Participant Profile

Alena Papina


Alena Papina is an internationally recognized dance artist, performer, curator, educator, researcher, community developer, and writer working primarily with practice-as-research method. Her interests include space embodiment, reflection on social and political aspects of life, and development of the contemporary dance community. Alena’s current artistic focuses are site-specificity; gender, sexuality, post-porn optics and affect; video/dance; identification; experience of immigration and collective trauma through personal prism.

Alena’s work has been presented in various venues throughout Russia, and has been supported through residencies across Europe, the United States and Asia.

Originally from Russia, Alena relocated to Tbilisi, Georgia in 2022.

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