This workshop proposes to associate a mix group of Ukrainian
and French artists and students of performing arts who could
be actors, dancers, musicians, directors, writers, stage designers,
painters, videographers, sound designers, etc. The only requirement
for attending this workshop is to want to work on stage together
to create a common theatre play. It will aim for public performances,
in Ukraine and in France, as a way to exchange professional
experiences of Ukrainian and French artists. The participation
in this project is totally free, even if it can be possible
to ask participants to contribute to gather, in a small part,
some of the material costs of their personal catering during
working time (see below).
Working together to create a performance will be developed
from an open topic that can stimulate the creative imagination
of everyone during the workshop, the stage writing, the staging,
the rehearsals, etc. The common language chosen to communicate
during stage works is English, even if Ukrainian, Russian, French
or other languages will be finally staged in the common play.
This project proposes to create a performance as a collective
work in progress. This means that each participant, while fulfilling
a primary professional theatrical function in the process of
creation, will have to work at least partially to some other
aspects of the production of the play, so beyond his own personal
professional specialty, to contribute to the good development
of the work in progress of the all team.
This workshop is offered by Les Kurbas Centre and Performing
Arts Department of Poitiers University (France). Vincent Guillaume
– director and teacher in this Department, will coordinate this
project with the help of Olexander Chayka – director and Vice-director
of Les Kurbas Centre –, and Dmitri Bogomazov – director and
teacher in the Kiev National University for theatre, cinema
and television. Pierre-Yves Boutrand – stage and light designer
and teacher in the Performing Arts Department of Poitiers University
– will coordinate the technical means of the project in Ukraine
and in France.
First part: October to January 2011-12
A first experience is offered to Ukrainian artists/students,
from Thursday, 20th to Monday, 24th of October 2011, in Les
Kurbas Centre. During these 5 days, practical works in rehearsal
room will be proposed to give the opportunity to Ukrainian artists/students
to improve the type of concrete stage works involved in this
project. This first work together is intended to build and weld
the Ukrainian group of artists/students associated with the
project. During these 5 days, working time will be divided in
2 periods of 4 hours, first from 12 to 4pm, second from 5 to
9pm, so that the various interested persons can, if they wish,
join several of these rehearsal shifts. To join this part of
the project, each participant will contribute 50 UAH which will
fund the catering of the team.
Prepared from October to December 2011 in Poitiers where French
participants will rehearse, a first set of researches/rehearsals,
together the French and Ukrainian participants will be held
at Les Kurbas Centre, from Wednesday 17th to Saturday 28th of
January. This first joint work will lead, on Les Kurbas Centre’s
stage, to a public presentation of a preview of the final performance.
Two days of work on Les Kurbas Centre's stage will be devoted
to the performance involved in this part of the project, rehearsals
before the performance taking place also at Les Kurbas Centre.
From Thursday 17th to Wednesday 26th of January, working time
will be 6 hours per day organized in 2-3 hour periods separated
by a pause of an hour. The work plan on 27th and 28th of January
(rehearsals on stage and performing) will be specified in terms
of technical requirements of the public performance. Each participant
will contribute 75 UAH which will fund the catering of the team
during this period.
Second part: February to April 2012
This part of the project will take place in Poitiers, France.
It will consist in a 2 week rehearsal time, leading to a 3-4
day workings in the theatre of Poitiers University, which is
located in the “Maison des Etudiants” (House of Students). That
3-4 day will include a final public performance that will take
place in the field of the festival: “A chacun ses couleurs”.
This part of the workshop leads to finalise the conception and
the staging of the performance. The precise timing of this part
of the project will be completed in late October or early November
Third part: April to June 2012.
To present the final form to Ukrainian public, various possibilities
will be explored by all partners and participants involved in
this project. In Kiev, it could be possible to present this
final version in Les Kurbas Centre. Some other possibilities
of performing in other Ukrainian cities will be explored too,
for instance in Lviv, Kharkiv, Odessa, etc. The precise content
and timing of this part of the project will be completed in
late October – November 2011.
For more information, please contact:
In Ukraine: Viktor Sbiiabski: firstname.lastname@example.org
(in Ukrainian or English)
In France: Vincent Guillaume: email@example.com
– 0033 608 28 56 94 (in French or English)
This project is developed by the Les Kurbas Centre of Kiev,
University of Poitiers
“This project is supported by the Embassy of France in Kiev
and by the French Institute of Ukraine”