In Love With What You Do. Theatre: Discussion between Konstantin Bogomolov and Ilya Shagalov

Series of discussions: In Love With What You Do
28 August 2017
19:30–21:00

DESCRIPTION

Theatrical directors Konstantin Bogomolov and Ilya Shagalov will explain why they chose theater as their mission and how they manage to create fictional worlds on stage.

One of the most sought after and provocative Russian directors Konstantin Bogomolov, and the emerging contemporary director and video artist Ilya Shagalov will share their opinions on directorship as a profession. The speakers will talk about their relations with the actors and will discuss how to stage an original performance based on a classical story without losing the viewer’s interest. They will define some of the key theatrical trends and explain how often and why they usually change, reveal whether the profession of a director is as romantic as it is commonly thought, and think of what its main goals and highest rewards may be.

The discussion will be led by Anton Belov, director of Garage Museum of Contemporary Art.

ABOUT THE PARTICIPANTS

 

Konstantin Bogomolov is a theatrical director. Winner of the Oleg Tabakov Award for “Original rendition of domestic classics” (2012), the Oleg Yankovsky Award in the Creative Discovery nomination (2013), and the Critics’ Prize of the Golden Mask Award for The Ideal Husband. Comedy (2014). At various times, Bogomolov collaborated with the Chekhov Moscow Art Theater, the Vladimir Mayakovsky Moscow Academic Theater, Theater.doc, the Gogol Center, The State Theater of Nations, the Lenkom Theater, the Oleg Tabakov Theater Studio, the Moscow Gogol Theater of Drama, the National Theater in Warsaw, etc. He lives and works in Moscow.


 

Ilya Shagalov is a video artist and director. After university graduation, he enrolled in the director’s group of Kirill Serebrennikov’s studio at the School-Studio of the Moscow Chekhov Art Theater, which later became known as The Seventh Studio. Shagalov’s works as a director include the theatrical essay Dominus Morfius (part of the Theater Almanac project); Funny Dream, based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s short story “Dream of a Ridiculous Man” (at the Platforma project); the opera Minotaur’s Dreams (at the State Theater of Nations); a production at Schaubuhne (Berlin, Germany); and Freedom #7 (at the Gogol Center). As a video artist, he worked on Kirill Serebrennikov’s productions, including Kizhe (at the Chekhov Moscow Art Theater); Okolonolya (at the Oleg Tabakov Theater Studio); Woyzeck (at the Latvian National Theater); A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Hunting of the Snark (at the Seventh Studio). He lives and works in Moscow.


 

Anton Belov has been Director of Garage Museum of Contemporary Art since 2010. Prior to this, he founded the nonprofit Project Gallery White, designed to engage young artists and help them develop new projects. In 2009, he started publishing the bilingual magazine and online resource ARTGUIDE, dedicated to the coverage of contemporary art in Moscow, which has since become the leading publication of its kind. Belov was a member of the Public Council of the Russian Ministry of Culture from 2012 to 2013. He is a graduate of the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys (NITU “MISA”) with a degree in physics and chemistry.

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