Multidisciplinary participatory cultural project for children and their families living in Espoo with a focus on Russian language. The two-month (October December 2021) series combined literature, figure skating and textile art. It was implemented in collaboration with the Russian Library in Finland and Sello Library and will include five textile workshops and a figure skating performance.
The workshops took place in Sello library for three consecutive Saturdays. Some workshops were held on sign-up bases and some were free for all the library visitors to participate. Overall more than 60 people participated in the six workshops, this includes families with children of different ages and adults who wanted to learn how to work with fabric. We spoke Russian, Finnish, English and Arabic.
The children who made the costumes during the workshops were then invited to the open disco on ice which took place after the performance.
The performance was scripted and choreographed by Varvara Shumuva and narrated in RUssian and Finnish languages by Katia Skylar. The stage design was made by Anastasia Artemeva.
I express my deep gratitude to the head of the PRISON SPACE organization Anastasia Artemeva for the rich and fruitful program. Her high professional level and relevance of the topics proposed. I can say with confidence that the meeting met my expectations. Thank you for hosting such an event. It was very nice to meet and exchange experiences. The master class was top notch! Clear, intelligible ... super!
- Prutova Nadezhda (specialist in rehabilitation work in the social sector, State institution of the Moscow region “Electroslat Social and rehabilitation center for minors “Confidence”, feedback about a Free Translation Session, with children 12-16 y.o., October 2019)