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Tbilisi Biennale of Stage Design – Second Edition

Event Start Date: 11 Oct, 2018 - Event End Date: 18 Oct, 2018

On 11-18 October 2018, the Second Edition of Tbilisi Biennale of Stage Design will be held, organized by Valerian Gunia Union of Young Theatre Artists – the OISTAT National Centre of Georgia. 

Georgia will host young scenographers and artists from Canada, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Russia and Hungary. The Biennale consists of two main parts: International Exhibition and Masters’ Lab.

Two Georgian expositions will be presented at the International Exhibition – a Youth Pavilion and Gogi Meskhishvili’s School of Design.

Within the framework of Masters’ Lab, the Biennale’s educational programme, international experts will deliver lectures and master classes in the fields of scenography, curating, sound and light design in postdramatic theatre, video and multimedia art and visual engineering.

An accompanying event within the framework of the Biennale is the Regional Forum of Young Performing and Visual Artists which consists of presentations and discussions with participation of young scenographers. Representatives of the National Centres of the International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians (OISTAT) from the United Kingdom, Serbia, Russia, Israel and the Netherlands will participate in the Forum.

The goal of the Biennale is to establish a new international festival in Georgia which will facilitate exchange of information about contemporary trends in the field of visual and theatre arts, enhance international partnerships and cooperation as well as intercultural dialogue. It aims to support professional development of young scenographers, promote the establishment in Georgia of new professions such as light design, sound design, multimedia scenography and introduce new methodologies; to develop the field in general and contemporary Georgian scenography in particular as well as to promote Georgian culture.

Tbilisi Biennale of Stage Design Programme

International Exhibition

11-18 October

Opening: 11 October

17.00-20.00

Tbilisi History Museum

8, Sioni Street 

Masters’ Lab

Lectures and Masterclasses 

12, 13, 14, 15, 16  October

Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film University, D. Aleksidze Theatre Auditorium 1

19, Rustaveli Avenue

Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, Media Arts Department

47, Zubalashvilis Street

Regional Forum of Young Performing and Visual Artists

Presentations, Round Tables, Discussions

13, 15 October

15.00 – 18.00

Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film University, D. Aleksidze Theatre Auditorium 1

19, Rustaveli Avenue

Exhibition Closing  

18 October at 14.00

Tbilisi History Museum Exhibition Hall, 3rd Floor