The Centre of Contemporary Arts was founded in 1994

by Vladislav Troitskyi.

It is the only private non-commercial theatre in Ukraine.


What does it mean to be a non-commercial theatre in Ukraine? Is it an independence from state’s control in artistic policy or an independence from financial or analythical support? These questions need to be cleared up in many aspects concerning both theatrical management  and artistic activity. Perhaps, this is a condition of the theatre functioning model, its aesthetics and its methods of creative work.


During ten years of “DAKH”'s activity (using the methods of probes and mistakes) a strong tendency of developing theatre and artistic style of its director – Vladislav Troitsky have being formed. This is, in a way, an aesthetic message of new theatre generation. It is the experience of so called “dynamic synthesis” of acting and directing methods and stylistic forms of the stage realization. And one of the main spaces helping such an investigation is a space of the Ukrainian musical tradition, an attempt to give it a new life in new theatrical  forms.


An actor alwayas has been the main value in theatre. What kind of actor is the actor of the “DAKH” theatre? It is a creative individual which made his conscious choice to do theatre – a territory of art and spiritual self-realization. The main criteria is professionalism whether the actor has or hasn't got an official diploma. It is an actor who in the “DAKH” art and educational program followed master-classes of traditional and experimental theatre masters: realistic theatre of Ogloblin, text theatre of Lysov, psychological, intellectual and mysterious theaters of Yukhananov, intellectual clownade of Bilchenko and the so called “zero” ritual by KLIM. And he synthesizes this experience in the neo-baroque aesthetics of Troitsky. It is a person who acts out of passion but doesn’t earn his living on it and even patronages in the art. This last particularity is very important because it determines the artistic and civil position of the contemporary artist. This position is not to exist and create in the hermetic experimental space but to be open to life in all its circumstances, to be successful in artistic and business carrier and use the tension between them to form the art’s message. The actor becomes an Actor not due to the techniques or a comfortable life conditions but first of all thanks to his developed consciousness what is opened to the spiritual measure of life and routine.  The modern social and cultural situation demands a special kind of an Actor – “all-rounder” who universally realizes the creative energy in different fields of art’s activity.


The actual strategy of the “DAKH” Centre lies in active cooperation with a vast range of state and commercial institutions with an aim to change the cultural situation in Ukraine towards more open forms of art activity and organization, towards a creative dialogue and support of the experimental field of theatre settling up new semi-functional theatre buildings, initiating innovative forms of the theatre education and creating editing centre of theatrical literature.



Theatre prize "Kiev Pectoral - 2002"
for the best chamber performance “… in search of the lost time…” …Life…
(to Vladislav Troitskiy)

The theatre prize "Kiev Account 2002" for the best performance of the season (to the folklore group "Bozhichi" for the invention of the new theatrical language)

The theatre prize "Kiev Pectoral - 2002"
for the best debut (to Elena Lesnikova - Aglaja “… Sad Play…”

 Director - Vladislav Troitskyi:


2000-2002 The Acting School by Vladislav Troitsky (project “Decameron-Ostrovsky”).

1996 - 1999 The Innovative Arts and Educational Program (master-classes by Ogloblin, Ukhananov, Lysov, Bilchenko, KLIM).

May 1997 The International Theatre “Festival-School”.


Social and cultural strategy.

2000 The Internet-site “SAGA-THEATRE”.

In future plans:

“Dream Land" - The International Folk Festival with an aim of the introduction of the Ukrainian authentic tradition into the world context with the help of theatre language.

“Culture: personal position” - initiating a discussion about the actual cultural situation in Ukraine.


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