There is a new trend in the Festival program this year. Platonov festival includes street theatres into the festival program. The guests of the opening ceremony (it will take place on June, 5th) will have a chance to see the world-famous show Transports Exceptionnels. A Duo For a Dancer And an Excavator by a French dancer and choreographer Dominique Boivin. On June, 12th Revolution Avenue (Prospekt Revolutsii) will be filled with carnival atmosphere because the parade of street theatres from Europe and Russia will take place there: PAVANA, Teatr Biuro Podróży, DEREVO, Tall Brothers. Then, the participants of the parade will show their street performances on different festival venues. The detailed program of all street performances will be issued later.
The performances of the theatre PAVANA unite several theatre disciplines: stilt-walkers, acrobats, musicians and dancers bringing the most fantastic ideas to life.
Founded in 1993 in Venice as a small, but professional street theatre PAVANA has developed into a large and much sought-after troupe with the course of time. The theatre is based in Amsterdam nowadays. It engages experienced artists of different nationalities and backgrounds in an official capacity. Their breathtaking costumes capture the audience in their magical world of a carnival.
Offical website PAVANA
Teatr Biuro Podróży
Offical website Teatr Biuro Podróży
Teatr Biuro Podróży is the most famous and unusual street theatre in Poland. The theatre was founded more than 20 years ago and in the meantime it has performed in more than fifty countries around the world. The theatre has won the awards in the festivals in Edinburgh and Athens. Teatr Biuro Podróży has a number of awards from the Polish Ministry of Culture, which confirm high standards cultivated in all the performances by the theatre.
As soon as the avant-garde theatre DEREVO was founded in 1988 by Anton Adasinsky it was immediately acclaimed by critics. The theatre was founded in St. Petersburg (former Leningrad) and later it settled down in Germany. The style of the theatre unites pantomime, clownade and dance.
The performances of DEREVO are a success with the audience in Dublin, Dresden and Edinburgh. The theatre is famous not only for its theatrical performances but also for its marvelous open air performances.
Offical website DEREVO
Tall Brothers is a troupe of circus performers and dramatic actors. The theatre takes an active part in the festivals of street theatres in Russia and in many other countries. The actors of the theatre perform everything from improvisations to parades of street theatres and carnivals.
The troupe unites actors who specialize in different performance genres: stilt-walkers, clowns, mime artists, illusionists, jugglers and fakirs. The impressive performances of the theatre will surprise not only children but also adults who are children at heart.
Offical website Tall Brothers