6 Prelude in C minor Op. 28 No. 20

    The artists - Andrzej Jagodziński - outstanding jazz pianist, composer and arranger, performer at the largest jazz festivals in the world, Adam Cegielski – bass virtuoso, in jazz as well as classical music, Czesław "Mały" Bartkowski – legend of the Polish jazz scene, working with the greatest from the start of his career – would like to present their jazz version of pieces by Fryderyk Chopin.

    The first album - titled CHOPIN and recorded in December 1993 – became an immediate sensation, captivating the Polish audience, as well as those in France, Finland, Turkey, Hungary, and even as far away as Mexico.

    In a short time, the album had garnered every possible Polish musical award (Fryderyk '94, Jazz Album of The Year '94, Mateusz '94 – Polish Radio Program III Award). Over the following three years, the Trio presented it to millions of listeners.

    The next album, CHOPIN ONCE MORE, is simply a brilliant recording! Because once again – while maintaining the spirit of Chopin - the Trio works with original material with total fluidity. It's obvious that after a few years of acquiring experience,the musicians feel very comfortable in this matter. The distinct and fluent improvisations are what best exhibit the virtuosity of this performance.

    The following album, CHOPIN / JAGODZIŃSKI SONATA in B FLAT MINOR is a transformation of a large musical form, based on the modification of all of the piece's parts and themes, and not only singular quotes.

    Chopin's Piano Sonata in B flat minor, a four-movement piece with the third surely known to all music lovers – the Funeral March, in the Andrzej Jagodziński Trio's interpretation, is a world class innovative approach to the adaptation of classical music.

    CHOPIN – LES BRILLANTES – on the album recorded in 2010, the musicians wrote:

    "Today, after fifteen years of working together and to the acceptance of listeners, we're not afraid of risk. The idea proved itself, the pieces endured, some arrangements were expanded and we now know that they can be played like jazz standards, with no restraints and without the worry that someone will condemn us for desecrating monuments.

    For this reason, we decided to recapitulate our experience and record the original material once more, compiling it in such a way that it comprises two separate concerts. These two albums, along with the Sonata in B flat minor released in 2009, perfectly reflect our contemporary understanding of Chopin's music, which doesn't cease to stimulate us, intellectually and emotionally – therefore, this not our last word!

    We invite you for another immersion in the masterful harmony of the music of Chopin."


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    September , 1 , 21.00
    BETWEEN WORLDS
    New Era Orchestra (Art-director and conductor Tetiana Kalinichenko) & Avi Avital (mandolin, Israel)
    New Era Orchestra
    Art-director and conductor Tetiana Kalinichenko
    Soloists:
    Avi Avital (mandolin, Israel)
    Andrii Pavlov (violin, Ukraine)
    Kyrylo Sharapov (violin, Ukraine)
    BETWEEN WORLDS
    Iannis Xenakis Rebonds B for Percussion
    Jonny Greenwood Water for Two Flutes, Tambura, Prepared Piano / Sampler and String Orchestra
    Ukrainian premiere
    Giovanni Sollima Mandolin Concerto with the Orchestra
    Ukrainian premiere
    Antonio Vivaldi Sinfonia in C major from the opera "Dorilla in Tempe", RV 709
    Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for Four Violins in B minor, RV 580
    Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for Two Mandolins in G major, RV 532


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    "BARVINSKY. Back to Ukraine". Concert-performance
    Project by- Slovo i GoloS Theatre Center.
    "BARVINSKY. Back to Ukraine"

    Natalia Polovinka
    Solo songs by Vasyl Barvinsky
    Orchestra version by Bogdana Frolyak

    Programme

    I. Franco to the Moon Prince
    B. Lepky Evening in the house
    B. Sticky In the woods
    I. Franco Sonnet
    elaboration of P. Kulish by the Psalm of David
    O. Konisky Oh Fields, My Fields
    words of the Serbian folk song , rendition by J. Golovatsky Oh sad, sad dark night
    Heinrich Heine, translated from German by A. Crymsky Once I had a beloved homeland
    B. Lepky Be happy
    G. Chuprynka Kolysanka
    T. Shevchenko Oh luli, luli, my baby
    rendition by V. Maslov-Stokiz Song of songs

    "Vasyl Barvinsky – from Genious they are - Skovoroda, Shevchenko, Lesya Ukrainka, Barvinsky, Stus ... - unrecognised till now in their land.


    This work is my simple human tribute of gratitude. To those who tought me how to be noble.
    The warriors of this land, servants and defenders of Love, the just remain defenseless - and win.
    Twelve solosongs make the sacrament of Eucharist so we can partake of God-Ukraine-as our native land ,and ourselves- as people. "
    Natalia Polovinka, the author of the project

    "A real royalty of spirit, independent and not subdued by any artificial clishe of the Ukrainianness, although in its deepest sence fully committed to the idea of serving the nation, Barvinsky till now remains quite" uncomfortable "(…) and not always understood."

    Lyubov Kiyanovska, musicologist

    Cast:

    • Natalia Polovinka
    • National Presidential Orchestra of Ukraine
    • Conductor - Vasil Vasilenko

    August, 28 , 21.00
    RÉMI PANOSSIAN TRIO. IN ODD WE TRUST
    RÉMI PANOSSIAN TRIO celebrates its 10th anniversary and has returned to its roots by recording a 5th album in the pure tradition of acoustic trios. In Odd We Trust, an anniversary album in which live energy, which made the trio's success, is honored.

    Acclaimed by critics, the album was selected by FIP Radio in its "February albums list", followed by a live broadcast "Jazz Live" on TSF Jazz and "Open Jazz" on France Musique radios, while the tracks Seven Hills and Vengeance Tardive take place respectively in "Jazz for Work" and "Jazz Now" playlists on Deezer, and "State of Jazz" playlist on Spotify. Album has reached 550.000 streams on web.

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    if you have an admission ticket to the National Museum "Sophia of Kyiv" (UAH 125 – a full ticket, UAH 60 – a preferential ticket)

    September 2, 19.00
    Tribute to Dante
    This year the whole world celebrates the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri — one of the most renowned poets, a representative of the Medieval era, a thinker, the author of the "Divine Comedy".
    To commemorate this day, Bouquet Kyiv Stage has prepared a program "Tribute to Dante", which consists of two parts.
    The first part features a poetic dialogue on the works of the Italian poet – it will be conducted by a Ukrainian philosopher Maksym Strikha and an Italian philosopher Franco Ricordi. Moderator – Edoardo Crisafulli, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute in Ukraine.
    In the second part of the program, cantata "O luce etterna", composed by Valentyn Sylvestrov, an outstanding Ukrainian composer, and inspired by Dante's "Divine Comedy", will be performed by the "Kyiv" Municipal Chamber Choir, conducted by maestro Mykola Hobdych.
    Program
    Valentyn Sylvestrov O LUCE ETTERNA (2021)
    "O Eternal Light" (Dante, translated by M. Strikha)
    Ravenna (a song without lyrics)
    Ave Maria (lyrics by an anonymous author)
    O Heavenly King
    Hallelujah
    Mnohaia Lita
    Hallelujah
    "Sadok vyshnevyi" (A Cherry Orchard) (T. Shevchenko)
    "The One Who Moves All Things" (Dante, translated by M. Strikha)
    "O Virgin Mother" (Dante, translated by M. Strikha)

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    August 28
    Art wants everything, or Why exactly the reality?
    Since time immemorial, art has been obsessed with reality: willing to reflect it, imprint, deny, surpass. Where does this commitment come from in different periods of culture and is it generally possible to connect at least somehow to "here and now"? Megalomanic pretensions of art are justified – or are they completely unfounded? Art deceives us – or, maybe, it really does something, which is literally impossible, transcendent?

