24 Mar 2024
Konec člověka Foto: Majda Slámová
Konec člověka Foto: Majda Slámová

Two Russian artists living and working in Prague for a long time reveal the cruelty of Russian life with an incredible dose of black humour. Chilling jokes, absurdity of situations and an attempt to downplay them are the main features of the performance, which is made up of memories and testimonies of witnesses of the wars, the Chernobyl disaster and the collapse of the Soviet Union. The staging stylization in this work is realized in the form of live-cinema with the principle of using puppet animation, in which the main role is played by food. The multi-genre project about the power of the powerless is influenced by reading the books of the Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2015.

The show has received one of the top First Awards at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival or four-star reviews from leading UK newspapers and magazines such as The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Scotsman, The List, Daily Mail.