Embassy of Foreign Artists     

Dina Khuseyn

*1981 in Moscow, lives and works in Bordeaux
Residency period : January to March 2018
Choreographer, performer and curator

In collaboration with Pro Helvetia Moscow

Dina Khuseyn is a choreographer, performer and curator of the SOTA project and Performative Practice Place in Moscow. She was born and grew up in Moscow where she received her first dance education and diploma as a ballet dancer. She finished Rotterdam Dance Academy in the Netherlands and received the DanceWeb scholarship in 2001. She worked with such companies and choreographers as Galili Dance, Anouk van Dijk, Gulbenkian Dance Company, Loïc Touzé, Tino Sehgal and others. In 2008 she was invited to American Dance Festival (North Carolina). Her work Flies got nominated for Golden Mask awards, other works were presented in diverse festivals in France, Russia, Hungary, Latvia and Spain. In 2009 she completed the ex.e.r.ce program, under direction of Mathilde Monnier, at the Contemporary Dance Center in Montpellier, France. Last project she curated in collaboration with Emilie Houdent in the Theater Manufacture Atlantique (Bordeaux) event/festival «Déprogrammation». 

The development of her own artistic pass brought her to the point where her artistic practice is very much linked and related to her curatorial practice. In these two fields that she will study during her residency in Geneva she is very much interested in the following questions: 1) how this two practices can be a rehearsal for the social changes, 2) what kind of curatorial practice are present in Geneva in the field of contemporary art and contemporary dance, 3) how the young curators see the future of this artistic activity, 4) how, as an active artist today, you can bring together your artistic practice with your curatorial practice? The question of “alternative space” is very present in her choregraphic and curatorial works. Alternative spaces in art, in the way we produce and perceive art, alternative spaces in us, in our social life, alternative ways of being, thinking, doing….what are those kind of spaces, where we could find them today? and how we can create them?


Image credit: © Sergey Koltsov 

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