    Apparently, one should talk about it using the broadest perspective of the humanities, and it is, in fact, hard to imagine better interlocutors to suit this purpose than philosopher Ivan Ivashchenko, art reviewer Borys Filonenko, and literature expert and literature stage curator Yevhenii Stasinevych. The latter will moderate the hard talk, which is supposed to function as a critical frame for the whole subsequent literature program.

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    August 29, 17.00
    War and around it: stories of hard times
    War has become a part of our reality, despite the fact that someone would like to ignore it. War has been with us for seven years already, but we wonder whether we have learned to talk about it, tell others about it and think about it. Whether the war itself and extreme experiences accompanying it are the object of writers' sufficient attention, and what "sufficiency" implies in this case: in the situation when nothing is over yet. And whether our contemporary literature in its various manifestations is able to work with it efficiently.

    We will have a talk with Tamara Horikha Zernia, who is the author of one of the most notable books about war in Donbass, Petro Yatsenko, who wrote a novel about a heroine living in occupied territory, and Oleg Sentsov, a director and writer, who wrote a prison diary while he was imprisoned in Russian Federation.

    Moderator – Bogdana Romantsova, a literature reviewer, editor
    August 30
    Poetry 2021: loud, private, subtle and even subtler
    Ukrainian culture treats its poetry with a particular piety, which often blocks the development of poetry, cementing it and assigning it to be "dramatic" and not to be "low". So, is contemporary poetry able to provide space for something topical, utterly private, traumatic, and such dimension of social life that cannot be reduced to non-fiction? Definitely, it is – but here we should have a closer look at the situation.

    Our interlocutors will be the leading poetesses of their generations Katrina Haddad and Olena Herasymiuk, as well as a poet and translator Ostap Slyvynsky, without whom our modern Ukrainian poetry would definitely be a lot more unvaried.

    Moderator – Anastasiia Yevdokymova, a curator, literature expert

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    August 31
    Literature, but a different one: how we came to love non-fiction
    In the time when fiction is losing its foothold, the time of inevitable news headlines and hybrid literature genres, reportage – and especially literary reportage – acquires a particular status. It is neither fiction, nor precise non-fiction; it describes reality but in the light of quite perceptible author's outlook. Reportages often cut across stylistic borders, experiment – and persistently pretend to be appreciably objective. Can we trust them and are they the future? And what share of politics can be in them, to be honest?

    We will have a talk with two talented Ukrainian non-fiction writers, Marichka Paplauskaite and Natalia Humeniuk. Our invited guest from abroad will be а super star of Polish non-fiction, whose works are actively translated in Ukraine – Witold Szabłowski.

    Moderator – Oleh Kryshtopa, a writer, journalist

    THE EVENT IS FREE
    if you have an admission ticket to the National Museum "Sophia of Kyiv" (UAH 125 – a full ticket, UAH 60 – a preferential ticket)

    September 1
    Non-fiction, which is read: explanation or simplification?
    As of today non-fiction in all its varieties – popular science, motivational books, biographies, books on psychology, business, essay collections – dominate the global book market. The number of printed copies is enormous, and there is also a plethora of influential writers; this tendency has become perceptible in Ukrainian bookstores as well. What is this phenomenal popularity rooted in: a human desire of self-development, or reading instead of real acting; a necessity to obtain explanations or a need to get simple answers? What do non-fiction works make with people: tune up the critical thinking muscle – or just entertain in a different way?

    We will have a talk with key players of the non-fiction market, editors Anton Martynov and Olha Dubchak, as well as Oleksandr Mykhed, the author of a few important non-fiction books.

    Moderator – Yevhenii Stasinevych, a literature reviewer, curator of the literature stage

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    September, 2 18.00
    Poetry performance "The Divine Comedy": between voice and sound

    On Dante festival day, we should not only speak about the key Poet of the western tradition, but also recite his lines, and objectify his central poem, this supernatural imprint of mature Middle Ages, here and now, in 2021.

    Listen to the lines taken from all three canticles of "The Divine Comedy", which have influenced countless multitudes of art phenomena, recited by professional actresses of different generations to the accompaniment of early Ukrainian music, which will highlight Dante in an unexpected and unprecedented way.

    Dante's "Paradise": How it was constructed and how one should read it
    The last canticle of Dante's "Divine Comedy" is less popular than "Hell" and "Purgatory", but without "Paradise" "Comedy" would have lost its wholeness. It is about the last song of "Paradise" that T.S. Eliot, a Nobel Laureate, wrote a hundred years ago: "Poetry has never risen higher than that, and never will."
    You will learn about how "Paradise" was written, about its place in the wholeness of the poem, about the structure of Dante's Heaven, stories and characters of its residents, and many other things from the lecture which will be delivered by Maksym Strikha, the author of the latest Ukrainian translation of "Divine Comedy", Doctor of Sciences in Physics and Mathematics, Professor, Laureate of the Maksym Rylsky Prize of Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and "Lauro Dantesco" distinction in Ravenna.


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    if you have an admission ticket to the National Museum "Sophia of Kyiv" (UAH 125 – a full ticket, UAH 60 – a preferential ticket)

    September, 2 18.00
    Poetry performance "The Divine Comedy": between voice and sound

    The last canticle of Dante's "Divine Comedy" is less popular than "Hell" and "Purgatory", but without "Paradise" "Comedy" would have lost its wholeness. It is about the last song of "Paradise" that T.S. Eliot, a Nobel Laureate, wrote a hundred years ago: "Poetry has never risen higher than that, and never will."
    You will learn about how "Paradise" was written, about its place in the wholeness of the poem, about the structure of Dante's Heaven, stories and characters of its residents, and many other things from the lecture which will be delivered by Maksym Strikha, the author of the latest Ukrainian translation of "Divine Comedy", Doctor of Sciences in Physics and Mathematics, Professor, Laureate of the Maksym Rylsky Prize of Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and "Lauro Dantesco" distinction in Ravenna.

    THE EVENT IS FREE
    if you have an admission ticket to the National Museum "Sophia of Kyiv" (UAH 125 – a full ticket, UAH 60 – a preferential ticket)

    August 28, 12 .00. to 13.00
    "Lullaby Country" animation film
    Meetings with the participants of the project who contrived and created a series of lullaby animation films
    Dmytro Prykhodko – producer of the project.

