The annual puppet festival FIDENA in Bochum in Germany will host the council of UNIMA (Union Internationale de la Marionnette) in 2018. The program of the meeting will include reports of the national centers, preparation to the next Congress, and projects for 2018 – 2020, etc.
When: May 13 - 16, 2018
Where: Bochum, Germany
The seminar is open to young playwrights and new plays. Readings of the plays are directed and performed by young artists and include active audience discussions.
For a period of month young professional theatre actors from Russia and abroad have classes of Acting, Voice, Scenic Fight and Movement, Fencing, Contemporary dance, etc. The classes are given by masters from established Russian theatre schools and famous theatre and film artists. Working language is Russian.
The Festival programme includes drama, puppet and other traditionals forms of performances of turkic ethnic groups directed within two years prior to the Festival.
Theatrical vocational school is the first professional school for backstage staff to advance professional skills.
When: May 22 - June 7, 2018
Where: Theatre Center "Na Strastnom", Moscow
The participants of the competition are playwrights writing in Russian and living abroad. The best plays chosen by acknowledged international experts will be directed by the young theatre directors.
When: April 1 - July 1, 2018
Where: Moscow, Russia
Residency is a joint program of the Summer Festival of Arts "The Access Point" and the Russian Theatre Union. Performing art professionals: actors, dancers, directors, artists, musicians, designers, critics, producers, art and festival managers are expected to come from all over the world. During the residency participants will develop collaborative project related with the Festival’s space or context.
Around 100 set designers, both renowned and emerging, will showcase their designs – models, sketches, costumes, puppets, installations – from premiers of the previous theatre season in theatres of Moscow, other Russian cities, and abroad.
When: June 8 - July 31, 2018
In 2018, ASSITEJ China and China Children’s Theatre Festival will be hosting the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering, the annual working meeting of the ASSITEJ International. During the one week, around 18 productions from five continents around 10 countries including China, South Korea, Israel, the United States, Romania, Norway, Australia, South Africa, etc. will make more than 50 performances and relative participatory events. ASSITEJ Artistic Encounters, theatre workshops, multi-cultural dialogues, symposiums, networking programs will also take place in many venues.
Young directors recently graduated from Moscow theatre schools whose performances are in repertoire of Russian theatres beyond Moscow and Saint Petersburg are the heroes of the Festival. The Forum offers a platform for the dialogue for creative youth who are professionals in different field of Art and also an opportunity to participate in seminars, presentations, discussions, and showcases.
If you are keen on performances of young directors, want to take part in educational seminars and have ideas on key points of the Forum you could apply for a placement supported with free accommodation in Moscow.
When: September 10 - 16, 2018
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.start-std.ru
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Application deadline: 15.03.2016
The participants of the workshop are professonal artists over 40 years old. The workshop - is an opportunity of sincere dialogue with colleagues, career reflection and rethinking new strategies in research and artistic practices. The result of the workshop is the performance about artists to be performed during the Art-Migration Festival in Moscow in September 2018.
When: August 25 - September 15, 2018
Where: Moscow, Russia
This workshop is very unique as it is assigned for women only. The workshop is focused on a thorough analysis of a specific play and is dedicated to all aspects of performance production – from analysis of a play and going through to a scenorgaphy. The workshop is opened for international participants.
When: September 21 - 26, 2018
Where: Florence, Italy
Young theatre designers from Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia will present their works during Biennale 2018 in Tbilisi. The program of the biennale will include exhibition, round table discussions, mini presentations, visits to the Art centers and historical places of Tbilisi.
When: October 10 - 18, 2018
Where: Tbilisi, Georgia
SOLO festival presents the best solo performances from Russia and abroad in Theatre Center "Na Strastnom" - a unique non-commercial platform in Moscow, founded and inspired by the Theatre Union of Russia.
When: October 2018
Application deadline: 20.06.2016
The BALTIC HOUSE International Theatre Festival is one of the most significant and prestigious theatre forums in Europe. Organized since 1991, in October. Venues – all scenic areas in the BALTIC HOUSE Theatre-Festival, as well as stages of St. Petersburg theatres. The BALTIC HOUSE Theatre-Festival today is a large-scale forum which presents the most complete picture of European theatre life for professional community and the audiences.
