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CURRICULUM VITAE

Dr. ANNA IVANOVA-BRASHINSKAYA, PhD

Born 28.03.1965 Leningrad, USSR

Honorary Member of UNIMA Finlandia
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy in Art Criticism and Art History
Work: free lance director; researcher, and educator

mob: + 358  50 349 2437
brashanna@gmail.com
opex-@mail.ru

STUDIES:
1985 – 1990: Theater Studies Department, The St. Petersburg Theater Arts Academy, MA
1991 – 1995: Theater Studies Department, The St. Petersburg Theater Arts Academy, Post-Graduate Program, PhD (Doctoral Thesis: Theatre Puppet: Semantics of the Traditional Methods of Manipulation. Saint Petersburg. (1996)

WORK EXPERIENCE:
Since 2015 freelance director, researcher and educator
2013 – 2014: Affiliated Researcher in TeaK (Theatre Academy), Helsinki
2001 – 2014: Lecturer; Puppet Theater Specialization of the Performing Arts Department of The Turku Arts Academy, The Turku University of Applied Sciences
1995 – 2001: Chairwoman; Puppet Theater Department, The Russian State Institute of Performing Arts
1993 – 2001: Full-time Instructor; Theater Studies Department,The Russian State Institute of Performing Arts
1990 – 1991: Assistant Dramaturge; The St. Petersburg Marionette Theater 

Since 2005 – President of the TIP-CONNECTION (Turku International Puppetry – Connection) association
2010-2012 – Artistic Director of the TIP-FEST (Turku International Puppetry Festival) www.tip-connection.com
Since 2014 – Artistic Director of the BTK-FEST (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)

DIRECTING:

