Ukraine Mystical project
The third part of "Shakespearean cycle"

KING LEAR. PROLOGUE

Directed by Vladislav Troickyi

feat. Dakha-Brakha – ethno-chaos folk band


Act I

Act II

 

Photogallery

Art management Iryna Gorban’
Masks Natalia Marinenko
Mariya Volkova
Light Nataliya Perchishena
Scenography Vladyslav Troitskyi
Directed by Vladyslav Troitskyi

Characters and performers

  Viktoriia Lytvynenko-Iasynovska
  Anna Nikityna
  Zo
  Daria Bondareva
  Kateryna Vyshneva
  Dmytro Kostyumynskyi
  Roman Iasynovskyi
  Volodymyr Minenko
  Ruslana Khazipova
  Igor Postolov
  Solomiia Melnyk
  Natalka Bida
  Dmytro Iaroshenko
 
  Iryna Kovalenko
  Olena Tsybulska
  Nina Garenetska
Chorus: DakhaBrakha   Marko Halanevych

 

Is it a power of madness or tragic fate with its implacability what, it might be, Lear felt when dividing and tearing up his kingdom and his soul, being not able to renounce his promise, led him leaving an inescapable seal of loneliness upon this tormented heart?  

 

Isn’t there some resemblance of Shakespearian kingdom’s destiny and today’s realities in state of Ukraine?

 

Being born from silence of infinity, the play lives by some rarely deep and energy-wise strong spiritual matters and in confluence with them an actor dies while his mask in some supernatural way becomes alive in a completely new creature. In this atmosphere of eternity there is no place for vanity or even for usual course of time. Impulses from above are heard in hopeless despair of Lear and in bitter dance of his fool, in internecine battle for power and in primeval wisdom and stillness of Earth. Reminding by some its features some elements of Japanese mask theatre and, at the same time, temple art of East, the staging is unique theatrical experiment in realms of terra incognita.       


Two acts. 2 hours


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