2022 UnWrapped!

Ireland - Dublin

Olesya Zdorovetska is a Dublin-based performer, composer, curator and educator, originally from Kyiv, Ukraine. Her work has been described as ‘an emotional and intellectual explosion’ by the Dash Arts, UK.

As an international soloist and collaborator she works in the fields of improvised, jazz, Afro-Caribbean, contemporary classical, traditional Ukrainian and Sephardic music, theatre and film.

Since moving to Dublin in 2011 Olesya has rapidly become a dynamic and active figure on the Irish music scene. She is a founder of the Ukrainian Irish Cultural Platform and co-curator and producer of Phonica, a platform for new music and poetry.

She is a 2022 recipient of the Markievicz Award.

Other work and awards include a DEIS award for ‘Ceol na n-Uisci’ with The Water Project / Iarla ÓLionáird, an Independent Music Award (US) with Dislocados, multiple awards for ‘Remnants’ with London Erratica Theatre, Arts Council of England / PRS / MSBF awards for ‘Arvoles Lloran por Lluvia’ with Sefiroth Ensemble, an Asylum Arts award with Asya Gefter for the multimedia project ‘Fragments of Memory’, Arts Council of Ireland Music Bursary Award; European tours of ‘Telling Sounds’, ‘Niemandsland’ and ‘Dead Poets’ projects; ‘The Great Hunger’ at Irish Museum of Modern Art with the Abbey Theatre, ‘The Tin Soldier’ by Theatre Lovett at The Gate Theatre and Galway Arts, Nick Roth’s opera ‘Xenia – Part II’ at the Bealtaine Festival, ‘Tundra’ for Emma Martin at the Dublin Dance Festival, ‘ZELLE’ by Jamie Man at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon and Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia; solo performance at International Literature Festival Dublin, ‘Victoria’ at the European Centre for Solidarity in Gdansk, ‘Crann’ for tree voices at IMRAM festival and International Medellin Poetry Festival, IMC ‘Piece by Piece’ and ‘Blind Date’ Series; performances with Satoko Fujii Big Orchestra (JP-UA), Yurodny Ensemble, ‘The Docks’, Conor Guilfoyle’s Salsa Band, Kyiv Big Band; sound design for new poetic film by Olga Povoroznyk ‘Port De Born’, documentary by Oleksandr Fraze-Frazenko ‘An Aquarium in the Sea.The Story of the New York Group of Poets’ and BAFICI award for scoring Dónal Foreman’s new feature film ‘The Cry of Granuaile’.


Episode 4 was filmed at the gorgeous MoLI – Museum of Literature Ireland in Dublin. Learn more about them at https://moli.ie/

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