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After Vladimir Mayakovsky and Jean Cocteau

Orpheus Syndrome

Orpheus Syndrome
Orpheus Syndrome
Théâtre Vidy-Lauzanne (Lauzanne, Switzerland)
First night – March 19 2012, Théâtre Vidy-Lauzanne
Based on works  Vladimir Mayakovsky and Jean Cocteau 
Director Vladimir Pankov
Libretto Irina Lychagina
Translated Libretto  Julia Batinova in cooperation with Réne Zahnd 
Music SounDrama Studio
Music Supervisor Sergei Rodyukov
Musical Head  Sergei Rodyukov 
Choreographer Sergei Zemlyansky
Set and Costumes Maxim Obrezkov
Sets Produced  Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne workshops 
Translator and Assistant Director Tatyana Trostnikova
Cast  Pavel Akimkin, Manon Andral, Joel Antonioli, Sandra Bourdais, Olga Demina, Alexander Gusev, Petr Markin, Jonas Marmi, Karina Mkrtchyan, Anastasia Sycheva, Alice Estrina 

First Night – March 19, 2012, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne

In the production of ‘The Orpheus Syndrome’ sound and word, gesture and rhythm, dance, poetry and music intersect and in the striking manner feed one another. The costumes are splendid and the staging is spectacular <…> Musicians and dancers of Rudra-Béjart Lausanne, singers from Moscow and Lausanne, the Swiss, the French, the Russians – they call come out on stage to retell the story of the allabsorbing passion that accepts and forgives everything. It is also about the rebellion against all norms and regulations, about the desire to speak out the inexpressible and dance over the abyss. This is a cosmic action and a ritual that cultivates and carries on the tradition of the antique ritual. A view at ‘The Orpheus Syndrome’ should simply let himself be flabbergasted without trying to understand and explain everything he sees or hears. The words set the rhythm, music suggests the imagery and dance imparts the surreal element to this heartconquering performance. This is more than an experiment with the genre. It is an attempt to create a new artistic integrit.
Gauchebdo, March 23, 2012

In the frame of the programme "Swiss Made in Russia. Contemporary Cultural Exchanges. 2013-2015" of Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia

March 19, 2012
Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne
2 h without intermission