East European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP) supports the
development of contemporary performing arts (dance and theatre)
in 18 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

IETM: Caravan Yekaterinburg 2019


Deadline: 13 September 2019

From November 27 to December 1, 2019, you are welcome to join our Caravan to Yekaterinburg – the cultural hub of the Ural region, a less known area of Russia. Yekaterinburg is often referred to as  the "third capital" of Russia (after Moscow and St. Petersburg) - vast, rapidly developing and rich in all kinds of resources, a city of cultural challenges and the country’s source of creative talents.

Situated in the Ural Mountains, Yekaterinburg is a cultural bridge between Asia and Europe. Traditions, artistic trends and initiatives "from the Urals" are famous and loved across the country: the Ural rock music and the Ural poetry, the Ural dramaturgy and the Ural science fiction, the Ural contemporary dance and the Ural non-conformism, the Ural school of animation...  Nowadays, the most prominent contemporary art initiatives include the Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art, the Stenografiya Festival of Street Art, and famous across Russia Kolyada-Theatre and Tatiana Baganova’s Provincial Dances Theatre.

Yekaterinburg is known for lots of independent companies, theatres and studios – students', youth, university, and school theatres, and every year this environment is replenished with new names. Our Caravan will introduce you to the city’s authentic and vibrant cultural life and showcase its rich performing arts scene.

Co-organised in collaboration with the ​Theatre Union of the Russian Federation, ​this Caravan will be a great opportunity to discover new geographic and artistic territories to feel the cultural roots of the region, to network with local and international artists, establish new contacts and partnerships, visit key venues, and get acquainted with the local reality and... travel through the Russian winter.

Interested? Send in your application before 13 September. Both IETM members and non-members are welcome to apply.