steirischer herbst 2007
Theater im Bahnhof (A) / ART&SHOCK (KAZ)

The Graz-based Theater im Bahnhof (TiB) is Austria’s largest professional free theatre company. According to its own definition, TiB sees itself as a contemporary popular theatre and has from the outset focused on Austrian identity between tradition and pop. For TiB, the principle of popular theatre demands an all-out subjective approach. Self-developed plays have been the theatre’s main identity from the beginning. It is constantly changing its methods of work so as to create living, varied theatre.

“ART&SHOCK” theater – is the first independent professional theater in Kazakhstan. Working for six years already, “ART&SHOCK” is recognized as one of the most extravagant and shocking theater in Central Asia. Physical theater, pantomime, street shows, excellent improvisation techniques – these are the elements, that made “ART&SHOCK” win many international drama festivals in Europe and Asia.
Today’s repertoire includes performances that have internationals awards and helped “ART&SHOCK” to become world famed: “Back in the USSR”, “Theater-cabaret S.V.”, “Gagarin” and many other.
Recently “ART&SHOCK” theater has initiated a few drama projects, that become appreciable culture events: New Drama Festival, Central Asian Performing Art Network (CAPAN), Central Asian School of Performing Arts and many other.
 “ART&SHOCK” theater creates international co-products with various theaters of Europe, Central Asia, Caucuses, and Russia.