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Vasilisa Fobes

RESIDENCY

september 2022

LOCATION

Studio I + II

THE PROJECT

Beyond Desire is a drama short about shame, betrayal and female desire told from a very female perspective. Alia, the lead, is an enigmatic and troubled character. She is in her

mid-twenties, and struggling to find her place in a world of conflicting romances met with shame and power-imbalance, whilst battling to find her voice.

THE DIRECTOR

Vasilisa is a female film-maker originally from Russia; the land of intensity, passion and contradictions. She has created brave and eclectic concepts such as the #Waxchick series which broadcast hyper-sexualised self-portraits onto billboards to generate a dialogue on women's representation in public media and the arts. The Waxchick Film showcased globally at many festivals including the LSFF, East End Film Festival and ICA. Vasilisa’s work borders art and film, having been supported and showcased by the RA, Tate and ICA institutions.  Her recent narrative short Delphyne was self-produced on a shoe-string budget of only £2000 during lockdown and received acclaim at the IWWF festival in Turkey, and showcased on Argo. Delphyne introduces Vasilisa’s theatrical and poetic script-writing style which is inspired by

Russian folklore and story-telling techniques.

https://vasilisa.tv

THE CHOREOGRAHER

Katya Bourvis is a London based Choreographer,  Movement Director and Dance Artist with an extensive international performance career. Classically trained at English National Ballet School, she has danced for Stuttgart Ballet, Sadler’s Wells and the Royal Opera House, under the direction of some of the finest choreographers within ballet and contemporary dance.

 

Since embarking on a freelance career as a choreographer and movement director, she has worked extensively in music promos, branded content, editorial and short film. Clients and partners include Agile Films, OB management, Polydor, Chanel, Nowness and Schön Magazine.

 

In 2021, Katya was awarded an Artist in Residence grant at Sadler’s Wells, and in her own choreographic work she takes a multi-disciplined approach, using visual art and sound design to creatively explore contemporary experience. She has directed and choreographed a series of her own dance films which have been premiered at a variety of acclaimed film festivals.

https://www.katyabourvis.co.uk

all images and videos copyright Viki Cercek + Mark Sheats

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