Sand animation combines the elements of painting, shadow theatre and dance.
Four actors are needed for a sand art performance: sand, hands, a glass surface lit from beneath and music.
The hands move the sand over the glass and the image is being projected on a screen.
The music decides the choreography: sometimes there is already an implicit story in a musical piece and sometimes it has to be discovered by the sand artist.
One of the things that fascinates me in sand animation is its closeness to music, in the sense that it can be experienced only within a limited time span and then the images become a mass of sand again.
Sound of Sand
2021 the project Sound of Sand was initiated together with the pianist and dear friend, Sabina Hasanova.
Three programs are evolving within its playful frame so far:
Sand animation & piano solo
sand animation, piano solo & poetry
sand animation & neoclassical ambient with the violist Nikita Gerkusov.
Program details and upcoming concerts can be found on the Events page.
The Carnival of the Animals C. Saint-Saëns
Сrisantemi G. Puccini
Pavane pour une infante défunte M. Ravel
4 danses caractéristiques from the Nutcracker Suite P. Tchaikovsky
The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross J. Haydn
Italian Serenade H. Wolf
Langsamer Satz A. Webern
Danse orientale S. Rachmaninoff