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SERGEI POLUNIN: BALLET, INTRIGUE, PROVOCATION
On the 26-th of October it will be going a desirable premier of documental and biographic movie ‘Dancer’ on the price of success paid by the artist of ballet Serhii Polunin. Being originated from Kherson, he accidentally appeared in the Royal Theater in London where he became an overnight success but then went off the grid to get even more love of the spectators. Today OUTLOOK continues the cycle of materials about successful Ukrainians.
17.10.2017 | top, art, Ukraine, personalities
The great curves: Friedensreich Hundertwasser
He made up his name to be one of a kind. Riot of his selfhood became the basis for enormous artistic heritage while architecture demonstrated the possibility to combine ecological compatibility with modern technologies.
Not by tower alone
The word is, Guy de Maupassant hated Eiffel Tower. The famous writer believed that it was uglifying the face of Paris without benefiting the city. Nevertheless, he could be often seen in a cozy cafe on the top of the construction. In such cases the author of “Bel Ami” used to say that “it was the only way the damned tower dropped out of his sight…”
Swedish Loner Ingmar Bergman
On July 14, 1918 in a Swedish town called Uppsala a man was born to create over 50 movies and direct several dozens of plays that raised the ante in art to an almost inaccessible level. Even today while watching his film created as much as half a century ago you realize that there is nothing they’ve lost – it’s more like they’ve gained.
14.07.2017 | movie, Sweden, personalities
Experience: Grygorii Rashetnik
Having woken up and switched on TV, we are filling our house with the positive, energy, and bubbly laughing of those who make each our day easier and funnier on another side of the screen. Sometimes a spectator feels that world of television is the absolute holiday and festival, but too frequently our good mood and careless day is followed by the accurate and from times to times such a responsible work… Today the TV-host Grigoriy Reshetnyak shares with our readers the story of his success.
04.07.2017 | experience, personalities
The magnificent world of land-art: Patrick Dougherti
Land-art is not simply the landscape design but also the whole direction in art which in thee 21-st century considered one of the most important when only lazy people do not speak about the ‘green technologies’ and environment. The names of stars of such an activity have sturdily come into the speech of the tutors, critics, and connoisseurs, especially they outline Patrick Dougherti with his unbelievable works.
30.05.2017 | art, nature, personalities
Look at us, or Continuous music of Lubomyr Melnyk
The music as long as the eternity or, in other words, Continuous music is the genre which causes loud arguments in professional circles. Lubomyr Melnyk, Canadian composer of Ukrainian origination sees in his ‘child’ Continuous music continuation of classic traditions. Which rules his scripts follow will OUTLOOK tell in the following material of the rubrics ‘Look at us!’
A jewelry approach to perfection
Behind the window sad eyes of old man peered at Petrograd engulfed by revolutionary fire. This fire spread on his life's work: a proud four-story building was invaded by noisy commissioners and sailors, whose presence seemed a cruel joke after regular customers. Workshop owner Carl Gustavovich Fabergé, apparently, noticed in this chaos approaching decay of his career. However, he could have a secret gleam of hope for another life of his heritage. If only he knew that it would come true, maestro would hardly have lost his spiritual strength...
"TO BE HOME IS TO FEEL SECURE". Memory of Yasser Arafat Honored in Kiev
“To be home is to feel secured…” – these words belong to the founder and first head of Palestinian National Authority, fighter for freedom of Palestine, Nobel Prize winner Yasser Arafat. On November 11 Palestinian leader’s commemoration evening was held in Kyiv orchestrated by Embassy of Palestine in Ukraine and Palestinian expatriates.
Ousama Kafa: Recession-proof Person in Times of Crisis
Brave and talented people who aren’t afraid to develop and launch new focus areas of their business even in seemingly unfavorable times certainly deserve respect. One of such heroes of our times is a famous Ukrainian restaurateur Ousama Kafa, founder of L’Kafa Group.
26.04.2016 | personalities
THEIR HUNGARIAN HEARTS. THE MOST PROMINENT REPRESENTATIVES OF THE COUNTRY.
You probably know, or certainly heard about Calvin Klein and his contribution to the world of fashion. However, less known is the fact that Kelvin’s parents and grandmother came from Hungary. So, today we are telling our readers about people with real Hungarian hearts...
10.02.2016 | personalities, Hungary
Packed and Ready: Masha Shubina
OUTLOOK launches a new rubric "Packed and Ready" in which we will talk about travel and favorite countries famous and successful people. First share with our readers your travel experience agreed, the artist Masha Shubina.
No Battery: Tortures with Art
There is a reason why they say that even goods things are good to an extent – even art served in a certain manner may not just bring joy and help experience catharsis but also break psyche down. On how exactly beauty serves as an instrument of torture – read below in Outlook.
