Director, Stage: Engineering Theatre AKHE
Sound: Denis Antonov
Lighting: Alexandr Kurganskiy
Organizational support: Vadim Gololobov, Maria Tavapova
Cast: Maxim Isaev, Pavel Semchenko, Nik Khamov
Genre: Industrial Saga
Duration: 60 minutes
The dictatorship of art! – No dictator knows its secrets. But suggestions can be found here: fire and water, litres of bubble bath, a giant pentagram-like wooden construction and throbbing music samples give birth to a wonderful new world. No need to crack tough nuts; instead break down their resistance. Burning chairs instead of blazing speeches, retreats from excessive demands instead of bloody tribunals, and healing mud instead of promises of salvation. Megalomania, frenzied movement and the attempt to appease the new gods of the virtual world with pure, unprotected sensuality.
The group was founded by three members of Boris Ponizovski theatre “Yes – No” (Maksim Isaev, Pavel Semtchenko, Vadim Vasiliev) in 1989. Immediately the group announced itself as independent (in term of styles and forms) and started their activity in a performance, cinema, fineart’s fields. From 1996 they count themselves more like theatre collective, created for the normal (in classical means) stage the performance “Cataloque of the Hero”. Since that time the group is permanent participant of theatre festivals in Russia and abroad. Without ignorance of the real Theatre laws, but admiring its Signs, AKHE substitutes with desire: dramatic art ( drama ) by logic development of images and situations, rehearsals by zombeing themselves and psychological play by ependence on elementary physical laws.