Come to WRO for a meeting and workshop with Dasha Bogdan – artist, theater actress, painter and filmmaker.
18:00 – Dasha will tell more about herself and her creative journey
18:30-20:00 – together with two colleagues from GAS theater, she will conduct a movement training
Artist about herself:
Hi, my name is Dasha Bogdan and I come from Kharkiv. All my life I have been searching for a way to translate my meanings. And this search was done in many different ways. When I was 17, I decided that I wanted to become a psychologist, because my mother always said that I had enough sensitivity to help people. I liked that, although sometimes my empathy drove me crazy. So far, nothing has changed.
After a while I decided that I wanted to be an artist, because I had been painting since childhood, there was still a lot of sensitivity in me. After school, I entered the Academy of Design and Art in Kharkov. A year later, I went to the Ivan Kotliarevsky Art University in Kharkiv, short for Kharkiv Teatralka. In my second year of study, I acted in Neft’ Theater. The first premiere, an art monologue in a performative-documentary play. At the same time, I do dance and authentic movement, because I still feel so much.
Because of russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, I moved to Wroclaw and am studying Theater here. There is so much to say. So much was felt after 24.02. Here in Poland was born the play History of Ukraine, which became our voice, a reflection of the war. Here was born our GAS theater, a theater that gives current meanings.
I am 20 years old, still 20 years old. I don’t have enough time to understand what is happening. But I have certainly understood one thing. It’s all happening because I’m opening myself up to sensation. I am able to feel as strongly as any of us. During that evening I would like to share my ways to feel bigger and stronger. Let sensations in through the body, through movement, through the breath, stillness and not stillness at the same time. Art begins with hypersensitivity.
The meeting will be conducted in Ukrainian (with translation, if needed). It is scheduled for adults, and seating is limited, so please sign up in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Participation is free of charge.
See you there!