OUR DREAMS...

...are unforgiving

We are in production of a new film about dreams and dreamers, from Ukrainian artists.

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“Dreamcatchers”, is a film about dreams and dreamers in the time of war. This creative documentary, explores how we as a nation are changing because of the war in Ukraine. We discover this theme by collecting real dreams or nightmares from people who’s lives have been directly affected by the war and turning them into choreography/ performance/ music/ art.  Perhaps by looking into one’s dreams, we can find out more about ourselves, and see clearer into the future. The war affects us all, the artist however has the ability to transpose this experience into a higher form. 

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Tell Me – Де Ти?

2022

In 2022 we shot a short hybrid documentary about loosing one’s home and sense of belonging, to the war. How does our body respond to the violence of war? How does the psyche wrestle with the ultimate threat to our wellbeing and security? How does it feel to leave home, not knowing whether you will ever return? This short dance film is an exploration of the visceral after-effects of the war in Ukraine. Four dancers delve into the difficult emotions and borderline states that the war leaves us with, expressing them through dance, poetry and visual storytelling. Watch the full film: https://youtu.be/pRrIIIVfV1Y

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Best Choreography

inshadow film fest (lisbon)

Official selection:

Nice Dance Film

Tanzahoi International Dance Festival (hamburg)

On ARt Dance Fest (Warsaw)

In Shadow (lisbon)

Wicklow Screendance Lab

Puga Dance Fest (vilnius)

About Us

Sandro Garibashvili - Producer/ Choreographer/ Writer

Sandro is an experienced performer, choreographer and teacher, with a long list of completed productions, collaborations, and educational projects. His last 10 years he spent in Ukraine producing independant theater and film. With a solid background in Lecoq based physical theater his curiosity for the creative process, over the years, has taken him from street theater, to Contemporary dance, to music stage and into film making. He has written, produced and acted in a myriad of original stage works in Chicago, Boston, London and over Eastern Europe, and in recent years has began creating works for the screen. He has produced the visually stunning film, ‘The Hill’ with Konstantin Zorkin, which was selected for the Asolo Film Festival, in Venice. As well as ‘Tell Me – Де Ти?’ a dance film based on his own experience of life during the russian invasion of Ukraine, which received the Best Choreographer award at the InShadow Dance Film Festival in Lisbon, Portugal.

Sandro has been a mentor and teacher with Danish theater ‘C:NTACT,’ with whom he has co-created two youth witness performances in Ukraine, based around the Donbass war and the social phenomena of corruption. Together with his partner Maria Koreneva, he leads group workshops in Movement Analysis, Neutral Mask, Collective devising, the Red Nose (clown), the Tragic Chorus and the Bouffon.

“the arts grant us the rare opportunity to have a full experience of life, a direct contact with it, not mitigated by someone else, to discover that which is most alive and constant, deep inside every single human being, and to share this experience with an audience.“

Sandro Garibashvili

Maria - Theater & Film Director/ Pedagogue

Maria is a native of Kharkiv, Ukraine. She studied Lecoq based physical theater at the London School of Performing Arts. In 2005 she co-founded the Eleffant-Foot theater company with Sandro Garibashvili in Chicago, USA, which contributed four original productions to the local physical theater scene. After a short US career, she decided to return to her home town in Kharkiv, Ukraine, where she initiated a Physical Theater School and has taught Ensemble devised physical theater since 2013. In parallel to her theatrical activity she has earned a license as a Geshtalt therapist and has become a practitioner. Maria has adapted an improvisational approach to theater creation, with an emphasis on physical presence and the uncontrived and personal stories of the actors.

“Theater is a communal experience, often even transpersonal: through openness and playfulness actors on stage, together with the audience, can jump into a true emotional state, which can lead to a transformational process, in those of us who are ready…”

Maria Koreneva

Manifesto

We are the constant movement of this world, discovering itself through new forms. We would like to create a dialogue with you in the form of dance. Let’s engage with what is most important in our life, without a filter, lets be present with the moment, neither adding nor taking away from its great energy. Let’s find the emotional root of the stories we live through and let them take us to great heights. We are moved by stories that unite us, poetry that transforms our dreams into visions, sincerity of the exposed truth of human states, and playfulness that elevates that truth.

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We are the constant movement of this world, discovering itself through new forms. We would like to create a dialogue with you in the form of dance.