Art&Shock: BACK IN THE USSR
FORWARD TO MEMORIES
Art&Shock is one of the few independent theatres in the Central Asia. It was established in 2001 and was the first independent production company in Kazakhstan. The performance Back in the USSR restores recent history and not memories of our youth. Nevertheless, life in the former Soviet Union was not so different from ours so as not to prevent us from understanding the interpretation of Kazakhstan artists Art&Shock.
We watch the lives of three Soviet girls as seen through the eyes of a German reporter who searches archive material in the Soviet Union. The narration is based on feelings, humour and the story of their friendship. Fragments of conversation, music, objects from the past, boring grey clothes and overalls create an everyday atmosphere of a generation, which experienced a change of a social and political system. Although we know the era and the then situation, they sometimes seem remote and unrecognizable.
Directed by: Galina Pyanova
Actresses: Veronika Nassalskaya, Yelena Nabokova, Yelena Taimatova, Anastasia Tjomkina
Production design: Yelena and Viktor Vorobyov
Costume design: Yelena Shalnih
The performance in Russian and in English.