It is 1974. Two actors, Arcady Ivanov and Momic Burman, have immigrated to Buenos Aires from the Soviet Union. It is difficult for them to accept that they can never return to Leningrad. In the streets of Argentina, a coup d'etat is impending. Arcady and Momic are staging a performance in a music hall in the outskirts of Buenos Aires. The night is hot and condensation drips from the dressing room ceiling.
This is a bad dream from which both actors would love to waken as quickly as possible. However, it is someone else's nightmare. All they can do is grin and bear it until the end.
Everything changes horribly and mercilessly, out of their control. In the dressing room a phone is ringing...
If Hieronymus Bosch had known burlesque, this is what he would have painted.
... an astonishing piece of physical theatre ...
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
Exquisitely performed and hauntingly beautiful, the poetry of Dias
de Las Noches lingers long in the mind. ... gorgeous piece of physical
Louise Rimmer, The Scotsman
... exquisite, artistically and technically flawless productions
that will be remembered fondly long after they leave the town.... ...
mixture of dance, narrative and abstraction, a feast of circus skills,
burlesque, cabaret and one of the best applications of butoh I have
seen in years. It is carnivalesque, histrionic and nightmarish in its
makeup, attacking one's senses with true relish. It ... Will charm you,
tease you, toy with you, make you eat from the palms of their hands....
Ksenija Horvat, EdinburghGuide.com
Scotsman Fringe First - Awarded for innovation and outstanding new stage writing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2004
Definition der Fuge (musikalisch): Zwei Stimmen jagen einander. Ein Thema wiederholt sich bis zur Erschöpfung. In einer Fuge gibt es weder Ruhepunkte noch Kadenzen. Wenn sie einmal begonnen hat, läuft sie bis zum Ende durch.
Zwei Orte, ein Parkplatz und ein
Es werden Fragen gestellt, Anselm erinnert sich. Er befindet sich scheinbar im Zustand der dissoziativen Amnesie. Einer Störung seiner Identität. Der Zuschauer befindet sich in seinem Innern.
Anselm konstruiert die Vergangenheit. Es zieht ihn immer tiefer hinein in diese Bilder der Angst, sein Körper löst sich auf, verwandelt sich aufs neue.... Realität ist relativ.
Fuge von lat. fuga = "Flucht"
"...,i really wanted to play this
Unterstützt von: Deutsch-tschechischer Zukunftsfonds.
A theatrical adaptation of a diary found in the cloak-room in the Soviet factory Vtortshermet in the autumn of 1984.
"Now a word came stealthily to
and my ear took fright at it.
In thoughts from the visions of the night,
when deep sleep falls,
fear came upon me, and trembling,
which made all my bones to shake.
Then a spirit passed before my face;
it made the hair of my flesh
to bristle up."
(Iyyov 4, 12-15)
„…beautiful in one moment, hideous in next second, cast - aways and homeless, black swans, people addicted to anything, with no identity, barcode on their back and still in some way inwards free…“ didn’t let anyone calm. Admirably limp and flexible in moves. Hectically dancing or just keep silence, presently demonstrating the most classical clown sketches, which we know from Chaplin. They have thrown away to containers their ID cards, or maybe it has been stolen to them. Globalisation, banality, `hamburgerisation` is raging around them.”
„Rather less through the individual vignettes and more an overall sense of mystique, the artists expose the idiocy and futility of life with sensational impact.“ (The Primary Symptoms of name loss)
Andrew Richardson, Metro Edinburgh
"Violence, faith, innocence, hate and love are discharged from the stage. Pure emotion…It was a loud, hectic show, which overpowered and overexerted the audience."
(The Primary Symptoms of name loss)
The Platinum Globe for the performance The Primary Symptoms of A Loss of Name at the Hight Festival 2003 in Yerevan, Armenia
The Grand Audience Prix, Krzysztof Mieszkovsky´s Prix and The Critics Prix at the international festival ZDERZENIE 2001 for the performance The Primary Symptoms of Name Loss in Klodzko, Poland
Grand Prix of public for the performance " The Primary Symptoms of Name Loss" at the international theatre festival Arena 2000 in Germany
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