Chornobyldorf

Synopsis and Team

 

​​Composers, directors and librettists: Roman Grygoriv and Illia Razumeiko (Ukraine)

Director of photography: Denis Melnik, Anna Sorokolit (Ukraine)

Choreographer: Khrystyna Slobodianiuk (Ukraine)

Costume and installations designer: Kateryna Markush (Ukraine)

Musical instruments designer: Evgen Bal (Ukraine)

Live-electronics: Georgiy Potopalskiy (Ukraine)

Live-video: Dmytro Tentiuk (Ukraine)

Light: Mariia Volkova (Ukraine)

 

Producers: Olga Diatel (proto produkciia), Georg Stecker (MUSIKTHEATERTAGE WIEN)

Premiere: October 30th, 2020 / Mystetskyi Arsenal / Kyiv, Ukraine

 

Music theater "Chornobyldorf. Archaelogical opera" - is contemporary media-opera, staged performance, which combines folk and classical singing with physical theater, dance, unique musical instruments and cinematic video-novels. The performance was produced in 2020 in Kyiv, Ukraine

The world of Chornobyldorf is dedicated to the research on imaginary culturological post-apocalypse. CHORNOBYLDORF as “opera aperta” combines an archaeological opera (music-theatrical performance) in seven novels with a multiple and open-ended finale, a series of video performances created during expeditions through post-industrial landscapes, two fictional Institutions: Anthropological museum of CHORNOBYLDORF, and Institute of Chornobyldorf culture, and a real virtuality opera — a virtual space that blends all physical, video, and textual elements of the project online.

 

Jury Statement

"Chornobyldorf gives you an overwhelming, again and again surprising, archaic as well as contemporary artistic vision of what life could be like after an apocalypse. It’s a real spectacle which combines a wealth of rituals, visuals, movements and sounds you think you have somehow and at the same time never experienced.

The gravitational force of the production pulls the audience in to its own world and at the same time invites for individual reflections about the state of society.“

(Jury of MTNow 2021)

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