MEDEA. MATERIAL. Director Rustem Begenov

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Сountries: Russia
City: Moscow
Place: Meyerhold Art Center
Address: 23 Novoslobodskaya st
Date of premiere 9 december 2016
Director: Rustem Begenov
Composer: Sanzhar Bajterekov
Scenography: Julia Levitskaya
Costumes: Ajdana Kozhageldina
Animatronics: Dias Shibanov, Eldar Shibanov/
Performers: modelling agency Eat Models
Music: Igeru Ensemble

A technogenic mystery for 16 fashion models, 6 musicians, 4 screens, 3 cameras and two voices at the interface of theatre, performance, contemporary chamber music and automatic ballet. Based on Medeamaterial by Heiner Muller and «AZ i IA» by Olzhas Suleimenov.

The performance became the first ever staging of Heiner Muller’s texts in Kazakhstan and is close to landescape music theatre, where music, machinery, body, scengraphy, costumes and text are equal in the relationships and presence. And, in this new technological and sterile world, that has no longer hierarchy between things and consciousness and have admitted its own fragmentarity, — where is the place for human being and what is the apex of creation? What are the criteria for women’s beauty? What if the world stuck on the shores of new life and the transition would have never been accomplished, the ritual would have not been finished, the redemption would have not taken place?

Rustem Begenov — director, producer, founder and artistic director of ORTA. The apprentice of Boris Yukhananov. Worked in Electrotheatre Stanislavsky as the assitant director to Heiner Goebbels (performance «Max Black or 62 ways of supporting a head with a hand»), Romeo Castellucci (performance «Human use of human beings»), Theodoros Terzopoulos (performance «Bacchae»).

The music is composed by Sanzhar Baiterekov and performed by Eegeru Ensemble — the first kazakhstani contemporary music ensemble. The scenography is designed by well-known kazakhstani cinema set designer Yulia Levitskaya and carried out by The costumes are created by talented designer and participant of Kazakhstan Fashion Week Aidana Kozhageldina. The performers are professional models from the conceptual modelling agencyEat Models.

Administred by: Anel Moldakhmetova, Anastasia Gourianova
Creative producers: Rustem Begenov, Alexandra Begenova
Produced by Independent artistic group ORTA with the support of Goethe-Intitute Kazakhstan and with the participation of Kazakh National Kurmangazy Conservatory.
Duration: 50 minutes
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09 December 19:00 MEDEA. MATERIAL. Director Rustem Begenov
10 December 19:00 MEDEA. MATERIAL. Director Rustem Begenov
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