29 June 2017
19:30, DNK – space for contemporary dance and performance
Produced by: Tanztage / SOPHIENSÆLE и HZT Berlin
Supported by Goethe-Institut in Bulgaria
Concept and creation: Willy Prager in collaboration with Iva Sveshtarova
With: Iva Sveshtarova , Willy Prager and Galina Borissova
Music: Emilian Gatsov-Elbi
Dramaturgical advisor: Angelina Georgieva
“The Victory Day” (named after a Russian propaganda song by Lev Levstenko extremely popular in the 70’s) takes up the “revolution” as a subject of exploration to be presented as a stage event. Appropriating revolutionary signs, symbols and accessories as a material, the piece investigates their performativity. It uses the figure of the revolution as an already automatized machine and it puts it into action by rediscovering the well known tricks and means of the theatrical machinery evoking affects of revolutionary enthusiasm and disappointment. In the attempt to convey them to the audience, the performance manipulates its role and perceptions provoking the spectators to be “with” or “against” the show. Are revolutions possible and efficient today, when their theatricality seems to have become more significant and appealing?
“The Victory Day” was selected for Tanztage Berlin 2013. “The victory day” is the winner of the Audience Award “Jardin d’Europa” from the ImPulstanz-Vienna International Dance Festival.
Festival “Etud and Friends 2017” second edition is an initiative of the Etud Foundation and is being implemented with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and the Etud Foundation in partnership with Etud Gallery and DNK – space for contemporary dance and performance.