East European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP) supports the
development of contemporary performing arts (dance and theatre)
in 18 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
Anton Ovchinnikov - Curator, choreographer, director, performer, educator
From 1994 to 1999 he danced in the professional dance company "Hollywood Ballet" (Kiev)
He started to study jazz dance (Anna Braslavskaya, Moscow) and Contemporary Dance (Miguel Gutierrez, USA) at the International Festival Workshop TSEH (Moscow) in 1995.
Since then every year he visited many major educational dance projects all over Europe.
In 2003, he graduated from the Kiev State University of Culture and Arts (Stage Director & Choreographer).
In 2005, he founded the dance company Black O!Range Dance Theatre. The theatre takes part in all the major dance festivals in Ukraine, as well as major festivals in Russia and Belarus.
In 2009 he graduated from the Kiev National University of Culture and Arts with an MA degree in contemporary dance.
Since 2009 he has been teaching contemporary dance and dance composition at the Kiev State University of Culture and Arts.
In 2010 he established the Zelyonka Fest Contemporary Dance Festival in Kiev. Since then he has been the artistic director of the festival.
From 2015 – the head of NGO UA “Contemporary Dance Platform”.
2015 All-Ukrainian Association «Contemporary Dance Platform»
President of the Association
2015 Choreographic Territories – Eastern Partnership - presentation of performances of Polish Dance Platform in Kiev
Organizer of the project
2015 Canny Creatives by British Council Ukraine
Participant of the British-Ukrainian Educational development project
2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Total Theatre Award jury member
2014 Tanzmesse Dusseldorf
The Curator of the Ukrainian Booth
2010-2016 Zelyonka Fest Contemporary Dance Festival
Founder and artistic director of the Festival
2006-2015 Kiev National University of Culture and Arts
Professor (Department of Contemporary Dance)
2008-2012 Black O!Range DanceTheatre
Founder, Artistic director and Choreographer
Black O!Range Dance School
Cofounder and artistic director