- Tatiana Frolova / Théâtre KnAM
- Performed by
- Dmitrii Bocharov, Vladimir Dmitriev, Tatiana Frolova, German Iakovenko, Ludmila Smirnova
Tatiana Frolova has become a regular at the Célestins and the Sens Interdits Festival over the past few years. Exploring the world of ice, the Russian director has now created a metaphorical, docu-drama that commences in Russia, before opening out onto the wider world.
Once again, the founder of the KnAM Theatre and Ma petite Antarctique takes us on a socially-engaged theatrical journey through personal tales that weave an all-embracing narrative web. Drawing inspiration from The Snow Queen, Tatiana Frolova has designed her latest creation around the world of ice, which chills, of course, and can freeze our emotions, but which also has powers of preservation.
As usual, the director combines texts, images, testimonials from modern day men and women, press articles and studies to create a collective narrative. How should the trauma of the Russian population be approached when the present and future are frozen? And what can we say about Europe, where nationalism freezes hearts, where the iceberg of social and geopolitical crisis threatens to bring everything to a halt?
Firmly anchored in the modern world, Ma petite Antarctique explores and reflects upon our era, defining a style of theatre that sheds light on the complexities of our world.
Programmed as part of the Festival Sens Interdits, festival international de théâtre