RESISdANCE – Justice in Motion

Thursday 6 July | 6pm Exhibition OpeningFlashmob performance, followed by a Q&A with the creative team and participants. and time to explore the exhibition. The bar will be open for drinks.Friday July 7 Saturday July 8 | Sunday July 9  11am – 5pm 

Sunday July 9 3pm Closing CelebrationA celebration of Ukrainian culture and traditions, and an opportunity to talk to some of the women refugees informally with music and refreshments.

We cannot fight in this war in the usual way, as our Ukrainian men do. […] Therefore, I am proud to be a part of this project… it’s my battlefield.” [Ukrainian refugee]

RESISdANCE highlights the plight of refugees, their journey & their stories, and yet celebrates their resilience, their strength, their beauty and vulnerability.

In February 2023 a group of Ukrainian refugee women came together with local dancers from Oxfordshire, to stand together in solidarity, resulting in a work that could be performed as a Flashmob at Oxford Train Station on the 24th of February, marking one year since the invasion of Ukraine, based on the emotional journeys of the refugee women with an original soundtrack by Quentin Lachapele, inspired by traditional Ukrainian music.

This residency at OVADA will also include an exhibition of the women’s stories, and their portraits taken by Ukrainian photographer Vadym Gurevych.

A collaboration between Justice in Motion, Oxford Festival of the Arts and OVADA
with support from Multaka Oxford at Pitt Rivers.

Creative Team

Anja Meinhardt artistic direction
Krystal Dawn Campbell creative collaborator
Maryna Soloviova Ukrainian collaborator
Quentin Lachapele soundtrack 
Ignite Creative film
John Cairns photography 



Jul 06 2023


6:00 pm

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14a Osney Lane OX1 1NJ
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