    Alina Haieva – аrt director and painter.

    Oksana Svizhak - painter.

    1. Screening of the "Lullaby Country" animation project.
    2. A meeting with the creators of the project:
    • Its producer, art director and painter.
    • You will get to know about the difficulties, interesting things and surprises which occur in the course of making animation films.

    3. Master class taught by Alina Haieva, art director and painter:
    • A story of how "Kyiv" and "Lviv" animation films were created.
    • Structure of the work with animation.
    • Character creation, angles and splitting into scenes.
    • Splitting into scenes and multidimensionality of the whole animation film.
    • "Easter eggs" and inconspicuous accents in the general framework of the animation project.

    4. Master class taught by Oksana Svizhak, painter of the "Odesa" animation film.
    • Creation of the background and characters.
    • A story about texture and versatility of materials, a combination of different techniques in one animation film.

    5. Additional information:
    • The master class lasts for an hour.
    • For children aged 8-15 years.

    THE EVENT IS FREE
    if you have an admission ticket to the National Museum "Sophia of Kyiv" (UAH 125 – a full ticket, UAH 60 – a preferential ticket)

    August 28, 14.00-15.00
    Master class on ceramics "Bouquets" (festival logo)
    Alika Malonoh, ceramist, sculptress, designer, a one-man band.

    1. The objective is to learn how to work with clay, understand and use its properties, feel the uniqueness of this natural material.
    2. The idea is to create decorative household items reminding the festival symbol by their shape, but which can perform various functions (a decoration, a tray, a palette, etc.).
    3. Materials:
    • Clay.
    • A stencil or a "bouquet" modeling shape
    • Modeling boards.
    • Various interesting texture creating modeling knives for imprints.
    • Water containers.
    • Aprons
    • Film, rubber gloves, plates
    • Wipes (dry and wet).
    • Tables, chairs.
    • Waste paper baskets.

    4. Additional information:
    • The master class lasts for an hour.
    • For children aged 6-12 years.

    THE EVENT IS FREE
    if you have an admission ticket to the National Museum "Sophia of Kyiv" (UAH 125 – a full ticket, UAH 60 – a preferential ticket)

    August 28, 14.00-15.00
    Master class on monotypy and graphic technique of stamping
    Lina Fedorenko, a private architect, designer, painter, decorator.
    1. The objective is to learn to see a new role and an unusual application of typical household objects in art.
    2. The idea is to make a colour composition on paper with acrylic paint and various interesting items, the theme is "An Unusual Bouquet".
    3. Materials:
    • А3 paper.
    • Acrylic paint.
    • Paper glue.
    • Painting rolls, brushes.
    • Various surfaces with interesting texture for imprints.
    • Masking tape.
    • Paint cups.
    • Film, rubber gloves, plastic plates.
    • Wipes (dry and wet).
    • Tables, chairs.
    • Waste paper baskets.

    4. Additional information:
    • The master class lasts for an hour.
    • For children aged 7-15 years.

    THE EVENT IS FREE
    if you have an admission ticket to the National Museum "Sophia of Kyiv" (UAH 125 – a full ticket, UAH 60 – a preferential ticket)

    August 28, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Master class on positive art.
    Olga Kondratska .An architect, designer, painter.
    Master class on positive art.

    1. THE OBJECTIVE is to learn about the history of art and get to know what non-figurative art is.
    2. THE IDEA is to find your own style in modern art and implement your dreams and desires in art with the help of colour.
    3. Materials:
    • А4 Cardboard.
    • Acrylic, paint brushes.
    • Water cups.
    • Masking tape.
    • Wipes (dry and wet).
    • Tables, chairs, panel boards, easels.
    • Waste paper baskets.
    4. Additional information:
    • The master class lasts for two hours.
    • There is no age limit for participation.
    • Family participation is welcome.

    Olga Kondratska's master classes on positive art present a fabulous way to forget about daily problems, feel the unique power of art and learn art for everyone who wants it, regardless of their age or occupation in life. The most important thing in art is certain inner feeling, its intuition. Under the guidance of a talented artist, you will learn about your own sensation of colour, light and images, get immense satisfaction from a spontaneous act of self-expression and reveal your potential in art.

    THE EVENT IS FREE
    if you have an admission ticket to the National Museum "Sophia of Kyiv" (UAH 125 – a full ticket, UAH 60 – a preferential ticket)


    August 28, 10 .00-11 .00
    Master class on collage - "New Worlds"
    Olena Zaretska – painter
    1. The objective is to create a "New Worlds" collage using natural and artificial materials. The world of birds, the world of flowers, the world of fantastic creatures!

    In the beginning of the master class children will be able to see samples of collages: a flower, a bird, an animal, and a car. Luckily, children always wear the main material, which is their own fantasy and imagination, with them.

    1. Materials:
    • coloured cardboard
    • paper
    • drawing chalk
    • glue stick
    • dry and dried flowers, leaves
    • fabric patches
    • pieces of strings
    • foil

    3. Additional information:
    • The master class lasts for an hour.
    • For children aged from 3 years

    THE EVENT IS FREE
    if you have an admission ticket to the National Museum "Sophia of Kyiv" (UAH 125 – a full ticket, UAH 60 – a preferential ticket)

    August 28, 11.00-12.30
    Master class "Tea Bouquet"
    Yana Rozdobudko, painter, teacher
    1. The objective is to develop creative thinking skills, understand that there are no inaccessible materials in art.
    2. The idea is that the participants create still lifes with flowers with their own hands and make selfies) with them.
    3. Materials:
    • А3 watercolor paper
    • Paper glue
    • Stencils
    • Tea bags
    • A kettle
    • Electricity
    • Scissors
    • Jars, or cups (4 items)
    • Wipes (dry and wet)
    • Tables, chairs.
    • Waste paper baskets.

    4. Additional information:
    • The master class lasts for an hour.
    • For children aged 6-10 years.

    THE EVENT IS FREE
    if you have an admission ticket to the National Museum "Sophia of Kyiv" (UAH 125 – a full ticket, UAH 60 – a preferential ticket)

    August 29, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Master class "Architectural Hats"
    Tamara Romanova, a painter and teacher.
    1. The Objective is to understand what paper plastics is and learn some of its elements.
    2. The IDEA is that participants create paper hats with their own hands, wear the hats and make selfies).
    3. Materials:
    • А3 paper.
    • Paper glue.
    • Staplers.
    • Stencils.
    • Masking tape.
    • Wipes (dry and wet).
    • Tables, chairs.
    • Waste paper baskets

    4. Additional information:
    • Master class lasts for an hour.
    • For children aged 8-15 years.


    THE EVENT IS FREE
    if you have an admission ticket to the National Museum "Sophia of Kyiv" (UAH 125 – a full ticket, UAH 60 – a preferential ticket)

    August 29, 10.00-11.00
    Master class on collage - "New Worlds"
    Olena Zaretska – painter
    1. The objective is to create a "New Worlds" collage using natural and artificial materials. The world of birds, the world of flowers, the world of fantastic creatures!

