INESSA KALABEKOVA

Perfoming Art

State History Museum of Uzbekistan

Entrance to the State History Museum of Uzbekistan greets visitors with a grand staircase. Within, the exhibits are diminutive, shrouded in obscurity. What purpose do they serve? Perhaps rituals? Enveloped in secrets and enigmas, I find myself dancing, casting a white cloth into the air. Upward it floats, symbolizing freedom and the threshold of understanding.

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Gothic Dance Under the Yellow Witness ” poem and performance by Inessa Kalabekova, the National Gallery, Singapore

A big yellow thing hangs from the ceiling high, Not done yet, just waiting in the sky. I’m close by but can’t touch, wrong time, wrong place, Journalists surround, in a crowded space.   I was dancing in the museum, a spontaneous act, As journalists arrived for a preview, a sudden fact. Spotlight on me,

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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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A creative experiment where I find myself in a spontaneous dance

This marks my first foray into the realm of filming and dancing, a creative experiment where I find myself in a spontaneous dance with a tree and the sky. To be honest, the whole endeavor feels a bit mystifying, and I can’t quite articulate the purpose behind it just yet. It’s like embarking on a

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Stories of Nezha and Kuan-Yin, perfomance at the exibition

I found myself in an art exhibition featuring stories of Nezha and Kuan-Yin. Despite the modern setting, the tales of bravery and mythical beauty struck a chord with me. With just an hour and a half and armed with my mother’s old pearls, I decided to improvise. Focusing on Kuan-Yin, a Chinese princess and Buddhist

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