Dina Khuseyn is a choreographer, performer and independent curator of festivals, educational programs and collective dance expositions. She was born and grew up in Moscow where she received her first dance education and diploma of a ballet dancer. She finished «Rotterdam Dance Academy» 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, Cally Spooner 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. In 2015, in Moscow, she created SOTA - an open, mobile program, which cooperates with various cultural institutions in Russia and abroad, in order to create a platform for the development and promotion of contemporary dance as an important part of contemporary art and culture. In 2016, in Moscow she created Performative Practice Place - an independent art space focused on the development of arts associated with performativity. In November 2017, together with Emilie Houdent, she initiated and curated international festival "Déprogrammation" at the Theater Manufacture Atlantique, Bordeaux. At the moment Dina Khuseyn lives and works between France and Russia, where she creates her choreographic and curatorial projects.
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. Creation of “alternative/ different spaces” and investing in community - are two main lines present in her choregraphic and curatorial works.
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