Vladimir Bouchler

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Vladimir Bouchler
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Vladimir Bouchler at rehearsals in Oslo, Norway, 2009
Born (1954-10-01) October 1, 1954 (age 64)
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
OccupationTheatre and film director

Vladimir Bouchler is a theatre director, film director and pedagogue of acting and directing in theatre and film.


After starting life as an electric engineer in Soviet Union's Republic of Uzbekistan, Vladimir headed to The Ostrovsky Theatre School in Tashkent to study for five years as an actor. This was followed by a further five years training and practice as a director in the Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute MA, in Moscow. Since then Vladimir has worked as an independent director, worldwide.

Professional life[edit]

Theatre professor[edit]


Theatre director[edit]


  • "Pendulum" – musical creation based on short stories of O' Henry (Tashkent, Uzbekistan)
  • "Attention, spring!" – by A. Chekhov (Tashkent, Uzbekistan)
  • "Ring around the moon" – by J. Anouilh (Tashkent, Uzbekistan)
  • "Escape Attempt" – on the base of science fiction novel of brothers Strugatsky; the show was set as a synthés of modern ballet, dramatic theatre and modern visual effects.
  • "The Five" – by A. Obraztsov, performance dedicated to World War II
  • "Poor Soso Jugashvilly" – by V. Korkia (Tashkent, Uzbekistan)
  • "Dialogues" – five one act plays of "new wave" playwrights from Russia (Tashkent, Uzbekistan)
  • "The Devil in Love" – by N. Sadur (Tashkent, Uzbekistan)
  • Vassa Zheleznova by M. Gorky (Tashkent, Uzbekistan)
  • "Nothing" – an improvisation show (Besançon, France)
  • Vladimir Bouchler created a furore with his production "H2O and 4 women". This modern ritual show has toured all Europe and Asia and was presented more than 100 times in front of the international public.[citation needed]
  • "Children of October" (Grenoble, France)
  • "Quai Ouest" – by B.–M. Koltes (Belgium)
  • "7 wife’s of Blue Beard" – by A. Volodine (Belgium)
  • "All at once" – by Y. Grishkovetz (UK, Belgium)
  • "Galleries" by J. Hewitt (London, UK)
  • "Ordinary miracle" by E. Shvarts (Iceland)
  • "Three sisters" by A. Chekhov (Aberystwyth, Wales)
  • "The Elder Son" by A. Vampilov (Manchester, UK)
  • "Man without purpose" by A. Lygre (Stavanger, Norway)
  • "Closer" by P. Marber (KHiO, Oslo, Norway)
  • The Cherry Orchard by A. Chekhov (Dundee Rep, Scotland)[9][10]
  • "Invisible theatre babylon" – research project in theatre and film
  • "Uncle Vanya" workshop – Beaivváš Sámi Theatre, Norway
  • "The Foreigner" by Larry Shue, NSKI, Oslo, Norway
  • "Side by Side by Sondheim" by Stephen Sondheim, MTHS, Oslo, Norway
  • Oklahoma! by Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers, Galati, Romania;[11] MTHS, Oslo, Norway
  • "Moliere. Moliere" creation based on the extracts of Molière comedies, Ateliers ULB, Brussels, Belgium
  • "Briser Le Mur!" creation based on three-lingual acting collaboration between three communities in Belgium, Ateliers ULB, Brussels, Belgium [12]

Special projects[edit]


  • Leader of the Aral Sea project – project designed to draw world attention to the problem of the Aral Sea using theatre, cinema, TV, and photographic exhibitions (in France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Switzerland, Turkey, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan). The street theatre performance "H2O+4women" and video action, including the documentary film "Dry Tears. Aral Sea Legend" were created with the participation of Emma Thompson, Annie Girardot, Erland Josephson, Michel Crespin, Timur Bekmambetov and others.


  • Co-founder of European Theatre and Film Institute
  • Co-founder of Brussels Cinema Lab


  • Director of "Children of October", creation, toured 12 countries, dedicated to the disappearance of the USSR. It was created with the use of 100,000 "Oktyabr icons" (badges with the image of Lenin-child, worn by children in the USSR)


  • Director of "GAIA", creation, toured 7 countries. In Greek mythology, Gaia is the personification of the Earth. The play was performed with soil, brought to Europe from 15 republics of the former Soviet Union. The actors performed people who suddenly lost their homeland due to various national conflicts.


  • CEO of Saraton Theatre and Film Festival in Tashkent (Uzbekistan)

Film director/actor[edit]

Professional education[edit]

Theatre and film acting[edit]

  • Tashkent State Institute for Dramatic Art

Theatre directing[edit]

Film directing[edit]


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