СЧАСТЬЕ (Happiness)

СЧАСТЬЕ (Happiness)

  • Tatiana Frolova / KnAM Theater (Russland)
03.November  21:30 - 23:10
Schauspielhaus / Diskothek
04.November  19:30 - 21:10
Schauspielhaus / Diskothek
  • Theater

German premiere

How is it possible to reconcile people with the fleeting, sincere and deep feeling of happiness? Starting from this question, in счастье (Happiness), Russian director Tatiana Frolova continues her long-standing reflection on the social and political situation in Russia and the way it permeates consciousness. She embarks on a search for the possibility of happiness in a country where the distorted memory of the “happy USSR” still prevails. What does happiness mean for Russian citizens today? Can happiness be born out of a retreat into identitarian encapsulation, as current politics advocates?

The work on each new play at KnAM Theater begins with the experience of the actors and actresses and the collection of interviews and contemporary documents. The ensemble gives us an intimate insight into today’s Russia, without losing sight of historical depth. With acumen and irony, they expose the propaganda mechanisms of a country where happiness is an imperative, but rarely a reality.

KnAM Theater is an independent Russian theater group founded in 1985 by Tatiana Frolova in Komsomolsk on the Amur River. In her works, which are always created collectively, she combines video, film, photography, sound and acting, skillfully interweaving individual and collective (Russian) history. The euro-scene Leipzig is showing the work of Tatiana Frolova, in cooperation with the Festival Sens Interdits (Lyon), for the first time in Germany.


After the performance on November 4, there will be an audience discussion with director Tatiana Frolova. Moderation: Dr. Veronika Darian.


22/ 11 euros

Director + text Tatiana Frolova Translation + surtitles Bleuenn Isambard, Yvonne Griesel With Irina Tchernousova, Dmitri Bocharov, Vladimir Dmitriev, Guerman Iakovenko, Ludmila Smirnova Lighting + camera Tatiana Frolova Sound + video Vladimir Smirnov Technical director Sylvain Ricci Photo Théâtre KnAM Production Centre Dramatique National Besançon Franche-Comté Koproduktion Célestins Théâtre de Lyon, TPR La Chaux-de-fonds, Théâtre de Choisy-le-Roi scène con-ventionnée d’intérêt national Art et création pour la diversité linguistique, Théâtre des Quatre saisons – scène conventionnée de Gradignan

Advance ticket sales

Advance ticket sales for euro-scene Leipzig begin on 11. October!


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