Ministry Of Counterculture
Ministry Of Counterculture
Belarus Free Theatre
Monologue for Two
Calendar of Events
Russia: Belarus Free Theatre calls for the release of jailed Ukranian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov
October 15, 8:04
The Belarus Free Theatre, which campaigns for free expression in Belarus, is calling on the British government to pressurise the Russian authorities to release prisoners whose only crime is to have opposed the annexation of Crimea, an act that the British Government has declared illegal.
September 12, 17:39
Belarus Free Theatre's newest performance Burning Doors tells the stories of three dissident artists, and stars Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina. Verity Healey joined them in the rehearsal room to explore their incendiary creative process.
Belarus Free Theatre meets Pussy Riot: 'If you don't run in front of the train, then you're nowhere'
September 08, 9:13
Pussy Riot's Masha Alyokhina is working with Belarus Free Theatre to make UK audiences stand up for political prisoners – Jessie Thompson meets them to find out more.
Nicolai Khalezin: “I've changed the coordinate system”
March 02, 22:00
An interview with director of Belarus Free Theatre Nicolai Khalezin.
Vladimir Shcherban: 10th anniversary is what we need to get used to
February 02, 9:47
Vladimir Shcherban stages a new play after large-scale celebrations of the theatre's 10th anniversary. Read his new interview about the new work, plans for the future, post-festival thoughts and principles of his work.
BBC Arts votes Belarus Free Theatre top 15 of 2015 Stage and Dance Highlight of 2015
January 15, 18:26
BBC Arts has published 15 of '15, the best of dance and theatre from 2015 which includes Belarus Free Theatre's Staging a Revolution
Virtual reality creates human dignity in first virtual hug
January 15, 17:37
Belarus Free Theatre want people in London to give virtual hugs to refugees in Calais.
“He has no arms?! What sex?! How?! Oh!!” disabled people speak about sex
January 11, 9:24
Three models of the project Coming Out explain how and why they agreed to take part in the photo shoot.
Sighted people take a blindfold walk around Minsk, trying to live as blind people
December 26, 15:37
After that wheelchair users had a race along Independence Avenue.
“They won't care if we are on fire”
December 26, 2:04
Deaf people joined a series of art projects organised in Minsk by people with disabilities – wheelchair users and blind people. It happened during Minsk's Christmas Parade.
“Blind” peolpe's performance draws attention of traffic police and plainclothes police officers
December 26, 1:53
Wheelchair users held a performance in the centre of Minsk, which drew attention of traffic police and plainclothes police officers.
Wheelchair users block street in central Minsk
December 24, 17:29
And captured a shop window at Korona Zamok shopping mall.
World's first international "Virtual Solidarity Hug" from London to Calais Jungle
December 22, 17:13
Tesla Studios, a tech start up based between London and Belarus, have today made history by creating the world's first virtual hug across national borders, using a virtual reality suit
London campaigners draw Red Line on climate as Paris Agreement comes to a close
December 13, 13:37
Climate campaigners in London took to the streets with a 300m long red material creating a striking "Red Line" outside UK's Houses of Parliament yesterday as historic climate talks drew to a close in Paris.
Police storm theatre production under Houses of Parliament on bonfire night 2015
November 07, 17:37
Belarus Free Theatre's Staging a Revolution festival faced a small revolution of its own on bonfire night when officers from the Met Police Force stopped audience members going into the car park under the Houses of Parliament, where the production of Generation Jeans was about to start.
November 02, 15:06
Yes, I am ‘an enemy of the state’: This is how I am labeled in Belarus. And yes, I am a ‘political refugee’: This is what I am called here in the UK. I am proud of being both.
Exiled but not silenced
October 31, 9:46
An ongoing conversation between Belarus Free Theatre’s associate director Vladimir Shcherban and Georgie Weedon.
Warriors for freedom against the "yoke of the Kremlin"
October 31, 9:17
“The goals of the state and the goals of art seldom coincide” says Aleksandr Sokurov in his latest film Francofonia, which is about the preservation of the Louvre Museum and its antiquities during WW2. The statement is also pertinent to troubled Eastern Europe and to bands Brutto and Boombox in particular, who perform at Belarus Free Theatre’s I’m with the Banned this Sunday.
Dromgoole on Shakespeare, Kane and Marx’s favourite play
October 22, 20:22
Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe Dominic Dromgoole spoke about Shakespeare and politics with Julia Farrington, after a busy day rehearsing Pericles for the indoor Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.
I’m with the Banned: Pussy Riot is Angry
October 20, 14:16
Nadya Tolokonnikova from Pussy Riot gave a rousing speech at Belarus Free Theatre's flagship tenth anniversary celebrations, Staging a Revolution I'm with the Banned, held at London's KOKO and broadcast worldwide on BBC Arts.