Participants will discuss the question of localising the book canon and the question of developing a common vocabulary in Russian performance through text and action.
The theory of performance is a discipline that inevitably remains open and borrows tools, methods, and texts from different areas of knowledge. This structural openness is based on the belief that there can be no universal canon or general theory: every canon has to be brought into agreement with the local context and practices. What kind of canon would work for the Russian scene? What kind of books on performance should be published in Russia today? Should publishers prioritize translations of international works or support Russian researchers?
Moderator: Daria Demekhina
Participants: Katya Ganyushkina, Anastasia Mityushina, Irina Sirotkina, Olya Tarakanova