02.07 / 19:00
02.07 / 19:00
Belarusian with Polish and English subtitles
Idea, director: Sergey Shabohin
Idea, performing: Igor Shugaleev
Choreography: Agnieszka Kryst
Music: Mikita Bubashkin
Visual: Aleksandra Kononchenko
Producer: Marina Dashuk
Project production: KALEKTAR.ORG (a research platform on Belarusian contemporary art)
Coproduction: Nowy Teatr
As part of ARTISTIC RESIDENCES OF THE THEATRICAL INSTITUTE | UKRAINE-BELARUS
Partners: JunОst in Bayern, Prague Pride
The piece uses a flashing lights with high intensity.
A week before Mary Magdalene Festival in 1518, Frau Troffea left her house through the courtyard and, unexpectedly for herself, began to dance frantically in one of the narrow Strasbourg streets. She danced all day and late into the evening, and even all night long. On the third day of this crazy dancing, she was at the stage of extreme exhaustion, shoes soaked in blood, but she could not stop. Finally, her contagious dance swept through the city, causing a dance epidemic that brought about many victims.
Diving into Frau Troffea’s story, the performer talks about his own experience of traumatic obsession and relentless search for freedom that seems painful and fatal. Through the shock caused by separation from his home and his past, absorbed by his forced emigration from Belarus and the search for himself, he dissolves completely in the Berlin rave culture. The magnetism of techno brings in the external and internal transformation of the party-goer: the new freedom of communication and movement he experiences under significant dopings-driven stress. Through intense body ceremony, a story of an entire country’s disease and the obsessive search for the cure of freedom is told.
AFTER THE SHOW, THERE WILL BE A MEETING WITH IGOR SHUGALEEV.