In Conversation: Hooligan Art Community

Hooligan Art Community are a Ukrainian theatre group based in Kyiv, ‘making explosive performance with music and pure emotion in empty buildings and iconic spaces.’ Most recently their new show Bunker Cabaret, born in a Kyiv bomb shelter, premiered beneath Somerset House. The Community’s artists are from the first generation born in independent Ukraine. Their theatre and their vision for their culture will be showcased with imagery and video footage in this hour-long discussion.

Considering the role of art in times of war, artist identity and responsibility, and the power of hybrid performances to transcend linguistic boundaries, panellists include director, librettist and performance maker Peter Cant, video artist and filmmaker Liubov Sliusareva, and actor and producer Danylo Shramenko and academic Dr Charlotte de Mille.

See more of Hooligan Art Community’s work here 

Organised by Dr Charlotte de Mille (The Courtauld).

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4 Nov 2022

Friday 4th November 2022, 5pm - 6pm GMT

Free, booking essential

Online via Zoom

Booking will close 30 minutes before the event start time.

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A photograph of a performance involving two male performers. One, wearing yellow trousers, lays across the lap of the second, who holds him around the waist.
Scene from Bunker Cabaret . photo by Lidia Crisafulli, performers Danylo Shramenko and Semyon Kyslyi