Love with special effectsTheatre from Montreal at festival of modern dance
At the second European festival of modern dance at theatre “ Commonwealth of actors of Taganki “ the Canadian company “ Two worlds “ has shown performance “ the Leitmotif “ - about love during the Second World War.
a musical drama “ the Leitmotif “ it is impossible to name dancing even with great reserve. No less than inhabitants of the North America - Europeans. On festival of modern dance Canadians have arrived as visitors with the scenic gift, and to a presented horse usually in teeth do not look. In particular such - touching, naive, it is defenceless - pathos.
well, imagine, two live to themselves in silent Montreal grazhdanstvenno the anxious creator - director Daniel Meyer (Daniel Meilleur) and composer Michel Robidu (Michel Robidoux). Also they conceive performance about love during war - because as it is told in an aaplet, “ it is impossible to wait, when war will be included into your house to be indignant “. And here they there, in Canada, read about war, look the documentary chronicle, imagine a concentration camp and other horrors, and then melt all it into artistic images. The composer creates the score with leitmotives: knock of wheels, rain noise, chaos of an adjusted orchestra. The director thinks out a plot: she is a Jew and here - here will be seized by fascists, it is enlisted in armies vermahta. Last night before parting. It instead of a concentration camp appears in Resistance, he runs from Russian front and falls into clutches whether Gestapo, whether Frenchmen - winners. It torture, she tries to commit suicide. After war they meet. It - is pregnant, it - has lost mind. He dies, she throws the newborn daughter and will emigrate to the USA.
Play this plot of three actors in the spirit of poetic student`s theatre 60 - h. Comments to action are given in the form of the letter of the heroine which after half a century is read by the thrown daughter with tears in the face of. The text translated into Russian on - is French graceful and aphoristic: “ they have noted my person a bad star “ or “ we danced under stars, but, I think, us have forced to go on ashes “. Past pictures are shown by means of an old kind pantomime, but with different style colouring. So, kisses on a bench are quite realistic, and, say, a scene of tortures - a continuous art metaphor (in light circle - boots of the tyrant and a naked body tortured, suspended for one foot to grid-irons). In especially pathetic places the heroine sings (“ About - about - about - about! “ - in love ecstasy, “ Both - and - and! “ - during the moments of the higher suffering).
But as it is surprising, in cleanliness of feelings and intentions of authors why - that you trust. It is visible that it not the conjuncture, is sincere attempt to worry another`s experience. Probably, in any full country this sad story could influence peace inhabitants. Unfortunately, in Moscow it influences worse.
its amazingly beautiful visual number is really good in performance only. Real heroes “ the Leitmotif “ there were authors of the light score Don Franklin and Nensi Longshamp (Don Franclin, Nancy Longchamp), and also Iv Djube (Yve Dube), mounted a photo - and video effects. At their will the scenic space shook: dropped out in a hall, it was bent by an arch, shrivelled to a weak-sighted window and swung open in the starlit night. Shades of characters fell out in snow-covered wood, rushed under wheels of a train and indulged in love in chaos of grey whirlwinds. Actors in a flesh disturbed to the virtual doubles a little, but definitively spoil performance could not.
TATYANA - KUZNETSOVA