17.12.2015 | art, society, personalities
I came, I saw, I built
Sometimes it happens that you look at a postcard with a picture of a city and instantly realize that this is Kyiv, or Moscow, or Rome or your native village. And it isn’t courtesy of your geography teacher but back-breaking efforts of artisans with whose hands commonly familiar architecture masterpieces were created. Today we recall Italian conqueror of marble Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
White Jazz Syncopation
“I don’t mean a thing if it ain’t that swing”, - that’s what famous jazz musician Glenn Miller used to say. African slaves brought to the USA began performing ‘dotty’ rhythm and swinging pulsations for white jazzmen to take up mysterious syncope later. At that, “black” and “white” jazz were going in separate directions: Africans preferred improvisation while Europeans opted for ready melodies.
25.10.2015 | music, history, personalities
Flowers in Ukrainian Style. Kateryna Bilokur
In every art there are formats and rules – once in “mainstream” an Artist won’t have to starve. Even more so in totalitarian times when every sphere of people’s life is controlled and affected and selfhood has to be forgotten as such. It is probably in the face of a system natural talents emerge for their work to become immortal. Today Outlook recalls one of them, artist Kateryna Bilokur.
16.10.2015 | art, Ukraine, personalities
On A Bike Around The World. Part 1
Round-the-world trip on a motor bike of a famous actor Evan McGregor that he undertook together with his friend a couple of years ago is still fresh in our memories. But one thing is a Hollywood star and merely the fact of two adult men on the road – and a completely different situation is when a fragile woman is riding all by herself. Outlook tells about an incredibly brave Ukrainian Anna Grechishkina who is crossing the planet on her iron horse as we speak to put into practice I Have a Dream project.
EXCLUSIVE: President of Bulgaria Visits Ukraine for the First Time in 12 Years
The President of Bulgaria Rosen Plevneliev has come to Kiev with his official visit. The head of the Republic has already met with the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko; Ukrainian leader announced it on his Facebook page.
Experience: Igor Nazarov
With the assistance of European Business Association and its project Hopes and Fears, THEOUTLOOK.COM.UA continues its series of features EXPERIENCE where you learn secrets of career success from top managers in modern business. Igor Nazarov, Country Manager at Brown Forman Ukraine, shared his story with representatives of companies that are members of European business Association and with our readers. Portfolio of Ukrainian Office of the company includes such well-known premium alcohol brands as Jack Daniel’s, Finlandia and El Jimador.
EXPERIENCE: IRYNA DANYLEVSKA
On the eve of the 36th session of the Ukrainian Fashion Week, THEOUTLOOK.COM.UA goes on publishing Experience articles from which you will learn the secrets of successful careers of contemporary top managers and latest facts about development of their activities. Today meet another professional - the founder of the Ukrainian Fashion Week (UFW) Iryna Danylevska.
"Movies from the station": the birth of cinema
Every year over 4 thousand movies are released. In India alone a couple of locally produced films come out daily. And as far back as some hundred years ago all of this didn’t exist. It was only in 1896 when viewers saw the famous “Train Pulling into a Station” by Lumière brothers for the first time.
13.02.2015 | cinema, history, personalities
Muse, descend! Inspiration recipes of great writers
What, to your mind, one shall do to catch the Muse or to get in an inspirational mood? ‘Listen to classical music, eat more antioxidants enhancing brain activity or just take a walk in the fresh air’, you would reply. Not in the least! Many great men of letters thought differently and stirred up their inspiration in completely unexpected ways. Things unusual for average person are quite right for an artist.
regia di Federico Fellini
What is fine in the genius, is that he looks like everyone, and nobody at the same time... Today marks 95 years since the birth of Federico Fellini. And especially to this date, OUTLOOK has prepared a selection of reviews of other, not lesser known filmmakers, about the works of this outstanding Director!
20.01.2015 | cinema, personalities
«Love's Executioner»: exclusive interview with Irvin Yalom
Editorial staff of OUTLOOK managed to talk to Irvin Yalom about how to learn to love this world, ask about fiction literature and psychotherapy practice as well as get profound advice on proper treatment of life.
Mandela – the Legacy of Freedom: an exclusive interview with South Africa's Ambassador to Ukraine
On 23 October, in Kiev in the Dome Master Class of Education and Culture opens both a festival and exhibition dedicated to the 100th birth anniversary of Nelson Mandela. Thus our chief editor Darya Karyakina interviewed the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa in Ukraine Christian Albertus Basson, who told us about this outstanding person whom he met personally.
BACK SIDE OF SWEDISH SOLEMNITY
October is a season not only for scarves, mulled wine and mellow autumn, but for announcement of Nobel laureates. The world usually keeps a close watch on this event, yet often public sees only the "glossy" side of the coin. Outlook dived deeper and found out about curiosities and scandals that have escorted the prestigious award for more than a hundred years.
