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05.11

25.10

Оn March 22-27, 2018 the First Theatre (Lviv) will host the International Theatre Lab for Young Directors under the auspices of OPEN DOORS and supervision of Iryna Averina.

News

11.12

VIDLIKproject - а project which stimulates culture growth and promotes the Ukrainian contemporary art in small towns and villages of Ukraine

18.10

Chris Dercon, a new director of Berlin’s Volksbühne theater, located on Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, has made headlines after he tried to force hundreds of activists out of the famous cultural institution, which they took over with the aim of turning it into a collectively run theater. The activists describe their actions as a protest against commercialization of art.

30.09

Kyiv, September 29, 2017 – American choreographer Peter Kyle and Ukrainian choreographer Anton Ovchinnikov have launched DANCING THROUGH TRANSLATION, a yearlong research and performance project exploring contemporary dance as a vehicle for cross-cultural exchange.

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Recently, Ukrainian theatrical space has begun a slow, but irreversible depressurization. Despite all the complexities and inertia of the post-Soviet system of organizing theatrical affairs, our theater moves slowly towards integration into the European theatrical process and revealing itself on the international artistic map. One of the markers of integration processes in the theater was the presence of network theater organizations that began to show interest in our local affairs, even lobby for theatrical reforms in accordance with the standards of theatrical systems in democratic societies. The most active player in this field was the European Theatrical Convention (ETC). With Heidi Wiley the head of the convention, we talked about the mission of the organization and the vision of the Ukrainian context from a European perspective.

Theatrical season of 2016-2017 finally brought post-dramatic theater to Ukraine. With a significant delay in time, and marked with local specifics, this fresh stylistic trend reached our stages. So, what is “post-dramatic theater” exactly? Generally speaking, this term embraces all kinds of performances free from traditional drama structure, but still lying within the framework of theater as an artistic form. Post-dramatic theater is chaos, permissiveness, actuality, provocation and neglect of any tradition. And of course, a new form of theatrical performance gave life to a new type of play writer.

 

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