Programs & Projects

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 Audiences 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 Art. 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 Museum 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
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