Behind the Scenes with Zhenya Cerneacov

Interviewer Anisa Tejpar goes behind the scenes with Throwdown Collective’s Zhenya Cerneacov. 

Zhenya Cerneacov was born in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. In 2006 Zhenya moved to Canada where he became an active member of the contemporary dance scene broadening his horizons to include works in modern, Bharatanatyam, Indigenous (Onkwehon:wen) Contemporary Dance, and Argentine Tango. In 2011 Zhenya co-founded The School of Cadence Ballet, an international ballet school with partner Courtnae Bowman, with whom he shares artistic direction.

DanceWorks kicks-off the new year with the world premiere of Liminal created and performed by Throwdown Collective dance artists Zhenya Cerneacov, Mairéad Filgate and Brodie Stevenson. Liminal examines time and perception with theatrical imagery and dynamic physicality. Using a continuously revolving floor to alter audience perspectives, Liminal explores the nature of change and what it means to evolve over time.

WHEN: February 1 – 4 at 8pm Franco Boni Theatre, The Theatre Centre


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