International Conference MIND THE GAP

Event for theatre professionals

ORGANISER: Vilnius International Theatre Festival “Sirenos”

CONFERENCE COORDINATOR: Kristina Steiblytė

 

PARTNERS
Lithuanian Culture Institute
Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre
Latvia’s Theatre Labour Association
Estonian Theatre Agency
Association of Performing Arts Critics

 

LANGUAGE: English

DATE: 24-25 September, 2019
VENUE: Lithuanian Theatre and Music Academy, Julius Juzeliūnas Spatial Sound Sphere (Gedimino pr. 42, Vilnius)

For quite some time Baltic Drama Forum has been discussing the reflections of the playwrights and theatrologists of the three Baltic states on the peculiarities of national drama and productions. This year’s international conference “Mind the Gap” invites to explore the topic of the conversation even further and to give Baltic theatre on the cusp of the changing generations of artists, critics and managers a closer look. It is really important to talk about the relationship between different generations, their (dis)similarities, collaboration or rivalry because in modern Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia theatre is being created by artists of very different world-view, social and cultural experience – acknowledged theatre makers and their apprentices, whose perception of the world was highly affected by the soviet experience, as well as young artists, who were born in already independent countries. This year’s Baltic Drama Forum conference “Mind the Gap” focuses on the attempts of different generations to communicate through the gap of time, experience, culture and possibilities separating them.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Day 1

24 September, Tuesday

9:30 – Registration

10:00 – Welcome speech

10:10 – Ilze Klavina. MULTIMODAL FORMS BY NEW THEATRE DIRECTORS IN PERFORMANCES FOR YOUNG AUDIENCE

10:40 – Karin Allik, Karmel Helena Kokk. GENERATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THEATRE MAKERS ON THE EXAMPLE OF LAURI LAGLE

11:10 – Laura Šimkutė. SAME PLAY, DIFFERENT HERO – THE CONSTRUCTION OF HERO IN LITHUANIA‘S YOUNG THEATRE

11:40 – Coffee break

12:00 – Laura Kell. NEW-SINCERITY AND AUTHORHOOD IN UKU UUSBERG’S PSYCHOLOGICAL REALISM

12:30 – Anneli Saro. DEMIURGES AND BRICOLEURS IN CONTEMPORARY ESTONIAN THEATRE

13:00 – Discussion

13:30- 14:30 – Lunch break

14:30 – Vēsma Lēvalde. DIGIMODERNISM IN THEATRE: PERSPECTIVE AND NARRATIVE

15:00 – Zane Kreicberga. THEATRE EDUCATION AND NEW THEATRE PRACTICES IN LATVIA. MUTUAL DYNAMICS

15:30 – Cofee break

15:50 – Goda Dapšytė. CORRUPT ORIGINALS, OR ON SOVIET PERIOD PLAYS IN CONTEMPORARY LITHUANIAN THEATRE

16:20 – Yana Ross. CLOSING THE GAP BETWEEN EAST AND WEST

16:50 – Discussion

 

Day 2

25 September, Wednesday
 
10:00 – Dita Jonīte. CHOREOGRAPHER IN THE CONTEMPORARY THEATRE: IN THE GAP BETWEEN GENERATIONS AND TRADITIONS

10:30 – Miglė Munderzbakaitė. TEXTUAL MATERIAL IN WORKS OF DIFFERENT GENERATIONS OF THEATER CREATORS

11:00 – Cofee break

11:20 – Lauma Mellēna-Bartkeviča. OPERA AND MISE-EN-SCÈNE OF THE 21ST CENTURY IN THE CONTEXT OF THEATRE CRITICISM

11:50 – Ieva Rodiņa. CHANGE OF GENERATIONS IN CONTEMPORARY LATVIAN THEATRE

12:20 – Discussion

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