physical theater: Backwards

Date: 
November 3, 2010 - 18:00 - 19:00
Building: 
Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
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in front of the Auditorium
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Center for Arts and Culture (CAC)
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physical theater: Backwards

„Backwards” is an international physical theatre piece, devised and performed by Agnes Domonkos and Mykola Bondarchuk. It’s a story about a girl/woman and a boy/man who cross the border between reality and fantasy. The question is where did they meet? (if they’ve ever met before). The performers create the transitions between the two worlds with using a white sheet, the only prop and set they use through the whole piece. The language of the performance is highly visual (using shadows and projection) and physical. In terms of style the performers flip from poetic storytelling to the territory of absurd humour.

Performers/Creators:

Agnes Domonkos (Hungary, 1979) is a performing artist and trainer based in Budapest. She got her Master’s degree in Psychology in Budapest. Through her interest in movement and drama therapy she became involved in the performing arts. After her studies in physical theatre at Escuela de Mimo, (Barcelona) and at Performers House, (Silkeborg, DK) she trained and got her postgraduate diploma in creating theatre and performance from the London International School of Performing Arts. She also finished the curriculum of the Moving Academy for Performing Arts (MAPA), Amsterdam. In her work she is focused on the fully alive body and the space, as she is working often sitespecific, based on physichal expression, also using masks, the principles of Jacques Lecoq in grotesque and object theatre.

Mykola Bondarchuk (Ukraine, 1977) is a performing artist, TV and cinema director based in Kiev. He studied at the Kiev State University of Theatre, Cinema and Television and got his Master’s degree in TV and Cinema Directing. Meanwhile he started his training in acting at Theatre Black Square (Kiev) and participated in various independent theatre projects as a performer, playwright and visual (video/ photo projection) artist. He developed his knowledge in projection at Moving Academy for Performing Arts (MAPA) and got his Master’s Diploma.