The Student AREA project is a space of artistic education connecting practitioners and students from different fields of art. This year, during its inaugural edition, the Student AREA project involves two main topics/tasks. A group of 7 students of directing from Aleksander Zelwerowicz Theatre Academy in Warsaw will pair up with students from the Nicolaus Copernicus University, Faculty of Fine Arts (Art and Intermedia Section) to prepare readings/installations as part of the 7×7 project (description below). This event is also a part of another project – Kontakt-Lyubimovka.

Moreover, the group of students of directing will join the participants of the Independent 18-18 project during the playwriting workshops “City stages” under the guidance of Aljoscha Begrich.

Students of art schools are important participants of the festival. They take part in discussions after performances and breakfasts on the square in front of the theatre. The festival is a space of creative artistic education.

Kontakt-Lyubimovka 7×7

This event is part of the Kontakt-Lyubimovka program. Students of Nicolaus Copernicus University, Faculty of Fine Arts (Art and Intermedia Section), in collaboration with students of the Warsaw Theatre Academy Directing Department, are preparing for 7 readings/installations of 7-word plays. The plays were selected during this year’s Lyubimovka festival in Moscow. Each reading lasts 7 minutes and remains displayed in the forms of installations, happenings, and performance art pieces until May 24th.

(Opening ­– square in front of Wilam Horzyca Theatre)

Project organisers: the creative association “Four Dimensions are too Few for Us”

Partners: “Plac Teatralny” Theatre Foundation; Nicolaus Copernicus University (Faculty of Fine Arts and the Department of Slavonic Languages); Aleksander Zelwerowicz Theatre Academy (Department of Directing); Lyubimovka Young Playwrights Festival (Moscow); Centre of Contemporary Art “Znaki Czasu” in Toruń

Co-funded by: Centre for Russian-Polish Dialogue and Understanding in Moscow, the Polish-Russian Chamber of Commerce; and ZASP (Polish Association of Stage Actors), Bydgoszcz-Toruń Branch

City stages —> link do description