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PALMS. NATIVE PLAY VOL.2

PALMS. NATIVE PLAY VOL.2
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Carnival is the time of magic; it's a day when panhuman claim for miracle can be fulfilled, a day devoted to spending and playing, sort of expiated from practical purposes and concerns about tomorrow. It's time for fest. Nativity is one
of traditional genres we address to, but we don't want to expound the canonical narrative: we want to process the fundamental metaphors of Nativity Play using sophisticated language of tech.Sophisticated in the context of production and the very organisation of the performance. We come across various technologies
at every turn but we don't see anything mirific in it. The existance of celestial bodies in space lost its' miraculousness for us since school days. How can we bring back this quality to daily life? How can fest help us in achieving that? For us it's not just a project; it's a part of calendar cycle. On the other hand, a big part
in the performance is shared with human mastery, presence, skill. The very person is a miracle, but not abstractive technologies.

The performance combines digital techniques and analog backgrounds, movements and gimmicks of aerial artists, live music, singing, live video, human actions in synthesis of theatre and media, where a man is a character, demiurge,
a creator, and projector lens acts as garantor that miracle is possible. Optics
of contemporary theatre and future technologies help to draw nearer this sense
of miracle as the main driving force of life.

The annual ritualism, emphasized cycling of that which is happening on earth each and every year give us cosmic sensation of "searching for authentic meaning trip". Nativity aesthetics of presenting men, conversion of beyond belief things using the simpliest tools in many respects is aesthetics of street theatre.
Carnival is the time of magic; it's a day when panhuman claim for miracle can be fulfilled, a day devoted to spending and playing, sort of expiated from practical purposes and concerns about tomorrow. It's time for fest. Nativity is one of traditional genres we address to, but we don't want to expound the canonical narrative: we want to process the fundamental metaphors of Nativity Play using sophisticated language of tech.Sophisticated in the context
of production and the very organisation
of the performance. We come across various technologies at every turn but we don't see anything mirific in it. The existance of celestial bodies in space lost its' miraculousness for us since school days. How can we bring back this quality to daily life? How can fest help us in achieving that? For us it's not just a project; it's a part of calendar cycle. On the other hand, a big part in the performance is shared with human mastery, presence, skill. The very person is a miracle, but not abstractive technologies.


The performance combines digital techniques and analog backgrounds, movements and gimmicks of aerial artists, live music, singing, live video, human actions in synthesis of theatre and media, where a man is a character, demiurge,
a creator, and projector lens acts as garantor that miracle is possible.Optics of contemporary theatre and future technologies help to draw nearer this sense of miracle as the main driving force of life.

The annual ritualism, emphasized cycling of that which is happening on earth each and every year give us cosmic sensation of "searching for authentic meaning trip". Nativity aesthetics of presenting men, conversion of beyond belief things using the simpliest tools in many respects is aesthetics of street theatre.
Co-production of LIQUID THEATRE & LOW TECH Studio
Co-production of LIQUID THEATRE & LOW TECH Studio
CREATORS
Dmitry Melkin
Director, set and costume designer
Eugeny Afonin
Media artist
Kirill Pleshkevich
Director of video
Daniil Fomichyev
Head cameramen
Maria Golub
Head cameramen
Anton Astakhov
Light designer
Georgy Boguslavsky
Animation
Lina Langer
Aerial artist
Maxim Helmut
Aerial artist
Sasha Poldi
Aerial artist
Andrey Smirnov
Actor
Darija Demidova
Actor
Iia Kim
Assistant of actor
Victor Somov
Assistant
Alexey Savelyev
Technician of aerial acts
Alexey Glushkov
Technical director
Angela Manukyan
«Volga» band
Roman Lebedev
«Volga» band
Yura Balashov
«Volga» band
Anna Babich
Artist of the chorus of the SHDI Theater
Vyacheslav Prikhodkin
Artist of the chorus of the SHDI Theater
Dmitry Chadov
Artist of the chorus of the SHDI Theater
Elena Gavrilova
Artist of the chorus of the SHDI Theater
Svetlana Anistratova
Artist of the chorus of the SHDI Theater
Design: © Victor Somov