Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
During the Prague Quadrennial 2019 the Georgian National Pavilion pursues the goal to document transformation of aesthetics of Georgian theatre and demonstrate political context, communication culture and interaction of artistic reflections. Modern practice of Georgian theatre focuses on a wide range of dialogues, reflections on the essence and opportunities. The subjects of the dialogue unite local and global identities including wider paradigms and groups representing subcultures and gender. The dialogue consists of diverse elements and vectors giving the theatre a role of a universal medium that should foster a complex process, identify the problems and support the involved sides in renewal of their identities, “create” a common knowledge through communication. Under the circumstance of the shift of paradigm the process of search of renewed identity, which unites confrontational and communicative aspects, becomes especially active. During the PQ19 exposition of the Georgian National Pavilion “The Unlocked Circle” will resonate with the newest theatrical trend. It is based on the dialogue and is especially visible in the works of the young directors who attempt to represent social, cultural and political contexts that give birth to the changes of a paradigm, start transformation of the language of Georgian theatre (among them through formation of so called “new theatre of sensitivity”). It is important that the “new theatre of sensitivity” documents the recent history as part of a “dialogue”.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
The result of the project is the popularization of Georgian scenography and theater and other Georgian arts. The project presented the current changes in the Georgian theater and scenography in 2013-2019, the reflection of the creators on modern political and social processes. Participation in PQ19 became an opportunity for Georgian artists to find new partners, plan future projects and most importantly, the participation of professionals in OISTAT forums. Rallies was a good opportunity to establish active contacts and expand cooperation within this international network.