CARAVAN YEKATERINBURG 2019
27 November - 01 DECEMBER 2019
CARAVAN YEKATERINBURG 2019
27 NOVEMBER - 01 DECEMBER 2019
From November 27 to December 1, 2019, you are welcome to join our Caravan to Yekaterinburg – the cultural hub of the Ural region, a less known area of Russia. Yekaterinburg is often referred to as the "third capital" of Russia (after Moscow and St. Petersburg) - vast, rapidly developing and rich in all kinds of resources, a city of cultural challenges and the country’s source of creative talents.
Situated in the Ural Mountains, Yekaterinburg is a cultural bridge between Asia and Europe. Traditions, artistic trends and initiatives "from the Urals" are famous and loved across the country: the Ural rock music and the Ural poetry, the Ural dramaturgy and the Ural science fiction, the Ural contemporary dance and the Ural non-conformism, the Ural school of animation... Nowadays, the most prominent contemporary art initiatives include the Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art, the Stenografiya Festival of Street Art, and famous across Russia Kolyada-Theatre and Tatiana Baganova’s Provincial Dances Theatre.
Yekaterinburg is known for lots of independent companies, theatres and studios – students', youth, university, and school theatres, and every year this environment is replenished with new names. Our Caravan will introduce you to the city’s authentic and vibrant cultural life and showcase its rich performing arts scene.
Co-organised in collaboration with the Theatre Union of the Russian Federation, this Caravan will be a great opportunity to discover new geographic and artistic territories to feel the cultural roots of the region, to network with local and international artists, establish new contacts and partnerships, visit key venues, and get acquainted with the local reality and... travel through the Russian winter.
Interested? Send in your application before 13 September. Both IETM members and non-members are welcome to apply.
Preliminary program of Yekaterinburg Caravan
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
10:00 - 14:00 Touristic tour - excursion through the city centre
We will visit the city’s most famous locations and hidden historical gems. After having wandered around Yekaterinburg, we will end our excursion by visiting the venue of the Yeltsin Centre.
14:00 - 15:00 Lunch
15:00 - 17:30 Welcome speech
After an introduction of IETM for non-members, the delegates will be provided with an overview of the situation of the performing arts in Russia and Ural region: developments and challenges in the field. The introduction will be followed by a discussion about opportunities for the Russian performing arts sector in building partnerships with other countries and the challenges implied: mobility, funding, visa, among others.
17:30 - 18:30 Welcome reception
18:30 - 19:00 Shuttle to Yekaterinburg Theatre for Young
19:00 - 20:00 Performance #1: Girl with porcelain eyes by
Provincial Dances Theatre
20:00 - 20:30 Shuttle to Yeltsin Centre
20:30 - 21:45 Performance #2: Far Away (by Caryl Churchill)
21:45 - 00:00 Night meeting point
Thursday, 28 November 2019
10:00 - 13:00 Artists rounds
Selected Russian artists will introduce themselves and their work to the international Caravan participants. Delegates will share their ideas and experiences during this session.
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 Shuttle to Yekaterinburg Drama Theatre
14:30 - 16:00 Visit of Drama Theatre - open rehearsal
16:00 - 16:40 Shuttle to Kolizey
16:40 - 17:20 Performance #3: A.T.C.B.P. (And this could be
possible?) by Minoga Dance
17:20 - 18:00 Visit of Kolizey
18:00 - 18:20 Walk to the Yekaterinburg Puppet Theatre
18:20 - 19:00 Visit of Yekaterinburg Puppet Theatre
19:00 - 20:15 Performance #4: Don Quixote by the State Puppet
Theatre in Yekaterinburg
20:15 - 21:15 After-talk
21:15 - 00:00 Night meeting point
Friday, 29 November 2019
10:00 - 12:00 Session with the curators of the Ural Industrial
Biennial of Contemporary Art
Presentation of the programs of the Ural Biennial of different years: from ideas to the realisation.
12:00 - 12:30 Shuttle to the Ural Optical and Mechanical Plant
12:30 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 16:00 Visit of the Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary
The Ural Industrial Biennial is the largest regional art project with international participation among those existing on the territory of the Russian Federation. The Biennial takes place in the former industrial and non-exhibition spaces in Yekaterinburg and other cities in the Ural region.
In its 5th edition, the Ural Biennial explores concepts behind the Immortality, both secular and sacred; it is seen as a powerful utopist idea, as technocratic obscurity, as a symbolic tool and as a condition which might cause evident ethical schisms.
16:00 - 16:30 Shuttle to Kolyada Theatre
16:30 - 17:30 Ural contemporary dramaturgies - Visit of the venue
of the Kolyada Theatre
Discussion: Ural School of Contemporary Playwriting introduced by Artistic Director of Kolyda Theatre, playwright and founder of the Ural School of Contemporary Playwriting - Nikolay Kolyada, with the participation of the Ural playwrights.
17:30 - 19:00 Free time
19:00 - 21:30 Performance #5: Woe from Wit
21:30 - 22:00 After-talk
22:00 - 00:00 Night meeting point
Saturday, 30 November 2019
11:00 - 12:20 Performance #6: The Little Mermaid
12:20 - 12:40 Visit of Theatre for Young Audiences
12:40 - 13:00 Shuttle to City of the Chekists, Local History
13:00 - 13:40 Performance #7: Come on, Lotreamon by Mesto
13:40 - 14:10 Visit of City of the Chekists, Local History Museum
14:10 - 14:30 Shuttle to Yeltsin Centre
14:30 - 15:30 Lunch
15:30 - 17:00 Inclusive Performance Excerpts
17:00 - 18:00 Discussion: Inclusion - working with disabled people
If the performing arts mirror society, where is disability being represented? How can we all take responsibility for breaking down the barriers that prevent access to the arts for professionals of the sector or/and for the audience? We will look at a range of situations and discuss strategies for providing access and building an inclusive sector.
18:00 - 18:20 Shuttle to the Musical Comedy Theatre
18:20 - 19:00 Visit of Musical Comedy Theatre
19:00 - 20:30 Performance #8: Real Jazz Concert
21:00 - 22:00 Performance #9: Rhapsody in Rock style/ Russian
folk instruments ensemble
22:00 - 22:15 Walk to Actor’s House
22:15 - 00:00 Closing dinner
Sunday, 1 December 2019
11:00 - 13:00 Farewell brunch
13:00 - 16:00 Post-meeting trip
Excursion to one of the major tourist attractions of the Ural region