the first human enters a primeval forest
and nature reacts
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?
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…
.In 1607 Captain John Smith founded Jamestown, the first English settlement in America, but in 1603 he was in Eastern Europe.
When Trees Move and Women Burn.
World Music Theatre Performance
on the Move
Exploring unknowable boundaries
A world music theatre piece based on Kyrgyz epic about a magical and darkly humorous journey into the Underworld and out into the Cosmos.
The story of a woman warrior from the Celestial Mountains based on a Kyrgyz epic
World music theatre piece based on an ancient Buryat epic song. Sister of a legendary warrior puts on his armour when he is killed.
World music theatre piece based on Siberian wolf legends.
Siberian legends, shaman chants and post-Soviet reality intermingle in a wedding in Buryatia when Gogol Bordello arrives to make sure everything goes wrong
Dreams and memories of water and the women who created art throughout the ages
documentary material from the Chornobyl nuclear accident, German expressionist drama and Ukrainian poetry
David Burliuk is slapped by a Scythian Ice Princess. The obvious result:
Futurism in Siberia, Japan, and New York.
Songs, Music and Rituals from the Carpathians,
a Baroque Folk Nativity Play
and a dream about Aelita Queen of Mars
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.
World music theatre piece based on winter songs from the Carpathian Mountains an 18th century nativity show and the crisis in Ukraine today.
Sacred and Profane Rituals. World Music Theatre with Winter Song Singers from the Carpathians. Baroque Folk Opera and raucous Goat Songs
Theatrical Celebration of Winter Songs from the Carpathian Mountains, an 18th century nativity show, puppets, music, ritual food and videos
Celebration of Winter Rituals from the Carpathian Mountains
Theatrical reflection on the life and work of the father of Japanese photography.
Musical theatre piece based on poetry by Oleh Lysheha. Discovering the mythical in the everyday.
world music theatre piece based on shaman initiation rituals the artists witnessed in Siberia
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.
Exploring the shifting boundaries between wilderness and civilization, based on a classic of Ukrainian literature, "Forest Song. "
the diaries of Les Kurbas, an experimental theatre director in Kiev in the 1920s, modern poetry and the dreams of the Yara artists
based on Lesia Ukrainka's
The epic journey in search of a home of the last speakers of Old Swedish who today live in a village in Southern Ukraine.
Dreams of Donetsk,
Poetry of Serhiy Zhadan
and the War in Ukraine
Inspired by the poetry of Oleh Lysheha
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.
Based on Japanese stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa, including "Rashomon"
Forces of nature, animal spirits and the dead come to dinner
Songs from the midsummer night festival
Spirits of Malanka and the Goat Dance descend on a woman who has buried herself in work and science.
based on the life of blind poet Vasyl Yeroshenko, who traveled the world, settling in Japan 1914-21 and writing in Japanese.