Choreographer, Kyiv, Ukraine
Viktor Ruban is choreographer-researcher, stage-director, performer, educator, producer and coach, founder and director general of Ruban Production ITP Ltd., program director and co-founder of international dance platform “Impulse of Transformation”, program and artistic director of independent space #KyivDanceResidency - platform for international movement-based art and research, specialized on studies in dance, somatic and performative practices.
In 2013 graduated practical master program in choreographic research and performance on the basis of National Choreographic Center and Paul-Valery University (Montpellier 3) (Montpellier, Languedoc- Roussillon, France). Over the last 10 years, mostly focused on dance and movement in transdisciplinary way, he participated and organized dozens of different projects in Belarus, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Georgia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, UK and USA.
Dr Uma Vangal
Visiting Professor of Film and Adjunct Faculty, Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, India
I am a filmmaker, curator, film professor and scholar who straddles the worlds of creating, ideating, presenting and disseminating knowledge on filmmaking in India and the US as a Visiting Professor of Film & Film Studies at Kenyon College, Ohio, and an adjunct faculty at the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, India. I am interested in cross cultural exchanges, international co-productions and bridging cultural divides. I love meeting artists and filmmakers from across the world to facilitate better understanding of other peoples and cultures through art and film.
My interests range from world cuisines to camping, writing fiction to film criticism, motherhood to movie going. I encourage and adopt indigenous practices as far as possible and advocate an inclusive, culturally rooted approach in all professional endeavours.