Artist Statement

Drawing on the artists’ own experiences, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s novella The Little Prince, dance theatre and butoh-based practices, Hollow Bones explores periods of transition that center around seeking home. Awakening in a strange world where the performers are the aliens, they encounter pivotal moments where in order to embrace change they must let go of the familiar parts of themselves and their prior life. A statue installation come to life, Hollow Bones is designed to engage members of the community from a range of ages and backgrounds, by incorporating elements of the environment, choreography infused with playfulness, and visually-striking abstract sculptures. Covered in cracked clay, 3 performers begin wrapped around the main sculpture, the “skirt.” Over the course of the piece, the performers explore the unusual sculptures and environment, ultimately creating wings in a final transformation.


Artist Bio

Frankie Mulinix (Vandellous) is a butoh-based dancer, performance artist, emcee, producer, dramaturge, choreographer, director, teacher, and intimacy choreographer and coordinator. Her theatre company, Burning Bones Physical Theatre, is dedicated to collaborating with fellow creatives to engage with the local community and expand the possibilities of live performance in daring and imaginative ways. Frankie holds a BFA in Physical Theatre Performance through Simon Fraser University,

British Columbia, with a focus on writing, dramaturgy, directing, and multidisciplinary performance, and a Master’s in Occupational Therapy from the University of Queensland, specialising in LGBTIQ+ occupational justice, mental health, chronic pain, and neurology. Frankie is Certified Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®, holds an Associate Performer Diploma (ATCL) with Trinity College, London, UK, and is a certified Speech Arts Teacher with Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM), Toronto, Canada. She is trained in Reiki, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), Organic Intelligence, Knight Thompson Speechwork, TIE’s Intimacy Choreography practices, and specializes in working with trans and nonbinary clients. She is a member of VASTA and is a 2021 Hambidge Cross-Pollination Art Lab Fellow.


Nadya Zeitlin started her artistic journey with Gabbasov Sisters Dance Theatre in her home city Almaty, Kazakhstan. Since her relocation to Atlanta in 2013, she has presented her works in various venues and curated two multi-disciplinary shows herself. Nadya’s dance theatre and moving arts education includes intensives with teachers from Portugal, Israel, Ireland, Slovakia etc as well as workshops and classes in the United States. In 2020 she founded Bautanzt Here, a site-specific dance theatre (from Bau – “build”, Tanzt – “dances” in German). Zeitlin’s works have been selected for feature at the Modern Atlanta Dance Festival*, Eyedrum Gallery, 368 PONCE, Midtown Players Club, Fall For Fall and Spring For Spring Dance Festivals, and EnCORE among others. She most recently has been honored with a Dance Canvas and Atlanta Contemporary Choreographic Residency, was chosen to participate in Excuse The Arts program by Fly on a Wall and Windmill Arts Center, and became a Hambidge’s Cross-Pollination Art Lab Fellow (she is facilitating Dance Hub ATL which is a part of the Art Lab). In 2020 Nadya received a grant from City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs to create a series of dance movies for PANDEMIC ATLANTA initiative.


Dmitriy Alekseyev was born in 1963. Graduated from the faculty of applied arts in Moscow Textile Institute. Dima worked as art director in cinematography and theater with famous film directors and actors in Russia. Dima is the head and artistic director of his own architectural bureau ironically named “CCCP” arranged in 1998. Dima has been exhibiting since 1990 in museums and galleries of Russia (Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, the Russian Culture Fund, Moscow House of Artists, Manege…), Germany, Switzerland, USA and other countries. His works are in numerous private collections in Russia and abroad.