Monday 29 April
Title: Bitter Pain
Genre: non-verbal show
"Grotesk Theater" Company - Surgut (Siberia-Russia)
Directed by: Viktor Viktorovic Proskurjakov
Bitter pain is a show of plastic movement consisting of three novellas that
they deal in a different way with the unfortunately current theme of war.
The first part, which gives the title to the show, is built on the basis of the themes of the
Russian folk songs. Here the war is seen as an event that breaks the
festive everyday life of an entire generation, causing only pain.
The hope is that this same pain will not be experienced by future generations.
The collective suffering becomes private in the second part, entitled "La mamma", which tells the torment of a mother for the loss of her only son who died in the war.
Finally the show is inspired by the story of the Belarusian writer V. Bykov “Ballata
Alpine ". A Russian soldier and an Italian girl run away from a camp
imprisonment in the Alps. They find themselves living the most incredible adventure of theirs
life and discover that a man and a woman can be able to think
not only to war and danger but also to love. Here the content loses every
metaphorical meaning and pain becomes in the palpable and concrete staging
for continuous historical references.
The red thread that unites Bitter Pain is its antimilitarist message: a cry against the war.
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