Performance Direction:
ID: N21.2


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The body you are calling
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Premiere:
July 24, 2021

Idea, director, artist:
Sergey Shabohin
Idea, performing:
Igor Shugaleev
Video artist, photographer:
Aleksandra Kononchenko
Producer:
Marina Dashuk




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The idea of performance arose from the state of protesting against violence, resisting prolonged stress, fear and overcoming feelings of guilt in which Belarusians live nowadays consciously or not. It’s a kind of invitation to conceive being detained in Belarus, to go physically through the lawlessness, illegality and outrage which tens of thousands of civilians went through – violence that continues to this day.

The performer builds a fairly simple way of communicating with the audience: identifying himself with the detainee, he simulates the situation of bodily experience at a certain stage of torture, and thus brings a faceless person out of the information field into a physical one, transforms a conditional victim from news into a living person.

“I was looking for a way to express the horror of the events that befell us – how to talk about numbness, fear and at the same time contempt for violence, about the feeling of guilt for the mass emigration of Belarusians and my own - being just an actor how can I support the protest?” – says Igor. – “And this performance was the answer: it is important to stay in context, active, conscious, not indifferent, not disparait.”





Tour:


May 30, 2024
Genova, Italy  / 1 performance
28 – 29 October 2023
Spielart, Einstein Kultur, Munich, Germany  / 2 performances
June 22, 2023
Kablys club, Vilnius, Lithuania  / 1 performance
May 25, 2023
Spring Performing Arts Festival, Utrecht, Holland  / 1 performance
20 – 21 May 2023
 Theatertreffen, Berliner Festspiele, Berlin, Germany  / 2 performances
December 10, 2022
TWarsaw Observatory of Culture, Warsaw, Poland  / 1 performance
October 15, 2022
Toplocentrala, Sofia, Bulgaria  / 1 performance
September 29, 2022
Florian teatro Festival, Pescara, Italy  / 1 performance
September 12, 2022
Placcc Festival, Budapest, Hungary  / 1 performance
September 10, 2022
Minsk&Minga Festival, Munich, Germany  / 1 performance
6 – 7 September 2022
Homo Novus Festival, Riga, Latvia  / 2 performances
September 3, 2022
Internationale Tanzmesse nrw, Düsseldorf, Germany  / 2 performances
August 30, 2022
Zürcher Theater Spektakel Festival, Zürich, Switzerland
9 – 10 July 2022
Santarcangelo Festival, Santarcangelo, Italy  / 2 performances
June 29, 2022
Malta Festival Poznań, Stara Rzeźnia, Poznan, Poland  / 1 performance
June 23, 2022
Bliski Wschód Festival, Lublin, Poland  / 1 performance

May 29, 2022
Contemporary Art Days, Bialystok, Poland  / 1 performance
April 29, 2022
Побач. Independent Art from Belarus Festival, Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden, Germany  / 1 performance
December 4, 2021
International Divine Comedy Theatre Festival, Krakow, Poland  / 1 performance
September 10, 2021
Kutna Hora Performing Arts Festival, Kutna Hora, Czech Republic  / 1 performance
September 5, 2021;
17 – 18 February 2022;
28 – 30  March 2023

Nowy Teatr, Warsaw, Poland  / 7 performances
28 – 30 July 2021
International contemporary dance festival New Baltic Dance, Vilnius, Lithuania  / 3 performances
April 23, 2021
Haus der Statistik, Berlin, Germany  / 1 performance 
10 and 13 April 2021
Neue Nachbarschaft // Moabit, Berlin, Germany  / 2 performances
11 and 13 February;
July 24, 2021
Klub Storrady, Szczecin, Poland  / 3 performances