In September 2021 I’ve directed an experimental theatre performance, co-created with The Scientific Theater Laboratory of the Ural Industrial Biennial. The project combines multimodal (multidisciplinary) performance and sociological research.
My playwright Alina Zhurina and I created a performance/research using survey, focus group materials, and quantitative data from “Yandex.Maps” analysts.
The participants will have an interaction with an inconspicuous, unusual, and urban “other”. They will fill in travel journals while listening to a podcast. The narrative is combining personal testimony and theoretical observations. Each next participant follows in the footsteps of the previous one – leaving a continuous line on the fabric of the city.
It was such a great experience, creating a performance about the city, with its residents as main characters.
The experiment starts on September 18, 2021, at 16:00 (ECB) and ends on December 5, 2021, at 23:00 (ECB).
Researcher: Alexander Vileikis
Performance team: Alina Zhurina(dramaturg), Maria Staroselets-Kalmykova(director), Evgeny Robenko (sound designer), Ilya Filimonikhin(composer).
The project is being implemented with the support of the Presidential Grants Fund. Project partners – Yandex.Maps and the Greenwich shopping center
Stay tuned for more details