Participants of the theater festival “Hartenberg” will glimpse into the past

Experimental blitz-performance, which involves all participants of the International Theater Festival Workshop “Hartenberg”, will be called “A Medieval Dream.”

While last year’s joint performance was about fantasies of the future, this time it’ll be about distant past.

The performance will be staged by Olga Ternovaya, the Ukrainian theatre director (from “Teatr Na Zhukah”, Kharkov). Olga follows Stanislavski’s system, which she supplements with her own best practices.

The performance will immerse the viewer into the atmosphere of the medieval dream, where joyful areal performances are replaced either by the intensity of battle, or by the mystery of wandering lights, or by the appearance and flight of the dragon.

Partly it consists of musical and plastic numbers that will be rehearsed during the festival days. Another part is based on the acting exercises – it’s completely improvised which makes the performance especially alive.

All the participants will perform wearing white robes. The castle will be decorated with ribbons, candles, bright lanterns (made especially for this performance), and flags depicting mythical creatures. All of this should emphasize the aura of fabulousness that is typical for this unique place.

The performance, which is meant to last 45 minutes, will be ready after 5-6 rehearsals. About 50 people from different countries will participate, gaining the skills of a plastic and emotional teamwork in a short time.

As it was reported before, during the festival days participants will be able to touch various theater schools and trends: there will be classes, which give an idea of the Stanislavski system, Lecoq method, Commedia dell’arte, theatre of the oppressed, Plastic Theatre. The activities on national and Georgian dance are also scheduled. This year, individual participants and teams from Ukraine, France, USA, Georgia, Russia, Colombia, Belgium, Great Britain will come to Hartenberg.