  • 2016 DEPUIS… Companie Samolœt, Paris, France. Playwright, director.
    BTK-FEST, Saint-Petersburg, Russia; September 2016
  • 2015 The COLOURFUL TALES Ekaterinburg State Puppet Theatre, Russia. Playwright, director.
  • 2015 R&J 9th International Summer Theatre School. Moscow. Russia. Director; June 2015.
  • 2015 The EXPEDITION (EKSPEDICIA), Chelyabinsk Regional Puppet Theatre named after Valery Volkhovsky, Chelyabinsk, Russia. Playwright, director. February 2015.
    BTK-FEST, Saint-Petersburg, Russia; November 2015
  • 2014 THE CANTERVILLE GHOST (CANTERVILLE’I LOSSI VAIM), Estonian State Pupet Theatre NUKU, Tallinn, Estonia. Playwright, director. September 2014.
    Izmir International Puppet Theatre festival. Izmir, Turkey. March 2015.
  • 2014 FAR/AWAY (DALEKO-DALEKO), BTK Theatre, Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Playwright. Director. May 2014.
    Festival Casteliers, Montreal, Canada; March 2017.
    Festival Petrushka Velikiy, Ekaterinburg, Russia; September 2016.
    Festival Synergura, Erfurt, Germany; September 2016.
    Festival Mondial de Marionnettes de Charleville-Mézières, France; September 2015.
    Golden Mask (Children’s Weekend program). Moscow, Russia; March 2015;
    Harlequin, National Award And Festival of Theatre Art For Children, St. Petersburg, Russia; April 2015.
  • 2014 RABBITS IN THE KINDERGARDEN (ZAJCY V DETSKOM SADU), Krasnoyarsk Regional Puppet Theatre. Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Playwright. Director. March 2014.
  • 2014 MY MAGIC SOCK (MOJ VOLSHEBNYJ NOSOK), Krasnoyarsk Regional Puppet Theatre. Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Playwright. Director. March 2014.
    Golden Mask (Children’s Weekend program). Moscow, Russia; March 2015;
    Harlequin, National Award And Festival of Theatre Art For Children, St. Petersburg, Russia; April 2015.
  • 2013 BEWITCHED GAME (NOIDUTTU LEIKKI), TEHDAS Teatteri, Turku, Finland. Playwright. Director. September 2013.
  • 2013 FEATHERS (PERJA), 7th International Summer Theatre School. Moscow. Russia. Concept. Director; June 2013.
  • 2012 VIRUS TIP-Connection Company. Turku, Finland. Concept, director.
    International Puppetry Festival Nukketeatterijuhla TIP-Fest; Turku, Finland; November, 2012;
  • 2011 METEO. Vilnius Lele Theatre. Vilnius. Lithuania. Concept, director.
    Melodrama Festival; Jelcz-Laskowice, Poland; August 2012;
    Neu/Now On-Line Festival; Portugal; July 2012;
    International Festival of Puppetry School Puppet-No-Puppet; Bialystok, Poland; June 2012;
  • 2011 Still/Life: Around 12 Worlds in One Hour Animated Exhibition of Theatre Models. International Collaboration Finland – Lithuania. Concept, director.
    International Festival of Puppetry School Puppet-No-Puppet; Bialystok, Poland; June 2012;
    Nerkiteatra Festival; Kaunas, Lithuania; April 2012;
    International Puppetry Festival Nukketeatterijuhla TIP-Fest; Turku, Finland; November 2011;
  • 2011 Through the Glass (Lasin Läpi). Window theatre. The TIP-connection Company, Turku. Finland. Director.
    International Theatre Festival “Performing Arts in May”; Turku, Finland; May 2011;
    International Puppetry Festival Nukketeatterijuhla PIP-Fest; Pori, Finland; December 2011.
  • 2011 To the End of Love International collaboration. The TIP-Connection Company, Turku. Finland. Playwright, director.
    International Puppetry Festival Nukketeatterijuhla TIP-Fest; Turku, Finland; November 2012;
    International Puppet Theatre Festival “Synergura”; Erfurt, Germany; July 2012;
    World Festival of Puppet Theatres; Charleville-Mezieres, France; September 2011;
    International Theatre Festival “Performing Arts in May”; Turku, Finland; May 2011.
  • 2011 One, Two, Three, The Wicked Witch is Free (Raz, dwa, trzy, Baba Jaga patrzy). Bialystok Puppet Theatre, Poland. Playwright (together with Mikhail Brashinsky), director.
    Children Festival, Soleczniki, Lithuania; December 2011;
    XXV National Puppet Theatres Festival, Opole, Poland; October 2011.
  • 2010 Tactile: Cinderella (Taktil: Tuhkimo). Visual Theatre for visually impaired. The TIP-Connection Company, Turku. Finland. Concept, director.
    International Mask Theatre Festival MasQue; Helsinki, Finland; October 2011;
    International Puppet Theatre Festival Satujensateenvarjo; Mikkeli, Finland; August 2011;
  • 2010 Antigone after Jean Anouilh. Turku Arts Academy. Finland. Director.
    Festival Versuching at Schaubude Theatre; Berlin, Germany; October 2011;
    International Puppetry Festival Nukketeatterijuhla TIP-Fest; Turku, Finland; November 2010,
    International Festival of Puppetry School Puppet-No-Puppet; Bialystok, Poland; June 2010,
  • 2010 Bath day (Kylpypäivä) the TIP-Connection Company, Turku. Finland. Playwright, director.
    Children Festival Hippalot; Hameenlinna, Finland; July 2011;
    International Puppet Theatre Festival Satujensateenvarjo; Mikkeli, Finland; August 2010;
    International Puppet Theatre Festival Markedet for Scenekunst; Sandefjord, Norway; June 2010;
    International Puppetry Festival Tallinn Theater Treff; May 2010;
    Bath day (Kylpypäivä), Turku TV. Vekarat-Program; 2010;
  • 2009 Life and Death in a Nutshell (Życie i śmierć w skorupie). State Theatre School named after L. Solskiego in Krakow; Wroclaw branch. Diploma performance of the 4th years students of the Puppetry Department. Playwright, director.
    VII International Puppet Theatre Festival; Lvov, Ukraine; May 2009;
    International Festival of Puppetry Schools; Wroclaw, Poland. April 2009;
  • 2005 Who Needs These Puppets: Interview with Sirppa Sivori-Asp. Documentary Turku-Helsinki, 2005 30’

CONFERENCES:

