From September 30 to October 18, Engineering Theatre AKHE will present a series of performances "BETWEEN TWO", starting with the premiere "BETWEEN TWO. SHELLS"
The cycle of performances "BETWEEN TWO" is a public reflection of the Tibetan Book of the Dead "Bardo Thodol" on a stage. This performance is a postmortem study of the conditions described in the literary monument of IIX century.
The book "Bardo Thodol" is a sort of guide to the afterlife with a detailed description of the stages (bardo) through which the person's consciousness passes from the moment of death to the moment of the next incarnation. "Bardo" literally translates as "between two" and means some intermediate state in the interval from and to. According to the Buddhist tradition, in addition to several death bardo, there are also life bardo, sleep bardo and meditation bardo. In the performances "Between the Two", the AHE Engineering Theater creates an atmosphere of immersion in yet another completely different, actually invented state of the bardo - the theatrical bardo.
To implement such an ambitious project, it was necessary to create a whole series of performances. To date, there are six separate performances pierced by a single stylistic and scenographic solution.
Through its unique theatrical language, formed in a quarter of a century, the AKHE members build on the stage a different reality, genuine and united, and draw the viewer into it. The authors of "Between the Two" are convinced that the performance-reflection on death should be maximally alive. This manifests itself in the genre diversity of each of the shows. Here they face a new "new drama", installation, performance, dance, singing, mystery, masquerade and other artistic practices.
September 30 and October 1 - PREMIER "BETWEEN TWO. SHELLS»
October 4 - "BETWEEN TWO. THE TRIAL. SIX WORLDS»
October 7 - "BETWEEN TWO. KARMATIC STORM»
October 11 - "BETWEEN TWO. THE THRESHOLD»
October 14 - "BETWEEN TWO. CHOOSING THE WOMB»
October 18 - "BETWEEN TWO. SELF-REALIZATION»
St. Petersburg, shosse Revolutsii, 84, entrance from the Umanskij lane
Beginning at 19:00
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Tel. for reference: +7 960 242-80-78
May16, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Theatre AKHE will perform a legend show "White
the IV International non-verbal & physical Mime festival
(St-Petersburg, Russia) in ZAZERKALIE Theatre.
a spectator influence what is happening on stage simply by his or
her presence? Can the action onstage influence the very will of
the spectator and the desire for self enrichment? Is it possible
to project the action onstage directly into the mind and soul of
The female protagonist of this multimedia
piece faces all of these questions and many more. Her
co-performers provoke her, creating magical situations where the
simplest reactions are projected into a metaphorical, decidedly
Engineering Theatre AKHE
Maksim Isaev, Pavel Semchenko, Natalia Shamina
Cabin» was awarded by:
- Critics award for the best
performance at the “Unidram” festival (Germany), 1997.
Jury award at the “Arena” festival (Germany), 2000.
A diploma for the best performance at the festival in
- “Fringe First” and “Total
Theatre Award” at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2003.
Award at the Perigueux Theatre Festival, France, 2004.
Rubinshteina 13, St-Petersburg,
tickets can be bought at the city box-offeces.
+7 960 242 80 78.
April 7-9, 2017 Engineering
Theatre AKHE will present a premiere of the show "The
cabinet of curiosities" at
the Elagin Central Recreation and Leisure Park (St-Petersburg,
show will be presented in nomination «Experiment» at the 23th
Performing Arts Festival & National Theare Awards «Golden
Mask» (details: http://www.goldenmask.ru/spect_1461.html)
cabinet of curiosities" is
a reconstruction of imaginary events in seven pictures.
the ruined emptiness of the former metalwork manufactory on Elagin
Island, Engineering Theatre AKHE reproduces the events described
in the ancient book.
separates the light, collect water, reveal the land. It gathers a
bizarre collection of material evidence of these processes.
kind of collection is this? Is this fragments of the world, not
included in the final version of reality, or ricochets of
passions? Details of the construction kits "Do it all"
or concentrated dreams?
this performance Akhe refers to the theme of translating the
classical myth into the language of theatrical unconditionedness
once again. At the heart of this performance is Genesis.
actors, in seven episodes and seven genres, tell their version of
the creation of the world. The actors are so convincing in the
roles of the demiurge and clay, the alpha and omega, the water and
the juice, the flies and the cutlets, that the audience has no
choice but to exclaim "It's good!". Or do selfie in the
theme park of tantamoresques.
Pavel Semchenko, Natalia Shamina, Ilona Markarova, Gala Samoilova,
Igor Ustinovich, Nikolai Khamov, Alexander Koshkidko
and set design:
Maxim Isaev, Pavel Semchenko, Nikolai Khamov, Anna Martynenko
performance was created as a part of the VI International festival
of street theaters "Elagin Park" in 2016.