When: October 2018
Where: Saint Petersburg
New theatre project under the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation will present extensive exhibition and educational program in A.A. Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum of Moscow.
When: October 18 - November 18, 2018
The Festival will introduce the best performances for children and youth directed by the young theatre directors recently graduated from Moscow theatre schools and working in regional Russian theatres.
When: November 2018
Where: Moscow, Russia
International Theatre Festival of contemporary plays "Kolyada Plays" is held annually in June in Yekaterinburg (Ural region). The Festival is a showcase of productions of contemporary plays directed in three years prior to the Festival. Discussions of the performances are essential part of the Festival programme.
When: November 2018
Where: Yekaterinburg, Russia
An annual exhibition of young set designers - students and graduates from Moscow theatre schools who specialize in set design. KLIN is an exhibition of (and for) young art that breaks into the format of “grown-up theatre”.
When: November 2018
As part of the State Program aimed to support Theatre for Children and Youth Russian Theatre Union has established grants for the Russian drama, TYA and puppet theatres to encourage production of performances for children and youth.
«Start-up» - informational website for young and emerging theatre professionals who want to know about and apply for projects and support programs of the Russian Theatre Union.
All year round Russian Theatre Union holds workshops for theatre practitioners to foster professional development, networking and exchange their experience.
Digital catalogue - the plays are arranged by the playwrights, enterpreters, genres, language. List of the new publications is also available.
Digital Theatre Words - is a digital dictionary of OISTAT (International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects, and Technicians). The purpose is to find a single language for theatre professionals - scenorgaphers, architectors, administrators, directors, sound designers, light designers, technicians, etc. - from all over the world.
Available at www.rtlb.ru/en/dtw/
Digital Theatre Words (DTW) is a global project undertaken by International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians (OISTAT), the goal of the project is to compile an Internet dictionary addressed to all theatre professionals: set designers, stage architects, managers, costume designers, light designers, sound specialists, technicians, etc.
The Russian-English version worked out by the Russian OISTAT Centre is available online at www.rtlb.ru/en/dtw/
Young directors, actors, playwrights and designers are invited to apply for Creative Workshop "Place for acting" to produce a performance. Five artistic groups will be chosen on a competitive basis by a group of experts, and each will be awarded funds to realize their project.
Each group will have a 20 day period to work on their production.
Published electronically, the Guide comprises information about some 250 regular performing arts festivals in Russia, arranged by genre, host city, and application policy.
Over 200 participants - representatives of regional and local authorities, managing directors of local theatre companies, theatre practitioners - will gather at the Forum to work out common grounds, foster artistic creation, inspire and support young theatre artists, offer training opportunities, facilitate exchange, artistic collaboration and networking.
Two sectors of the Forum are:
- discussing the challanges, threats and opportunities brought by theatre reforms currently underway in the country
- professional trainings for theatre practitioners.
Information project and Web portal for performing arts professionals: announcements of international mobility opportunities and information about Russian theatre life for English speaking colleagues.
University left behind, ahead...? The aim of the grant is to reveal Director's talant and to introduce (promote) it to the Musical theatres.
Program of the annual seminar includes lectures of acclaimed international experts in theatre marketing. Participants present their projects (festivals, rebranding programs, long-term theatre projects etc.) to get mentoring and learn from each other's experience.
When: Autumn 2019
The journal Teatr. is the oldest of the existing Russian drama magazines. There are three main sections of the magazine: On Stage (to represent all genres of theatre history including the genre of detailed review); Off Stage (to cover all kinds of the sociological aspects of drama that meet broad public response) and Beyond the Stage (to highlight the events from the standpoint of theatrical culturology). Above all the magazine has the section called Yellow Pages that carries all sorts of curious statistics, infograms and the results of various polls.
A new venue for the arts with 18 century arched ceilings offers excellent atmosphere for theatre work and invites everyone interested in theatre exhibitions, installations, master-classes, workshops and performances.
Theatre Union‘s web project is dedicated to smooth over the repertory problems in Russian musical theatres: the catalogue includes information on musicals compositions, just produced or performed.
What is the Stanislavski system? Is it universal? Or is it just a specific (Russian) method of working with classical drama? Can Stanislavski be a key to Shakespeare, Pushkin, Beckett..? Or is it applicable only to Ibsen, Turgenev or Gorky? These questions will be in the focus of the workshop participants.