Once again we are privileged to welcome an amazing group of international artists into our community. Clustered from two geographical locations – South America and Eastern Europe – these six artists have already formed a strong bond with each other and with aspects of the Cleveland art scene. As you will see from their first few weeks here, they have enbraced the cold, the city, our cultural institutions and many of our young people already. We can’t wait to see what will come over the next two months.
This is the third in a series of ongoing blogs introducing you to our new artists.
Mihaela Kavdanska – Bulgaria/Romania
Hosted by Inlet Dance Theatre
In the weeks since she arrived in Cleveland, Mihaela (Mika) has been busy exploring the city and working in the studio with Inlet’s dancers. From grocery shopping for her favorite vegetables to eating local treats to finding the appropriate equipment necessary for her art work, Mika is experiencing the many resources that make Cleveland incredible.
Mika’s first day in the studio with Inlet’s dancers was inspiring for Mika and the dancers. By her second visit to Inlet’s rehearsal studio, she and the dancers began collaborative experiments, incorporating their different creative perspectives to create stimulating visual and physical experiences. Working together and bridging artistic mediums was an exciting and fruitful experience for both Mika and the dancers. Mika and her colleagues at Inlet are eager to show what develops over the next five weeks as they prepare for a collaborative performance at Cleveland Public Theatre’s DanceWorks ’15.