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About

 

Theatre is Dialogue – Dialogue of Cultures

European networking with Eastern European theatres

 

 

Since 2014, “Theatre is Dialogue – Dialogue of Cultures” has been supporting artists and theatres in Ukraine and other Eastern European countries in their efforts to set in motion fruitful exchanges and networking opportunities with colleagues across Europe. Through this project, the ETC is at once looking to open new perspective for young Ukrainian theatre makers as well as to reinforce theatre as a public and democratic space, open for exchanges and reflexions on society.

 

This year’s edition will start with Schenk&Cant, a group of former ETC scholars, who will develop a new play over the course of a residency in Germany in September-October and then tour Ukraine in November.

 

It will be followed by guest performances from German theatres in Ukraine in November and December 2018; presenting various theatre forms (documentary and classroom plays) with Ukrainian surtitles, in order to stimulate exchanges about current aesthetic developments and progressive forms. A lecture about participative and digital theatre will also be organised.

 

Each guest performance will be followed by a public discussion to encourage a discussion on content, form and structure between the audience and the artists.

 

Theatre is Dialogue also promotes a continuous dialogue with local stakeholders to jointly develop professional collaborations as well as a structure for the contemporary theatre scene in Ukraine. It is with that objective that the ETC will organise an alumni meeting with former ETC scholars in Kiev, as well as a dialogue meeting with representatives of the independent and public theatres.

 

Finally, ETC’s Ukrainian members DAKH Theatre and Kiev Academic Molodyy Theatre will renew their membership for 2019 and thus keep reinforcing the sustainable intercultural network being built since 2014.

 
This programme is co-funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and organised in partnership with Academic Molody Theatre, DAKH Theatre and the Goethe-Institut in Kiev. 

Photo: Gogolfest residency by Vlad Udrescu and Tamara Semzov, Kiev/Ukraine. © Roman Shalamov