DIAS DE LAS NOCHES
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 theatre ...
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
Guardian "The best physical show on Edinburgh Festival Fringe" - the Dias de las noches was placed second