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

Launch of the EEPAP Performative Centre and premiere of EEPAP publication on performing arts



We are thrilled to announce that EEPAP and the Centre for Culture in Lublin, Poland, are set to launch a new project, the EEPAP Performative Centre, on October 10th.

The Performative Centre is conceived as a research and artistic practice laboratory which creates and elaborates discourse around contemporary performing arts practices. The Centre’s mission is to create a space which enables an open, animated dialogue, not subordinated to the market principles and free from hierarchical academic structures. The program will consist of research and residency projects, seminars, discussions and workshops, always combining theory and practice in the field of contemporary performing arts.
PC is a new initiative by EEPAP and the Centre for Culture in Lublin, Poland and is curated by Marta Keil.

The Centre’s main goal is to offer the artists, thinkers and culture workers a time and space to think and practice instead of forcing them to produce a new event. The Centre offers a space which is focused on developing the choreographic and performing arts practices and strengthening a critical reflection around them in the social, political and economic context.

The first activities of the Performative Centre will take place in Lublin at the 21. Konfrontacje Festival:

10 October: seminar by Rabih Mroué
11 October: workshop by Rabih Mroué
11 October: lecture by Bojana Kunst and launch of the Polish translation of Bojana Kunst’ book “Artist at Work”, published by Konfrontacje Teatralne and Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute
12 October: "Platform. Why do we need a dictionary of common notions?" A meeting with Joanna Krakowska, Daria Odija and Marta Keil on the dictionary "Platform. East European Performing Arts Companion" published by EEPAP and the Institute of Arts of the Polish Academy of Sciences.



What is more, the launch of the EEPAP Performative Centre will also be an occasion for the premiere of the EEPAP publication on performing arts in Central and Eastern Europe.

Platform: East European Performing Arts Companion  – was written by thirty seven authors from twelve countries and is the effect of years of cooperation between theatre theorists, critics and historians from Central and Eastern European Countries. Three grand topics - national theatre, independent theatre and archives – have allowed us to discuss questions concerning both the common historical experience and the organization of theatre life, as well as an incomparably broader topic: does there exist something like a Central European identity? We treat this book as a real platform for discussion and exchange of experiences, which allows a reflective approach to the past and a critical approach to the present - due to theatre and through the perspective of theatre.

You can download the book here:


EEPAP, Culture.pl and the City of Lublin