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Contemporary Theater TERRITORY. Screenings of best performances 2006–2014

30 September – 10 October 2015


Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in collaboration with Territoria International Festival School present a video program of the best performances staged at the festival in the last 10 seasons.

The digest will include rare recordings of drama and dance performances by Russian and international directors including Thomas Ostermeier, Romeo Castellucci, Elizabeth LeCompte, Andrey Moguchiy, and Kirill Serebrennikov. On Saturday and Sunday, the program will continue with a Weekend of Dance featuring recordings of the best dance performances in the history of the festival.

Screening these theater performances in a museum space will allow them to be seen in a broader cultural context and reach out to new audience. This project, which grew out of Garage’s profound interest in performance and related art forms, will foster dialogue between contemporary art and theater, which has been one of the main priorities of Territoria. Many of the recordings will be screened publicly for the first time.


TERRITORIA International Festival School was founded in 2006 by a group including actors Evgeny Mironov, Chulpan Khamatova, critic Roman Dolzhansky, director Kirill Serebrennikov, drama teacher Andrey Uraev, and conductor Teodor Currentzis. Territoria was conceived as an educational festival, where performances would be presented along with workshops and lectures as educational events. In the ten years since it’s first season Territoria has collaborated with the best international directors and troupes, including Thomas Ostermeier, Romeo Castellucci, Alain Platel, The Wooster Group, Ricci&Forte, Schilling Árpád, Akram Khan, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Brett Bailey, and Taketeru Kudo.

“Our festival is designed to be a TERRITORY of individual freedom in the first place. It’s well known though that the freedom is inseparable from responsibility. Courage is good only if it leads the way of true professionals. Therefore, TERRITORY is a Festival and School for non-indifferent and curious people who are ready for creative discoveries and surprising experiences. This is the TERRITORY of communication and dialogue between artists of different generations, who consider art to be the process of identification of new languages, forms, themes and meanings rather than a space of museum tranquility.”

The organizers of the festival offered a completely different method of involving Russian youth theatre in an international cultural context: by meeting and interacting with current events and significant trends in the world of theatre and the performing arts. Year after year, the main audience and participants of the festival are the students of theatre and art schools of Russia and CIS countries.



Wednesday, September 30, 19:30–21:00 – Opening Night

Full Moon, dir. Filipp Grigoryan, Territory Festival, 2011, Russia, 60’
Special guest: Filipp Grigoryan 

Friday, October 2, 21:00–23:20

CIRCO AMBULANTE, dir. Andrey Moguchy, Theatre of Nations, 2012, Russia, 130’


Weekend of Dance

Day 1. Saturday, October 3, 12:00–21:00

Les Noces. Post Engagement, choreography by Tatiana Baganova, Provincial Dances Theatre, 2006, 28’ and 52’

Hunt, choreography by Tero Saarinen, Tero Saarinen Company, 2012, Finland, 32’

Man in a Room, choreography by Carolyn Carlson, Tero Saarinen Company, 2010, Finland, 30’

Hell on Earth, choreography by Constanza Macras, Dorky Park Dance Company, 2008, Germany, 90’

Le Sacre du Printemps, choreography by Heddy Maalem, Heddy Maalem Company, 2004, France, 60’

Transports Exceptionnels, dir. Dominique Boivin, choreography by Dominique Boivin, BEAU GESTE, 2005, France, 20’

VSPRS, choreography by Alain Platel, les ballet C de la B Company, 2006, Belgium, 90’

Entracte, Josef Nadj, Centre Chorégraphique National d'Orléans, 2008, France, 64’


Day 2. Sunday, October 4, 14:00–21:30 

Special guest: Vita Khlopova. 

Poor Liza, choreography by Alla Sigalova, Theatre of Nations, 2009, Russia, 90’

Play, choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Eastman Company, 2010, Belgium, 75’

Mortal Engine, choreography by Gideon Obrazanek, Chunky Move Company, 2008, Australia, 50’

ITMOI (In the mind of Igor), choreography by Akram Khan, Akram Khan Company, 2013, UK, 67’

RAUSCH, dir. Falk Richter and Anouk van Dijk, choreography by Falk Richter and Anouk van Dijk, Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, 2012, Germany, 105’


Monday, October 5, 19:30–21:50 

Karl Marx: Capital, Volume One, dir. Helgard Haug and Daniel Wetzel, Rimini Protokoll, 2006, Germany, 124’

Tuesday, October 6, 19:00–22:30

100 minutes of poetry, dir. Kirill Serebrennikov,  Territory Festival, 2006, Russia, 60’

Voiceks, dir. Kirill Serebrennikov, Latvian National Theatre, 2012, Latvia, 110’


Wednesday, October 7, 20:00–23:00 

Hamlet, dir. Thomas Ostermeier, Schaubühne Berlin, 2008, Germany, 165’


Thursday, October 8, 19:00–22:20

Grimmless, dir. Stefano Ricci, ricci/forte, 2011, Italy, 85’

Wild Darkness, dir. Pippo Delbono, Pippo Delbono Company, 2009, Italy, 90’


Friday, October 9, 21:00–23:00

Tragedia Endogonidia BR.#04 Brussels, dir. Romeo Castellucci, Societas Raffaello Scanzio, 2003, Italy, 29’

To You, The Birdie! (Phèdre), dir. Elizabeth LeCompte, THE WOOSTER GROUP, 2002, USA, 70’


Saturday, October 10, 18:00–23:00 – Closing Night 

Voiceks, dir. Kirill Serebrennikov, Latvian National Theatre, 2012, Latvia, 110’
An enemy of the people
, dir. Thomas Ostermeier, Schaubühne Berlin, 2012, Germany, 150’

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