A performance by “Metheor”
April 12, 2021 | 19:30
Sofia - Dom na kinoto
Director: Ani Vaseva
Theory: Boyan Manchev
Devices and digital programs: Stefan Donchev
With the participation of: Leonid Yovchev
"Hijikata, the Samurai from the North" is the next phase in the development of the show "Hijikata and his double", presented within the programme of Plovdiv 2019. It was a show dedicated to Tatsumi Hijikata, the legendary creator of the butoh - the avant-garde Japanese dance form that overturned the history of contemporary performing arts. This new version of the play focuses on the parallels between the biography and the fantastic plots in Hijikata's work, as well as on the strange connections between the figures of the choreographer Hijikata Tatsumi, the 19th century samurai Hijikata Toshizo, the writer Yukio Mishima, the Roman emperor Heliogabal and last but not least - Samurai from the Bulgarian North Leonid Yovchev.
The event is with free entrance and will be held in compliance with all mandatory anti-epidemic measures (wearing masks, keeping distance, disinfection).
@ Boryana Pandova
Ex corpore project, is implemented also 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 is part of the Legacy Programme of Plovdiv 2019 and is implemented by Metheor Association.
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.