    In the beginning of the master class children will be able to see samples of collages: a flower, a bird, an animal, and a car. Luckily, children always wear the main material, which is their own fantasy and imagination, with them.

    1. Materials:
    • coloured cardboard
    • paper
    • drawing chalk
    • glue stick
    • dry and dried leaves
    • fabric patches
    • pieces of strings
    • foil

    3. Additional information:
    • The master class lasts for an hour.
    • For children aged from 3 years


    THE EVENT IS FREE
    if you have an admission ticket to the National Museum "Sophia of Kyiv" (UAH 125 – a full ticket, UAH 60 – a preferential ticket)

    August 29, 11.00-12.30
    Master class "Creative Harvest"
    Yana Rozdobudko, painter, teacher.
    1. The objective is to develop creative thinking skills, understand that there are no inaccessible materials in art.

    2. The idea is that participants create still lifes with fruit and make selfies) with them.

    3. Materials:
    • А4 Whatman paper
    • coloured plasticine
    • lead pencils
    • eraser
    • modeling knives
    • wipes (dry and wet)
    • tables, chairs
    • waste paper baskets

    4. Additional information:
    • Master class lasts for an hour.
    • For children aged 6-10 years.


    THE EVENT IS FREE
    if you have an admission ticket to the National Museum "Sophia of Kyiv" (UAH 125 – a full ticket, UAH 60 – a preferential ticket)

    August 29, 13.00- 14.00
    Master class "Painting the History of Art"
    Andriy Naboka, painter, teacher
    1. The objective is to familiarize the participants with different kinds of visual art. A brief overview of the main stages in the history of art – from ancient frescoes to modern art.
    2. The idea is that the participants will try to find their own style.
    3. Materials:
    • Paper, craft.
    • Pencils, erasers, drawing chalk, gouache, paint brushes.
    • Water cups.
    • Masking tape.
    • Wipes (dry and wet).
    • Tables, chairs, painting panel boards, easels.
    • Waste paper baskets.

    4. Additional information:
    • The master class lasts for an hour.
    • For children aged 7-12 years.


    THE EVENT IS FREE
    if you have an admission ticket to the National Museum "Sophia of Kyiv" (UAH 125 – a full ticket, UAH 60 – a preferential ticket)

    August 29, 15.00
    Easy and breezy about tough and serious. Discussion with Andriy Bachynski
    Books by Andriy Bachynski "With Einstein in Backpack" and "Zews Triangle

    - the most marvelous adventure books for teenagers, while reading them you can learn physics and geometry easily.

    How and why such books should be written for kids- that`s what the author is going to tell us.


    THE EVENT IS FREE
    if you have an admission ticket to the National Museum "Sophia of Kyiv" (UAH 125 – a full ticket, UAH 60 – a preferential ticket)

    September 1, 14.00- 15.00
    Workshop from the Theatre and Art Studio "Detibezseti"
    Tetiana Mytalnikova – painter and teacher.
    Ihor Mytalnikov – actor, musician and teacher.

    Tetiana and Ihor are participants of the "Arsenal of Ideas" festival and took part in it as organizers of the exhibition of children's drawings and a huge picture made in the collage technique "The Meeting of Malevich and Prymachenko".

    WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO?

    1. We will talk about the most important things between the past and the future:

    • Children will take part in our workshop "How to cover this distance towards the future". This will be a cube 2 х 2m (a carcass made of metal tubes and covered with transparent film). It will act as a cave and a stone.
    • A cave always means something mysterious and not researched initially, then it begins to symbolize protection and tranquility. In our case the cave (the inside space of the cube) will also symbolize THE PAST.

    In the centre of the Cube we will create various primeval animals with the help of craft and scotch, then we will improvise with the kids, make up various stories, compare the behaviour of people in those times and nowadays, and dance.

    • In many cultures stone is a symbol of strength and stability. Stone (the outer sides of the cube) will symbolize THE FUTURE.

    The future that we are creating ourselves. At this point, the children will try to speak about their future, even try to reflect it in plastic movements, and then draw their dreams on the outer walls of the Cube.

    2. Our objective is to find our vision of the future for ourselves and make our own conclusions about the connection between the past and the future.

    3. Additional information:
    • The master class lasts for an hour.
    • For children aged 6-12 years.


    THE EVENT IS FREE
    if you have an admission ticket to the National Museum "Sophia of Kyiv" (UAH 125 – a full ticket, UAH 60 – a preferential ticket)

    1 вересня, 14.00-15.00
    Майстер-клас від театрально-художньої студії Detibezseti
    Tетяна Mитaльникова - художниця-викладачка.
    Ігор Mитaльников - актор, музикант та викладач.

    Тетяна та Ігор - учасники фестивалю «Арсенал ідей», брали участь як організатори виставки дитячих малюнків і величезної картини в техніці колаж «Зустріч Малевича з Примаченко».

    ЩО МИ БУДЕМО РОБИТИ?

    1. Поворимо про найголовніше між минулим і майбутнім:

    • Діти візьмуть участь у нашому майстер-класі "Як подолати цей шлях до майбутнього. Це буде куб 2 х 2м (каркас з металевих трубок, обтягнутий прозорою плівкою). Він буде фігурувати як печера і камінь.

    • Печера - це завжди щось загадкове і недосліджене напочатку, а потім - захист і спокій. У нашому випадку печера (внутрішній простір куба) ще й символізуватиме МИНУЛЕ.
    В середині Куба створимо різноманітних первісних тварин за допомогою крафта та скотчу, поімпровізуємо з дітлахами, повигадуємо різноманітні історії, порівняємо манеру поведінки людей тоді і нині, потанцюємо.

    • Камінь у багатьох культурах - символ міцності, сталості. Камінь (зовнішні сторони куба) символізуватиме МАЙБУТНЄ.
    Майбутнє, яке ми самі створюємо. І тут дітлахи спробують розповісти про своє майбутнє, навіть пластично відобразити, а потім на стінках Куба ззовні намалювати свої мрії.

    2. Яка наша мета:
    Відкрити для себе своє бачення майбутнього та зробити власні висновки про зв'язок минулого і майбутнього.

    3. Доповнення:

    • Тривалість майстер-класу - 1 година.
    • Вік дітей від 6 до 12 років

    ВХІД НА ПОДІЮ ВІЛЬНИЙ
    за наявності вхідного квитка на територію музейного
    комплексу Софія Київська (125 грн. – повний, 60 грн. – пільговий)
    AUGUST 29
    16.00
    Master class on positive art. Olga Kondratska . An architect, designer, painter.
    Master class on positive art.

