PROscenium: Contemporary Theatre and Performance Club and Laboratory


01.04 - 01.08.2017

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 NCCA Volga-Vyatka region branch incorporated into ROSIZO
and Provmyza art group

Contemporary Theatre and Performance Club and Laboratory

*proscenium (Latin: that which precedes): stage area closest to the audience.

The project is addressed to creative people interested in the latest tendencies in contemporary theater and performance, perspectives of development of new forms of stage arts, their interaction with other kinds of creative activities and interdisciplinary experiments.

The project's planned events: theory lessons and practical sessions of the contemporary theatre and performance authorial course by curators-teachers Galina Myznikova and Sergey Provorov (Provmyza art group); meetings with invited experts, top figures of contemporary Russian theatre (Boris Yukhananov, Kirill Serebrennikov, Dmitry Volkostrelov, Marina Davydova and others).

Provmyza group about the project: "The cycle of lectures and practical sessions is aimed at expanding boundaries of perception of theatre as a complex developing phenomenon closely connected with culture and society at large. Modern theatrical process assumes maximum openness to any energy flow and formation of interdisciplinary model of co-creation.

Alteration of traditional concept of theatre happens via a new mode of existence of the creative process, via acquaintance with non-traditional methods of artistic statement, which lead to disappearance of narration in a play and shifting accent to figurativeness, performativity and musicality of action. Using puppets instead of actors, stage plays without audience, invention of one's own verbal language as a counter to the traditional, escape into urban spaces and even to woods, swamps and unexplored caves - it is but a short list of methods which will be offered to the course participants to use in their 'journey'".

Provmyza art group (Galina Myznikova and Sergey Provorov, was created in 1998. The artists work in various genres of contemporary art: video art, experimental cinema, performances, theatre. Their works were presented at the 51st Venice Biennale, KustFilmBiennale (Museum Ludwig, Cologne), Hors Pistes festival (Centre Pompidou, Paris), Biennial of Moving Images (Saint-Gervais, Geneva) and other significant events. Over twenty films of the art group participated in international festivals and were awarded with Tiger Award for Short Film (38th International Film Festival Rotterdam), Gran Premio (25th Asolo International Art Film Festival), Best Experimental Film (15th Chilean International Short Film Festival). In 2010 the Inspiration film was a part of the Orizzonti competition program of the 67th Venice Film Festival, the Three String Quarters for One Video project (in collaboration with composers G. Dorokhov, A. Shmurak, A. Nadzharov) was a Gran Prix winner of the Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award. For the concept and staging of the Marevo opera (composers Kirill Shirokov, Mark Buloshnikov) the art duet was awarded the main prize of the Innovation-2012 National Contemporary Art Award in Visual Artwork nomination. The opera was included into program of the Golden Mask National Theatre Festival (Meyerhold Theatre Centre, Moscow). Galina Myznikova and Sergey Provorov (Provmyza art group) were curators of a mini festival of performance and contemporary art organized in Nizhny Novgorod.

Partner of the project - mobile operator Tele2. The company will provide online streaming of the meeting with invited experts on the official Arsenal Youtube channel (ArsenalNCCA). Using fast mobile internet Tele2 subscribers will be able to join the broadcast and address their questions to the guests online. Author of the best question will be awarded with a prize from the operator - functional smartphone Tele2 Midi.

Length of the course - 72 hours. Lessons will begin on April 01-02 and will take place once every two weeks according to the following schedule: Saturday-Sunday from 11.00 till 14.00 and from 15.00 till 18.00.
Schedule of hands-on seminars: two times a month from April 08, 14.00 - 18.00.

Participation in the PROscenium laboratory is free of charge, admission according to interview results.
Number of course participants in a group: 15 people. The interview will take place on March 28 at 18.00.
To sign up for the interview call 8 (831) 422 45 54

Address: Nizhny Novgorod, Arsenal, Kremlin, building 6, lyceum, left wing, first floor.

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