Katia Skylar

My deep interest lies in exploring the connection between the body and the mind, between movement, self-being, and creativity. Bodily movement is the core language of my acting and performance work, where movement interpretation of a spoken word is created with the physical theatre methods and dance. In terms of the dialogues and spoken word, I like to experiment with the multilingual approach. Among the themes I am interested to work (on and off stage): limitations, gender roles and expectations, non-human entities, fighting the mundane brutality and bringing beauty into the focus. I also like to work with site-specific and audience-driven projects. I am a member of the Finnish Actors Union (FIA) and Dramatic Combat Finland ry. I was born in the still USSR but grew up in Russia, on a Far Eastern edge of the country (Arsenyev and Vladivostok). It was a very unstable and wild transition time of a collapsed regime, and it was when I learnt to question any kind of authority or structure I have been facing later in my life.

Arts, general

Audience development, outreach

Performing arts

Acting Performance art

Photo by Titus Poutanen

Region

Helsinki Other capital city area

Communication language

Finnish English Russian Spanish

Website

www.utouto.fi

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