First of all, “Shakespeare” is a performance of modern dance. The movement here is the main language by which the actors create a special reality in which Shakespeare's characters freely exist. There is no narrative, monologue, direct narration. In the play by Yevgeny Kulagin, Shakespeare’s works serve only as a starting point, inviting the viewer to travel to the dramatist’s universe. Instead of stories, a system of codes is born from the dance, which the audience is invited to unravel along with the artists. The main dialogues here take place not between the characters, but between the characters and the audience.
Created from hours-long improvisations, Shakespeare is a living, moving world. Each character here is a way for an artist to express an inner “me”. The stories of individual characters, told without words, in the language of the physical, are revealed with a side unfamiliar to us and sound in a new language.
The premiere occurred on November 8, 2017.