The Heroine’s Journey of Inna Kulazhenkova

What is the best thing that I love about my work?

The outmost important aspect of what I love about my work is that since I dare to listen and follow the inner drive, tumultuous flow, invincible ardor, I know why I wake up every day. I know it is for the great purpose I am an epitome of. I know it makes me vulnerable. I know it makes me strong. I know that I am grateful to balance on the edge between those two rebellious poles.

What is my idea of perfect happiness?

The idea of my perfect happiness belongs to the impossibility to reach her (and this moment I want her to be female); to comprehend her; to acknowledge the very darkest corner of her terrain. However, if you dare, you can make an inquiry – what does happiness want from? What is her desired interpretation made by you?

What is my greatest fear?

If I have to think about that, no instant answer comes to my mind, excluding the fact that I am dependent on my body as my ally and temple – we both produce work. As a consequence, the less I want is to stop working. However, I believe every possible fear potentially being born can surpassed with honor and gratitude. Even though, in most cases, it sounds way easier than actual act towards this direction.

What is the trait I most deplore in myself?

There I have to choose between two – categorical and frequency. There I have to add that I can take an advantage from both. There I have to confess that from time to time it is more complex than I expect it to be.

Which living persons in my profession do I most admire?

I admire people with whom I sense an instant “click”. They are – William Forsythe, Akram Khan, Sylvie Guillem and Ohad Naharin.

What is my greatest extravagance?

My greatest extravagance is my willingness to sacrifice a lot in the name of something which only I am confident about; to curb the unknown; to plunge straight into the field, people, circumstances I am less familiar with. Most of cases all of those provocations for enactment are dictated by silent and soft, nevertheless, strong and persistent “six sense” I am grateful to follow to.

On what occasion would I lie?

Life is a unique and powerful force. Lie is a suspension of disbelief. There are variety of occasion I imply lie to, because eventually lie can be an incentive for the truth to be born. Lie can create a safe and sustainable ground for the distorted narrative to acquire the meaningful context.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? 

The aspect I dislike most about my work is the potential to always shift from one idea to another, from one -instant moment- immaculate concept to the other. What is even more crucial that all the shifts occur organically- cohesive enough to link all generated topics.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? 

I can not specify the particular moment. But the most remarkable one occur every time a fresh meaningful idea appear in my mind – the idea of performance, movement, text, poem, storyline, which further on I have a drive to embody.

If I could, what would I change about myself? 

I am honored to quote one of the films I am inspired by: “I repent that there was no other way for me. But I do not repent my life.”

I already am whom I have dreamed to be, continuously foster in unfolding my destiny.

What is my greatest achievement in work?

I could name as my greatest achievements: people whom I met alongside with movement journey and collaborations I have done with them: creating performances, embodying concepts, mental flows, choreographing, moving and performing myself. Not to forget to mention, enrollment to Master program Artist Educator in ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in the Netherlands.

Where would I most like to live? 

This question leads me to the reflection that the place is a proximal and the endeavor is a center. I would like to live in the place, which I can fulfill with my energy, passion and aspirations to work. For this particular moment it is The Netherlands.

What is my most treasured possession? 

I would name it as “immanent freedom”, which I recognized, accepted and fell in love with.

What is my most marked characteristic? 

Perseverance is my most liked quality. I cannot step back, already moving forward.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? 

In the city I live, Arnhem, it is park Klarenbeek, but to be sincere, it is every part of nature I find myself connected with – flat plains, long and wide trees.

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city? 

On major occasions, I love to cook myself, I have found pleasure and meditation in the simplicity of this “grounded action”. However, if I have to think about the name: restaurant Momento.

What books influenced my life and how? 

I am influenced by Herman Hesse and his versatile masterpieces: Siddhartha, Der Steppenwolf, Narcissus and Goldmund, etc. Those books are bestowed with intrinsic passion and incentivize reflexive being to be brought up on a surface of introspection. Frank Wilczek “A beautiful question”. His innovative ideas based on physics and question of how every part of nature’s possessions are depicted with the beauty of mathematical precision – drag me into the world where we are the sailors searching for our unique wind stream in the ocean exuberant with equations of happiness and freedom.

Who are my favorite writers?

My favorite writers are: F. M. Dostoyevsky; E. I. Zamyatin, Jacques Ranciere; Herman Hesse; Osho; Lobsang Rampa; Paulo Coelho.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? 

I have no specific heroines in real life, however, I can name the qualities they have to acquire in order to become ones – irresistibility, irrefutability, merciless strength and acceptance of immanent mortality and weakness.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? 

 What Dreams May Come

What role plays art in my life and work? 

Art is my life and work simultaneously. I am a movement artist and literally cannot spent my day without devoting myself to an endless motion.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? 

I would say all friends who are by my side are my partners in crime, but obviously not my sponsors 

Whom would I like to work with in 2019? 

I could not specify a person, but I would like to specify an art field. Initially I am open to new forms of collaboration, however, this year I would like to work more with the field of art I am less familiar with – visual art and installations.  

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2019?

 I wish 2019 will be exuberant of people with an absorbing energy, whose movement is ubiquitous, exorbitant and rapid that can entail into the continuous state of motion in one “click”

 What project, in 2019, am I looking forward to work on? 

 In 2019 I am looking forward to establish a set of movement methods facilitating the process of recognition and immersion into the depth of self, self-awareness and self-honesty immanent to each one individual.

Where can you see me or my work? 

 Interactive process of developing methods can be traced in:

https://www.facebook.com/Azfemfat/

https://www.instagram.com/n_l_h_lem/?hl=ru

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?

Passion is an incomprehensive abstract form of vitality, of a flame which fuels our imagination, thus our beings. It is a provocative element which we strive for being experienced by every existed human form. It exists “even if”, postulates the energy frequency which can never be dissipated.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? 

The heroines who are eager to enlighten and motivate people through and within their stories. Who are sufficiently enthusiastic to entail people into their narratives and by doing that facilitate their personal unique transformation.  

How can you contact me?

azothfemfat@gmail.com

The best way to contact me is email and the responses are back as quick as possible – I promise

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