ZelonkaFest Founder, Kiev, Ukraine
Anton Ovchinnikov – lecturer, performer, choreographer and organizer of the annual international dance festival Zelyonka FEST in Kiev, Ukraine. In 2008, after ten years of teaching, travelling to international forums and festivals, Ovchinnikov recognized as one of the most distinctive and original dance projects in Ukraine. In 2017 the Black O!Range is an independent dance production company, which, despite the total lack of funding, continues to be the vanguard of the Ukrainian dance scene. In 2016/2017 Anton Ochinnikov presented two solo performances and created two multidisciplinary projects and was selected to participate in the CEC Artslink residence in the USA. Main objectives of Ukrainian Contemporary Dance Platform managed by Anton Ovchinnikov is to support young Ukrainian choreographers, integrate contemporary dance into the modern cultural life of Ukraine and establish a national center of contemporary dance.