Reclaimed Avant-Garde, 2018–2023

Reclaimed Avant-Garde, 2018–2023

In 2021, the Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute begins the publication of a series of books that make up the landscape of the theatrical avant-garde of Poland and Central-Eastern Europe.
published November 13 2017
Reclaimed Avant-garde project was initiated in 2017 by the Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute. The project has involved collaboration between scholars and theatre centres from the countries of Central-Eastern Europe.

 

The international research group has created an open platform for a broadening exchange of knowledge and a deepening analysis of the intercultural heritage of the avant-garde. The first stage of the work was devoted to scenography as a realm where the innovation of the Central-Eastern European theatre avant-garde was especially strong. The analysis focused on scenography, conceived not only as the art of creating the visual milieu of a performance, but, more broadly, as the theatrical and theatre-inspired art of composing a space for artistic and social action.

The Reclaimed Avant-garde project has already included the publications of Awangarda Teatralna w Europie Środkowo-Wschodniej. Wybór tekstów źródłowych [The Theatrical Avant-garde in Central-Eastern Europe: A Selection of Source Texts], and Reclaimed Avant-garde: Spaces and Stages of Avant-garde Theatre in Central-Eastern Europe (a collection of articles that, as the title suggests, explore innovative alternatives in theatre scenography and space conceived and created by artists of the Central-Eastern Europe interwar avant-garde).

In 2018, the international research group began work on a Lexicon of the Central-Eastern European Avant-garde.

More about the Reclaimed Avant-garde project

More about the Reclaimed Avant-garde platform for researchers of Central-Eastern European theatre

In 2021, the Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute begins the publication of a series of books that make up the landscape of the theatrical avant-garde of Poland and Central-Eastern Europe. By the end of 2022 six publications will have been released to explore this phenomenon.

April 2021 saw the release of the first book – a collection of texts by the Ukrainian reformer and director, Les KurbasMore details.

November 2021 saw the release of Polish 1919–1939 Theatrical Avant-garde. An AnthologyMore details.

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