Post-soviet body Lab

During more than 50 years every morning in every soviet apartment the radio transmitted “the morning gymnastics” – the set of 15 exercises, which were instructed by the voice and accompanied with the piano. The whole society participated in this invisible performance making the same movements in they own appartments.

 

Post-soviet body research group worked in May 2017 at the House of Dance ZIL in Moscow.

10 people took part in 9 day  research process about the origin of  moving patterns in post-soviet body.  We focused on the private body, the public body, as well as the traditions of  the fest and the celebration, tracing the  movements inherited in the body down to the times when we were not  even born.

The raised movement material was categorised and turned into the collection, set of preserved patterns, which can be later used in dramaturical work.

 © 2018 by Anna Semenova-Ganz

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