Theatre

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Workers prepare a futuristic gas, the only source of energy for the entire industrial world. They refuse to see a looming problem. Will there be anything left to reconstruct?

GAZ

(Coming to La Mama
in December)

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1917 there‘s great hope in Kyiv as the Russian Empire falls apart. But constant invasions lead to 12 changes in government in 3 years and society crumbles. 2017 there’s great hope…

1917-2017: Tychyna, Zhadan & the Dogs

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.In 1607 Captain John Smith founded Jamestown, the first English settlement in America, but in 1603 he was in Eastern Europe.

Capt. John Smith Goes to Ukraine

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When Trees Move and Women Burn.
World Music Theatre Performance on the Move

Fire Water Night

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Exploring unknowable boundaries

Raven

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A world music theatre piece based on Kyrgyz epic about a magical and darkly humorous journey into the Underworld and out into the Cosmos.

Er Toshtuk

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The story of a woman warrior from the Celestial Mountains based on a Kyrgyz epic

 

Janyl

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World music theatre piece based on an ancient Buryat epic song. Sister of a legendary warrior puts on his armour when he is killed.

 

The Warrior's Sister

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World music theatre piece based on Siberian wolf legends.

Howling

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Siberian legends, shaman chants and post-Soviet reality intermingle in a wedding in Buryatia when Gogol Bordello arrives to make sure everything goes wrong

 

Circle

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Dreams and memories of water and the women who created art throughout the ages

Waterfall/Reflections

documentary material from the Chornobyl nuclear accident, German expressionist drama and Ukrainian poetry

Explosions

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David Burliuk is slapped by a Scythian Ice Princess. The obvious result:
Futurism in Siberia, Japan and New York.

 

SLAP!

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In 1858 the Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko was set free after 10 years imprisonment. He met the great African American actor Ira Aldridge and drew his portrait.

Dark Night,
Bright Stars

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World music theatre piece based on winter songs from the Carpathian Mountains an 18th century nativity show and the crisis in Ukraine today.

 

Winter Light

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Sacred and Profane Rituals. World Music Theatre with Winter Song Singers from the Carpathians. Baroque Folk Nativity Opera and raucous Goat Songs

Midwinter Night

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Theatrical Celebration of Winter Songs from the Carpathian Mountains with an 18th century nativity show, puppets, music, ritual food and videos

Winter Sun

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Celebration of Winter Rituals from the Carpathian Mountains

Still the River Flows

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Theatrical reflection on the life and work of the father of Japanese photography.

 

Sundown

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Musical theatre piece based on poetry by Oleh Lysheha. Discovering the mythical in the everyday.

 

Swan

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world music theatre piece based on shaman initiation rituals  the artists witnessed in Siberia

Obo: Our Shamanism

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An American in Siberia today finds herself in the footsteps of a Buryat Mongolian princess. Their worlds entwine, as a Shaman, at the height of his trance, leaves his body and takes flight.

Flight of the
White Bird

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Exploring the shifting boundaries between wilderness and civilization, based on a classic of Ukrainian literature, "Forest Song. " 

Yara's Forest Song

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the diaries of Les Kurbas, an experimental theatre director in Kiev in the 1920s, modern poetry and the dreams of the Yara artists

Light from the East

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The epic journey in search of a home of the last speakers of Old Swedish who today live in a village in Southern Ukraine.

 

Following the
Milky Way 

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Dreams of Donetsk, Poetry of Serhiy Zhadan and the War in Ukraine

 

Hitting Bedrock

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Donbas Dreams Past, Present & Future

 

Underground Dreams

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Inspired by the poetry of Oleh Lysheha

Dream Bridge

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Two young women travel from the countryside into the city, descending into the Great Below -- the modern global desert where traditional songs, skills and languages disappear.

Scythian Stones

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Based on Japanese stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa, including "Rashomon"

After the Rain

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Forces of nature, animal spirits and the dead come to dinner

Koliada: Twelve Dishes

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Songs from the midsummer night festival

 

Kupala

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Spirits of Malanka and the Goat Dance descend on a woman who has buried herself in work and science.

Song Tree

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On the Internet someone opens a window into the past... Nature reveals its mythical secrets--swans transform into beautiful women. But can you copyright a dream? 

 

Virtual Souls

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based on the life of blind poet Vasyl Yeroshenko, who traveled the world, settling in Japan 1914-21 and writing in Japanese.

Blind Sight

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