CHORNOBYLDORF. Archaeological opera

Roman Grygoriv & Illia Razumeiko / Opera aperta

Kyiv

Categories

  • Music Theater
  • German Premiere
Vier Personen stehen um eine weitere Person herum, die leicht erhöht auf Holzstegen steht. Über sie fällt der Schatten des überlebensgroßen Kopfs einer Lenin Statue. Die Szene wurde gegen starkes gold-gelbes Licht fotografiert, sodass lediglich Umrisse erkennbar sind.

Dates

11 Juli:

19:00 with Introduction and After-show Talk

12 Juli:

19:00 with Introduction and After-show Talk

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CHORNOBYLDORF. Archaeological opera

Roman Grygoriv & Illia Razumeiko / Opera aperta

Kyiv

Categories

  • Music Theater
  • German Premiere

It is a world of abandoned theaters, churches, and power stations. Beneath disused power lines and dancing flocks of birds, water flows endlessly. Descendants of human beings wander among the ruins – mysterious and yet familiar seeming figures that have survived a series of catastrophes. ‘CHORNOBYLDORF’ envelops its audience with powerful video images, traditional and classical singing, dance, and the sounds of unconventional instruments. The interdisciplinary creative team led by the composers Roman Grygoriv and Illia Razumeiko has created an experimental music theater work in which the real space between fragments of different cultural epochs, post-industrial landscapes, and hybrid sound worlds becomes blurred. This creates rituals and symbols of post-Apocalyptic civilization that carry associations without ever dissolving completely into meaning.

Introduction on 11.7. + 12.7., 18:30 
Language: German

Audience talk on 11.7. + 12.7. after the performance
Language: English

Photo: ©Valeriia Landar

Youtube Link to CHORNOBYLDORF TeaserVideotrailer via Youtube.


About the Artist(s)

Roman Grygoriv and Illia Razumeiko are an award-winning duo of composers from Kyiv. Since 2015 they have worked as composers and librettists, exploring the boundaries of contemporary opera and music theater. They stage their works both in theaters and in libraries and empty museums. Their multi-layered music theater project ‘CHORNOBYLDORF. Archaeological opera’ was created in 2020 – based in part on video expeditions into the Chernobyl exclusion zone and the nuclear power station at Zaporizhzhia – and has toured to Rotterdam, Vilnius and Huddersfield.