International Theater Festival "White Tower" (Международный театральный фестиваль "Белая Вежа/Belaya Vezha")

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Country and Region BelarusBrest
Type of Festival Dance, Drama, Music
Location of Festival Brest, Brest, Belarus
Festival Contact Information

Brest Drama and Music Theatre
Lenin str., 21
224005 Brest
Phone/fax: +375 162 234505
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Lubov Valis
Phone: (375) 29 205 32 98
Anzhela Saidi
Phone: (375) 29 809 43 70
Phone/fax: (375) 162-23-45-05

Festival Description

The International Theatre Festival “Belaya Vezha” (White Tower) is a forum where theatre groups from all over the world can come together and by means of theatrical art examine their perceptions of universal themes, stimulate social dialogue, deepen human connections and foster greater understanding between individuals and cultures.

Over its 15 year history the Festival has become a vital showcase for national arts and international arts and is now firmly established as Belarussian leading theatre festival. The Festival collaborates with artists and companies from 46 countries of the world who have already participated in the Forum. Hundreds of writers, artists, performers and musicians creating theatre, spectacle, street art, puppet and dance show, music, comedy, literature come to Brest to produce a stunning week of cultural activity and celebration.

The Festival accepts submissions in all genres: any sort of stage play, new or classic, puppet performances for children and adults, open-air performances and shows, plastic dramatic art and modern choreography. The Festival also hosts a series of visual art exhibitions, talks and workshops.

Festival Dates September 7 - 12, 2012
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Practical Info:

Applicant’s information:
  • The Festival Program of 2010 consists of two streams:
    • Competitive program
      performances of all genres based on A.Chekhov’s works
      national and international dramatic art
      experimental drama
      puppet performances
      open-air performances
      plastic dramatic art and modern choreography
  • Guest program
    • youth (student’s) theatre
      guest performances
  • Jury
    • The international jury of professional theatre experts, critics and directors will award the winners of the Festival in the following nominations:
  • Grand Prix of the Festival
    • The Best Performance of the Festival (3 Diplomas)
    • The Best Work (according to theatrical professions)
  • Organizational and Financial Terms
    • Application forms for the 2010 “Belaya Vezha” International Theatre Festival will be available online at beginning late November, 2009.
    • The Organizing Committee guarantees accommodation, meals, sightseeing tours, free access to all festival events. Other organizational and financial terms are to be discussed with each group individually.
    • Completed applications must be mailed to, DVD recording of production materials must be mailed to:
      Brest Academic Drama Theatre,
      21 Lenin Street,
      224005 Brest,
  • Contacts
    • Phone/fax: + 375 162 234505
      Lyuba Valis (secretary of the festival)
      Phone: + 375 292 053298
Main Venues 2010:
  • Brest Academic Drama Theatre – Main Hall (capacity of 511)
  • Brest Academic Drama Theatre – Small Hall (capacity of 82)
  • Brest Regional Cultural Center (capacity of 562)
  • Youth Centre (capacity of 482)
  • Palace of Culture (capacity of 655)


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