Performance under a tree
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Xronotop is based in Yerevan and continues to create shows, performances, online events and international projects around the world.
A performance that contains the beauty, horror, fragility and irony of reality, from which it flows and to which it returns.
A performance about Xronotope Temporary Association failing to make a performance based on David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest — first because of the pandemic, then — the war. The performance that didn’t happen turns out to be the perfect form for the infinite process of performative realities intertwining.
We gathered with the actors of the National Theatre in Yerevan and watched the series of films by Krzysztof Kieślowski: “Blue”, “White”, “Red”. The narrative brought everyone to their own biography, their personal trauma and frustrations, out of which, in turn, the narrative of the performance was born. The performance is a real drama of life that can be found in infinitely mirroring artistic realities of theatre and cinema.
Michael Craig Martin’s Oak
A performance for those who do not believe in illusions and constantly ask themselves: Who am I? Who are you? Are the events happening around us real?
The performance consists of poems by Yuri Smirnov, a Ukrainian poet. These poems strive to paralyze and rearrange the world.
The performance is held online via Zoom.
*Moranal - translated from Armenian - “To Forget”.
“To Forget” is a performance celebrating the life and art of Sergei Parajanov. The play and its aesthetic imagery are connected by an existential rhyme to Parajanov’s films, collages, and biography
Constitution of Metarussia”
“The Constitution of Metarossia” is a play about how identity is preserved outside the usual, local logic. How to maintain a clear outline when entering into diffusion with a new cultural environment. How to reinvent yourself by being yourself. How not to lose your appetite, the desire to live and do something during the war of everyone with everyone.