    1. THE OBJECTIVE is to learn about the history of art and get to know what non-figurative art is.
    2. THE IDEA is to find your own style in modern art and implement your dreams and desires in art with the help of colour.
    3. Materials:
    • А4 Cardboard
    • Acrylic, paint brushes.
    • Water cups.
    • Masking tape.
    • Wipes (dry and wet).
    • Tables, chairs, panel boards, easels.
    • Waste paper baskets.
    4. Additional information:
    • The master class lasts for two hours.
    • There is no age limit for participation.
    • Family participation is welcome.

    Olga Kondratska's master classes on positive art present a fabulous way to forget about daily problems, feel the unique power of art and learn art for everyone who wants it, regardless of their age or occupation in life. The most important thing in art is certain inner feeling, its intuition. Under the guidance of a talented artist, you will learn about your own sensation of colour, light and images, get immense satisfaction from a spontaneous act of self-expression and reveal your potential in art.

    THE EVENT IS FREE
    if you have an admission ticket to the National Museum "Sophia of Kyiv" (UAH 125 – a full ticket, UAH 60 – a preferential ticket)
    September 1, 3.30 p.m.
    A meeting with the creators of "Viktor Robot" animated film and book
    A meeting with the creators of "Viktor Robot" animated film and book
    A meeting with Anatoliy Lavrenishyn and Anastasiia Lavrenishyna, creators of "Meet Viktor Robot" animated film and book.
    We will talk about the creation of the scenario, the book, the animated film.

    THE EVENT IS FREE
    if you have an admission ticket to the National Museum "Sophia of Kyiv" (UAH 125 – a full ticket, UAH 60 – a preferential ticket)


    August, 29 , 17.00
    Amateur theatre "Shche ne vechir" (Not yet evening). Autumn, winter, spring, love and a bit of jazz
    Amateur theatre "Shche ne vechir" (Not yet evening). Autumn, winter, spring, love and a bit of jazz.

    The performance of the "Shche ne vechir" (Not yet evening) self-organized older people's theatre (artistic director – Olena Slavinska) presents poetry and music of the times when actors of the theatre were young.

    Poems of renowned Ukrainian and European poets and songs of Ukrainian variety shows of the 60s will sound in the performance, as well as reflections on the seasons of human life, the eternity of life and resistance to the flow of time.

    Because energy with which actors recite poems and sing songs, their desire to play their roles and demonstrate the result of their work to the spectators are capable of breaking traditional views of time and human age.

    The average age of the actors is 74 years old. The oldest actor is 86, while the youngest one is 62.

    And one can say that the lines from Guillaume Apollinaire's poem "The Mirabeau Bridge", which sound in the end of the performance, are very inspirational:

    The night is a clock chiming

    The days go by not I The following poems and songs sound in the performance:

    Louis Armstrong, West End Blues, Seasons March – Seasons, Choreographer Pina Bausch.

    Natalka Bilotserkivets, "Divchyna z kaviarni" (Coffeehouse Girl)

    Lina Kostenko "I sontse, I snih, I ozheled…" (Sun, Snow, Ice-Covered Ground …)

    Music by B. Buievskyi, lyrics by V. Didenko "Na dolyni tuman" (Mist Over the Valley)

    Leonid Kysiliov "Zghadaiesh yizhaka, shcho ya prynis" (You Will Remember the Hedgehog That I've Brought)

    Mykola Vinhranovskyi "Vona bula zadumlyva, yak sad…" (She Was As Meditative As the Garden…)

    Music by I. Poklad, lyrics by I. Barakh, "Kokhana" (Beloved Woman)

    Volodymyr Sosiura "Meni ty prysnylas davno …" (I Have Long Ago Dreamt About You …)

    Music by S. Sabodash, lyrics by A. Drahomyretskyi "Ochi voloshkovi" (Blue Cornflower Eyes)

    Volodymyr Sosiura "Tak nikhto ne kokhav" (No One Has Ever Loved Like This)

    Music by Yu. Rozhavska, lyrics by L. Reva "Letiat niby chaiky" (They Fly Like Seagulls)

    Lina Kostenko "Shcho v nas bulo… (What We Used to Have) …

    Natalka Bilotserkivets "My pomremo ne v Paryzhi" (We Will Not Die In Paris)

    Guillaume Apollinaire "The Mirabeau Bridge". Translated by Mykola Lukash.

    1st place at the "Maska" festival-competition of theatre art, Kyiv 2021.


    THE EVENT IS FREE
    if you have an admission ticket to the National Museum "Sophia of Kyiv" (UAH 125 – a full ticket, UAH 60 – a preferential ticket)

    August, 31, 23.00
    The play "Sofia Speaks"
    The play "Sofia Speaks" is a night journey with the ghosts of the past. An attempt to realize the present through historical figures.
    The iconic women of Ukraine, who usually remained in the shadow of men, will meet on the open-air stage.
    What is a woman talking about and silent about from 960 to 2021?
    Playwrights - Marina Smilyanets and Tamara Trunova
    Directed by Tamara Trunova

    ENTRY TO THE EVENT IS FREE
    in case of an entrance ticket to the territory of the museum of the complex Sofia Kyivska
    (125 hryvnias - full, 60 hryvnias - preferential)
    August, 27, 16.00
    Oksana Zabuzhko
    Walls and words: Do we take Kyiv as a European capital?
    Oksana Zabuzhko
    Walls and words: Do we take Kyiv as a European capital?
    About complexes, traumas and pitfalls of our "thirty years' transition" from Kyiv's (self)identification modeled after a postcolonial pattern ("the third city of the Russian Empire") towards the formation of its modern identity as a European capital ("Podil" and "Voskresenka" as cultural paradigms).

    Oksana Zabuzhko: "I have long wanted to talk about the so far incomplete formation of a specifically Kyivan, not just "local" identity ("don't touch this public garden – I used to play in it as a child" – this can be heard anywhere, not particularly in Kyiv!): the one that would make people take offence AT THEIR CITY BEING INSULTED, when its cultural markers are trespassed, — and now the incident with Red Bull in Sofiivska Square allows us to talk about some chronic weak spots in such a way that they are actually revealed instead of pushing them even deeper under the skin, because once one touches them there – and the whole thousand-year anguish comes to the light all at once...»

