About us

Lidia Kopina Company is a continuation of the Laboratory of Physical Theatre's work, founded in December 2013. It is an artist-run independent theatre company led by its creator, artistic director and actress Lidia Kopina. The creative method of The Laboratory is based on different techniques of both physical and psychological theatre. Since its foundation The Laboratory of Physical Theatre has produced a number of performances, including “Wandering Time”, “Red Tree”, “The Body Memory”, “Sound Reflexion”, “The Dance of Silence”, “Equilibro”, “The White Sheet” along with improvisational and photo action art performances. The company took part in various festivals, among them are the XXIV Cairo International Festival for Contemporary & Experimental Theatre, Alsawari Theater Festival for Youth,“The Open Look” contemporary dance festival in Saint-Petersburg, “Afisha Picnic ”Festival, 2015; “WAFEst”; “F.Act”Festival; “Art.Who.Art”. The Laboratory was a part of “2015 Museum Night”, “2015 The Night of Arts” and “2016 Theatre Night”artistic program, as well as the exhibition “In Search of Lost Sound. Noise and synthesis” and “Don’t make noise” in the art gallery «GROUND Peschanaya» . 

Lidia Kopina graduated with a degree in theatre at the Saint-Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts in 2006. It was through her first solo work “Settimana”, “Love – Eros - Madness”that she learnt to fully develop her own voice as an artist. Lidia worked in a long-term partnership with “Derevo”, a physical theatre company (Germany, Dresden), ricci/forte performing arts ensemble (Italy), Pippo del Bono (Italy). She participated in Fringe Festival in Edinburgh (Scotland, 2012), V International Festival of Arts in Delhi (India), II International Theatre Festival “En la Gran Carpa por la Paz” (Columbia), “Starting Point” Festival, “Monocle”, “Christmas Parade” in Saint-Petersburg, Slavic Bazaar in Vitebsk (Belorussia), The NET Festival and Stanislavsky Seasons in Moscow, Budapest spring festival (Hungary), Platonov art festival in Voronezh, The Festival of Street Theatres in Radebeul (Germany), Latitude festival (The Great Britain), “Afisha Picnic 2015”, “The Open Look” festival in Saint-Petersburg, XIII Festival of liberal theatre (Jordan). Lidia Kopina is also a movie actress and a musician in the rock band “AVIA”.