“Dancing Colours”

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Category Art, Culture
Date June 10 2023
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“Dancing Colours”

Flow Dance Studio Nine Elms hosted the “Dancing Colours” exhibition, which featured individual works of 10 very young and talented artists, combining two art forms – painting and dance. During the opening there were also presentations of the partners of the event – A&J Education and Flow Dance Studio, a ballroom and Latin dance school. “Dancing Colours” reflected a wide range of children’s enthusiasm for art and intellectual growth.

The theme of “Dance and Art” was portrayed in the young artists’ works through a fascinating liquid paint manipulation technique that the children mastered under the guidance of their teacher, the artist Oleg Yanushevsky. As the teacher noted, “Young talents are like flower buds – they need to be placed with the right care, in the right space and with enough attention so that they can achieve full beauty and public recognition.” In his paintings, Oleg Yanushevsky explores themes of identity, spirituality and the human condition, challenging traditional notions. Unsurprisingly, the work of his students exudes a similar vision of life and movement.

The exhibition included works by children from different age groups, with paintings by very young artists, such as “Breakdance” by five-year-old Stepan Fedoseenko, and those who have been attending art classes for years. Therefore, it was interesting to observe children’s creative quests – from bold and playful strokes of the youngest artists to sophisticated and nuanced compositions of older ones. Clearly, the exhibition showed the growth and potential of each child artist.

Of course, every work also has its own story to tell. For example, Sofia Kazaryan’s painting ‘Prima’, depicting the silhouette of a ballerina, was made with a chalk blur effect, which… appeared by accident. The wet painting was once left outside in the rain. The drops of water flew with the wind, diluting the paint and resulting in this dreamy, delicate work. Sophia’s older brother eagerly asked to keep some of his sister’s paintings.

The work of another artist, Viktor Erenburg, has already become a beautiful stylistic addition to his parents’ home. The painting “Dancing Couple”, according to its author Andrey Erenburg, depicts “people with very different personalities dancing the tango”, and the young artist has succeeded brilliantly in conveying movement through the colours of flowing colours. Beatrice Padhaiski’s “Friends” is about a touching and sincere childhood friendships, told through the use of contrasting, bright round shapes over first, darker coats of paint.

Each artist was awarded a certificate for their individual achievements in this project. Danny Shkop’s work “Splash of Yellow and Blue in Flame” was highlighted for the dynamics of the composition, while Sofia Nesterenko’s painting “The Lyrical Planet” was awarded for the author’s creativity in using paints to create new colours. It was Sofia Nesterenko’s work that impressed participants of the event with its glowing neon shades.

Anna Kazaryan’s original piece “The GALAXRUSH” was not overlooked, which, despite its deviation from the general dance theme, was awarded a diploma for its balanced portrayal of the Milky Way. The remarkably composition “Two Happy Birds” by Katya Erenburg, which also went beyond the theme of dance, was highlighted for the lyrical colour combinations in her work. The work “Lady in Red” by Nika Sudoplatova received special attention and was announced as the most complete interpretation of the images of dance on canvas and became a kind of culmination of combination of dance and painting.

The exhibition also encouraged all participants for collaboration and cultural exchange. A performance by Flow Dance Studio Nine Elms, a ballroom and Latin dance school, brought additional energy to the exhibition and highlighted the organic interconnection of the different art forms. Dancers gave a dance lesson and invited everyone to join in the shared movement and fun. Flow Dance Studio, who recently opened a studio in Nine Elms, announced their work on the Young Flow Dance charity, which aims to “inspire change and empower every child and teenager to express themselves through the beautiful form of dance”. According to Elena, co-owner of the dance studio, the project will help build important skills such as discipline, determination and commitment in children. And it will also break down the persistent stigma around dancing as an expensive hobby, and create dance classes “for everyone” in schools, community halls, leisure centres and other public places.

Another partner of A&J Education is a tutoring company, with high-quality educational services for students of all ages. As the company’s founder Sunny Jain explained, the company’s aims are to empower students and help them reach their full potential and instil a lifelong love of learning. Sunni gave three pieces of advice to parents who want to help children develop their intellectual abilities: firstly, you need to have serious conversations with your child, secondly, read with them at least once a week and thirdly, introduce them to the many different things that surround a toddler or teenager everywhere. And the value of such advice has already been proven – it is the undeniable success of A&J Education in preparing children for the best universities in the world.

The inclusion of presentations by Flow Dance Studio and A&J Education complemented the exhibition with an interactive experience, entertaining and rewarding for all participants. Overall, we can confidently say that Dancing Colours has proven to be a real platform for children’s creativity and intellectual growth.

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