Masterclass with Csaba Antal


From 10 – 20 September 2015, the Decentralized Academy offered a masterclass in Moscow directed by Hungarian stage designer and UTE personal member Csaba Antal.

Taking place at the Maly Theatre of Moscow, the masterclass brought together four duos, composed of a young stage director and a stage designer, from Germany, Italy and Greece. The young theatre artists worked together with Russian actors from the Maly Theatre on Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s Elektra. At the end of the workshop, on 18 and 19 September, the participants offered a work in progress, presenting the results of their ten days of cooperation at the Ordynka venue of the Maly theatre.

We will try to approach this libretto by Hofmannsthal with the participants. It is completely different from the Ancient versions of Elektra. It’s a remarkable text that embraces all the movements that occurred during the turn of the century: the feeling of the war, power and decadence, joy and sexuality, incest and hate, myths and humanity.

Csaba Antal.


Athanasios Kritsakis & Fani Skoulikidi-Boukouvala | Thessaloniki, Greece

Christos Theodoridis & Tina Tzoka | Athens, Greece

Selen Kara & Berit Schog | Bochum, Germany

Emiliano Russo & Paola Castignanò | Rome, Italy


Alena Kolesnikova

Denis Kurochka

Aleksandr Naumov

Karina Sakhanenko

Evgeniy Sorokin

Ekaterina Vasilieva


Masterclass with Csaba Antal

Organised by the

Maly Theatre Moscow, Russia and the Union of European Theatres

From 10 to 20 September 2015

In the framework of the CONFLICT ZONES network-programme of the UTE

With the support of the "Creative Europe" Programme of the European Union

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