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International cross-disciplinary theoretical and practical conference

CONTEMPORARY THEATER DIRECTORS:
THE METAMORPHOSIS OF PROFESSION

22-25 November 2009
(Ukraine, Kyiv, 23-V, Volodymyrska Str., Les Kurbas Center)

The main concept of this conference will be the notion of transgression – a process of expansion of the borders of contemporary stage direction in order to find new theater spaces, and changes that happen to director profession in new art reality.

The preliminary program*

November, 22

by 12:00 Arrival of participants and registration to the conference. Sightseeing tour of Kyiv for participants.**
13:00 – 13:45 Press-conference
15:00 – 16:00 Presentation of International Project “The Invisible Generation” (Sweden).
14:30 – 17:30 Michal Zadara (Warsaw, Poland): “Creating spaces for thinking”

Performances

19:00 “...from one world to another...”. Based on Mykola Gogol “Diary of a Madman”. Director: Mark Nestantiner (Les Kurbas Center, Kyiv, Ukraine)
Les Kurbas Center, 23-V, Volodymyrska Str.

19:00 Roland Schimmelpfennig: “Woman from the Past” Director: Dmytro Bogomazov (“Free Stage” theatre, Kyiv, Ukraine)
“Free Stage” theatre, 71, Honchara Str.**

November, 23

11:00 – 13:00 Plenary session.
Dr. Nelli Korniienko (Kyiv, Ukraine): “Transformation of the profession of “director” in post-non-classic culture”.
Dr. Beatrice Picon-Vallin (Paris, France): “The transformations of the role of director under the influence of new technologies”.
13:00 – 14:00 Dinner.
14:00 – 16:00 Boris Yukhananov (Moscow, Russia): “The Newly Universal Method. Theatre-Project”.
14:00 – 17:00 The forum.
“The Ukrainian Contemporary Theatre. Hamlet. What Next?” Moderators: KLIM (director, playwriter, Kyiv) & Dr. Anatoly Bakanursky (critic, Odessa).***
17:00 – 18:00 Volodymyr Kuchynskyi: “The Directors of Applied Theatre”.

Performances

19:00 “Richard after Richard”, based on W. Shakespeare. Director: Iryna Volytska (“Theatre in a Basket”, Kyiv/Lviv, Ukraine)
Les Kurbas Center: 23-V, Volodymyrska Str.

19:00 Anton Chekhov: “The Seagull”. Director: Volodymyr Petrenko (“Virymo / We Believe!” Youth Theatre, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine)
Molody Theatre, 17, Prorizna Str.**

November, 24

11:00 – 11:45 Piotr Gruszczynski (Warsaw, Poland): “Theatre as a Meeting Place – What’s New in Polish Theatre”.
12:00 – 13:00 Audronis Liuga (Vilnius, Lithuania): “Notes on Contemporary Lithuanian Theatre”.
13:15 – 14:00 Alyona Karas (Moscow, Russia): “New Russian Directors and the State – the Connections Renewal”.
14:00 – 15:00 Dinner.
15:00 – 16:00 Round-table discussion: “Theater Directors of XXI century: the Metamorphosis of Profession”. Moderators: Alyona Karas (critic, Moscow, Russia) & Sergey Vassilev (critic, Kyiv, Ukraine).***
Questions for discussion:
- The role of director in the postdramatic theater.
- What transformations of director’s profession occur in today’s world?
- What methods and principles of the aesthetics in work of a director are actual?
- Outlook’s and ethic aspects of director work in contemporary art environment.

Performances

20:00 “Kurbas. Reconstruction”. Director: Larysa Venedyktova (“TanzLaboratorium”/ Les Kurbas Center, Kyiv, Ukraine)
Les Kurbas Center, 23-V, Volodymyrska Str.

19:00 “Sakuntala”, based on Kalidasa and Mahabharata. Director: Andryi Pryhodko. (Franko Theatre, Kyiv, Ukraine)
Franko Theatre, 3, Franko Sq.**

November, 25

Sightseeing tour of Kyiv for participants**
by 12:00 Departure of participants.

The exhibitions of Center’s scenographers will be held during the conference***.



* Final program may be slightly changed.
** Please, inform us in advance, if you would like to visit the performance or to tour of Kyiv.
*** Additional information will be announced.


 

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