Photo: Julia Zhitluhina

Photo: Julia Zhitluhina

Oleg Soulimenko is a Russian performer and choreographer living and working in Vienna. He graduated in construction engineering before he decided to become a dancer. In 1990 Oleg Soulimenko founded the International Laboratory Saira Blanche Theatre. Their work has been shown throughout Eastern and Western Europe and in the United States and has evolved a provocative performance practice of improvisation. In 2002 Oleg collaborated with Tanzquartier Wien organizing and creating the project East meets West, an artistic dialogue between Russian and Austrian artists. In 2010 with brut Wien he originated the exchange project Music here, Music there: Vienna Moscow between Austria and Russia, which resulted in showings both in Moscow and in Vienna. 

He has been co-operating with artists like Lisa Nelson, Markus Schinwald, Meg Stuart, Jennifer Lacey, Steve Paxton, Heine Avdal and Yukiko Shinozaki. His performances has been presented in international venues and festivals such as Festwochen, Tanzquartier Wien, brut Wien and Impulstanz in Vienna, Performa in New York, steirischer herbst in Graz, Sophiensaele and Tanz im August in Berlin, the Kunstverein Hannover, Theater Festival Impulse in Germany, Kaai Theatre in Brussels, Southern Theater in Minneapolis, Baltic Circle in Helsinki, LENTOS Kunstmuseum in Linz and Kunsthalle Wien.