Christiane Jatahy: WHAT IF THEY WENT TO MOSCOW?
Sunday, August 23rd at 6.00 pm and 8.30 pm
Monday, August 24th at 6.00 pm and 8.30 pm
Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana
Author, director and filmmaker Christiane Jatahy is a theatre and journalism graduate. Her work is characterised by the vibrant dialogue she weaves between various artistic fields and inhabited by – as she likes to call them – new creative dispositifs. Her work Julia, based on Strindberg’s play and converted into a film and a performance as two concurrent yet separate narratives, has brought her widespread acclaim, and now the Mladi levi festival welcomes her with yet another majestic work of theatre: Chekhov’s Three Sisters, also conceived as a film and a performance in simultaneous progression.
As the film and the performance unravel simultaneously, one part of the audience watches the film and the other the performance. The groups then swap places after the break to see the same performance through the other medium. The performance and the film work in a complementary manner, and while they can be viewed independently, the audience can only grasp all of the layers of action on stage and backstage by watching them both. It would be a real shame to miss out on even the minutest of depicted nuances – Russian melancholia gives way to Brazilian lusciousness; Chekhov’s capacity for subtle observation and character depiction melts into Jatahy’s contemporary reworking; the theatre of moods and sensations reaches its full-blooded peak, radiating humour and passion. The performance brims with the longing for a better life, one of the most intense and enduring of mankind’s longings, propelling migration to this very day. What would happen if Olga, Masha and Irina actually went to Moscow instead of simply longing for it?
Featuring the characters from Three sisters by Anton Chekhov with: Isabel Teixeira, Julia Bernat, Stella Rabello
Direction, adaptation, script and real time editing: Christiane Jatahy
Photography and live camera: Paulo Camacho
Set design: Christiane Jatahy, Marcelo Lipiani
Lighting design: Paulo Camacho, Alessandro Boschini
Musician, video technician: Felipe Norkus
Sound operator: Pedro Montano
Sound mixer (cinema): Francisco Slade
Technical director, lighting operator: Judicael Montrobert
Stage manager: Thiago Katona
Tour manager: Henrique Mariano
Co-production: Le CENTQUATRE-PARIS, Zürcher Theater Spektakel, SESC
A project by: Cia. Vértice de Teatro sponsored by Petrobras
Photo: Aline Macedo
The performance is in Portuguese with Slovene and English surtitles.