Mr. Carmen

AKHE

Russia
Visual theatre, 55 min, nonverbal

As hard as she tries, Carmen can’t shake off her admirer, Don José. Yearning for death, unwavering in his affections and willing to go to any lengths, he is a stalker par excellence. AKHE adapts this story of passion and jealousy into a desperate and comic duel in which José’s love-stricken self splits in two and he becomes involved in a fight with his alter ego. It’s like shadowboxing or fencing with words. In the midst of frothy cream, clouds of tobacco smoke and frankincense, wine baths, flurries of salt and ingeniously constructed objects, the knife finally strikes the right heart, as if of its own accord, in a grand finale.


AKHE is one of Russia’s most renowned artists’ collectives. They ironically describe their performances – which are brimming with strange objects and allusions to art – as “engineering theatre”. In recent years they have produced several commissioned works and have been involved in various co-productions with renowned event organisers (incl. Berliner Festspiele, Kampnagel Hamburg and FIDENA Bochum). UNIDRAM has presented almost all of their productions to date.

Director: Yana Toumina · Cast, Stage: Maxim Isaev, Pavel Semchenko · Music: Vyacheslav Gaivoronsky, Andrey Sizintsev · Light design: Vadim Gololobov · Lighting: Alexandr Kurganskiy · Sound: Denis Antonov · Photo: Arina Nagimova

2018


7 Sachen SPECIAL EDITION
UNIDRAM – Potsdam
DEEP
Daan Mathot – Netherlands
Democracy
AKHE – Russia
Dictatorship
AKHE – Russia
Exhibition 25 years of Unidram
T-Werk – Potsdam
FRAME
Teatro Koreja – Italy
Game changer
AURA Dance Theatre – Lithuania
GUIDE
Věra Ondrašíková & collective – Czech Republic
Joy
Joshua Monten – Switzerland
LE PETIT CIRQUE
Laurent Bigot – France
Mr. Carmen
AKHE – Russia
Of the Things of Nature
Dorothee Metz – Germany
Oh Magic
Simon Mayer – Austria/Belgium
Rusty Nails & Other Heroes
TAMTAM objektentheater – Netherlands
The Need to move forward
Antoine Birot – France
Tria Fata
La Pendue – France
Visiting time over
theater junge generation/Ariel Doron – Germany/Israel
πTon
Cod.Act – Switzerland
Concert
Aerodice – Germany
Concert
Pulsar Trio – Germany
Concert
Masaa – Germany
Concert
Cosmo Klein TRIO – Germany
Concert
Iva Nova – Russia
JazzLab SPECIAL EDITION
Nikotrio – Germany

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