The crew behind the renowned Tbilisi Club, Bassiani, has announced a new festival – ICKPA. The Festival will take place in Kyiv, Ukraine, and is scheduled for July 23-24. up for the festival features names like Jeff Mills, for whom this will be the first visit to Ukraine. ATEQ, DVS1, Lena Willikens, Call Super, Nicolas Lutz will play along with Bassiani Residents Hector Oaks, Zitto, HVL, NDRX, KANCHELI, NEWA; and local artists ARTEM IKRA, NASTYA MURAVYOVA, STANISLAV TOLKACHEV. ICKPA aims to establish herself as a new entity on European Dance Scene, collecting and connecting East-West experience and settling camp in Kyiv. We are forming collaborations with communities from Kyiv, Tbilisi, and beyond: 20ft Radio and Veselka will be represented with scenes on the festival site. To enter our festival ticket giveaway email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us who you’re most excited to see perform at the festival.
ICKPA will host a panel discussion empowering cultural dialogue and communication between Post-Socialist Dance Cultures. The topic of the talk is “Raising Underground in Post-Socialist Ashes,” where speakers from Kyiv, Tbilisi, and Belgrade will share the history and nowness of underground cultures in their respective cities. ICKRA is also a home of a futsal tournament. United together, club communities and friends from the Kyiv and Tbilisi scene will be competing in a charity competition to raise money for a common cause. Participating teams will represent CXEMA, BASSIANI, ICKPA, 20FT RADIO, VESELKA, PLANET B, RHYTM BURO, and KULTURA ZVUKA.
The Festival will be located in the old Soviet Sanatorium “Khvylia,” just 20 minutes outside of Kyiv, hidden in a forest and therefore a perfect spot for this summer’s dance takeover.