20 November 2015
Studio performance in the main hall
The play written by Matei Vișniec, contemporary Romanian playwright is a further development of Cekhov’s The Seagull, which posits valid questions concerning our present being beyond that of the love triangle of Nina, Treplev and Trigorin.
“Decay holds within itself the possibility of a new birth? Is war
necessary to recognize, love to experience and theatre to understand decay? Or
do these questions themselves pass – just like life, a love or a theatrical
moment? We are very often filled with fear. We often expect love to be, war not
to be and theatre to be exciting, but from all this listing we always seem to
forget the human element. Nyina is about fragile people, people who are not
alive anymore, but still exist among us. This is what the drama and the play
make possible: the experience together the momentary nature of the infinity of
passing on. Can we (viewers and creators) of the theatre let go of it to meet?
Are we capable of spontaneous creation in the being-thereness of the play? Can
we be creator and work of creation at the same time? Can this fear pass, at
least for a second?” – writes Sardar Tagirovsky, the director of the play
making use of fragments from Cekhov, Shakespeare and Euripides.
Costume designer: Török Réka
Directed by: Sardar Tagirovsky