The Les’ Kurbas State Centre for Theatre Arts, created by a decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on December 12, 1994, began its work in...
The Les’ Kurbas State Centre for Theatre Arts, created by a decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on December 12, 1994, began its work in 1996. It took into account new practices in contemporary world culture, which foresee the "totality" of function, an easy interchangeability of "elements", the parallel development of theory and practice, and the principles of multi-levelness and simultaneity.The Centre has three divisions: scholarly-research, culturalogical, and artistic-theatrical search laboratories. Preference is given to the generation of ideas, to young talents and new methods and methodologies, and to experimentation in the broadest of artistic realms. The Centre aims to provoke experimentation and to create globally-constructive models for Theatre as a builder of a national spiritual environment, featuring a new Language. The intellectual thought of new Ukraine and its culturology and art research, should reintegrate themselves into the European and world contexts from which they were separated for well-known historical reasons.Contemporary plays performed by the theatre studio of Les Kurbas centre are always in the avant-garde of Kyiv art and cultural life, and become top events for the connoisseurs.