  • Puppetry as Conceptual Art. Moving Things in East and West. Theatre Academy, Helsinki. December 2013.
  • Puppet Manipulation as Ideology. Puppetry and Postdramatic Performance: An International Conference on Performing Objects in the 21st Century. April 1-3, 2011. University of    Connecticut, Storrs. USA
  • Child as a puppet theatre spectator. International Puppet theatre Festival Saateen Vario. August 2010. Mikkeli. Finland.
  • The Engineering Style of Animation: AXE group. International Conference on Stage Animation. October 2009. Tampere. Finland.
  • Masks, Puppets and Human: The Mask in Puppetry Pedagogy. International Mask Theatre Seminar at Helsinki Theatre Academy. September 2009.  Helsinki. Finland.
  • Who and how teaches puppetry in Finland. May 2009. Tallinn Theatre Treff International Puppetry Schools Festival. Tallinn. Estonia.
  • Puppetry for Adults: No Such Things. Problems of Creation and Artistic Perception in Contemporary Puppet Theatre. October 2008.Moscow. Russia.
  • Puppetry Education in Finland. International Puppetry Schools Meetings. May 2005. Charleville-Mézières. France.
  • Teaching Theory for Practitioners. International Conference for Puppet Theatre History Instructors. March. 2000. Charleville-Mézières. France.
  • Italian masks in 19th century Russian Puppet Theatre. At: Fondazione Benedetto Ravasio: International Puppetry Conference. October 1999. Bergamo. Italy.
  • German puppeteers and troupes in 19th Century Russia. At: 3rd International Conference of Thalia Germanica: All the World’s a Stage – German Theatre Abroad. From the 17th Century to Today: Types of Theatres and Their Goals. June 1999. Tübingen. Germany.
  • Marionette: a Word and a Puppet. Institute for the Arts Research, St. Petersburg.  1997.
  • Marionettes in Traditional Puppet Stage. At:  Marionette Theater of the Symbolist Era, the conference held at the Anna Akhmatova Museum. Saint-Petersburg. 1996.

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS:

  • On Street Theatre for Puppeteers. Tallinn Theatre Treff International Puppetry schools Festival. May 2009. Tallinn. Estonia.
  • School and Theatre: What Actor is Needed in a Modern Puppetry. Tallinn Theatre Treff International Puppetry Festival. May 2009. Tallinn. Estonia
  • Two Lectures on Puppetry Specifics. Rovaniemi International Puppet theatre Festival “7 Sooloa”. September. 2010.
  • On contemporary puppetry art. Xth  International Laboratory on Puppet Theatre. Utena culture Centre (Lithuania).

EXHIBITIONS:

Past Perfect: Toys, Dolls and Puppets from unknown home theatre performances of XX century. Turku City Theatre. November-December 2010 (together with Laura Hallantie and Roman Chauzov)

JURY MEMBER:

  • Golden Mask Jury Member, 1998.
  • Golden Mask Selection Expert, 2000.
  • The VIII Festival of the Ural Puppet Theatres, Russia. Jury Member, 2000.
  • Graduation Showcase. The École Nationale Supérieure des Arts de la Marionnette, Charleville-Meziere. Jury Member, France. June 2005.
  • DRAAMAKE. Estonian National Puppet Theatres Festival, Estonia. May 2006
  • Tallinn Teater Treff- International Puppet Theatre Festival, Estonia. May-June 2007
  • Black and White. International Puppet Theatre Festival. Imatra, Finland. June 2007
  • Entrance Exams VIII promotion The École Nationale Supérieure des Arts de la Marionnette, Charleville-Meziere. Jury Member, France. April 2008.
  • Satujen sateenvarjo. Mikkeli Finland. August. 2010.
  • Satujen sateenvarjo. Mikkeli Finland. August. 2011.
  • Tallinn Teater Treff – International Puppet Theatre Festival, Estonia. May  2012.

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOPS:
2005 CIMO/ARTSMO FIRST Finnish-Russian Puppetry Workshop. “Animating the City”. Saint-Petersburg   State Academy of Art and Design.
2006 CIMO/ARTSMO FIRST Finnish-Russian Puppetry Workshop “SAINT-PETERSBURG: TEXTURE OF THE CITY”. Puppetry department of the Saint-Petersburg Theatre Arts Academy
2008 CIMO/ARTSMO FIRST Finnish-Russian Puppetry Workshop A LITTLE MAN IN A BIG CITY: Overcoat by Gogol. Puppetry department of the Saint-Petersburg Theatre Arts Academy
2009 TRANSFORMATION OF FACES: Anti-Mask Project at the MasQue Festival.
2010 DRESS CODE: Institut International de la Marionnette – IIM.
2010 BAD SEEDS:  Puppetry Department of the Aleksander Zelwerowicz Theatre Academy in Warsaw, Poland.

List of publication (detailed with links)
Encyclopédie mondiale des Arts de la Marionnette. Éditions L’Entretemps. 2009 / World Encyclopedia of Puppetry Arts. Coordinator of the East European entries (over 80 pages).

