Since the moment when I became a mother, my world has been totally changed. Now I have to learn again how to live and how to be an artist. The #TakeHeart Residency in Libken is an opportunity to create and dance again after giving birth. The aim of my project is to bring attention to the fragility, beauty and difficulties of parenthood. I feel, that being in the roles of mother and artist at the same time, bring unsureness, instability and something very new to my life. Also, I believe that my example can encourage other mother-dancers to keep on working. I believe, that I’m not alone and I would be happy to share and to support others.
Antonia Koluiartseva was born in Russia and studied ballet and contemporary dance at the Dance Center in Prague. From 2007 to 2013 she worked as a dancer, choreographer and dance teacher at "OKNO dance project" in St. Petersburg and was a co-organizer of the annual dance festival "OKNO dance festival".
For two years she was a dancer of the "Aura" dance theater (Kaunas, Lithuania). Since 2015 she has been working in Europe and Russia as an independent dancer and choreographer, creating her own choreographic productions. In 2021, Antonia graduated from Folkwang University of the Arts (MA Choreography). Now she is based in Germany, NRW and actively working as a freelance dance artist.
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