INESSA KALABEKOVA

Golden Bough

“The Golden Bough” by Sir James George Frazer

I just finished reading the full, unabridged 12 volume set . “The Golden Bough” by Sir James George Frazer is a really interesting book because he looks at beliefs from all over the world. No matter where your ancestors come from, he shows that we all had similar beliefs and superstitions. It’s not just about one

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Dance is my tool, and the stage is where magic happens

My art invites you into a world of feelings, stories, and culture—a lively celebration of magic in everyday moments. Influenced by the study of human societies, cultures, and evolution, my work sparks conversations about the connections between our biology, cultures, and stories. Dance is my tool, and the stage is where magic happens. Each dance,

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Chinese tale of the Nian monster

The incorporation of a children’s theater performance within my exhibitions serves a dual purpose, transforming them into both entertaining and educational experiences. These events aim to transcend conventional forms of amusement, emphasizing a broader perspective. What sets my exhibitions apart is the active involvement of families. It’s heartening to observe parents not just attending but

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Exploring the Mystique of Art and Symbolism

In the realm of art and symbolism, I find myself drawn into the intricate dance of transformation. It’s like watching a canvas come alive, with each brushstroke carrying the whispers of history and culture.  One of the most captivating tales is the evolution of the Buddha’s image in the ancient Gandhara region, where the influence

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Jade’s Secret of Immortality

In the ancient realms of China, jade held a powerful secret—immortality. Our ancestors conducted rituals with a clear goal: to understand and harness the forces of nature. One of their remarkable discoveries was the jade cicada, a small yet mighty symbol used in burials. Placed on the tongue, it had a profound purpose: to prevent

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