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“And I had gone, though my body still lied motionless on the bed.”
The anti-hero of Vyrypaev's play July is one day deprived of everything by a fire. And so, he sets out to fulfil his dream – to live out the rest his days in the Smolensk asylum. His pilgrimage, on which he destroys and kills everything he gets his hands on, has been made into a puppet play by graduates of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava.
The unconventional Robbers at the Marta Studio in Brno combine elements of the past with elements of the future. Even today, the old story raises new questions about greed, revenge, ideals, and forgiveness.
Words Robbed of Meaning
The production of The Robbers by JAMU in Brno turned Schiller's most famous tragedy into a farce that often ran contrary to the meaning of the words and the emotions expressed by the text. At some moments, there was a confused awkwardness that had an almost comic effect. The question arises whether that was the intention.
Calling from Depths of Nature
The dramaturgy of the ENCOUNTER festival is extended every year by stage forms that are not necessarily stage plays or drama. The main programme more and more often also includes stage dance and movement theatre. After the Georgian Lysistrata, this year the festival featured a stage dance performance called Erlking from the workshop of Kr. Sarafov National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts of Bulgaria.
Touches in the Mist
A dreamscape in which one communicates through movement. A dose of metaphors in the form of a dance infusion. A contact of a Bulgarian ensemble with a mythical creature and its offspring.
A backpack of tones
Slowing down, turning inwards to our feelings, finding intimacy, and understanding of the connection between chakras and self-expression, but, most importantly, working with the voice properly. All of this we tried to learn in the oasis of serenity that the room 401 became, at least for a while.
To Be a Workshop Observer
Individual bodies in motion, collective unity of breath. The laws of anatomy, the freedom of carnality. Nonverbal communication! What is included in the performer´s sources of creation?
I'd rather go to hell than stay here...
This production of Tartuffe from the Slovenian Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television is set in Orgon's house. In the middle of the set, there is a cross on the wall with Jesus Christ hanging on it. From the very beginning, however, it is clear that this symbol does not belong in this house. So Jesus, witnessing the depravity of the inhabitants of the house, comes down from the cross and sets off with his GPS on a journey to somewhere far away (probably hell, where he might be better off). Unfortunately, we have to stay and watch this whole farce. So the question is - what will save this house?
This modern interpretation by students from the Slovenian Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television dealt the cards a little differently - there will be no second round! No consolation prizes, just a winner and a loser.