Hollow Bones

Hollow Bones by Bautanzt Here.

April 23, 5PM, Gordon White Park.

April 24, 5PM, Field next to the Old Fourth Ward Skatepark. 

Rain dates: April 30, May 1st. 


Free and open to the public! We encourage you to bring blankets, food and loved ones to enjoy the performance over the picnic and discuss it afterwards. Family friendly. 



By means of butoh, dance theater, outstanding costume and set design elements, this work explores how life-changing leaps of faith require personal loss in the hope of a better life. Hollow Bones explores awakening to a strange world where performers are the aliens, encountering pivotal moments where they have to choose to embrace change and let go of the familiar parts of themselves and their prior life.


Performers and co-creators: Susan Keller, Frankie Mulinix (Vandellous), Kiera O’Reilly. 


Direction: Nadya Zeitlin. 


Set design: Dima Alekseev, Katya Kouznetsova. 


This performance is a part of the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine festival, 2021 - 2022.  


Hollow Bones started as a collaboration between butoh performer Frankie Mulinix (Vandellous), dance designer Nadya Zeitlin, visual artists Dima Alekseev and Katya Kouznetsova and their students. First version of this work premiered early April, 2021 at the Dance Hub ATL, part of the Hambidge Cross-Pollination Art Lab. 


Gordon White Park: free parking available around the park. 

Field next to the Old Fourth Ward Skatepark: parking options are limited, we recommend carpooling or parking at Ponce City Market, or other locations.  


We thank Square Feet Depot for providing us a space to rehearse. 


Learn more about each artist: 

Dima 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.

Susan Keller loves to dance. She took her first ballet class at age 4. In college,  she found modern dance, which better suited her body. When  introduced to contact improvisation in the 80's, she fell in love with it. And then there are social dance forms just for fun! Susan especially loves dancing outside,  on earth.

Katya Kouznetsova - Master of Arts in Art Education, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art, Moscow State Pedagogical University (Diploma evaluated in USA).

Develops and teaches the Foundations of Art course (online and in-person); Co-teaches the Contemporary Art & Architecture course; Manages START WITH ART social media presence and public relations.

Fine Arts teacher, Digital Artist, Graphic Designer. 20 years with Georgia Institute of Technology. 

Founder of START WITH ART, contemporary art and architecture classes for children.

Frankie Mulinix is a butoh-based dancer, burlesque artist, emcee, producer, dramaturge, choreographer, director, teacher, and intimacy choreographer and coordinator. As a 2021 Hambidge Cross-Pollination Art Lab Fellow, Frankie had the privilege of working on Hollow Bones since its inception and is very excited to be part of its next iteration!

Kiera O’Reilly, a North Carolina native, is a performer, creator, and advocate for the arts. They graduated from University of North Carolina School of the Arts with a BFA in Contemporary Dance in 2020. Since moving to Atlanta in August of 2021, they have had the pleasure of presenting work in Fall for Fall Dance Festival, as well as working with Beacon Dance, and being a 2021-22 Artist in AM Collaborative. This is their first project with Bautanzt Here, and they are incredible grateful and excited for this opportunity. 

Nadya Zeitlin is a dance designer and Artistic Director of BautanztHere. 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.