2009 OISTAT Education Meeting, Moscow, Russia

Apr 30, 2009

Education Commission Meeting and Seminar "Author’s Approach to Teaching Scenography, Performance Design and Technology"

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Date - 23-27 April 2009
Place - Moscow, Russia

hosted by the Russian OISTAT Centre , RSFSR Union of Artists, Studio at Moscow Art Theatre

OISTAT Education Commission/Russian OISTAT Centre conference

Author’s Approach to Teaching Scenography, Performance Design and Theatre Technology

This conference aims to provide a forum for sharing ideas of how authors approach in design for performance impacts educational methods. It invites colleagues to share their views and examine the correlations between artist’s practice and teaching. The forum seeks to explore how artistic achievements and challenges can inspire and inform academic practice and research at post-graduate, graduate and under-graduate levels.


Arrival and registration day:
Thursday April 23rd
19:00-19:30 Meet and greet gathering in the hotel/ Registration
19:30 Welcome dinner
Working day I:
Friday April 24th
8:00-9:30 Breakfast (at the hotel)
9:30 – 10:00 Transportation to the Union of Russian Theatre Artists
10:00-11:00 Introduction speeches by the hosts, Chair of OISTAT EduCom
11:00-12:00 Keynote speaker
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-15:00 Author’s approach to teaching design. Russian presentations.
15:00-15:15 Coffee break
15:15-18:00 Author’s approach to teaching design. OISTAT presentations:
  • Radivoe Dinulovitch, University of Arts, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Markku Uimonen, Theatre Academy, Helsinki, Finland
  • Emilio Infante, University of Arts, the Phillipines
  • Chris Van Goethem, RITS, Brussels, Belgium
  • Michael Spencer, Central Saint Martin College, London, UK
  • Judit Csanadi, Hungary, National Academy for Arts, Budapest
  • Bernhard Kleber, Iniversity of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
18:00- Dinner, Theatre performance.
Working day II:
Saturday April 25th
8:00-9:00 Breakfast (at the hotel)
10:00-12:00 continuing: Conference Session/ OISTAT Discussion
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:30 Education Commission Bussines Session (Russian colleagues, who are interested in the work of the commission, Scenofest and other projects are most welcome to join and participate.)
  • Opening – Marina Raytchinova, Chair
  • Acceptance of Agenda
  • OISTAT NEWS, WSD and OISTAT Congress in Seoul’09 – Michael Ramsaur (President), Weiwen Chang (Executive Director)
  • Next Meetings: Seoul’09, Beijing’10, PQ’11, Maastricht’12 – Marina Raytchinova
  • Scenofest planning – Cynthia Limauro ( Project Leader), Jessica Bowles, Chris Popovitch (Scenofest Organizing Team). Overview of the program planning, followed by discussion.
14:30-16:45 Visit to the Museum of Vs. Meyerhold
17:00 Opening of Oleg Sheynitz exhibit
19:00 Dinner and performance
Working day III:
Sunday April 26th
8:00-9:00 Breakfast (at the hotel)
10:00-12:30 Business meeting 2.
  • Scenofest discussion (continuation)
  • Cooperation between EduCom and the TT Commission - Technical Theatre educational projects – short presentation by Ivo Kaersmaekers, Chair of TTC, followed by discussion
  • Conclusion of the meeting
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-18:00 Visit to the Studio of Moscow Art Theatre, Department of Set Design and Department of Costume Design.
Meeting with D. Krimov (curator of the Russian exhibit at PQ’07, Golden Triga award)
19:00- Farewell dinner
Departure day:
Monday April 27th 2009

Organisers: Russian OISTAT Centre, RSFSR Union of Artists, Studio at the Moscow Art Theatre (MHAT)