Cultural and educational program designed to make opera popular in the online environment, find the new forms of musical theater and analyze the situation that has arisen in the cultural sphere due to COVID restrictions.
In July 2021, I was invited to participate in theater camping by the Tavrida Art Cluster as an expert in the field of digital theater. I decided to marshal the experience gained from online projects (the Feast In a Time of Plague screenlife-opera, the Miserly Knight let's play opera, the Fall From Grace AR-opera, the Silent City augmented reality media tour, Glossary 2.0 opera, etc.), and developed a four-day educational workshop for young theater workers.
This is my first experience in creating an educational program and in the process of preparing the materials I had to face a number of technical issues (some of which were solved just a few hours before the speech), but judging by the reviews, the experience turned out to be successful, since I decided not to go into theory but to share my personal experience only.
In 2020, there was a huge interest in the genre of digital theater, but this interest was rather due to the necessity: artists obliged to keep up quarantine were looking for the opportunity to create new ways of communicating with the audience. As the COVID restrictions were lifted, interest in online performances began to fade away as theaters started to open. But I am still interested in further developing of digital opera, as I see great potential in it.