Is art “a shadow of a shadow” or a shadow of life? Or is life
a shadow of art? An answer can be provided only by the one who
knows where the sun is. I am not original in saying that theatre
is the best metaphor for life. The metaphor is attractive because
of its depth and enduring relevance. The motives of life and
art intersect each other: Hamlet in the role of a civil servant,
Lady Macbeth in the role of a housewife, Don Quixote in the
role of Rocinante... The labyrinths of Infinite portrayals are
interesting and sensible. How interesting and sensible is that
under the sun, which alone sees everything outside of a shadow?
Philologist, candidate in philosophy, senior researcher at
the Centre. Graduate of the philology faculty of the Vinnytsia
Pedagogical Institute and the arts faculty of the Kyiv-Mohyla
Academy. Conducts research into the questions of mass awareness
and artistic culture in the area of philosophic anthropology.
Thesis topic: “Mass Awareness and Artistic Culture. Dynamics
of Interaction in the Text of Soviet Culture.
Practices the methodology of the intertextual readings of theatrical
texts. Author of the monograph Cultural Text in Search of
an Author. Authored the chapter “European Reflections of
Ukrainian Drama. Oleksandr Oles’” in 20th Century Ukrainian
One of the founders of the journal Kino-Teatr, remains a contributor
to this day. Participant of the joint Universite de Geneve-NaUKMA
“Historical Mythology in Contemporary Ukrainian Culture” project.
Co-author of two research collections on the project topic.
Interned under the auspices of the Royal National Theatre (London)
at cultural centres in Birmingham, Brecknell, and London. Studied
the structure and system of cinema production in western European
countries at the Berlin, Marcel, and Rotterdam international
film festivals and markets.
Translates from English and French, publishes in the journals
Vsesvit and Kino-Teatr. Has been translated
into English and French.