UKRAINE – POLAND – EUROPE
The project of the Centre for Theatre Practices, implemented under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, was a periodic event.
The idea of the project grew out of a long-term relationship and cooperation of the Centre with the artistic circles of Ukraine.
Origins of the project:
In 1991, Włodzimierz Staniewski, in collaboration with Tomasz Rodowicz and Mariusz Gołaj, organized the first artistic Expedition of the Centre for Theatre Practices to Ukraine. The team arrived in the Carpathian Mountains, in the Hutsul region, in the vicinity of Verkhovyna and Bystřec.
In 1993 there was an international Expedition under the name “Hidden territories”, which reached Bulgarian, Moldavian, and Gypsy enclaves – by the lake Kitay, in Bessarabia, in the Odessa region. And also to northern Polesia, the regions of Równe and Sarn (both affected by the Chernobyl disaster) and Carpathian villages (Krasnoilja, Zelen, Bystřec, Kryworównia).
The Expedition was attended by actors, musicians, researchers, trainees, observers from many countries, including Denmark, Iceland, Germany, Great Britain, Sweden and the USA. Each stage of the Expedition was crowned by the Gatherings in Lviv – in the Les Kurbas Theatre. In the Dominican church in Lviv were presented performances CARMINA BURANA and THE LIFE OF ARCHPRIEST AVVAKUM.
The Largest Meeting was held in the Hutsul region, in Verchovina, previously Zabie. It was attended by about 60 participants of the Expedition, as well as many traditional ensembles and soloists, including the famous, charismatic violinist Mogur. The result of the Expeditions were symposia, Gatherings and workshop sessions, where many Ukrainian artists were invited.Centre for Theatre Practices repeatedly invited the well-known Ukrainian theatres to Poland.
The first edition of the project took place in December 2000 at the premises of the Theatre in Gardzienice and in Lublin:
The second edition was held between 29 November and 2 December 2001:
The third edition was held from 6 December to 21 December, 2003:
The fourth edition was held 30 OCtober 2016: