Future actors will learn what is important in the acting profession for Leonid Yovchev
26.11.2020 - Boyan Manchev will ask the question Why art? and Why now? With a series of questions to contemporary artists
27.11.2020 - future actors will learn what is important in the acting profession for Leonid Yovchev
28.11.2020 - Stefan Donchev will present the methods of creating digital cameras
29.11.2020 - Ani Vaseva will make an introduction to video. theater
Online premiere of A DAY THAT HAS EVERYTHING IN IT | A performance by “Metheor”
30.11.2020 | 19:30 h, 60+ minutes |
Director: Ani Vaseva
Theory: Boyan Manchev
Music: Christophe Petchanatz / Klimperei
Apparatuses and digital programs: Stefan Donchev
Costumes, concept: Ani Vaseva
Costume, making: Darina Stoimenova
Knitted costumes: Ilga Medarska
Video: Ivan Nikolov
Photographs: Nataliya Valkova
With Leonid Yovchev, Greta Gicheva, Katrin Metodieva, Monika Vakarelova, Elina Karastoyanova, Budin Karastoyanov and Diana.
The performance is part of the Ex corpore project, implemented with the financial support of the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality and the Ministry of Culture, and with the assistance of Swimming Pool, ETUD Gallery, HaHaHa Impro, ArtFest, Cinema House and DNK.
The project is part of the Legacy Program of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture 2019.
A Day That Has Everything In It
This could be a very ordinary day. A stretched, slow afternoon in which you can watch the play of lights and shadows, drink tea, read. It is also a day of miracles - a small event produces a series of unexpected events. And in these events the main thing is joy. The joy that you are able to feel the time passing, the joy that the world with its banality and brutality has temporarily withdrawn and the possibility of freedom, of carelessness, of play, is opening. A day of carefreeness and depth, a day of lightness and seriousness. On such days it is wonderful to be alive.
"A day that has everything in it. A day when anything can happen" - this is how Boyan Manchev describes the perfect day. This is a day containing an open opportunity. A day that has everything in it without being completed or finished, without being dead. A day when life feels completed without major cataclysms. A day of joy.
There is a time full of many events, a time that flies away in a blink of the eye, a time when things pile on top of each other and you just sort of deal with them. And there is time allowing you to feel it, to think it. Slowly running time. Closed in itself time. Time without need for external stimuli, when the senses themselves sharpen and bristle, ready to take over the world. This time is enough, it has everything. Such moments are the morning moments of silence when shadows move slowly along walls and floors. These are the afternoon moments of laziness when joy and desire arise suddenly.
Theatre is the art of myths. One of the greatest myths in theatre is that theatre is based on conflict. However, the theatre has the freedom to be anything it desires, as long as those who desire it desire it strongly enough. And our desire is infinite, we are ready to follow it wherever it takes us. That is why we decided to make a theatrical performance not based on conflict, in which conflict is not a centripetal force, and if it exists at all, its function is secondary. There are no laws in art because it is the territory of freedom. We take full advantage of this freedom. And the marvellous, wonderful thing is that theatre is still theatre - some people do things on stage for other people and that can give pleasure to both parties. And we love pleasure. And theatre.
A Day That Has Everything In It is a theatrical performance, specially created to be watched not live, but in video format. We decided not to just make a video recording of a performance, as the recordings of performances have more of an archival value: with the lack of live presence in the hall, at least half of the impact disappears. That's why A Day That Has Everything In It is designed to take full advantage of video media, instead of suffering from the shortcomings of a live performance that has to be watched on tape.
The performance is part of the Ex corpore project, implemented with the financial support of the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality and the Ministry of Culture, and with the assistance of Swimming Pool, ETUD Gallery, HaHaHa Impro, ArtFest, Cinema House and DNK and is part of the Legacy Programme of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture 2019.
Metheor is an art collective, working with stage, visual, textual artistic and critical forms, developing their radical poetics. The central figures of Metheor during its ten-year history are the playwright and director Ani Vaseva, the philosopher Boyan Manchev and the actor Leonid Yovchev. Metheor's projects include 15 written and staged theatre plays and performances, which toured internationally, realised in Sofia, Vienna, Plovdiv, Berlin, Porto, Leipzig etc. They are defined by the group and the interpreters of their work as "theatre of disorganization", "inhuman theatre" and "theatre oratorio" and are based on a strong idea of theatre. Each performance of Metheor seeks to invent a unique form based on experimental work with text and productive critique of theatrical techniques.