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TSESHO - WHAT’S THAT? Puppet cabaret

TSESHO - WHAT’S THAT? Puppet cabaret

CCA "Dakh" & Teatr-Pralnia/Laundry Theatre, Kiev, Ukrajna

Director: Vlad Troitskyi

Performed in Ukrainian and English with  Hungarian subtitles.

1 hours, without breaks.

TseSho is the unique cabaret project combining drama theatre, puppet theatre, live
music, poetry. It is the cooperation of Ukrainian director Vlad Troitskyi and a group of five young Ukrainian actors. TseSho searches the new ways of expression by combining different arts.  Actors play the situations, make sketches with puppets, play instruments, sing, use the poetry.  Music has no framed genre and contains folklore songs, children's rhymes, specific sounds, old and contemporary poetry, own texts, world news, posts from Facebook, own memories and dreams. As all participants are not musicians but they are actors, so music is born like the word in the role - through feelings and sense. Actors play cello, contrabass, accordion, melodica and drums. 
In the performance Tse Sho talk about the dialogue with yourself, about the strange connection with "you internal" and "you external", about memories from childhood, about how children perceive different things such as loneliness, loss, relations adults, war and which influence does it has on the destiny? Also there are reflections about the relations between people in the contemporary time, about the generations and about calling of every human.
TseSho is a concert-performance of 15-18 musical compositions. is a highly social puppet cabaret. A combination of music, theater and social content. 

„We liked the sound, the rhythm of that phrase in Ukrainian: TseSho? In our performance it’s the question designed to provoke. Who are we? Who are we in thisworld of fake news, when you get lost in the newsfeed, when you start to lose your own memories? When your heart is broken by the news of death and war and destruction, but you are far, far away?” (Vlad Troitsky)

Poetry by Mykhail Semenko, Artem Polezhaka, Jacques Prevert ,Tirtsa Atar, Gro Vakar and own texts of director and actors. Co production of CCA "Dakh" & Teatr-Pralnia (Laundry Theatre)

Igor Mytalnykov, Kateryna Petrashova, Nadiia Golubtsova, Marusia Ionova, Marichka Shtyrbulova 

Stage designer: Vlad Troitsky
Costume designer: Kateryna Beslik
Music engineer: Maksym Taran
Lights designer: Natalka Perchyshena
VJ designer: Olena Avramenko


Vlad Troitskyi

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Vlad Troitskyi

Vlad Troitskyi

Vladyslav Troitskyi was born in Ulan-Ude, Russia, 1964. He graduated at the Radio Technician faculty of Kiev Polytechnic Institute in 1987, and finished post-graduate course at Kiev Polytechnic Institute in 1990. In 2002 he received his diploma in acting and directing at the Russian Theatre Art Academy in Moscow. Troitskyi is the founder, director and art director of DAKH Centre of Contemporary Arts, where he directed more than 35 performances. In 2004 he founded the “DakhaBrakha” ethno-chaos band, and in 2007 he launched an audio-visual-theatre-literature-philosophic art project: Festival of Contemporary Art "GogolFest". He is also founder of the Dakh Daughters Band.

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