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From May 11 to 14 The Visage Movement Theatre was in the town of Ekaterinburg (Russia) as the guest of the Festival of Young Talents “Blue Bird - Inclusive”. The Company presented the performance “Meeting” and also participated in the festival's gala concert .
Liliya Sevastyanova with the help of the theater’s professional dancers conducted a practical master-class “Danse Improvisation is the Universal Language of Ño-authorship in Integrated Group”.
The Visage Movement Theater's participation in this significant sociocultural project was made possible due to the support of Tashkent and Uzbekistan's metropolitan Vikentiy.
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On December 21, 2016 at the initiative of the British Council the Visage Movement Theatre showed an improvised performance at the closing ceremony of the exhibition «The New Past: Modern Art of Great Britain».
The performance was organized as a unique dialogue between the dancers and the exhibits. The Theater expressed its vision and attitude to the problems and topics presented at the exposition.
Students of the Tashkent Theatre Institute also participated in the performance of the Visage Movement Theatre.
The exhibition was conducted by the British Council in cooperation with the Gallery of Fine Arts of Uzbekistan.
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The Visage Movement Theatre presented performance in Moscow!
The 6 th Russia Festival of special theaters Proteatr (proteatr.ru) took place in Moscow from September 26 to October 2, 2016. It is one of the most prestigious and serious festivals in the sphere of integrated theatre art. The festival week of Proteatr takes place once in three years bringing together the best performances from various countries. The chairperson of the jury is Olga Ostroumova, a well known actress of theater and cinema, People's Artist of Russia.
The Visage Movement Theatre presented the performance «Out of the Depths I Have Called to Thee...» and became laureate for the fourth time.
Right after the performance and later in internet we heard many expressions of gratitude from the spectators. Here are some of them:
«Thank you for the profound and inspiring performance»
Nataliya Redosubova, Tula
«Today I have seen the performance of the Tashkent theatre «Visage». I thought I should have brought my elder daughter. Just because one should not consume only sweets and American cartoons, one should also see something different that many prefer not to notice»
«It was something exceptional, different from everything I saw before...»
Olga Demidova, Moscow
«The Visage Theatre from Uzbekistan brought the performance «Out of the Depths I Have Called to Thee...». It is an impressive story of the main character having cerebral spastic infantile paralysis. About how he communicates with the world around him. On simple truth comes up after seeing the performances of the festival week – to help each other and to be close to those who need us»
Mariya Pospelova, photographer, Moscow
As part of the educational program of the festival Lilya Sevastyanova together with her group conducted a master class on dance improvisation. The Visage Movement Theatre also participated in wonderful master classes conducted by Russian and foreign directors and teachers.
We express our deep gratitude to the organizing committee of Proteatr for the high organizational and creative level of the festival and also for very interesting excursions.
We heartily thank the Metropolitan of Tashkent and Uzbekistan, Vikentiy, for his support related to the Theatre's travel to the festival.
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On May 5, 2016 the Visage Movement Theatre presented MY FRIENDS in the Spiritual and
Administrative Centre of the Tashkent and Uzbekistan Eparchy. It was devoted to the International Day
of Child Protection and was organized with the blessing of Vikentiy, Tashkent and Uzbekistan
The presenters were Nasiba Djumabaeva and Aleksandra Plotnikova. Nasiba joined the group only a month ago.
So she shared her impressions of her new friends who showed fragments from various performances.
Aleksandra has been with the Theatre for 10 years and dances professionally.
She spoke of their rehearsals and conducted one with other dancers.
We express our gratitude to the Tashkent and Uzbekistan Eparchy for organizing the event, for the
presents to all the participants and for the support of our integrated Theatre.
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From November 18 to 26 <<the Visage Movement Theater>> participated in the International Dance Festival <<Inclusive Dance - 2015>>in Moscow. The company presented <<Out of the depths I have cried to thee...>>, and also performed at the gala concert of the Festival Laureates and for the high school students in the town of Podolsk.
From October 29 to November 1 <<the Visage Movement Theater>> dancers were in Ekaterinburg to show a performance on the stage of the <<Schelkunchik>> municipal theater as part of the <<ArtEkaterinburg - 2015>>
On August 20 on the occasion of the Anniversary of the USA Law
on People with Disabilities the Visage Movement Theater gave a performance at the US Ambassador Pamela Spratlen's residence.
On may 31 during the Pentecost the Visage Movement Theater
performed at the Tashkent and Uzbekistan Eparchy with Metropolitan Vikentiy's blessing.
On February 15 the Visage Movement Theater was invited by TWIG
to perform at the Hotel Miran International
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The Visage Movement Theatre became the Grand-Prix Inclusive Dance festival winner.
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The Visage Movement Theatre has the honor to invite you to the performance of
"Uninvented Portraits" with participation of young people with special needs
and professional dancers and pianist.
The performance will take place on July 15 (Tuesday) at 6.30 PM
on the stage of the Ilkhom Theater of Mark Weil (5, Pahtakorskaya str.)
Production by Lilia Sevastyanova.
Costume designer-Natalya Glubokina.
Music by V.A.Mozart, Ludovico Einaudi, A Vivaldi, George Gershwin,
Vladimir Rebikov, Paolo Pizzigoni, Paul Anka.
"Uninvented Portraits" is devoted to young people with disabilities
entering their adult life.
They are looking for points of contact with other people and the world at large.
Sometimes music and movement rather than words become a connecting thread,
since they are able to express the depth of a human soul and touch the
hearts of others.
Duration - 1 hour 20 minutes.
Entrance by invitation only.
Contacts of the Visage Movement Theatre:
To request an invitation please call Anna (+99891) 1904407.
Calls in English only to Aizada(+998 94) 6537931
Art director - Lilia Sevastyanova
Tel.: (+99890) 808 80 54
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We are glad to inform you that the Moscow office of the magazine "Ballet" published "Modern Dance of the Post-Soviet Space". In this book a famous Moscow critic Ekaterina Vasenina collected and analyzed the experience of Contemporize dance theaters including the "Visage Movement Theatre". We thank Ekaterina for her great work. We also express our gratitude to the outstanding Russian culturologist Vadim Gaevskiy for appreciation of our work in the comments to the article about our Company in this book.