    THE EVENT IS FREE
    if you have an admission ticket to the National Museum "Sophia of Kyiv" (UAH 125 – a full ticket, UAH 60 – a preferential ticket)
    August, 28, 15.00
    Discussion Under the Ash Tree with Oleg Sentsov
    Traditional Hard Talks Under the Ash Tree in the garden of "Sophia of Kyiv" have become a special and long-awaited event of the Bouquet Kyiv Stage. The theme of this year's hard talks is "WE. Between the Past and the Future".
    During the festival, we talk with Kyivites and people from other places under a 200-year-old ash tree. Our talks are not scripted or otherwise prepared beforehand. We talk just as passers-by who are interested in live conversations about our previous experiences, our vision of the future and our role at the intersection of these epochs.
    On August 28, the guest of the Hard Talk Under the Ash Tree will be Oleg Sentsov.
    Oleg Sentsov is a Ukrainian film director, scriptwriter and author. He is a Laureate of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, the PEN American/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award, the Taras Shevchenko National Prize of Ukraine. He was illegally imprisoned by the Russian Federation in May 2014 and sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment by a Russian court. Oleg was released in September 2019 as part of a prisoner exchange between Ukraine and Russia. He is the author of short story collections "Zhyznia" (Life) and "Marketer", novels "Kupit knyhu – vona smishna" (Buy This Book – It Is Funny), "Druhu tezh varto kupyty" (The Second One Is Worth Buying, Too), as well as a two-volume edition "Khronika odnoho holoduvannia. 4 z polovynoiu kroky" (The Chronicle of One Hunger Strike. 4 and a Half Steps), comprising a short story collection and a prison diary, which the author kept during the 145 days of his hunger strike.
    The hard talk will be conducted by Yevhenii Utkin (co-founder of the Bouquet Kyiv Stage Festival and a well-known Kyivite) / Yevhenii Stasinevych (a literature expert and curator of the literary program of this year's festival).

    THE EVENT IS FREE
    if you have an admission ticket to the National Museum "Sophia of Kyiv" (UAH 125 – a full ticket, UAH 60 – a preferential ticket)
    August, 29, 13.00
    Discussion Under the Ash Tree with Stella Beniaminova
    Traditional Discussions Under the Ash Tree in the garden of "Sophia Kyivska" have become a special and long-awaited event of the Bouquet Kyiv Stage. The theme of this year's discussions is "WE. Between the Past and the Future".
    During the festival, we talk with Kyivites and people from other places under a 200-year-old ash tree. Our talks are not scripted or otherwise prepared beforehand. We talk just as passers-by who are interested in live conversations about our previous experiences, our vision of the future and our role at the intersection of these epochs.
    On August 29, at 1 p.m., the guest of the Discussion Under the Ash Tree will be Stella Beniaminova.
    The discussion will be conducted by Yevhenii Utkin (a co-founder of the Bouquet Kyiv Stage Festival and a well-known Kyivite) / Yevhenii Stasinevych (a literature expert and curator of the literary program of this year's festival).
    Stella Beniaminova is a famous Ukrainian art collector and the founder of the Stedley Art Foundation. She was born in Kyiv, Ukraine, and now she lives and works here. Stella Beniaminova founded her first art collection in the beginning of the 1990s, soon after her graduation from Kyiv Medical University in 1983, where she obtained a doctoral degree in medicine. Stella successfully continued her medical career and in 1995 she founded "Stedley" dental clinic in Kyiv, which has been the leader of the sector ever since.
    Stella Beniaminova's first collection was comprised mainly of the works of Russian and Ukrainian art of the end of the 19th – the beginning of the 20th century. As Stella continued researching different artistic schools, a new complex collection of Ukrainian Sixtiers, non-conformist Ukrainian art and the art of the 1990s-2000s was originated in 2008. This new collection concentrates mainly on the works of Oleksandr Zhyvotkov, Oleksandr Sukholit and Oleksandr Dubovyk.
    In 2011, Stella Beniaminova established the Stedley Art Foundation. The mission of the Foundation centers on the development of the cultural process in Ukraine, promotion of Ukrainian artists and their projects, as well as the facilitation of the international cultural exchanges revival and creation of a positive image of Ukrainian art on the global art-stage. The philosophy of the Foundation can be summarized in a thesis that culture is not supposed to be a luxury, instead it has to become a right, a necessity, an urgent esthetic and ethic need of a person. Also, in 2011 Stella Beniaminova initiated the creation of a charity fund of the National Art Museum of Ukraine. In 2019, Stella became a member of the TATE Acquisitions Committees focusing on Russia & Eastern Europe.
    THE EVENT IS FREE
    if you have an admission ticket to the National Museum "Sophia Kyivska" (UAH 125 – a full ticket, UAH 60 – a preferential ticket)
    August, 29, 15.00
    Discussion Under the Ash Tree with Viktoriya Tigipko
    August 29, 3 p.m.
    Discussion Under the Ash Tree With Viktoriya Tigipko.
    Traditional Discussions Under the Ash Tree in the garden of "Sophia Kyivska" have become a special and long-awaited event of the Bouquet Kyiv Stage. The theme of this year's discussions is "WE. Between the Past and the Future".
    During the festival, we talk with Kyivites and people from other places under a 200-year-old ash tree. Our talks are not scripted or otherwise prepared beforehand. We talk just as passers-by who are interested in live conversations about our previous experiences, our vision of the future and our role at the intersection of these epochs.
    On August 29, at 3 p.m., the guest of the Discussion Under the Ash Tree will be Viktoriya Tigipko.
    The discussion will be conducted by Yevhenii Utkin (a co-founder of the Bouquet Kyiv Stage Festival and a well-known Kyivite) / Yevhenii Stasinevych (a literature expert and curator of the literary program of this year's festival).
    Viktoriya Tigipko is a Ukrainian entrepreneur, public figure, the President of the Odesa International Film Festival, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Ukrainian Film Academy, the Founder and Managing Partner of the TA Ventures venture fund, a Member of the Supervisory Board of the Ukrainian Startup Fund, the Founder of the private investors club ICLUB, a Co-founder of the Wtech women's business community, the initiator of the British Code Club project and EscapeLAB School in Ukraine, the Organizer of the International IT-conference IDCEE. Internet technologies and Innovations.
    Viktoriya Tigipko has graduated with distinction from the Faculty of International Economic Relations and Law of Kyiv Institute of National Economy. Later she studied in Austria in the University of Vienna and Vienna University of Economics and Business, where she read financial management and international insurance. Also, she has completed the program Venture Capital for Executives of the University of California, Berkeley, in the United States of America. Except Ukrainian and Russian languages, she speaks English, German, French and Italian.
    THE EVENT IS FREE
    if you have an admission ticket to the National Museum "Sophia Kyivska" (UAH 125 – a full ticket, UAH 60 – a preferential ticket)
    September,1 15.00
    Discussion Under the Ash Tree with Yuri Makarov
    Traditional Discussions Under the Ash Tree in the garden of "Sophia Kyivska" have become a special and long-awaited event of the Bouquet Kyiv Stage. The theme of this year's discussions is "WE. Between the Past and the Future".
    During the festival, we talk with Kyivites and people from other places under a 200-year-old ash tree. Our talks are not scripted or otherwise prepared beforehand. We talk just as passers-by who are interested in live conversations about our previous experiences, our vision of the future and our role at the intersection of these epochs.
    On August 29, at 1 p.m., the guest of the Discussion Under the Ash Tree will be Yuri Makarov.
    The discussion will be conducted by Yevhenii Utkin (a co-founder of the Bouquet Kyiv Stage Festival and a well-known Kyivite) / Yevhenii Stasinevych (a literature expert and curator of the literary program of this year's festival). Yuri Makarov is a journalist, TV host, documentary film maker, writer.
    He has graduated from Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, Faculty of Romance and Germanic Philology. Since 1995, he has worked at the Television Channel "Studio 1+1": 1996 — the TV host of the programs "Imperiia kino" (Empire of Movies), "Telemania", "Snidanok z 1+1" (Breakfast With 1+1), "Yuri Makarov's Special Project", "Document", and since 1998 he has been editor-in-chief of the television company. In 2008–2010, he worked at the "Pershyi" (The First) national channel, where he hosted the program "Cultural Front". In 2011–2013, he worked at the "ТVі" channel, where he hosted the programs "Civilization" and "Civilization 2.0". Since 2015, he has co-hosted the talk-show "War and Peace" (together with Oleg Stepanenko) at the "UA:Pershyi" (UA:First) channel; in 2016–2017 he was the director of the Creative Association of Documentary Films of the National Television Company of Ukraine; in 2017–2020, he was a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine. Since 2020, he has been editor-in-chief of the Suspilne (Public) Television of the National Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine. In the autumn of 2007 he headed the "Ukrainskyi tyzhden" (The Ukrainian Week) magazine, but resigned from his position in September of 2009, and thence has been a regular columnist of the magazine.
    He is a member of The National Taras Shevchenko Prize Committee (since December 2016), Head of the Committee (since December 2019).
    Yuri Makarov is a member of PEN Ukraine. His novels: "Kulturnyi shar" (Cultural Layer) (2003), "Ty ne odyn! (You Aren't Alone): From the Latest History of Ukrainian Television" (2004), "Puteshestviia dyletanta" (Amateur's Travels) (2005), "Sex and the City of Kyiv. Man's View of Things" (2005), "Henii mistsia" (Genius of the Place) (2014), "Za chvert desiata" (A Quarter to Ten) (2013). Collections of essays: «R2U» (2014).
    THE EVENT IS FREE
    if you have an admission ticket to the National Museum "Sophia Kyivska" (UAH 125 – a full ticket, UAH 60 – a preferential ticket)
    August 28 - September 2, 16.00
    Immersive excursion "Sofia speaks"
    Sofia Speaks" is an excursion - play that remembers historical figures and events and comes to today's private. Combines real and fictional. Interprets the past through the prism of his own subjectivity.
    Whatever we talk about, we talk about ourselves. Whatever we listen to, we hear ourselves. Listen to Sofia - hear yourself.
    Directed by Tamara Trunova
    Playwrights - Marina Smilyanets, Tamara Trunova
    Voices - Kateryna Kachan, Andriy Mostrenko
    Music - Mavka band

