In these days after the return from France and Ural, TNF is working for preparation of their New Hermetic Theatre Cabinet.
TEATR NOVOGO FRONTA search scenographer and actor for own new project called ZWISCHENMENSCH.
Short autobiography and video with own work no older than one year and max. 10mts., you can send to the address: TEATR NOVOGO FRONTA, P.O.Box 317, Prague 1, CZ-111 21, Tchéque or by e-mail: email@example.com till the end 2006.
16.11. 2006 Gold Herold (SK) – Re - Directed
17.11. 2006 Teatr Novogo Fronta (CZ/RU) – Hamlet or Not to Be
18.11. 2006 Teatr Novogo Fronta (CZ/RU) – Hamlet or Not to Be
19.11. 2006 Rolling Bones (DE) – eng LAND
28.11. 2006 Teatr Novogo Fronta (CZ/RU) – Dybbuk
29.11. 2006 Teatr Novogo Fronta (CZ/RU) – Dybbuk
30.11. 2006 Teatr Kana (PL) – Rajský pták
7.12. 2006 Teatr Novogo Fronta (CZ/RU) – Dias de Las Noches
8.12. 2006 Teatr Novogo Fronta (CZ/RU) – Dias de Las Noches
Solo performer Irina Andreeva was a supernatural sight in Teatr Novogo Fronta's "Dybbuk" at the Atlas Performing Arts Center Saturday night. With her powerful thighs and striking bald head, Andreeva was explosive and slightly otherworldly as a troubled, mischievous spirit taking gleeful possession of another body.
Founded in Russia and now based in Prague, TNF's movement-oriented, non-verbal methods wouldn't have surprised audiences who have followed the local Synetic Theater (themselves Georgian expats). This kinetic, nonverbal "Dybbuk" layered the Yiddish folk tale in high seriousness, low light and an overpowering soundscape -- a useful framework for a performance that exploited elements of gymnastics, modern dance and silent film.
Barely dressed in boy shorts, a thin tank top and sneakers, Andreeva was an athletic centerpiece. She was introduced as a spectral head gradually materializing out of the darkness, but soon enough she was slithering up a chair, legs lifted behind her like a floating tail. (This seemed to be the possession scene -- the dreamy storytelling often willfully eluded literal interpretation.) As the spirit took over the body, Andreeva erupted, donning a red wig and pulsing about the stage.
Her technique wasn't jaw-dropping, but her dramatic instinct was sure, even within the abstraction. And for a 50-minute show, Andreeva and director Ales Janak (TNF's co-founders) certainly got in their share of intriguing images. Fish fell from the sky, Andreeva surprisingly rose from a pile of smoldering leaves shortly after exiting stage left, and a shrunken head was unexpectedly revealed on empty robes, looking like the parasitic Voldemort in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire." And then this respectable, icy, anticlimactic "Dybbuk" was gone, its flitting pictures evaporating like mist in the sun.
-- Nelson Pressley
We are prepreparing the american debut of TNF, leading Czech-Russian theater company, with theatre performances Dybbuk and street performance Ó Kosmakis. If you are interested in cooperation with us during our stay in USA - let us know still a few days available! We provide a performances and workshops. For details about american tour contact Jakub Matejka: firstname.lastname@example.org. Dates for USA: 6.9.2006 - 23.10.2006 We start on Philadelphia Fringe Festival. See Program section for full itinerary, public workshops and performances or "more news" for further info.
When you let Dybbuk in, Dybbuk doesn't like to leave.... Teatr Novogo Fronta will extend its Philly Fringe run through September 12 with two additional performances of Dybbuk!!!!
See review of TNF Dybbuk by Howard Shapiro, The Philadelphia Inquirer theater critic
(it is the second review in the article)