23.10.2014 | science, history, personalities
History of brand: Cadillac for president
The car that can be without a doubt called an American dream is “Cadillac”. It is distinguished by its considerable dimensions and luxurious appearance. It was this brand that became the first registered automobile trade mark in the United States and it is the one that remains the most prestigious on the territory of the New Word through present. Suffice to say that for over 80 years presidents of the USA opt exceptionally for “Cadillac”.
«AN HOUR BEFORE» the shooting
OUTLOOK is proceeding with publishing series of articles "An Hour Before" and specially for you we waded into an unusual apartment at Druzhby Narodov Boulevard, which served as a site for the film "Eight" directed by Alexander Shapiro. We spent 60 minutes with the director till the moment he shouted «ACTION» and closed the entrance door.
Thus Zarathustra Goes on
Exactly 170 years ago, not far from Leipzig, Germany, in town of Röcken Friedrich Nietzsche was born - a man who made a revolution in philosophy and, as many believe, he "wrote" the twentieth century. His unusual vision of essence of things cannot be separated from his own personality which became a cult long ago.
15.10.2014 | literature, personalities
Great Refusal Theory
The date of October 8th, 1906 remained in history as a symbol of the great refusal from well-deserved honours. Finnish writer Arvid Järnefelt receives a letter from Leo Tolstoy, he is eagerly tearing the envelope, looking at writing of Russian novelist “Please try to make it so that I would not be awarded with the Nobel Prize. If it was meant to happen, then it would be very unpleasant for me to refuse from it.”
Experience: Peter Chernyshov
THEOUTLOOK.COM.UA supported by European Business Association and its project «Hopes and Fears» continues a line of features «EXPERIENCE», which reflects the secrets of career success in the light of the greatest modern managers.
Beautifully ugly Cleopatra
Concept of female beauty changes nearly as often as every century. But universal beauty paragon that not only managed to win hearts of the most influential men of her times but also to net global fancy for thousands and thousands years remains, sure enough, Cleopatra…
09.09.2014 | history, Egypt, personalities
Ukrainian blood on the world's strings
At school in classes of Ukrainian we all have been told about how melodic our mother tongue is. We must have been proud of the fact although failing to fully realize its meaning. Now finding out about one or another performer of our heritage I don't get surprised because Ukrainian language is incredibly musical and it is transferred genetically from generation to generation even on different continents. Outlook came up with the own list of "voices" that "language of a nightingale's song" can peep from.
22.08.2014 | music, personalities
Pablo Picasso: from dynamite to poetry
Ilya Ehrenburgh once very concisely described Pablo Picasso’s relations with his era: “20th century found in him its own dynamite expert, its own philosopher, its own poet”.
08.08.2014 | personalities, do you know
No Palmistry - Just Sleight of Hand
On August, 5, 1926 illusionist Harry Houdini made the whole world talk about him yet again. He spent as long as an hour in a closed coffin under water and managed to successfully surface. Today on this sultry summer day OUTLOOK recalls great magicians and their crazy stunts - we hope that chills that some of them give will help you deal with heat.
05.08.2014 | personalities
Experience: Vladimir Lavrenchuk
THEOUTLOOK.COM.UA supported by The European Business Association and its project “Hopes and Fears” launches new series of features EXPERIENCE where you will learn secrets of a successful career from modern top managers.
Viktor Vatsko at the Microphone
On the eve of International Sports Journalist Day Ukrainian commentator Viktor Vatsko told OUTLOOK about his profession, football behind-the-scenes games and reasons why after some coverages he cannot fall asleep as late as till 5 a.m.
Rembrandt for damage
It was exactly 29 years ago, on June, 15, 1985, when a citizen of Lithuania Bruce Maygis forever made it into history of pictural art. Yet his accomplishment has a minus in front of it – he got notorious for vandalism not creativity: in Hermitage of Saint Petersburg the man threw sulfuric acid at Rembrandt’s Danae and cut it with a knife twice. Fortunately, they managed to save the canvas and today it is still exhibited in the gallery although now behind armored glass. Who, where and when spoiled masterpieces – next at OUTLOOK.
15.06.2014 | art, personalities
Violinist for a Trumpeter: interview with member of Gogol Bordello Sergey Ryabtsev and composer Alexandr Ratmansky
Slightly over a month ago the first musical film for kids in the years of independence premiered in Ukraine, it is called “Trumpeter”, directed by Anatoliy Mateshko.
Turn time back?
On May, 19, 1897 Oscar Wilde got liberty after having spent eighteen month in Reading jail. Imprisonment changed root and branch of a magnificent wit and drew a sad line under his literary activities. At the same time, Wilde wasn't the first nor was he the last artist in words who felt the mercilessness of the system of justice on himself.
19.05.2014 | literature, personalities
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