Art_Inkubator in Fabryka Sztuki in Łódź
Performance “Nicea/14.VII” by Cinema Theatre from Michałowice and AKHE Engineering Theatre from Saint Petersburg at Perspektywy Festival 2017: Theatre – the avant-garde in action
date: 13 May 2017 (Saturday)
hour: 7 PM / 19:00
venue: Art_Inkubator at Fabryka Sztuki in Łodzi
tickets: PLN 20 reduced / PLN 30 normal
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The show is in English.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHOW:
Creators: Cinema Theatre from Michałowice / AKHE Engineering Theatre from Saint Petersburg
Author of the concept and director: Zbigniew Szumski
Performers: Anna Krych, Tadeusz Rybicki, Maxim Isaev, Pavel Semchenko
The show was created in relation to the absurd terrorist act that took place on the 14th of July 2016 in Nice. A manifestation of helplessness. A hospitalization of anger.
Long ago, the human in anger used to address the heavens and gods. Nowadays, people go to a psychotherapist to alleviate their trauma and, if lucky enough, discover that living is a co-existence with the ancestors. Acts of terror stemming from peoples’ creed are running rampant, getting beyond control or any understanding. This show is an attempt to describe such a situation. To reflect the helplessness we applied quotes from everyday activities and even referred to appliances manuals. We confronted them with phenomena of modern times, such as terrorism in the name of religion. One needs to follow the intuition when it comes to the observable content in order to arrive at the deeper mechanisms. The show, therefore, consists in strong emotions to which no form can rise.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE CREATORS:
Cinema Theatre is a Polish interdisciplinary group of which work for the last 25 has been balancing between the theatre, dance, plastic arts and video. The Cinema has its own style - clear and immediately recognizable. Its dominant feature is a polyphonic structure of the shows. Despite not being a dramatic, musical or dance theatre it organically combines all these types of art, disclaiming a traditional perception thereof by the viewer at the same time.
AKHE group was founded by three members of Boris Ponizovski theatre "Yes - No" (Maksim Isaev, Pavel Semtchenko, Vadim Vasiliev) in 1989. Immediately the group announced itself as independent (in term of styles and forms) and started their activity in a performance, cinema, fineart's fields. The group is permanent participant of theatre festivals in Russia and abroad. The members of the group take part in different theatre projects with other groups and theatres: Derevo (Rus-Germ), Lantaaren (Nederl), Toihaus (Austr), Slava Polunin (Russ). They work as artists, stage designers, film directors. But they still use their education, working as the painters and designers for artictic and public places. By virtue of told, and also, taking in acount a certain expeirence of AKHE group in the field of fine art, it is appropriate to speake about the group, as about Optical Theatre or Russian Engineering Theatre. AKHE uses scenic (ideal) Space including again (ideal) Light and Sound and consider themselves only as Operators. In this case the Space is one of the main characters of the show. The space mastered by the Operators is valuable and sufficient itself. Without ignorance of the real Theatre laws, but admiring its Signs, AKHE substitutes with desire: dramatic art (drama) by logic development of images and situations, rehearsals by zombeing themselves and psychological play by ependence on elementary physical laws.