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Oleg Soulimenko | Artist

Oleg Soulimenko is mentor of Mariama Diallo

Oleg Soulimenko is a performance artist and choreographer living and working in Vienna. He graduated in construction engineering before he decided to become a dancer. In 1990, Soulimenko founded the International Laboratory Saira Blanche Theatre. Their work has been shown throughout Eastern and Western Europe and in the United States and has evolved a deeply sophisticated, strong and provocative performance practice of improvisation. In 2010 with brut Wien Soulimenko originated the exchange project Music here, Music there: Vienna Moscow between Austria and Russia, which resulted in showings both in Moscow and in Vienna. Soulimenko has been co- operating with artists like Alfredo Barsuglia, Lisa Nelson, Markus Schinwald, Meg Stuart and Steve Paxton. His performances were presented in international venues and festivals such as Wiener Festwochen, Tanzquartier Wien, brut Wien and Impulstanz in Vienna, Performa in New York, steirischer herbst in Graz, Sophiensaele and Tanz im August in Berlin, the Kunstverein Hannover, Theater Festival Impulse in Germany, Kaai Theatre in Brussels, Southern Theater in Minneapolis, Baltic Circle in Helsinki and Kunsthalle Wien.