27 November 2019 to 01 December 2019

Please note that this is a preliminary version of the programme. The final version will follow soon.

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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