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Education

2015 DanceAbility teacher certification program, Helsinki (FI)
2006-2009 North Karelia college, Outokumpu (FI) Movement and Performance Research program
2008 University of music and performing arts, Frankfurt am Main (GE)
2001-2005 Kannon Dance school, St. Petersburg (RU)
1999-2004 State University of St-Petersburg (RU) MA of psychology


Performer

Oracle A
Concept, text, dance, performance: Vera Lapitskaya
Premiere: 19.1.2020 Studio Sdvig, St.Petersburg

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photo: Natalia Kochelenko  

Jane's Solstice
Concept, dance, text: Vera Lapitskaya, Paolo Cingolani, Julyen Hamilton
Premiere: 26th October 2019, Caisa cultural center

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photo: Anna Mathwes 

Obvious Unexpected
Concept, performance: Vera Lapitskaya, Giorgio Convertito
Premiere: 16.2.2018, theater Höyhentämö, Helsinki

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photo: Cathy Walsh 
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Slammed Stone
Choreography, dance, text: Vera Lapitskaya
Music and sound design: Natalia Kochelenko
Production: NotaBene duet in co-production with Fundación Entredós
Premiere: 9.11.2016 at Fundación Entredós, Madrid

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photo: Patrick Beelaert  

Direction & choreography

Step Forward
Idea, direction: Vera Lapitskaya
Group members: Aida Tervo, Arina Laubert, Isabella Mansnérus, Melanie Rose, Veronika Yakushevich, Natalia Kochelenko
Premiere: 2019

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photo: Vera Lapitskaya 
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Map of the Unknown Land
Idea, direction: Vera Lapitskaya
Dance, text, voice: Aida Tervo, Arina Laubert, Charalambos Gardias, Isabella Mansnérus, Marija Ribakova, Melanie Rose, Penelope Gardias, Veronika Yakushevitch
Sound design: Natalia Kochelenko
Production: NotaBene art group
Premiere: 3.11.2018, CulturaFest, Vantaa

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photo: Svetlana Mikhailova 
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Curatorial work

MatrЁshka Dating
Concept, curation, artistic vision: Vera Lapitskaya
Participants: Chekhov Machine Company, Cyclical enclosure, Eve Ribs, Ice, Kolme/Regina Launivuo, Let it Out (Anastasia Artemeva,  Arlene Tucker, Sonny Black)
Production: Cutura säätiö, CulturaFest 2017
Premiere: 2.11.2017 at SES auditorio, Kino K-13, Helsinki

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photo: Svetlana Mikhailova 

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Dance Films

 Direction, video editing: Vera Lapitskaya
 Music, sound: Natalia Kochelenko
 Camera: NotaBene art group
 Production: NotaBene art group
 Release year: 2019

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photo: Vera Lapitskaya 

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Teaching

2020 contemporary dance and improvisation at Riveria Outokumpu, professional dance educatoion (FI)
2020 Movement Dance Word Text, workshop at SDVIG -space for performing arts, St.Petersburg (RU)
2018 text and movement in instant composition, workshop at BodyWord 14th international festival, St.Petersburg (RU)
2018-2016 guest teacher of contemporary dance and improvisation at West Finland College (FI)
2016-2009 guest teacher of contemporary dance and improvisation at North Karelia College Outokumpu (FI)
2015-2010 contemporary dance teacher at Tansille Ry, morning classes for professional dancers (FI)
2012 contemporary dance workshop at Dance House Lemesos, (CY)
2011 contemporary dance workshop at International Dance Festival “Contact meets contemporary”, Göttingen, (GE)

Grants and scholarships

2020 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, The City of Helsinki (project grant for working group)
2019 Cultura-foundation, The City of Helsinki (project grant for working group)
2018 Arts Promotion Centre Finland (project grant fro working group)
2018 The City of Helsinki (project grant for working group)
2017 Finnish Cultural Foundation: regional funding (project grant fro working group)
2017 The City of Helsinki (project grant fro working group)
2016 Finnish Cultural Foundation: regional funding (project grant fro working group)
2009 BIDE: Barcelona International Dance Exchange

Reviews

"Aikataskuja tanssien" , "Aikataskuiisa on liikkeen ituja ja avaruuden laskoksia"
 read in Finnish

"NotaBene-tanssiteatteri auttaa keksimään uudet säännöt leikkiin /
 NotaBene dance theater helps to invent new rules for the game"
 read in Finnish

"I Solo Ment" - an article about the duet of Ann Van den Broek
Sivuaskel Dance Festival 2010, Zodiak, Helsinki (FI)
read in English

"Nuoret tanssintekijät valtasivat näyttämön / Young dance makers on the stage"
Review by Maija-Liisa Westman
read in Finnish

Mamuska Helsinki 2009, Zodiak
Review by Tiia Lappalainen
read in Finnish

Memberships

from 2016 member of Catalysti ry Association of Transcultural Artist in Finland

Awards

2012 - 1st prize of dance film festival "Miradas al Cuerpo", Madrid (ES)
Nobody? Yes, Body! - dance film
Concept: Vera Lapitskaya, Natalya Nikolaeva
Choreography, dance: Vera Lapitskaya
Direction, video editing: Natalya Nikolaeva

2011 - prize of International choreography contest, Kajaani (FI)
Contact Note - duet
Choreographer, mentor teacher: Vera Lapitskaya
Dancers: Sebastian Lopez-Lehto, Veronika Yakushevich