Curator of the UAScenography 2022, theatrical critic, Candidate of Art History, teacher of the history of scenography, curator of art projects, jury member of various festivals and contests.
Graduated from the: Vinnitsa Lyceum of Culture and Arts (Actress, 2008), Kyiv National I. Karpenko-Karyi Theatre, Cinema and Television University (Master of Theater Studies, 2012), M. Rylsky Institute of Art Studies, Folklore Studies and Ethnology (PhD, 2019). Liliia defended her dissertation about Ukrainian contemporary scenography.
Liliia wrights articles about theater, art exhibitions and cinema, reviews, reviews in the magazines «Theater-Concert Kyiv», «Ukrainian Theater», «Theatrical Pectoral»; in the newspapers «Ukraina Moloda», «Culture and Life», «Day», «Voice of Ukraine», and the «Supwler», on various Internet portals, etc. Has a large list of an academic articles.
From 2017 to June 2018 she was a Head of PR Department at the National Union of Theatre Artists of Ukraine.
From 2018 to 2019 she was a Head of the literary and dramatic part of the Ukrainian Malyi Drama Theater.
From 2018 – Expert of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation in the Expert Council for performing arts.
From 2020 to 2022 – Head of the Maria Zankovetska Museum.
She was a PR-manager of art project «Captured passion. Reload» with scenographer Bohdan Polishchuk, of state grant program «Small cities – big impressions» 2019, etc.
From 2020 – Curator of the UAScenography, which takes place in Kyiv. The next event will take place in 2022.
How theaters and higher education establishments exist during wartime in Ukraine
When the covid started, the entire cultural sphere of the world suffered great losses in the processes of existence. We stopped traveling, exchanging experiences. Directors and artists were forced to work more at home than travel to other countries on invitation. All of us, both practitioners and theoreticians, suffered and adapted to the total online format. In this state, Ukraine existed for 2 years.
Without having time to normalize the cultural sphere, a full-scale war came to the country. And today we have been hit by an even bigger disaster than covid. Of course, it is still very difficult and painful to reflect artistically. To fully analyze, because the processes of martial law continue, every day we lose loved ones at the front who went on mobilization and defend the state. The war in our country has been going on since 2014, but for most it was going on somewhere far away, somewhere there. And only this year, it directly touched the center and the rest of the east of Ukraine, the territories of which were temporarily occupied in the spring, and the territories that are now on the front line. Missile strikes affected the entire territory, it is dangerous to be anywhere in Ukraine. We are waiting for our boys and girls from captivity and worst of all, we don’t know how to plan anything clearly. All our previous plans are adjusted in the “here and now” mode.
Another very important point. Right from the beginning of the full-scale war, our cultural environment began to change completely. It is clear that Independent Ukraine has existed for more than 30 years. However, many processes took place very slowly. We are guilty of wasting time. A lot of it was lost, precisely the time that should have been devoted to nation-building and self-identification. These concepts remained blurred for a long time. Until this year. And now, only now, through painful touches, it affected all spheres of life. Now a final understanding of our nation and essence has come to all of us.
Until 2022, National and regional theaters of Russian drama continued to exist in Ukraine, which already looked like nonsense during the past many years. Only during the full-scale war did these theaters en masse begin to renounce the designation of “Russian drama”.
Our theater universities continued to produce actors of Russian drama. And now the first academic year has begun without such a course.
Our theoretical subjects in creative universities were based on Soviet and Russian literature, or translations into Russian. And although our scientists wrote and translated the best publications, this process was very slow. This academic year immediately throws up a lot of problems for teachers: which source base to use when preparing lectures. What to do with such creative personalities of Russian culture as Stanislavsky, Chekhov, Bulgakov, when the Ukrainian student body is ready to bury them under Bucha, these are verbatim quotes. Yes, these names have already become world-class property, but after a full-scale war was launched against Ukraine, we cannot adequately respond to this.
We will also talk about the specifics of playing on stage during air alarms, when the performance must be interrupted and resumed after the alarm.