“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 stories from people who’s lives have been directly affected by the war and turning them into dreams or nightmares. Perhaps by looking into one’s dreams, we can find out more about ourselves, and see clearer into the future. Art that is rooted in reality has a direct way of affecting the audience and bring about an awareness of the state of the war in Ukraine. We are here to tell this story from the human perspective.
Tell Me – Де Ти?
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.
Nice Dance Film
Tanzahoi International Dance Festival
On ARt Dance Fest
Wicklow Screendance Lab
Puga Dance Fest
Sandro Garibashvili - Dancer/ Choreographer/ Writer
Sandro’s background is in Lecoq based physical theater, however, his curiosity for the creative process, over the years, has taken him from street theater, 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.
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 Neutral Mask, Collective devising, the Red Nose mask (clown), 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.“
Maria - Theater & Film Director/ Pedagogue
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…”
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.
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.