Open Call: V4@THEATRE CRITICS RESIDENCY 2017 (Nitra, Slovakia)

7-day residency under the mentorship of Patrice Pavis (France) and Thomas Irmer (Germany) at the Divadelná Nitra International Theatre Festival 2017 open to young theatre criticsfrom the Visegrad Group countries and Ukraine, Moldova, Belorussia, Armenia and up to 35 years of age.
Dates of residency: 22 – 28 September 2017
Location: Nitra, Slovakia
Deadline for applications: 31 July 2017
Selected participants:
Slovakia – 2 people + 1 substitution
Czech Republic - 2 people + 1 substitution
Hungary - 2 people + 1 substitution
Poland - 2 people + 1 substitution
Ukraine - 2 people + 1 substitution
Moldova – 2 people + 1 substitution
Belorussia – 2 people + 1 substitution
Armenia – 1 person + 1 substitution
V4@Theatre Critics Residency 2017 is a creative hub for young theatre critics who will, under the leadership of internationally acclaimed theatre theorist and critic Patrice Pavis (France) and Thomas Irmer (Germany), attend the 26th edition of the Divadelná Nitra Festival.
Participants will follow all performances of the main programme and selected performances of the accompanying programme. For 7 days, they will work together with Mr Pavis and Mr Irmer as their mentors, mediators and facilitators.
The participants will be tasked to prepare and make a presentation about the current situation in the performing arts scene in their country (topics will be announced in advance by Mr Pavis, Mr Irmer and the Divadelná Nitra), to write at least three articles which can take the form of reviews / articles about the Divadelná Nitra performances and programme or interviews with artists presented and published during the festival at the V4@Theatre website and Divadelná Nitra Facebook.
They will attend and participate in public talks with selected artists and each day they will work with Mr Pavis and Mr Irmer, discussing and reflecting on the productions they haveseen. Some of the presentations and discussions of the V4@Theatre participants will be open to public – theatre professionals and students attending the festival.
This year´s Divadelná Nitra is featuring the theme: FUNDAMENTALS = principle / principles, essence, a basic principle. It will present a process of searching for values – human, spiritual, intellectual, social as well as historical, through works of art presented at the festival, but also discussions, accompanying events and social activities.
The preliminary programme of Divadelná Nitra 2017 will be published at the beginning of July on The final programme will be ready at the end of July.


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