||This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the Ukrainian Wikipedia. (September 2013)|
|Location(s)||Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine|
|Founded by||Vladislav Troitskyi|
|Genre||theater, music, film, literature, visual art|
GOGOLFEST (Ukrainian: Гогольфест) is an annual multidisciplinary international festival of contemporary art and cinema in Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine, dedicated to the famous writer Nikolai Gogol. The festival showcases theater, music, film, literature and visual art.
GOGOLFEST was founded in 2007 on the private initiative of Vladislav Troitskyi, director and producer of the DAKh Center for Contemporary Art. The co-founder of the Festival and Chairman of its Board of Trustees is Evgeni Utkin, a prominent Ukrainian IT entrepreneur.
In accordance with contemporary trends, the festival is held in venues unaccommodated for traditional art.
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|September 7–14, 2007||"Artistic Arsenal"||CCA "DAKh", "Kyiv Soloists" Chamber Ensemble||10 000||Establishment in Ukraine of the first annual festival of contemporary art|
|May 7–25, 2008||"Artistic Arsenal"||Composer V. Martynov, T. Hrindenko with "OPUS-POSTH" Ensemble, E. Gromov, Dmitry Pokrovsky Ensemble and St. Nikolsky Choir of the Tretyakov Gallery, "Volkov Trio", Alla Zagaykevych, St. Petersburg Engineering Theatre "AXE","LaboraToria", D. Ilyes Hungarian Peoples Theatre (Berehove), Studio "Sounddrama", "Kyiv Modern Ballet"||50 000||GOGOLFEST collaborates with other festivals, including "Sheshory", "Land of Dreams", "Youth", "Open Night", "Step", "French Spring", Koktebel Jazz Festival, "Cathedral of Song" and others.|
|September 11–27, 2009 ||"Artistic Arsenal"||Performance of Dmitry Bogomazov's "Hamlet", tours of Perm "By the Bridge" Theatre, concert "Dreams of the lost road" with DakhaBrakha, concert from the organizers of the Moloko Music Fest (Adam Green's speech, Adanovsky, Tikkle Me and Sergei Babkin), electro-acoustic program from Alla Zagaykevych, performance from St. Petersburg band NOM, and a festival-closing show from the group "Picasso's Children".||120 000||Two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Gogol. For the first time, the Festival leaves the "Artistic Arsenal."|
|September 4–12, 2010||Dovzhenko Film Studios||The opening performance took place on Kyiv's Independence Square on September 4, with "Multiverse", a joint project of Ukraine's "Dakh" Theatre and the Spanish theatre "La Fura Dels Baus", which opened the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992. The Festival offered a theatre programme (in addition to the Ukrainian theatre showcase), music, visual arts, literature and film programmes, as well as master classes given by invited artists. Headliner included Spanish Theatre La Fura Dels Baus, Finnish duo Kimmo Pohjonen Kluster, Italian theatre of athletic dance Kataklo, ethnic ensemble from Tuva (Russia) Huun-Huur-Tu, Russian chamber orchestra «Opus Posth.», Jazzsteppa, The Go! Team from UK.||In May, the festival also took place in Perm.|
|September 2012||Telychka Industrial Area|
In 2012, festival difficulties forced it to use a gigantic run-down concrete workshop in an outlying industrial park of the city. After warm critical reception, the venue is chosen again for the upcoming 2013 festival.
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