Statement of the Reclaimed Avant-Garde Project Regarding the War in Ukraine
The authors of the international research project Reclaimed Avant-Garde published a statement denouncing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine:
The international research project Reclaimed Avant-garde was created to highlight achievements of theatre artists working in Central-Eastern Europe, bringing them out from under the shadow of the known histories of their more powerful neighbors: to show that these countries created unique, outstanding works and artistic concepts, often fighting for years to take their distinct place. Ukraine has held a special space in this project. Its excellent and original theatre was destroyed and taken over by the dictatorship with its capital in Moscow, its most prominent representatives such as Les Kurbas were bestially murdered. Today Ukraine again faces the denial of its right to independence and the devaluation of its own identity and culture. We strongly oppose this aggression and the contempt that feeds it. We stand in solidarity with our colleagues and friends in Ukraine, and especially with Hanna Veselovska from Kyiv, and Valentyna Chechyk from Kharkiv.
Tania Arcimovič, Martin Bernátek, Alexandra Chiriac, Wojciech Dudzik, Małgorzata Dziewulska, Dorota Fox, Anca Hațiegan, Zoltán Imre, Jan Jiřík, Jesse Larner, Višnja Kačić Rogošić, Ketevan Kintsurashvili, Anna Korzeniowska-Bihun, Dariusz Kosiński, Małgorzata Leyko, Milan Madjarev, Marina Milivojević Mađarev, Justyna Michalik-Tomala, Krystyna Mogilnicka, Kamelia Nikolova, Martynas Petrikas, Asta Petrikienė, Boris Senker, Przemysław Strożek, Edīte Tišheizere, Tomaž Toporišič, Edyta Zielnik