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There are some interactive episodes where the audience is involved in.
All actors act in masks; peculiar techniques of acting are invented and developed by the actors.
Some musical pieces were composed specially for the performance; they create the atmosphere of character's world.
Duration is about 40-60 minutes.
The audience size is from 50 up to 1000-2500 spectators.
Age from 5 to 99.
Technical raider for the show.
Square. Some device. It looks Like a theatre, but who knows. Cultural codes of the whole world, as in a supermarket, are whispering before the show has begun. Like a suitcase of an experienced traveler, plastered with cultural symbols of all nations and times, a modern person tastes everything in a search of his identity.
Hey, who wants to plunge in a game ? The carnival mystery begins. One turn of the mystery wheel turns an everyday world into a provocative reality, one has never seen before, into a bright fantastic experiment. A new turn of the wheel - and an ordinary person changes his usual appearance and becomes a grotesque creature, embodying an unexpected festive element.
Trickster characters control the festive machine, and it digests everyday life, turning it into a carnival mystery. Traditions of different nations and cultures - from medieval Europe to New Guinea - are included in this fantastic carnival element.
Spectators participate in the festive experiment, which may lead to an unexpected ending.
A theatre of carnival culture, masks, grotesque and buffonade was founded in 1993 in Saint-Petersburg. It looks for the inspiration in the authentic Baroque dances, historical art of fighting and Medieval miniatures, and actually in everything. During their interactive performances everyone gets a chance to become a King, a Knight, a Monster or just an intrigued spectator.
The actors in their performances charm us with both terrible and beautiful masks, mysterious stories and magic, taken all from the best traditions of European Carnival
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International theatre fest «100, 1000, 1000000 stories.
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All-Russian fest «Harlequin».
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International theatre fest «Zamojskie Lato Teatralne».
Zamość, Poland, 2012
«Dolls World» fund awards «Pandora»
SPb, Russia, 2017