GAZE ZONE is the second solo production of Valentin Tszin in Berlin
made collaboratively with:
Vera Kochubey | set design
Daniel Williams | sound design
MALDOROR | costume design
Vladimir Ermachenkov | graphic design
VALENTIN TSZIN is a Russian choreographer, dancer and actor. Founder of PoemaTheatre (St. Petersburg / Moscow) and Butoh Village (Moscow) and co-founder of Butoh Channel Berlin.
Valentin has presented his work nationally and internationally in the Ukraine, Germany, the Netherlands, Japan, Colombia, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, France, Scotland, Poland, Russia and Greece. He has produced and participated in numerous performance and collaborative projects, including "Out of the Forest" ARCHSTOYANIE Festival (Nikola-Lenivets, Russia 2013), "Ka te T'ui" gogolfest (Kiev, Ukraine) "Dostoevsky. The corpse." (Tokyo, Japan 2014), „Infant Melee I and II" with Yuko Kaseki (Berlin, Germany 2014), "eX
it!" 6th international Butoh dance-eXchange and performance festival (Schloss Broellin, Germany) , "RopeBerry" and "Instincts" Lieber Null Berlin.
Valentin studied and worked with Butoh Masters Carlotta Ikeda, and Ko Murobushi, Dairakudakan, also Flavia Ghisalberti, Ken Mai, Taketeru Kudo, singer Sainko Namchylak and many others.
is a composer and sounddesigner living in Dresden. Born in Edinburgh in 1969, he studied music at Edinburgh University and literature at Oxford University. He has worked for many years in the theatre, most notably with Russian company Derevo, and Dresden based companies Freaks und Fremde, The Guts Company and the JuWie Dance Company. Highlights with Derevo include Ketzal, Harlequin, which have toured all over the world, and Weisse Festung as well as countless improvisations and special events most notably the Buto festivals Mad in Japan and Mad in Russia. Touring shows with Freaks und Fremde include Freakshow and Schweigen der Welt and recent shows with The Guts Company include Emoticam and Ortsflüchtig. As a musician her has appeared at the STFU festival in Dresden in 2012 and 2014 as well as at the Dresden Audio Visual Experience in 2014 and 2015 where he appeared in the final concert. Recent music releases include a vinyl release on Lockertmatik under the name Ghost Radio and two albums on phonocake.com also as Ghost Radio.
MALDOROR began in 2007 in Warsaw when its founder Grzegorz Matląg wrote his manifesto outlining the meaning of true luxury. In its beginnings, it was just a personal art project, mocking the fashion world. To this day the brand continues to use experimental tequniques that are result of Matlag being untrained in sewing and design. Staying true to the concept that being unique is true luxury, the work focuses on one-off pieces, small collections, and collaborations. The designer himself plays a lot with self irony, mocking todays life and trends, and delivering witty and luxurious clothes. Renowned as the enfant terrible of the Polish fashion industry, MALDOROR continues to shock society with its eccentricity and sarcasm.
After being discovered at the international art fair BERLINER-LISTE 2014, Veras career sky-rocketed in 2015 to 3 gallery shows, prominent multimedia projects at Paris Fashion Week and Berlin Fashion week, numerous publications and solid figures sales. During her artist residency in Los Angeles last summer Vera started working on the concept of psychedelic visions and parallel dimentions, using color and lines to visualise different realities.
She also has a Master degree in Psychoanalysis and Cultural Studies. Being interested in psychology and philosophy for more then 10 years, Vera finds there an eternal source of inspiration for her art.
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