Impostor Syndrome

Welcome to the world of impostor syndrome. This is a secret world where successful people from all walks of life live. They all have one thing in common – they don't believe in themselves. Men and women, young and old. Even incredibly successful actors and writers are vulnerable. Self-doubt is not always related to work; there are impostors who "consider themselves bad parents, husbands, wives, friends or just people. All these are variations of the impostor syndrome, especially when there is no objective evidence that they are not at all who they are considered by others.
The "impostor" is sincerely convinced that he must work "hard" in order to prevent "exposure". Quite often, such a strategy pays off and well-being improves. Unfortunately, later he comes to the conclusion that he has achieved success solely through diligence, and again feels like a fraud. There is a vicious circle.

  • Viktoriya Aktova
  • Viktoriya Aktova
  • Vladimir Aktov
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    16 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 21, 2022
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
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Director Biography - Viktoriya Aktova

Founder and director of Plastic Theatre Pilgrims
Director - choreographer of plastic performances and film projects.
Body practitioner, author of therapeutic trainings and master classes on working with the body and emotions.
The leading teacher of the Pilgrimslab laboratory

Work experience since 2009. during this time, she has taught more than 1000 students the author's method of working with the body.
Education: Moscow State Academy of Choreography (2007)
GITIS (2015) workshop of Professor L.M. Talankinoi

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"In my approach, I always rely on inner truth and sincerity. It seems to me that this is the most interesting thing to unravel the inside of a person, look beyond the body, read bodily signals and find answers to questions. I think that the body remembers and knows a lot more about us than we think about it."