zhivoy gorod
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
Zhivoy Gorod supports creative initiatives in contemporary theatre and art




ABOUT
"ZHIVOY GOROD"
Zhivoy Gorod supports creative initiatives in contemporary theatre and art

Zhivoy Gorod is a non-profit organization that seeks to develop contemporary art from Tatarstan and create a new, relevant cultural space in partnership with leading artists and institutions from Russia and abroad
Zhivoy Gorod was founded in 2013 in Kazan by Diana Safarova, Artem Silkin and Inna Yarkova. It is a non-profit organization that seeks to develop contemporary art from the Republic of Tatarstan and create a new, relevant cultural space in partnership with leading artists and institutions from Russia and abroad.

Zhivoy Gorod has already produced several landmark projects that have become important events in the field of art not only in Kazan, but throughout Russia, firmly cementing Tatarstan on the cultural map of the country.

Today, the Foundation brings together many creative teams. Annually, with the support of a number of partners, we organize dozens of events in theatre, dance, visual arts, music, cinema and literature.
Zhivoy Gorod was founded in 2013 in Kazan by Diana Safarova, Artem Silkin and Inna Yarkova. It is a non-profit organization that seeks to develop contemporary art from the Republic of Tatarstan and create a new, relevant cultural space in partnership with leading artists and institutions from Russia and abroad. Zhivoy Gorod has already produced several landmark projects that have become important events in the field of art not only in Kazan, but throughout Russia, firmly cementing Tatarstan on the cultural map of the country. Today, the Foundation brings together many creative teams. Annually, with the support of a number of partners, we organize dozens of events in theatre, dance, visual arts, music, cinema and literature.

Projects
Projects

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Creative Space "Ugol"
Our headquarters, "Ugol", is a modern multifunctional space with a versatile blackbox. It also doubles as our rehearsal space
"Ugol", our headquarters, was created by the Foundation in 2015 and is located in the centre of Kazan city.

"Ugol" is a modern multifunctional space with a versatile blackbox, and an audience capacity of 100 people.

Inside we hold: theatre, playwright and choreographic workshops; projects in the field of modern dance; music, exhibitions, lectures, and film screenings. It also doubles as our rehearsal space

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"ART-podgotovka" is truly a platform for experimentation and communication
"Gorod ART-podgotovka" is a theater workshop that has been held in Kazan since 2014.

This is one of the largest annual theatre projects of the Republic of Tatarstan, during which several teams work on sketching performances and presenting them to the public in the most unexpected locations in the city: abandoned buildings, parks and squares, underground tunnels, hangars…

We often invite theatre directors, playwrights and stage designers to participate in this workshop, and we are open to new ideas and collaborations from all areas of the Arts.

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It attempts to overcome the traditions and conventions of academic theatre, explores new artistic language, and encourages co-creating and audience participation
"Sviyazhsk ARTel" is a site-specific theatre workshop held annually in July on the island of Sviyazhsk. The setting of Sviyazhsk island is always an integral part of the performances.

The participants of the workshop are usually artists from Russia and Europe. The project is organised by "Zhivoy Gorod" Foundation with the support of the local Ministry of Culture and a number of partners.

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Theatre-Science Workshop "Annihilation"
Science is not only about the past and present, but rather about the future, which interests us a lot
There is almost no interaction between Russian theatre and science, which is a shame, because science is not only about the past and present, but also about the future, which interests us a lot.

In this workshop, scientists pair up with theatre "directors" (though, in this context the word "initiator" or simply "the one who starts something" rather than "director" seems more appropriate).

The initial material for each project is not a text or a play, but an idea; an assumption or a fallacy, a dark spot on the map, a place where theatre has not yet been.

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Young Directors Workshop
Thanks to the programme, at least five performances are annually staged in Kazan
A permanent programme of the Foundation, YDW was opened in 2016 with the aim of supporting novice directors, as well as presenting the best works of Russian and foreign theatre directors who set today's theatre trends.

Thanks to the programme, at least five performances are staged annually in Kazan. They radically differ in directorial style and dramatic material. The creators of the productions are both novice directors, artists, actors, and prominent representatives of modern theatre in Russia and Europe.

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Talking About Theatre
Master-classes and public talks from the best Russian theatre practitioners and theoreticians
This programme was launched by the Foundation in 2016. The project includes lectures, master-classes and public talks from the best Russian theatre practitioners and theoreticians, while also providing a platform for the presentation of vivid examples of Russian and European theatre and cinema.

In general, it is an educational workshop for art managers, actors, directors and artists in the field of contemporary theatre.

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007 903 340 58 15 (WhatsApp, Telegram)
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420000 Kazan, Parizhskoy Kommuni str., 25/39

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