    Catharsis
    People have always been aware of the danger associated with living in "a time of change". However, in the 21st century this ancient Chinese curse has probably lost its relevance, as we have grown accustomed to perpetual change. Today we live in a time of uncertainty and doubt, it has become both our trial and a curse.

    As we face the uncertainty of our time, we grow more disillusioned and crave stability. The future is uncertain, even more uncertainty is associated with the past, and as a result human relations break down and the identity crisis sets in.

    It seems, the answers to such fundamental Biblical questions like "Where are You going?" and the questions posed by the modernist philosophers like "Where do we come from?", "Who are we?" and "Where are we going?" are lost forever. Doubt sets in the process of formulating such questions.

    Such existential extremes help appreciate art. The works of art establish temporal continuity and help view through the prism of human culture the ever changing value systems.

    Catharsis is a term first used by Aristotle to describe the effect of art which is capable of purifying the emotions and restoring a person to emotional health.

    The ancient Greeks were supposed to greet death with a smile. This way the ordinary Greeks imitated their most revered mythical heroes of the Greek tragedies. Catharsis is usually associated with the Dionysian mysteries and the ancient theatre. We experience extreme emotions as the main character of the play dies on the stage, the spectators in the Greek theatre linked these emotions with their own fear of death and other deeper emotions because to move on to the next life, one has symbolically die in this life.

    Now catharsis usually refers to intellectual purification and spiritual purgation through art.

    Art has helped the Greeks to conquer the fear of death, so perhaps it could help the people living in the new "culture of uncertainty" to meet their challenges. Besides, the human culture has produced wonderful works of art, music, literature, theatre drama, and cinematography, all of which have been used by generations of people to provoke catharsis. These emotions are deeply personal, however very few people are left unmoved by such composers like Bach, films directors like Andrey Tarkovsky and Ingmar Bergman, and painters like Caravaggio and Rembrandt.

    This exhibition features the late Baroque sculptures by Johann Georg Pinsel, an artist active in the late 18th century, and his apprentice Franciszek Ołędzki along with the works by Alexander Zhyvotkov, a modern Ukrainian artist.

    Their artwork is divided by time but united by the art medium, namely the vivid wood sculpture. The artists' deeply expressive sculpture is cathartic in nature.

    There are the two types of catharsis, namely pathetic catharsis and reflective catharsis. The first type of catharsis is defined as the emotional culmination in which the spectator achieves the state of emotional affect. Pathetic catharsis causes an immediate and sometimes painful release of emotions, a desire to break free. The sculptures by Pinsel and Ołędzki reflect this state of extreme emotional unrest. The bodies are contorted, the sculptures are wrapped in flowing garments, the emotions overflow, and the spectator is astounded by the sculptures' monumental nature. The faces of saints and angels reflect extreme emotions. These sculptures were first designed to be viewed inside the Catholic cathedrals to inspire the faithful to lead good lives, but these sculptures are still capable of deeply affecting the modern exhibition goer. Baroque art is the first stage of catharsis, it is characterised by its ecstatic state, and serves to bring the consciousness to tranquillity and transcend into the world of metaphysical meaning.

    The ecstatic state is followed by reflective catharsis where the consciousness is purged of the emotions and suffering caused by these emotions. The experience brings the emotions into their proper balance. The ecstatic state which is characterised by "being outside of oneself" culminates in returning to oneself and accepting oneself as a spiritual being. Zhyvotkov's intricate sculpture reflects all of the complex aspects of the human life, not just the moments of extreme emotional unrest. His art seems to imitate the interplay between the light and shadows in Rembrandt's paintings. Zhyvotkov is as far removed from the art of painting as possible but he plays with the light and the shadows, to him they symbolise the essence of life which brings together the human happiness, suffering, and love. Zhyvotkov's art is free of emotion, some of the strongest emotions in his art fly under the radar and leave no trace.

    A true work of art leaves some things unsaid and lets the spectator just enough freedom and space to make up his own mind. Catharsis is possible on the verge between the artist's creative concept and the spectator's emotional response. Catharsis cannot always be reached through works of art and eternal life questions do not always have answers. But Zhyvotkov leaves us hints. One of his monumental bas-relief sculptures featured at the exhibition is covered with quotes from the Book of Ecclesiastes. The modern artist is quoting the ancient texts: "One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh; but the earth abideth for ever." The Ecclesiastes has described the eternal and universal circle of human life. The wisdom is to enjoy life but remember that all is vanity.
    The works of these authors are separated by centuries, but so close in spirit. Because the desire of the soul has no limits in time and space - we all want to be together and be happy with simple things. Here and now.
    Curator - Tatiana Voloshina.
    Organizers of the exhibition: Dom Master Klass, Stedley Art Foundation, National Museum "Sophia of Kyiv" and Lviv National Gallery of Arts named after B.G. Voznytsky.
    The exhibition is open: daily, from 10.00 to 17.30
    Entrance fee - 65 UAH (full) and 30 UAH (discounted).

