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22 февраля 2021

Russian Case Programme 2021



Dear Friends, 

This year the Russian Case Programme will again become an important part of the Golden Mask Festival and will once more reconfirm that art easily crosses borders. Since 2000, the Russian Case has been annually presenting to the Festival’s foreign guests a programme of the most interesting premieres of the previous and current theatre seasons. 

RC-2021 will take place from April 1 to April 6 and will be held online, for the first time in the Project’s history. Videos of productions with English surtitles will be available to all registered guests on a special RC Platform. Open discussions and meetings with the Programme Curator, theatre critic and producer Marina Davydova and Russian artists will also take place online and will be streamed on the Golden Mask website and on social media. 

The Russian Case is traditionally addressed to representatives of international theatre festivals and projects, theatre critics and journalists, to all foreign colleagues who are professionally interested in Russian theatre. 

RC-2021 will remain a territory of dialogue between Russian and world theatre, a platform for professional communication, exchange of information and experience. And, thanks to the latest technological achievements (amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic), Russian Case-2021 can be attended by all interested international theatre professionals no matter where they are located. 

RC-2021 curator Marina Davydova about the programme:
“…….As for the substantive content of the Russian Case, an important statement needs to be made: when selecting productions, I was guided by nothing else but the aesthetics criteria. The statement would have sounded like an ambitious banality only a while ago, but today it bears an almost polemical challenge. While the number of feminist, postcolonial, anti-capitalist, psychotherapeutic and other theatrical products relevant to the local agenda in progress is growing in Russia - as everywhere else in the world - the amount of art in such theatre is diminishing. For this reason I absolutely did not take into account such considerations as “relevance” and “progressiveness”.

I assume that not every political statement that I share is aesthetically sound but nearly every theatrical utterance that makes an aesthetical impact on me carries a powerful political charge. This is true even when the authors and characters (as in the case of INVESTIGATION OF HORROR) are concerned exclusively with metaphysical issues.

I will go even further and say that ideology almost invariably arises from the aesthetics (just like that, and not vice versa), and the divide in the modern world is increasingly defined by aesthetic rather than by political views. Andrei Moguchy and Kirill Serebrennikov, Ksenia Peretrukhina and Zhenya Berkovich, Kirill Vytoptov and Sasha Denisova, Dmitry Krymov and Boris Yukhananov – they all have their primary principles rooted and defined by their theatrical thinking. To paraphrase Jean-Luc Godard, they do not make political theatre, but they make theatre politically. That is exactly why their productions have been included in the programme of Russian Case-2021.”

Information about Russian Сase-2021 is already available on the Golden Mask Festival website 
https://goldenmask.ru/proj_100421.html

IF YOU RESIDE AND WORK IN ANY COUNTRY OF THE WORLD AND 
-    are involved in international theatre festivals and touring activities;
-    are an initiator and/or producer of international theatre projects and collaborations; 
-    write about theatre in the media in your country;
-    have Russian theatre as a focus of your professional interest

WE INVITE YOU TO REGISTER FOR THE ONLINE RUSSIAN CASE THAT WILL TAKE PLACE 1 – 6 APRIL, 2021.  

Registration will open at the beginning of March. 
You may direct questions concerning registration to inter@goldenmask.ru


 

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