Between Two. Karmic Storm


Visual theatre, 100 min, In Russian with English surtitles

In a hypnotic chaos of the elements, water becomes fire, fire becomes air and the soul violently struggles its way out of the cycle of rebirth. The search for the meaning of all existence is drawn into a karmic storm, people march resolutely past each other and the real reason for all human effort emerges all the more clearly. How can you find yourself in the bizarre puzzle of life and death?

AKHE is one of the most notable artists’ collectives in Russia. They mockingly refer to their performances, which are chock-full of strange objects and quotations from art, as “Engineering Theatre”. In past years, several works were commissioned and co-productions were organised by acclaimed event organisers (including the Berliner Festspiele, Kampnagel Hamburg and FIDENA Bochum). UNIDRAM has presented nearly all the ensemble’s productions to date. After some years of absence, the group presents its epic performance cycle Between Two based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead for the first time outside St. Petersburg at the Potsdam festival.

Idea: Engineering Theatre AKHE · Cast: Maxim Isaev, Pavel Semchenko · Music: Denis Antonov · Scenography: Nick Khamov · Lighting: Alexander Kurgansky · Video: Oleg Mikhailov, Kirill Malovichko · Props, Objects: Maria Tavapova · Management: Vadim Gololobov · Photos: Margarita Smagina


Dekoltas Handwerk – (Stuttgart/Germany)
A piece of time
Nick Steur – (Maastricht/The Netherlands)
Between Two. Choosing the Womb
AKHE – Russia
Between Two. Karmic Storm
AKHE – Russia
Between Two. Self-Realization
AKHE – Russia
Between Two. Trial. Six Worlds
AKHE – Russia
DudaPaiva Company – (Amersfoort/The Netherlands)
Clipa Theater – (Tel Aviv/Israel)
Mime Club – (Prague/Czech Republic)
Les Limbes
Etienne Saglio / Monstre(s) – (Rennes/France)
O-Team – (Stuttgart/Germany)
Ferenc Fehér – Hungary
Äl Jawala
Äl Jawala – (Freiburg/Germany)
Lilly And The Rats
Lilly And the Rats – (Berlin/Germany)
Polina & Band
Polina & Band – (Potsdam/Germany)
The Mighty Mocambos
The Mighty Mocambos – (Hamburg/Germany)



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