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

[email protected] – DIVADELNÁ NITRA 2015 Residencies have now been awarded


The participants selected for the workshop [email protected] – DIVADELNÁ NITRA 2015 RESIDENCY (24th - 29th September) under the mentorship of Patrice Pavis are:

Anna Wakulik - Poland
Marta Kurowska - Poland
Katharina Schmitt - Czech Republic
Vojtěch Bárta - Czech Republic
Oksana Dudko - Ukraine
Nadia Sokolenko - Ukraine
Natalia Kovács - Hungary
Klaudia Antal - Hungary
Miloslav Juráni - Slovakia
Milan Zvada - Slovakia

The open call can be viewed here

The programme is inteded as an international platform for the young generation of theatre critics and makers from Visegrad countries and Ukraine. 

The short term residency at Divadelná Nitra 2015 Festival for 10 selected participants under the mentorship of internationally acclaimed theatre critic and theorist Patrice Pavis (FR) will focus on the following: 

CURRENT TRENDS in Visegrad performing arts scene. 




ADN aims to contribute to the development of artistic reflection, which is almost ceasing to exist in many Central and Eastern European countries. ADN therefore answers this challenge with a project [email protected] – DIVADELNÁ NITRA 2015 RESIDENCY which intends to support and nurture the CRITICAL THINKING ABOUT ART AND ITS REFLECTION, to encourage YOUNG THEATRE PROFESSIONALS FROM VISEGRAD COUNTRIES AND UKRAINE TO COMMUNICATE AND EXCHANGE BOTH INTERNATIONALY AND INTERDISCIPLINARY, and to support international NETWORKING, allowing for new INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE.


The residency gives the opportunity to participants to professionally develop under the mentorship of highly acclaimed expert – French theatre critic and theorist Patrice Pavis. In return, they will actively contribute to the festival´s programme:

[email protected] AGORA - DISCUSSIONS OPEN TO PUBLIC will feature their presentations on CURRENT TRENDS AND THEMES ON THE PERFORMING ARTS SCENE IN V4 COUNTRIES AND UKRAINE. Furthermore, they will discuss and reflect on the festival theme as presented in the festival´s productions as well as in other creations by V4 artists. The modes of VISEGRAD CULTURAL COOPERATION AND MUTUAL PROJECTS will be also discussed. 


Patrice Pavis

Patrice Pavis was Professor of Theatre Studies at the University of Paris (1976-2007). He is currently professor in the School of Arts at the University of Kent at Canterbury. In 2011 and 2012 he was a visiting professor at the Korea National University of the Arts. He has published a Dictionary of Theatre and books on semiology, Performance Analysis, Contemporary French Dramatists, and Contemporary Theatre. His most recent book publications are La mise en scène contemporaine (Armand Colin, 2007; English translation, Routledge, 2013) and Dictionnaire de la performance et du théâtre contemporain (Armand Colin, 2014. English translation for Routledge forthcoming). 


The outcomes of the Residency (articles, critical reviews, interviews with Visegrad artists and selected presentations on performing arts scene in Visegrad and Ukraine written by Residency participants) will be published online here.