Ivanov // 2011
Ivanov tells the story of a man absorbed by his own inner conflicts. Exposed to the love of his sick wife and to the thundering passion of young Sasha, Ivanov, stagnant and faithless, goes about coldly describing the events that surround him. Empty talks and overlapping dialogues create the environment of non-communication and resignation that triggers the landocracy decay and anticipates the Russian revolutionary atmosphere on the turn of the nineteenth century.
About the project
Teatro Máquina's production places Ivanov before his devastated forest and of a desperate reality. His renunciation to life affects us and updates the chekhovian drama in order to make us reflect on the times we're in. Our production develops the ongoing investigations on non-representation practices, demonstration, de-dramatization and assessing situations. To develop this project, we established contact in order to exchange experiences with groups from the countryside of the State of Ceara (Arte Jucá, from Arneiroz and Oficarte, from Russas) and with group Piollin, from the State of Paraíba in order to find co-creators and to promote encounters between groups, as a political action.
Festivals, showcases and awards
2012 I Cena Brasil International Festival (RJ-Brasil) - Resident Group*
2012 Zona de Transição - I International Festival of Performing Arts of Ceará
2012 VII Fortaleza Theater Festival (CE-Brasil)
2011 On the list of "The Best Shows Selected by BRAVO magazine"
2010 Production project contemplated by the Eletrobras Cultural Program
*Through the festival the show was selected to a brazilian showcase to be presented at the festivals of Avignon (France) and Edinburgh (Scotland).
Direction: Fran Teixeira.
Dramaturgy: From Anton Chekhov's text
Aline Silva - Sacha
Ana Luiza Rios - Anna
Edivaldo Batista - Ivanov
Levy Mota - Lvov
Márcio Medeiros - Bórkin
Loreta Dialla - Gavrila
Original Soundtrack: Ayrton Pessoa Bob.
Scenography and graphic design: Frederico Teixeira.
Costume design: Diogo Costa.
Lighting design: Walter Façanha.
Video edditing: Felipe Caetano.
Direction assistance: Loreta Dialla.
Collaboration (body) : Andréia Pires and Rosa Primo.
Collaboration (voice and acting): Danilo Pinho.
Production: Edivaldo Batista and Levy Mota.
Pictures by: Deyvison Teixeira