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Bodies in Motion – Performing the Invisible. Artil project




Cie. Off Verticality / C.O.V.

Federal Chancellary of Austria

Pop Up Collective

Ukrainian Cultural Foundation

Austrian Cultural Forum Kyiv

Anton Bruckner Private University

Art Residency Rizoma

Dovzhenko Center

Totem Dance Group

Platform of modern dance

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Artil is a project that builds a bridge into the professional world for young artists through a residency program including mentorship, production support, and interdisciplinary workshops. This year, for the first time, the project takes place across Austria, Poland, and Ukraine. In such a frame, the initial (post) educational role of the project enhances itself by an intercultural format that invites exchange, collaboration and integration.

The young artists had two weeks of educational residencies with field experts in Linz and Lublin and are continuing their creative journey at a four weeks residency in Ukraine.

The first education residency at the Anton Bruckner Private University Linz took place from the 15th to 21 of July. It served as a first meeting point for seven choreographers from Austria, Poland, and Ukraine selected for Artil project. The artists were offered lectures, workshops and individual coaching from field experts. The program covered a wide range of aspects needed for the creation of piece: from movement research to dramaturgy, to stage and light design.

The results of the project will be presented to a broad audience through a tour across the three countries.


Here you can find the exact dates and places of the performances in Ukraine. 


The international leadership team of the program – Rose Breuss (AT), Aleksander Manshylin (UA), Maria Shurkhal (AT/UA), Rryszard Kalinowski and Jacek Łumiński (POL) – strive for creating an environment that allows exchange and collaboration between young artists. The challenging and fairly durable frame of the programme encourages high engagement of each participant and creates a feeling of community and belonging. In the future, the project aims to continue its existence through professional presence of the participants and strong cooperative bounds between the artists of the three different countries.