  1. First Effort St. Petersburg Theatre Journal.  1994. № 6. P.85 – 87.
  2. «People, animals and fantoches…» Petersburg Barnum Ernst Rost and English Puppeteer Richard Barnard. Puppeteers in Petersburg. Saint-Petersburg. 1995. P. 93 – 108.
  3. Julia Slonimskaja’s Marionettes. Puppeteers in Petersburg. Saint-Petersburg. 1995. P. 107 – 127.
  4. Adolf Furst (Edward Gordon Craig) on Marionette. In.: Performance’s Frontiers. Selected Articles. Saint-Petersburg. 1999. P.147 – 156.
  5. Puppeteer . St. Petersburg Theatre Journal.  1997. № 14. P. 49 – 51.
  6. What Children Will Remember About This Short Fairy Tale? On Nina Gernet. Petersburg Theatre Journal. 1998. № 15. P. 54 – 57. With Eric Rausch-Gernet.
  7. Who is who St. Petersburg Theatre Journal. 1999. № 17. P. 96 – 99. (With Anna Nekrylova).
  8. Where feet will lead you . Theatre Life Magazine.1999. № 1-2.  P- 26 – 28. /Review on Recent Puppet Theatre Festivals in Russia/.
  9. The sole Shadow < Moscow ”Tenb” Theatre”>. St. Petersburg Theatre Journal. 2000. № 20. С. 81 – 84. /On Ten’-theatre, Moscow/.
  10. On the «Potudan» – river and company. St. Petersburg Theatre Journal. 2000. № 22. P. 105. /About Performance based on Andrey Platonov’s story/.
  11. Screaming without fear Kommersant.  2000. 9 Dec.  P. 19.
  12. Empire’ and Cinderella’s new cloth St. Petersburg Theatre Journal.  2001. № 23. P. 37 – 38.
  13. Marionettes in Traditional Puppet Theatre. In: Marionnete theatre of the Symbolism Era. The Edwin Mellen Press. Lewiston. Queenston. Lampeter. 2002. P. 25 – 31.
  14. Theatre Puppet: Semantics of traditional methods of manipulation. Theatre Transaction. Saint Petersburg. 2003. С. 32 – 56.
  15. Nevsky Prospect was Dug up Again . Kommersant. 2003. March.
  16. Main intersection St. Petersburg Theatre Journal. 2004. N 34. P. 89 – 93.
  17. Z podróży po Rosji / The Russian travelogue. Teatr lalek. # 4. 2003 – # 1. 2004. P. 40-45. Englsi-Polish.
  18. Dessert Menu < On XIII International Puppet Theatre Festival in Charleville Mezieres, France. 2003>. St. Petersburg Theatre Journal. 2004. N 34. P. 93 – 96.
  19. Europe. Puppets. End of the Season. After the Flood . Petersburg Theatre Journal. 2004.  # 4 (38). P. 128 – 132.
  20. Volkhovsky And… Theatre of Miracles. 2005. Special Issue. P. 26 – 28.
  21. Bilder fra en utdanning. Puppet theatre department of Turku Arts Academy. Ånd i  Hanske. 2005. # 1. P 15 – 19.
  22. Crossing Borders. Suomen UNIMA:n lehti. Autumn issue. 2005. P.14-16.
  23. Actors Stayed Uneaten . Kommersant daily, Dec. 8. 2005.
  24. Cubic Aces (Tricks With Faust) . Kommersant daily, Dec. 20. 2005.
  25. Direct Yourself  . St. Petersburg Theatre Journal. 2005. N 42. C. 105 – 107.
  26. Much Ado About Everything < “Eternal Song”, dir. Alexei Lelyavsky, Minsk, Byelorussia>. St. Petersburg Theatre Journal. 2005. N 42. C. 102 – 104.
  27. Anomalous Zone . Kukart. 2006. # 10-11. p. 95-97. Kukart. 2006. # 10-11. p. 95-97.
  28. On Valery Volkhovsky. Kukart. 2006. # 10-11. p. 104-107.
  29. AXE. E PUR SI MUOVE! Puppetry Today. # 5. 2006. P. 26 – 28.
  30. No Such Thing .  Suomen UNIMA:n lehti. Spring, 2006.
  31. Le Théâtre Ten’ de Moscou. Puck. La Marionnette et les Autres Arts. # 14. 2006. P. 129 – 138.
  32. The Puppet Theatre Department of the Turku Arts Academy. Dockteatern. 2007. # 2. P. 14 – 17.
  33. The Global Warming: On Scandinavian Puppetry School’s Model. Nordic UNIMA magazine. 2008P. 10 – 14.
  34. Garri Bardine: la marionnette selon Stanislavski, propos recueillis par Anna Ivanova-Brashinskaya. Puck. Les marionnettes au cinéma. # 15. 2008.
  35. Who Needs These Puppets, Puppeteers and Their Teachers Alike? Pinnet.fi. Kansainvälisyys osana ammattikorkeakoulujen arkea.  Turku. 2009. P. 45 – 50.
  36. Mastership without Master. In a professional puppeteer’s school. 2009. St. Petersburg.

 

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