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Baku Theatre Festival

The third edition of the MAP International Theatre Festival will be held in Baku from 10-20 October 2019, organised by Yarat Contemporary Art Space. Serving as a platform for communication and exchange of knowledge, experience and ideas, the MAP Festival (MAP is an acronym for music, art and performance) combines different genres to help audiences explore a wide range of contemporary forms of theatre. 


Just like the previous two seasons, the festival will unfold at the city's main theatre venues, including among others  the Azerbaijan State Academic Musical Theatre, Azerbaijan State Russian Drama Theatre, YARAT Contemporary Art Centre and Azerbaijan State Puppet Theatre, and present some of the most outstanding theatrical works of recent times. The programme features 16 performances representing different genres and schools from drama, contemporary dance and puppet shows to clownery and musical performances with circus elements. The festival will open with the play The Gathering of the Mad, produced by Kamran Shahmardan.


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10 - 20 October 2019