A Lecture-Performance – Toward Arts or Education?
The lecture-performance is a comparatively new kind of contemporary art, as declared in Theories and Practices. It appeared at the beginning of the 2010s and is a public act that creatively plays on the format of an academic presentation. The main means of communication with the audience here is speech, while the format itself is intended as a so-called "production" whose purpose is the transfer of knowledge. But does this exhaust the meaning of the lecture-performance, which brings together critics, curators and performers? Or is it wider than that and does it exceed educational discourse itself? The conversation today is based, in part, on Winter Evening in the Forest (Meyerhold Center), a production by Tatyana Gordeeva and Yekaterina Bondarenko, and also on various foreign sources and precedents.
Yekaterina Bondarenko, a playwright, documentary artist, and performer.
Tatyana Gordeeva, a choreographer, performer, and researcher
Kristina Matvienko, a critic, and the curator of the School of Contemporary Spectators and Listeners at the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre.