Performance Direction:
ID: N22.2


Ich heiße Frau Troffea



Premiere:
December 15, 2022 / Nowy Teatr in Warsaw
Idea, director, dramaturg:
Sergey Shabohin
Idea, performing:
Igor Shugaleev
Choreographer:
Agnieszka Kryst
Music:
Mikita Bubashkin and Gray Mandorla
DOP, video editing:
Aleksandra Kononchenko
Producer:
Marina Dashuk
Project production:
KALEKTAR
Coproduction:
Nowy Teatr in Warsaw As part of ARTISTIC RESIDENCES OF THE THEATRICAL INSTITUTE | UKRAINE-BELARUS
Partners:
JunОst in Bayern, Prague Pride
Duration:
 40 min

© Photo: Aleksandra Kononchenko

A week before Mary Magdalene Festival in 1518, Frau Troffea left her house through the courtyard and, unexpectedly for herself, began to dance frantically in one of the narrow Strasbourg streets. She danced all day and late into the evening, and even all night long. On the third day of this crazy dancing, she was at the stage of extreme exhaustion, shoes soaked in blood, but she could not stop. Finally, her contagious dance swept through the city, causing a dance epidemic that brought about many victims. 

Diving into Frau Troffea’s story, the performer talks about his own experience of traumatic obsession and relentless search for freedom that seems painful and fatal. Through the shock caused by separation from his home and his past, absorbed by his forced emigration from Belarus and the search for himself, he dissolves completely in the attractive Berlin rave culture. The magnetism of techno brings in the external and internal transformation of the party-goer: the new freedom of communication and movement he experiences under significant dopings-driven stress. Speeding up, the performer loses and regains the quality of movement, observes bodily reactions, captures critical heartbeat indicators. This action, both physiological and poetic, reveals various artistic dimensions. Through intense body ceremony, a story of an entire country's disease and the obsessive search for the cure of freedom is told.
     
Poster




Tour:




28 – 29 October, 2023
Theater­festival Spielart, Munich, Germany /  2 performances
July 2, 2023
Malta Festiwal, Poznań, Poland / 1 performance
29 June – 1 July, 2023
Opener 2023, Gdynia, Poland / 3 performances

31 May – 1 June, 2023
28 – 30 January 2023
December 2022
Nowy Teatr, Warsaw, Poland / 11 performances
9 August, 2022
Prague Pride, Prague, Czech / 1 performance
1 – 7 August, 2022
JunОst in Bayern. Summer International Theater Academy in Munich, Germany/ residence and 1 performance