>ORTA is an interdisciplinary artistic group founded in Kazakhstan by director Rustem Begenov and actress Alexandra Morozova in 2015.
>ORTA creates Universal Projects that span performing arts, visual and new media arts, video and filmmaking, as well as science, technology, social studies and philosophy to manifest new forms of art.
>Rustem Begenov - stage director and producer.
Since childhood he has been keen on problem solving, accuracy and designing. He entered the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics of the Kazakh State University majoring in Mechanics of Fluids, Gas and Plasma, which he graduated with honors in 2006. He was working in the research institute at the university, when he realized that direct work with people and space was much more attractive than figures and paperwork. In the following years he changed a huge number of jobs, from a risk manager to the owner of a music bar until he left for Moscow in 2011, where he was enrolled by Boris Yukhananov as his student and trainee of the fourth batch of his legendary Individual Directing Studio (MIR-4).
During his studies at the Studio, he created stage author works on the texts of Moliere, Ibsen, Chekhov, Schiller, Nietzsche, Shakespeare, participated in art campaigns (including "Kinoharakiri" - a joint campaign of MIR-4 and the Moscow State Manege), filmed numerous videos, starred in Boris Yukhananov's play "Persistent Principle".
In 2013-2015, together with other participants of the MIR-4, he took part in a large-scale project of Yukhananov on the transformation of Stanislavsky Moscow Drama Theater into Stanislavsky Electric Theater, which promptly became one of the main centers for directing in Moscow.
At the invitation of Yukhananov the Electric Theater has hosted masters of the world stage such as Greek director Theodoros Terzopoulos, Italian director Romeo Castellucci, German director Heiner Goebbels. Rustem worked as an assistant and executive producer for all the three masters and getting along with them as well as experience in the production of world-class performances, set the vector for the development of his own directing and theatrical search.
In 2015, Rustem returned to Almaty where, together with Alexandra Morozova, founded the Center for Universal Arts ORTA.
In 2016, Rustem and ORTA released their first project - a pop-mechanical play "Medea. Material", which became the first multidimensional theater project in the history of Kazakhstan. The performance was successfully shown in Almaty, took part in the international festival NET-2016 (Moscow), received numerous reviews in the media, was nominated for the Grand Prix of the Sergey Kuryokhin Prize (St. Petersburg).
Since March 2017, Rustem has been hosting the author's program "New geniuses of the first rank" on Kazakhstan's Radio Classic.
>Alexandra Morozova is a theater and movie actress and creative producer.
In 2004 she graduated from the Kazakh National Academy of Arts majoring in "Dramatic Theater and Cinema Actress". From 2004 to 2007 she worked in Almaty State German Theater where she played leading roles. In 2007, disappointed with the conventional theater, Alexandra left the theater.
In 2011 she moved to Moscow, where she began to play in Russian films and TV series. In the same year, Alexandra became a student of Boris Yukhananov's Individual Directing Studio (MIR-4) where she began to explore new opportunities and facets of the theater, free, passionate and intelligent. She has taken part in working on the release of Boris Yukhananov's opera "The Sverliytsy", participated in creating “Persistent Principle", worked as an editor for a book about the play.
In 2015, Alexandra returned to Almaty where, together with Rustem Begenov, founded the Center for Universal Arts ORTA.
In 2016, Alexandra as the creative producer released the first ORTA's project - a pop-mechanical play "Medea. Material."
Since 2017, she has worked as an actress for independent theater companies.
>strategic partner of ORTA is Electrotheatre STANISLAVSKII