In 2019 over 6 thousand people took part in the festival as spectators or participants.
The program included 13 performances:
– IDIOT / Theatre Stary Dom (Old House) / Novosibirsk / Director Andrey Prikotenko
– CHAPAEV AND VOID / Theatre PRAKTIKA / Moscow / Director Maxim Didenko
– CRIME AND PUNISHMENT / Theatre PRIYUT KOMEDIANTA / Saint-Petersburg / Director Konstantin Bogomolov
– YOUTH ALIVE / Theatre TRU / Moscow / Director Alexander Artyomov
– RUSSIAN A. ABC / Theatre TRU / Moscow / Director Alexander Artyomov
– INDIVIDUAL AND ATOMIC PROPOSITIONS by the mathematical formula of a British mathematician and philosopher Bertrand Russell / Creative Laboratory UGOL / Kazan / Director Vsevolod Lisovsky
– ZOSHCHENKO ZOSHCHENKO ZOSHCHENKO ZOSHCHENKO / Theatre-festival BALTIISKY DOM / Saint-Petersburg / Director Andrey Prikotenko
– I AM 30 YEARS OLD / GOGOL-CENTRE / Moscow / Director Vasily Zorky
– WELL TEMPERED LETTERS / Theatre post / Saint-Petersburg / Director Dmitry Volkostrelov
– DJ PAVEL / Theatre post / Saint-Petersburg / Team: Kseniya Volkova, Dmitry Volkostrelov, Dmitry Korobkov, Ivan Nikolaev, Maksim Petrov, Dmitry Renansky, Alyona Starostina, Aleksey Platunov
– MISS JULIE / Theatre LUDOWY / Poland / Director Radosław Stępień
– THE INSULTED AND INJURED / Staatsschauspiel Theatre / Dresden / Director Sebastian Hartmann
– MARAT/SADE / Klockriketeatern, Sirius Teatern, Teater Mestola / Finland - Sweden / Director Juha Hurme
The program included five public talks, two public lectures and eleven open discussions of the performances with the audience. Sixteen critics and experts engaged in various educational formats, including Marina Davydova, Oksana Kushlyaeva, Anton Alekseev, Katya Kostrikova, Olga Nikiforova, Kristina Matvienko, Eric Soderblom, Hunter Wei Gao, Elena Malchevskaya, Zhanna Zaretskaya, and others.
We established the spectators' club which helped people communicate at the festival. When the project came to an end, the participants prepared their reports they delivered at the final conference and jointly created the "Manifesto of the Modern Spectator".
One of the important components of the festival was the art residence, where choreographers, screenwriters, performers, and artists studied. Under the guidance of director Mikhail Patlasov and playwright Alina Shklyarskaya, they created independent final projects which shared the idea of "The Evolution of Beauty". The projects were presented and discussed with the audience in the local IKEA and on the stage of Theatre STARY DOM (Old house).
Contemporary theatre is much closer than we think: it is everywhere, it is around us every day. It is in our commute, in the corporate culture of our offices, in the shopping malls and parks, in casual conversations in restaurants and cafes, in fitness fashion, in any of our daily gestures. That is why every month during half a year before the festival, the CHAOS team offered the audience to find a theatrical gene in a variety of social spaces familiar to present-day people and presented five independent preview projects, one mobile installation and one street art object which connected theatre, science, contemporary visual arts, digital technologies, fitness, music and everyday culture.