Pelenai (Ashes)


Motion Theatre

Benas Sarka is at UNIDRAM for the second time this year in the capacity of object artist, actor, director and the brains behind the „Glückstheater, formed in a basement café back in 1987. The adventurous working conditions of the early days have proved formative for the stage language, a charging language located between anarchy, chaos and nonsense that is as central to his performance today and in this solo performance as it was back then.

»Pelenai« (Ashes) (Motion Theatre)
German Première

The magic of „Pelenai is hidden in comically strange ideas and wildly absurd body images. It is mystical, illusory, evocative, devilishly intriguing. The raw poetry of elementary things: the sound of beating bones, of stones and flames. The human being himself a white phoenix, unable to fly, yet able to dance. The dance and movement performance with live poultry in the butoh tradition revolves around themes of death and rebirth, the universal cycle in which all creatures move. He locks himself in a trance of ritual metamorphosis, creates primitive forms, sounds, symbols, revealing the world piece by piece.

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Direction: Benas Sarka
Performer: Benas Sarka
When: Thurs., June 21, 22.00 and Fri., June 22, 19.00
Where: Waldschloss, Atelier
Duration: approx. 50 minutes


Artificial Respiration
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Bitter Fools
Bladder Circus Company – Budapest/Hungary
CHILDREN OF THE BEAST or, on the marvellously foolish talent of believing in man
figuren theater tübingen/TEATRON THEATER – Arnsberg/Jerusalem/Tübingen
Akademia Ruchu – Warsaw/Poland
Columbine’s Bridal Veil
Roman Markholia Virtual Theatre – Moscow/Russia
Teatrul NOTTARA/ Compania teatrala 777 – Bucharest/Romania
Great Song of the Eradication of the Jewish People
DeGater ´87 – Potsdam/Germany
Kàin Kalapja (Cain’s Hat)
Artus – Budapest/Hungary
Mauritius and other proposals
Akademia Ruchu – Warsaw/Poland
MEDEÄÄ. 214 Picture Descriptions.
400 ASA – Zurich;Bern/Switzerland
Pelenai (Ashes)
Gliukai – Klaipeda/Lithuania
Forced Entertainment – Sheffield/Great Britain
The filament cycle
Stateless – Mostar/Bosnia/New York/USA
There in the far valley
Compania Barbora Látalová – Prague / Czech Republic
Stimmhorn – Basle/Switzerland
Dr. Bajan & Brain Drain – St. Petersburg / Russia



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