Maria Staroselets-Kalmykova 

Writer | Director | Creative Producer

A Multidisciplinary Creator with 15 years of experience in projects in both Russia and Worldwide.

Professional experience in various forms of performing arts, including site-specific, immersive, and multisensory performances, circus shows and festivals, film and multimedia exhibitions. Topics that are especially interesting to develop in creative projects are the transforming power of imagination, questions of human self-knowledge, social mechanisms, as well as the search for Truth and Beauty.

Participant of the 6th Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Arts, Director and Co-Writer of the multimodal performance “Continuous Mapping”, created in collaboration with Yandex.maps. Within the framework of the project, Maria conducted a psychogeographic study and reimagined the emotional landscapes of the city of Yekaterinburg.

Laureate of Avicom Festival of Audiovisual International Multimedia Patrimony (2018), International Esoteric Film Festival (2020). Director of Slava Polunin’s Carnival of Colors at the Bauman Garden (2014); Executive Producer of the Cargo Moscow site-specific theatre show (long list of the Golden Mask 2017).