Young theatres to reveal new ideas

Minsk hosting 2nd Youth Theatre Forum of CIS, Baltic States and Georgia in November
Minsk hosting 2nd Youth Theatre Forum of CIS, Baltic States and Georgia in November.

Taking part in the forum will be theatrical troupes from 14 countries: Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Latvia, Lithuania, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Estonia. Belarus will be represented by Mogilev’s Regional Puppet Theatre, performing Shakespeare’s Hamlet, staged by Igor Kazakov.

Exhibitions and round-tables are planned, with audiences able to enjoy the work of young theatres, full of new ideas, and unconstrained by traditions. The Chairman of the Belarusian Union of Theatre Workers, Alexey Dudarev, notes, “This is not a theatre of the future but a young theatre. This is how they see, how they go forward and how they think.” He hopes that young artistes will keep seeking originality and fresh concepts, while remembering that art (and especially the theatrical arts) is aimed at an audience.

The decision to organise the forum was made by the International Confederation of Theatre Associations, the Interstate Humanitarian Co-operation Fund and the Belarusian Culture Ministry. The 1st Youth Theatre Forum of the CIS, Baltic States and Georgia was held in Moldova’s Chisinau, in 2012.

By Anastasia Shoplya

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