A Scenographic Experiment around Political and Intellectual Immobility
Twelve people are locked up inside a steel cage. The jailers boss the inmates around; outbreaks of violence and rebellion, defiance and humiliation are common currency. The audience watches events unfold, first from above and then from below, and itself becomes part of the prison architecture, both monitoring and being monitored.
The DAKH Theatre, which was founded by Vladyslav Troitskyi, is the oldest independent non-commercial theatre in Ukraine and has been exploring local political and artistic conditions for 20 years. Doghouse takes an unsparing look at the political events that have taken place in Ukraine before and after the protests on Maidan Square. The physical prison is also a mental one, the idea of a country on the edge of an abyss. Using mythical images and songs they have composed themselves – borrowing from anything from Ukrainian art and folk music to the country’s national anthem – the performers search for a way out.
Idea . Text . Direction Vladyslav Troitskyi Based on Texts by Sophocles . Vasyl Barka . Janusz Korczak . Ilya Kalyukin Scenography Vladyslav Troitskyi . Dmytro Kostyumynskyi Music Vladyslav Troitskyi . Roman Iasynovskyi . Solomiia Melnyk Performers Ievgen Bal . Vasyl Bilous . Natalka Bida . Maksym Demskyi . Tetiana Havrylyuk . Roman Iasinovskyi . Ruslana Khazipova . Vira Klimkovetska . Solomiia Melnyk . Semen Mozgovyi . Andrii Palatnyi . Nikita Skomorokhov . Tetyana Vasylenko . Vyshnya . Zo
ConcessionsAdvance booking 9 Euro . Evening box office 10 Euro
Introduction18.06. 15:30 . Foyer LOT-Theater
Warm-up17.06. 20:00 . LOT-Theater
Duration2h15 . one interval
LanguageUkrainian with simultaneous interpretation
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