first try outs


At the beginning of the previous week,  I have been given a chance to rehears with my team in the (school)theatre studio at Janskerkhof in Utrecht.

In 3 days of rehearsals and tests we have menaged to finaly merge both of the danicng parts togehter in one piece also develop kind, sensitive invitation inside the pool.

We are on the half way. There are still  many questions to be answered, many tests and rehearsals to be done…slowly but surely we are getting there!

Here is the recording of our first “open public rehearsal.”  14.4. 2016






In the next week, we will be rehearsing in the real, Groote Zaal! (Big hall) – HKU Utrecht.

New ideas and proposals which are on the list  are :

  • How to make, build, develop a technic of making the ” Womb” / tent ?
  • How to bring more deepness, more ” my reason why” which is also “spectators reason why”( meaning : feeling a lost, letting it go and finaly , make a step forward as purified of pain which caused tears,..Could that be ” my reason why”?)
  • At the end, to develop a performance and self depended installation where water and human come togther as two beings but one matter.

Will be continued…



water paint-video/ projection/ possible installation



How to make/ create a ritual?

Ritual : a set of actions in a visible order.

Sequence of activities including gestures, words, objects, dance, music and an image.

Is performed in a sequested splace and time.

“Doing is beliveing”

One of my possible actions of purification ritual is also to project my water-paint videos on the top of the tent-womb.





To emerse my spectators with water /purification I will also use sound and perhaps light design, interaction with the body as a shadow- as in a womb.

Here is one part of possible video, to project it on top or sides of the womb- inside space of the ritual where spectator becomes a participant- by choice.

To make a conclusion, this can become also a self-depended installation of purification.




A dance of water and human dancing with water

It has been a period of rehersals and tests!

Finally, here is a clearer idea about our dance performances.

My water ritual will have two dancing parts as an introduction into spectators participation . At the same time, whole performance is meant to be a ritual to honour and be aware of correlation between human and water.

Therefore, we will start with introducing “a water”- Yulia Kalinchenko.

She is a water- it flows, it moves constantly. It can be gentle as a drop, mysterious as a pond or lake, quick and smooth as a stream, fast as a river, mesmerizing as whirl, unstoppable as a wave of the sea, deep and destructiable as an ocean…





After water  has created life on Earth…human has been a water.

“Human dancing with a water”- Rebbecca Collins

What is a water? What is human relation to it and waters relation to human?

It can purify us/ clean our body, it feeds us, gives us minerals to live , to breath..

but it can be dangerous to us as well- can human be dangerous to water?

It is all connected no?

We are all one.



“Building, rehearsing, thinking&processing”

“It has been six months since I started making this performance. It feels like I was just thinking and sketching so far, the real work has just started or is still about to come. There are few words constantly running in my head:
It is about life, breath, movement, rebirth, purifing, to feel the water, to be a water, to touch it, smell it, to be a commnunity, to vibrate in space and time,..etc.

Here is a new one :
Nothing is still, everything is changing, circiling, floating. Water can not be fixed or stopped, it flows. So, I decided to listen to it and flow.”

A process of building is almost finished!

Here are some pictures of my ” artistic labour  days”

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1st. stage : curving the iron edge


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2nd stage : making the floor (1st part)


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2nd stage : making the floor / waterproofed floor- PVC plastic 2nd part

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3d stage: banding PVC sticks to create “a cabriolet system” for the tent

As you can see it has been almost a month of a hard work  and more or less technical way of thinking. After all, I am glad to finally see the result infront of me, just like I imagned it.

Next step: suing the tent!

22m of beautiful bege canvas.

first tests, first model/ doc 2.1


Four months of study, testing, trying out, thinking and drawing..have passed…Meanwhile, I got a precious gift: two dancers and an audio-technical help or a co creator!

It has been not only fun and exciting but also spiritual and creative!

So far, we have made first dancing tests, sound experiments and model testing. There is a long story board growing in my head, lots of “water noises”, dancing movements and visual/ design solutions…

Here its a short summary of our ideas and first steps!




At the same time..there is a secret we have to keep for our-selfs until the last moment..but to make a hint, it is a development of a Native american water ritual called ; Sweat lodge. I had participated at it in previous month and all I can say; deep, amazing, hot experience which will be a base for making our own way of a purification on our stage.


Main idea is:







To end up, this is just a beginning of a very long, exciting and magical way of creating a water: human performance.



model pic

first tests and experiments o.1

After 3 months of study and research , my first model is build and ready to test!



My first experiments were more based on water-light reflections, sounds of water and its movements. Idea and concept has been developed to a circle shaped pool- a  dance floor. The floor itself will not only be a water dance performance but also a place of a water ritual.

However, here is the first model, first light -improvisation (which will be improved soon by light design studio ILO, Amsterdam) and also a documentation of sound vibration on the waters surface.

For making this vibrations, I have used low bass sounds, 100hz, 140hz.





It makes great rippels and vibrations on the water surface, but for now, it will stay only an experiment. Its vibration is not useful for a light reflections (for now) also  the sound is not inviting.




To sum up, its a first visual step towards reality!



water : human research 0.0

Water research


 Water : Human: Emotions/Sensibility

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To move, think and feel is vibriting in field of matter

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For the next few months I will be working on developing a performance or experience where my spectators become participants. Together with a dancer they will become a creative and moving audience. As a group they will take part in  a  water ritual  (sweat lodge-native American ritual) and find their water within.

This is a plan!

Here are some questions which I am (will be ) aksing myself through this research.

If you scroll down, you can listen my first soundscape- which I call 0.0 or “the cave soundscape”.

a.)Water on Earth

–       water is a base of life

–       it is also a matter which can change its shape and state

–       it has its own tastes : salty and sweet

–       it shapes rivers, lakes , seas and oceans,  it is like a blood of the Earth

–       water is cycling: from steam in the clouds to rain at earths floor, to liquid power which creates/ destroy lifes

–       water also comes from within Earths surface/ground: caves/ water caves

–       it passes through space and time of the Earths floor and sky

–       Q: Does water has a memory? I fit does, does it/ could it remember its own history: places, people or time where it has been so far?

–       Q: Can a water cave be experienced as a human womb? Are the water caves an origin of life?

b.)Water  and /in human

–       Human body consists 80% of water.

  • We are born in  a water womb.
  •  Q: Are we born and created in a salty water?

–       Tears: salty water inside of the human body

–       Q: Why are tears salty, why are all human liquids salty?

–       A water which comes on our skin surface , through an eye(window of the soul) only when we feel deep emotions.

–       Q:Does it  salty-ness has any connection with the ORIGIN? The big ocean where we all come from?

–        If water has a memory, could tears have a memory? A memory of its emotions?

–       Water rituals in human history : purification or morning.

–       When we move in the water or on its surface `; we make waves: waves of vibration

new prints

It has been four years since I made my first etching print.

Finaly, I am publishing all of my best pieces, including fresh prints of Leafs!

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