Universe of the Brain

Universe of the Brain, May 11, 2017 and June 27, 2017, 7:30pm at H. R. MacMillan Space Center. This has been a collaboration between The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, University of British Columbia, and Voirelia. Sarah Louadi and Alina Sotskova are the lead contributors for an original contemporary dance…

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Controversies in Neuroscience: Neurodiversity

Poster design: Alina Sotskova This was an event organized by Naila Kulhman. The collaborators included the University of British Columbia Graduate Student Association, University of British Columbia Debate Society, and Dr. Alina Sotskova. In an informal, cafe format, we discussed topics such as related to neurodiversity, neuroscience, and inevitable controversies and ethical dilemmas that arise.…

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Ghosts of Rorschach Opening Night

This was an event that brought together artists, photographers, dancers, and psychologists! It marked the opening of the Ghosts of Rorschach (see the Visual Art and Photography section for more details) interdisciplinary art series, with mixed media visual art by Alina Sotskova and photography by Alina Sotskova and Ian Sparks. This event was a collaboration…

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Poster Design for Past Events

This is a poster for our Voirelia Launch Party that took place on November 18, 2017. Photography by: Jason Kirkness, Alina Sotskova. Editing and poster design: Alina Sotskova. Poster for Universal Horrors, a multimedia and dance production by Broken Rhythms Victoria, inspired by classic Hollywood horror films. Photography: Ian Sparks. Editing: Alina Sotskova. Poster design: Alina…

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Collider Cafe by Curiosity Collider

This is a talk I gave at Curiosity Collider’s “Collider Cafe.” Curiosity Collider, in their own words, “promotes interdisciplinary collaborations that capture natural human curiosity. Help us spark curiosity for science.”   Besides Collider Cafe, Curiosity Collider helps artists and scientists connect and find opportunities for collaborations. Curiosity Collider has put together a number of…

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Voirelia’s First Music and Dance Jam

At this creative jam we had two streams of improvisation: musicians improvising music and dancers (Sarah Louadi, Alejandra Miranda Caballero, Michael Demski, Alina Sotskova, Nadia Dobrianskaia, and Ian Cunningham) improvising movement. We played with individual movement, contact improvisation, and even a bit of contemporizing pointe in a partnered improv setting. This was Voirelia’s first art…

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Voirelia Launch Party, 2017

On November 18, 2017 we hosted the launch party for Voirelia. We invited artists, dancers, psychologists, curious thinkers, and people interested in the intersections of dance, art, and mental health. It was a lovely crowd of creative and curious individuals. We had a photography contest encouraging people to capture “Art in Movement,” and interactive visual…

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