Multimedia Laboratory Project “TripS”
Did Chuang Tzu dreamed that he – a butterfly, or a butterfly dreaming that she – Chuang Tzu ?!
“Research Laboratory of Illusion” – a name that periodically integrates completely creative units from different areas of art in in order to create action on the stage.
“Madness – is the loss of the way” -Mahabharata
The story of Aksentije Ivanovich Poprishchin resonates with one main idea – the idea of searching for the unknown and invisible . This story, once told by Gogol in his story “Diary of a Madman”, became the basis for the “TripS” laboratory project. The play also includes text from the artist Vassily Kandinsky and Jan Dobrynin (an actor also performing in the project). Various authors, mixed text and genres, styles and media, at times make it illogical, forcing the audience to experiment on his understanding of theater and find their own path and way of being in it. The viewer is invited to make a trip to the so-called “inner side” of creation in visiting a theater laboratory.
Light – Ilya Ratanov
Sound – Alex Zyplakov
Vocal teacher – Nadejda Bandelet
Special thanks for their help in the creation of the play: Denis Galimov, Albina Karimova, Murtas Kazhgaleevu, Angie Cairns and Nadezhda Bandelet