Avy K Productions founded by Erika Tsimbrovsky, Vadim Puyandaev, and Laura Maguire, Avy K Productions brings together local and international artists to create improvised multi-media performances. Avy K’s signature audio-visual-kinetic approach combines contemporary dance, live painting, installation, music, and video.
is an innovator in the field of improvised theatre and dance performance. Tsimbrovsky has an MFA in Dance with three decades of experience of collaboratively creating artwork with diverse communities. During this period of time, she co-founded the award-winning experimental performance group EVM Laboratories to research the interaction between diverse media structures and to develop specific improvisational performance techniques. Avy K Productions is the San Francisco-based incarnation of her and visual artist Vadim Puyandaev’s 30-year collaboration, featuring their signature “audio-visual-kinetic” approach, which brings together contemporary dance, live painting, evolving material installation, video projection, and live music.
She is multicultural and multilingual and has lived and practiced in six countries. Her practice coalesces somatic (bodily) explorations, visual art principles, and tools of movement and improvisation in both theatre and dance, resulting in experimental dance/art installation that she calls “asemic”— in other words “outside of normative understanding.” She explores new ways to engage the public as an active observer of performance. The projects she is creating are highly collaborative, emphasizing community diversity and equal opportunities for each person involved in the creative process.
She is currently in the Ph.D. program in Performance Studies at UC Davis. Tsimbrovsky’s current research focuses on contemporary inclinations towards performance art with communities in the art/dance field. Objects of her inquiry include: dance installations, (r)evolutionary arts, somatic feminisms, notions of otherness, and the generation of engaged local communities. CV