IRINA (IRA) DEMINA
choreographer / dance artist (LOST & FOUND Ltd.)
Irina Demina is a choreographer and dance artist, based in Berlin.
Irina made her dance education in Moscow and Hamburg, graduated from Moscow State Lomonosov University (Faculty of Philology) and received Master degree in Choreography at Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin (HZT).
As a dancer she worked with choreographers Xavier le Roy, Jochen Roller, Angela Guerreiro, Soodong Jung, Jessica Nupen, Halla Olafsdottir etc.
Since 2008 she is developing her own choreographic projects and works as a dance artist worldwide ("KLOF" 2021, "On the Silver Planet" 2020, "Herbarium LAB" 2019, "Be Water, My Friend" 2017, "Banshee Ragout" 2017, "TRAUMLABOR. *reality check*" 2016, "Accumulalalation" 2014 etc)
For her performances and choreographies Irina has received national and international awards. On behalf of various institutions Irina was invited for choreographic residences in Germany, South Korea, Norway, Spain, Hungary, Russia etc.
Her work is inspired by experimentation with body fictions, dancing on the edges between fiction and reality, sense and nonsense, tradition and innovation, seduction and repulsion, (unknown) past and (uncertain) future.
Driven by the interest in the journey of a BODY through TIME and SPACE Irina's work is defined by the recognizable distinctive dance style as well as visual esthetics.
Seduced by interdisciplinary approach to the art of choreography, where a convergence of different media aims at building up a surrounding for constructing fictions and realities.
…a techno-spiritual laboratory for generated futures and pasts….
Photo: Katja Strempel