    During the festival Bouquet Kyiv Stage, from August 27 to September 2: daily, from 10.00 to 21.00 entrance ticket - 125 UAH (full) and 65 UAH (discounted). It gives the opportunity to visit all the events of the festival on this day, including the exhibition.

    Warning! There is a mask regime at the territory of Khlibny.

    Engaged With Time. Fedir Vozianov's Mystery Fashion Show
    Engaged With Time. A mystery fashion show presenting a new collection of clothes created by Fedir Vozianov, a designer and researcher, which will be conducted in collaboration with the Rulla Voita duo.
    Specifically for this event, the Rulla Voita duo of the violinist Oleksandra Vasylieva and percussionist Dmytro Ulianov is preparing a refined musical programme.

    Engaged With Time. A mystery fashion show presenting a new collection of clothes created by Fedir Vozianov, a designer and researcher, which will be conducted in collaboration with the Rulla Voita duo.
    Specifically for this event, the Rulla Voita duo of the violinist Oleksandra Vasylieva and percussionist Dmytro Ulianov is preparing a refined musical programme. In it, everlasting masterpieces of classical and contemporary music will be interwoven in a spatial improvisation here-and-now, a metronome – a symbol of time measurement – will turn into a musical instrument, and the violin and various percussion instruments – into the priests serving in the Temple of Time.
    We would like to keep details of the performance secret, as the essence of any ritual is revealed only at the time of the direct involvement into it. As for the forthcoming fashion show, we would like to cite its author:
    "When we are born, time gives each of us a promise which we will never forget and which will never be fulfilled. With age, our relations with time change, but our childhood belief in eternity and the impossibility of death will not leave us throughout our entire life.
    The "Engaged With Time" collection is my a priori feeble attempt to stop time or at least to get it to run in the opposite direction at least for a couple of seconds. Does the expected failure decrease my certainty as regards its expedience? Luckily, so far it does not."
    Fedir Vozianov


    THE EVENT IS FREE
    if you have an admission ticket to the National Museum "Sophia of Kyiv" (UAH 125 – a full ticket, UAH 60 – a preferential ticket)
    Catharsis
    People have always been aware of the danger associated with living in "a time of change". However, in the 21st century this ancient Chinese curse has probably lost its relevance, as we have grown accustomed to perpetual change. Today we live in a time of uncertainty and doubt, it has become both our trial and a curse.

    As we face the uncertainty of our time, we grow more disillusioned and crave stability. The future is uncertain, even more uncertainty is associated with the past, and as a result human relations break down and the identity crisis sets in.

    It seems, the answers to such fundamental Biblical questions like "Where are You going?" and the questions posed by the modernist philosophers like "Where do we come from?", "Who are we?" and "Where are we going?" are lost forever. Doubt sets in the process of formulating such questions.

    Such existential extremes help appreciate art. The works of art establish temporal continuity and help view through the prism of human culture the ever changing value systems.

    Catharsis is a term first used by Aristotle to describe the effect of art which is capable of purifying the emotions and restoring a person to emotional health.

    The ancient Greeks were supposed to greet death with a smile. This way the ordinary Greeks imitated their most revered mythical heroes of the Greek tragedies. Catharsis is usually associated with the Dionysian mysteries and the ancient theatre. We experience extreme emotions as the main character of the play dies on the stage, the spectators in the Greek theatre linked these emotions with their own fear of death and other deeper emotions because to move on to the next life, one has symbolically die in this life.

    Now catharsis usually refers to intellectual purification and spiritual purgation through art.

    Art has helped the Greeks to conquer the fear of death, so perhaps it could help the people living in the new "culture of uncertainty" to meet their challenges. Besides, the human culture has produced wonderful works of art, music, literature, theatre drama, and cinematography, all of which have been used by generations of people to provoke catharsis. These emotions are deeply personal, however very few people are left unmoved by such composers like Bach, films directors like Andrey Tarkovsky and Ingmar Bergman, and painters like Caravaggio and Rembrandt.

    This exhibition features the late Baroque sculptures by Johann Georg Pinsel, an artist active in the late 18th century, and his apprentice Franciszek Ołędzki along with the works by Alexander Zhyvotkov, a modern Ukrainian artist.

    Their artwork is divided by time but united by the art medium, namely the vivid wood sculpture. The artists' deeply expressive sculpture is cathartic in nature.

    There are the two types of catharsis, namely pathetic catharsis and reflective catharsis. The first type of catharsis is defined as the emotional culmination in which the spectator achieves the state of emotional affect. Pathetic catharsis causes an immediate and sometimes painful release of emotions, a desire to break free. The sculptures by Pinsel and Ołędzki reflect this state of extreme emotional unrest. The bodies are contorted, the sculptures are wrapped in flowing garments, the emotions overflow, and the spectator is astounded by the sculptures' monumental nature. The faces of saints and angels reflect extreme emotions. These sculptures were first designed to be viewed inside the Catholic cathedrals to inspire the faithful to lead good lives, but these sculptures are still capable of deeply affecting the modern exhibition goer. Baroque art is the first stage of catharsis, it is characterised by its ecstatic state, and serves to bring the consciousness to tranquillity and transcend into the world of metaphysical meaning.

    The ecstatic state is followed by reflective catharsis where the consciousness is purged of the emotions and suffering caused by these emotions. The experience brings the emotions into their proper balance. The ecstatic state which is characterised by "being outside of oneself" culminates in returning to oneself and accepting oneself as a spiritual being. Zhyvotkov's intricate sculpture reflects all of the complex aspects of the human life, not just the moments of extreme emotional unrest. His art seems to imitate the interplay between the light and shadows in Rembrandt's paintings. Zhyvotkov is as far removed from the art of painting as possible but he plays with the light and the shadows, to him they symbolise the essence of life which brings together the human happiness, suffering, and love. Zhyvotkov's art is free of emotion, some of the strongest emotions in his art fly under the radar and leave no trace.

    A true work of art leaves some things unsaid and lets the spectator just enough freedom and space to make up his own mind. Catharsis is possible on the verge between the artist's creative concept and the spectator's emotional response. Catharsis cannot always be reached through works of art and eternal life questions do not always have answers. But Zhyvotkov leaves us hints. One of his monumental bas-relief sculptures featured at the exhibition is covered with quotes from the Book of Ecclesiastes. The modern artist is quoting the ancient texts: "One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh; but the earth abideth for ever." The Ecclesiastes has described the eternal and universal circle of human life. The wisdom is to enjoy life but remember that all is vanity.