About Zelyonka ORG

Zelyonka is a non-profit and non-governmental cultural organization (NGO); its main activity is focused on preparing, organizing and running educational and cultural events in the area of contemporary dance. Zelyonka is a core member of the non-governmental organization “All-Ukrainian Association “Contemporary Dance Platform”.

Zelyonka’s Mission:

Creating possibilities for the development of dance community and audience of contemporary dance and dance theatre in Ukraine. 


The main goals of the Zelyonka:

  1. Implementation of educational and performative projects;
  2. Enhance communication between choreographers and artists of other genres of contemporary art in Ukraine and further afield.
  3. Active communication with audiences.

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Zelyonka Fest

The main event of the organization is the annual international festival of contemporary dance theatres Zelyonka Fest, which traditionally takes place in April, starting from 2010.

Since 2014, the Ukrainian Contemporary Dance Platform has been held within the festival Zelyonka Fest. This platform offers the audience an opportunity of not only watching the works of Ukrainian choreographers of contemporary dance, but also meeting them after the show. The main goal of the Platform is creating possibilities for ukrainian choreographers to develop their prefessional skills and present their works abroad and inside the country. 


Using the term “contemporary dance”, we mean the form of dance, which is not limited with any lexical or musical canons. “Contemporary dance” is not connected with any certain location or a way of presentation. This form of dance is the embodiment of connection between people and between the objects in space and time, in which they exist. In a way, contemporary dance is a manner of physical expression of relations between human and time, in the movement: the author (a choreographer of contemporary dance) explores and feels the outside world in the perspective important for him, reacts to it through his body and presents his perception to the audience. The choreographer and the spectator are equal participants of the process of presentation of contemporary dance and can equally count themselves the authors of the obtained result.