Columbine’s Bridal Veil

Roman Markholia Virtual Theatre

Multimedia Performance based on a pantomime by Arthur Schnitzler

The artists participating in this theatre-video project which was produced over the past year come from Russia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. Their first collaborative project, it was initiated by Roman Markholia who, among his many engagements, worked for several years as director of the Lunatscharski Theatre in Sebastopol.

»Columbine’s Bridal Veil« (Multimedia Performance)
based on a pantomime by Arthur Schnitzler
German Première

Illusions and metamorphoses on celluloid, what is revealed is quickly enshrouded again. What power do women hold over men? Realities between yesterday and today, silhouettes, close-ups of moving bodies, hands and faces. It is as though one were staring straight into the sorrowful eyes of Baptiste – the pantomime artist in Carne’s film classic, „Les enfants du paradis – and as though one had all the time in the world to do so. Pierrot dances in the labyrinth! Indeed, he can turn any love affair into an unfortunate love triangle. The ever so eternal illusions and desires become a virtual game of time and role play, a game that works as a stand-in for the old characters of the Commedia dell’arte in the infinity of their artificial images. Je est un autre, but who might this other be?

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Direction: Roman Markholia
Videos: Oleg Chernous
Svetlana Alexeeva, Parvis Mamedrzaev, Dmitrij Miron, Lilian Navrozaschvili
When: Wed., Juni 20, 7.00 p.m.
Where: Lindenpark
Duration: 60 minutes


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Bladder Circus Company – Budapest/Hungary
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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
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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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