Katya Basalaeva (Novosibirsk)
CI practices, dancer, performer
 
 At various times I was engaged in various areas of dance (classical, folk, modern), martial arts, later my practice was connected with physical theater, performance, as well as the study of conscious movement and various psychosomatic approaches. I met KI in the late 90s and this love happened for a long time)
Contact improvisation, ideokinesis, and performative practice are directions that still feed my research interest, push me to revise what is already known, and create a space where changes are possible. I continue to learn, explore, practice and share experiences. Contact improvisation has become a living practice for me, integrating all my experience and creating an environment where I can test any ideas, hypotheses, concepts for the viability, adequacy and effectiveness.
 Recent years I travel a lot, teach and dance in different cities of Russia and abroad.
Part of the time I am engaged in organizing research, educational and creative projects in Novosibirsk, and since 2009 I have been organizing an annual festival of contact improvisation in Altai.
1992-1998 - she studied modern, classical and jazz dance at the Center for the Arts at the NSU, at the Natalia Fiksel Dance Theater, and at international schools.
Since 1998, she was one of the founders and participants of the theater dance "Wampeter". As part of the theater she took part in various dance and theater festivals and creative laboratories in Russia and abroad.
Since 2001 - the creator of the dance school "PRO-movement" in Novosibirsk (modern dance, contact improvisation and performance practice). At the moment, the school has been transformed into an educational and creative project "ART of CONTACT".
2007-2019 - organizer and participant of the performance system "System of Units" (performances, performances, video art, joint multimedia projects).
Since 2000 I have been teaching contact improvisation, contemporary and performative techniques in Novosibirsk and on-site master classes as a guest teacher. It also organizes workshops and seminars in Siberia.
2009 - 2019 - organizer of the International Contact Improvisation Festival in Altai.