Production CompanyDO-Theatre
DateMay6 (Sat) 7pm, May7 (Sun) 3pm, May8 (Mon) 7:30pm
Age restrictionOver 8 years old
Running time70 minutes
VenueKyung Sung Concert Hall
TicketGeneral: KRW 15,000 / Juvenile (Under 18): KRW 10,000

Participated in 2005Edinburgh Fringe Festival ★★★★★

Dreamy Bizarre Carnival of Insomnia patients! 

The Introduction 

Do-Theatre shows anxieties and magic of the insomnia, the intolerable lightness of the awakening. With a quite dreamy body control, theater of sounds full uncanny voices of Russia, leads the spectators into a nightly spirit house, filled with a reflection and distorted perception.
The room with a white painted wall and the distorted framed of a window, the hard metal spring bed-captured two patients suffering from insomnia. The transparent gauze curtains reflecting the pictures running through their exhausted heads. Never ending rain and the steady sound of water dropping-gives the room slightly melancholic touch, recall the dreamy images of a past. The place-full of uncanny voices, shadows, uncertain movements and vague reflections over the night, in the daytime becomes a lunatic asylum. With a role reversing revelry the patients swoop with the nurses and the cleaning lady rules the house as a head master.
Inspired by A. Tarkovsky , this piece leads you into the bizarre carnival of somnambular delirium. 


They move in and out of the floor soundlessly, and dance with such accomplished poise and presence that every movement whether squirming of the floor, dangling from the bed frame, throwing oranges at each other or leaping into the air appears utterly natural and without guile. A more through, deeply felt exploration of the theme of insomnia could not be imagined.

Choreographer Evgeny Kozlov has captured a ghastly precision in his dancers, with sleep appearing like a lover and the act of being awake symbolizing a state of loneliness and boredom. At its most inventive, Kozlov clearly alludes to, but never indulges. the fears of the Russian nation, with images of imprisonment and hospitals, and dreams that are all too easily forgotten. 


Founded in 1987 as an experimental physical theatre company, Do Theatre is considered one of the most influential group to have come out of post Communist Russia. The Company pioneered a stile of extreme physical theatre and created a dance language known as Russian Modernism which is brutal, demanding, yet infused with poetic tension.

Since the early 1990’s Do Theatre have both carved out unique place in European theatre and continued to develop their own style through international collaboration. The company currently based in Aachen in Germany and tour their work to major dance and theatre festival all over the world.
*Edinburgh Fringe First 2001 (Upside Down)
*Edinburgh Fringe First 1999 (Hopeless Games) 


Dancers: Alexander Bondarev, Irina Kozlova, Julia Tokareva, Antje Schur, Evgeny Kozlov 

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