April 7 at 17:00: https://radario.ru/events/109309
| April 8 at 16:00:https://radario.ru/events/109893
for April 9 can only be bought at the ticket office of the Elagin
island, the beginning at 16:00.
+7 960 242 80 78.
February 7-15, 2017 Engineering
Theatre AKHE will present a premiere of the show "BETWEEN
the Shchusev Museum of Architecture (Moscow, Russia).
cycle of performances "BETWEEN TWO" is a public
reflection of the Tibetan Book of the Dead "Bardo Thodol"
on a stage. This performance is a postmortem study of the
conditions described in the literary monument of IIX century.
implement such an ambitious project was required to create a
series of performances. So now it is five separate performances,
pierced by a single stylistic and stage solution. The performances
are designed in such a way that the scenery is physically
deformed, crushed and destroyed, move from setting to setting.
Among others, each show reveals the problem of interaction with
the space as a partner in its own way.
believe it is important to show the possibility of transformation
of the space by means of stage desighn at the exhibition "The
world — is a theatre. Architecture and scenography in Russia".
Also not only adapt ready scenographic solutions to complex
architectural space, but also to achieve greater
exhibition space will be divided into two parts: theatrical and
the theatre area viewers can see an ongoing process of working on
the show: the installation of the scenery, set installation,
rehearsals, performances. In the exhibition area of the scenery,
props, costumes, masks and puppets will be created daily changing
installation "The Space of Bardo Thodol". Thus, the
viewer will be inside the meta-performance "Between two"
and has the opportunity to feel an unusual sensory
7, at 19:00 - "BETWEEN TWO. THE TRIAL. SIX WORLDS "
9, at 19:00 - "BETWEEN TWO. KARMIC STORM"
11, at 19:00 - "BETWEEN TWO. THE THRESHOLD"
13, 19:00 - "BETWEEN TWO. CHOOSING THE WOMB "
15, 19:00 - "BETWEEN TWO. SELF-REALIZATION "
premiere in Moscow will be held with the support of Mikhail
Ticket price for each performance is
1200 rubles. Until January 24, the ticket price is 900
Tickets are available at the box-office of the
museum. Tel. for reservation: +7 (495) 697 38 74.
Shchusev Museum of Architecture, Apothecary prikaz (ul.
Each show starts at 19.00
information: +7 (495) 697 38 74.
On January 12-14, 2017 at 8.00
The Museum of contemporary art ERARTA
Engineering Theatre AKHE and the guests will present
a momentary cabaret «GLORIA TRANSIT» (presentation of objects
and phenomena with the music, or miniatures, which you will not
see ever again!)
During three nights, on the eve of
the Old New Year, using AKHE-engineers drawings the group of
actors creates a transparent prism of joy on the ERARTA stage. The
acute angle of theatrical improvisation breaks the usual
boundaries of the genre. The resulting emptiness is filled with
short-term narratives by dreamnappers, lights shakers, and
launchers of air coyote. They do not remember their steps. They
12.01.17 - "The
Dreamnappers" - The Rhapsody of holes
13.01.17 - "The lights
shakers" - Urban-carols
14.01.17 — "The launchers
of air coyote" — monocomic
Theatre AKHE and the guests
Actors: Maxim Isaev, Pavel
Semchenko, Vladimir Varnava, Valery Keft, Natalia Shamina, Ilona
Markarova, Gala Samoylova, Igor Ustinovich, Tanya Luzay, Nikolai
Khamov, Alexandr Koshkidko
Music: Denis Antonov, Leon
Sukhodolskiy, Natalia Potapenko, Denis Kirillov
Light: Alexander Kurgansky
Sound: Denis Antonov
Tel. +7 960 242 80 78
November we will show the whole cycle of production "BETWEEN
Tibetan Book of the Dead “Bardo Thodol” is the base of
"BETWEEN TWO". But the show won't be just an
illustration or a paraphrase of the text. We expect it would be
detailed and leisured contemplation about beauty of The Life and
majesty of The Death. And the show doesn't become а summarizing,
but new knowledge about ourselves with mistakes, experiments and
now, we prepared 5 episodes. Each of them has their own design,
set and different context.
November 8 – 12, 2016 we will perform 4 episodes of "BETWEEN
TWO" at the Internationales
Theaterfestival UNIDRAM in Potsdam (Germany):
Trial. Six worlds”, “Choosing
the Womb”, “Carmic
programm & tickets:
November 16, 2016 in St-Petersburg (Russia) we will finish the
cycle of the performance "BETWEEN TWO" by the fifth
Tel +7 960 242 80 78
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