FROM REVOLUTION TO EVOLUTION
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Save the date!
Burn your fear away! Allow newness, courage and love to be born.
Courage is a prerequisite to overcome fear. We were taught to be silent for too long, and now it is time to dare to speak. We will speak out and burn our fear away bravely and with love at the 11th edition of the FemArt Festival.
On May 15-21, 2023 and every other day, we will speak out on behalf of women whose voices are not heard, and on behalf of girls who dare to dream. We have so much to say through theater shows, panel discussions, exhibitions, conferences, performances, workshops, through songs and dance.
Art and activism are our space of freedom, a space of our life narrative, of our endless curiosity and enchantment. Through our art we speak out our thoughts and beliefs, and through diversity we show who we are. Our ethnic, religious, racial and gender differences, unite around our feminism in yet another edition of FemArt. We want to reclaim what is rightfully ours – a fulfilled life. We will do it now! With courage for liberation.
Albana Piperku – Alto (Prishtina) has graduated in music from the Academy of Arts in Prishtina, and for the past two decades works as a piano teacher and pedagogue. She is also member of the Philharmonic of Kosovo Choir.
Arstina Kadiu – Mezzo-soprano (Prishtina) has graduated in music from the Academy of Arts in Prishtina. She has a long experience as a music teacher, and is also member of the Philharmonic of Kosovo Choir.
Diellza Sylejmani – Mezzo-soprano (Prishtina) has a master degree in solo singing (Canto) and graduated from the Academy of Arts in Skopje (Macedonia). Mrs.Sylejmani is a senior official at the Department of Culture and a soloist of the Philharmonic of Kosovo.
Elida Kryeziu – Soprano (Prishtina) has a master degree in solo singing (Canto) and graduated from the Academy of Arts in Tirana (Albania). Mrs. Kryeziu is member of the Philharmonic of Kosovo Choir.
Some of his performances are: "Flight over the cuckoo's nest", "Antigona", "Twelfth Night", "Oedipus the King", "Hello, Hello", "Glass Management", "Try Sam again", "Farm of Animals "," Delivery to Spokan "," The Beautiful Queen of Lenan "," The Cherry Orchard "," My Father Loved Adolf "," Hollyshit "," Frankenstein "," The Giants "," A Midsummer Night's Dream ", "Die laughing" etc.
His artistic engagement extends to film, documentaries and music videos. Has made 8 episodes of the series "Modern Family", 5 episodes of the series "Inside Justice", and over 220 episodes of the series "Our Cafe", on Radio Television of Kosovo - Pristina, 120 episodes of the series "O sa mirë .." in Digitalb, Albania. He is currently the director of the sitcom "Çka ka shpija" (120 episodes and still going on).
Sabina Troshku, born in Tirana in 1995. Since 2003 Troshku was part of the circus initially as a student, and later in 2010 she was employed as a professional acrobat in the Albanian National Circus. The same year, together with Fiqiri Luli, she was the winner of the show “Albania Got Talent”. In 2013 she participated in the festival “Modial du Cirque De Demain” in Paris, France. She is a graduate of the University of Sports in Tirana “Movement Sciences” and a master teacher of physical education and health.
In 2011, Gentian Doda was awarded the First Choreographic Awards in Copenhagen and Hannover, as well as the Scapino Production Prize. Since then, he has created world premieres for the New York Choreographic Institute, Scapino Ballet, Dirección Nacional de Danza and Santo Domingo, etc. He has also participated in many collaborations and independent projects shown in Germany, USA, Israel, Spain, Italy, Albania, Denmark, China, among others. In August 2014, he was offered the position of the First Ballet Master at the Staatsballett Berlin, where he remained for four years.
During this time, he created his premiere ‘Die Letzte Reise’ and the solo ‘Kjaj’ for the Prado Museum and Conde Duque in Madrid. He also created two new works for the Staatsballett Nürenberg and Gärtnerplatztheater, ‘This Silence’ for the Juilliard School in New York and ‘Was bleibt’ with the Staatsballett Berlin, and he recreated one of his pieces for the Teatro Massimo di Palermo dance company. He is the founder and choreographer of 'was bleibt kollektiv', a group of Albanian and international artists with whom he has collaborated for his premieres ‘Vals i këputun’/‘Broken waltz’ and ‘Vegime të heshtuna’/‘Silent mirages’ (Tirana, 2021), as well as for the video installation ‘Gjurmë’/‘Trails’ (Tirana-Durrës, 2021).
She was the Artistic Director for theater festivals, was the president of the Association of the Independent Theaters and president or member of several boards. Being involved with several peace building initiatives and collaborating with feminists - activists’ groups she also serves as a member of the Transitional Board at IMPACT - a network of arts and conflict transformation.
She has directed theater shows with her company and toured them nationally and internationally, as well as directed the work with other companies all over the world. She is a well-known lecturer and has taught at prestigious Universities, writes articles and essays about theater. She is the recipient of prestigious fellowships (Fulbright, Arts Link).
Gutiérrez Molina formed the Barcelona Flamenco Ballet in 2017. The company’s first show, ‘Flamenco Reborn’ premiered on 9th of June 2017 at the Sala Barts in Barcelona, achieving great success.
Gutiérrez Molina was nominated for a Max Award as Best Male Performer and Best Choreographer for ‘Flamenco Reborn’, as well as being awarded the Performing Arts Prize by the Andalusian Federation of Communities in Catalonia. He was also awarded honorary artist of Foshan Grand Theater (China) as well as receiving the Crown Prize from the Government of Catalonia recognizing his great efforts in promoting flamenco worldwide.
As the Director and Choreographer of Barcelona Flamenco Ballet, Gutiérrez Molina has become one of the current leading references in modern Flamenco. Barcelona Flamenco Ballet is not just a dance performance – but a work of art.
Paula Sánchez Reyes, one of the current young Flamenco talents, became part of the Barcelona Flamenco Ballet in 2017 with the show “Flamenco Reborn” eventually becoming a solo dancer, and finally assuming the role of co-director in 2020.
She is a dancer and co-director in the performance "Luxuria".