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Viktjuk ''Toatüdrukud'' / Виктюк ''Служанки''

Sa 18/05/2019 19:00
Alexela Kontserdimaja, Tallinn
29.90 - 124.90
Roman Viktyuk Theatre (Moscow)

The Maids

Jean Genet

World premiere: September 1988
2 hours 30 minutes, no intermission
The performance is in Russian language

Two sisters, Solange and Claire, work as live-in maids in the house of Madame. Envious of her beauty and wealth, they reenact Madame, put on her dresses and jewellery, imitating her manner of speaking and movement. However, eventually they get carried away with their game: they cast anonymous aspersions on Monsieur, Madame’s lover, denouncing him to the police. When they find out that Monsieur has been released, they decide to kill Madame, both to escape punishment and because they see her as the incarnation of all their misfortunes and low social status.

Roman Viktyuk staged the play according to Jean Genet’s opinion that all characters ought to be performed by men, and created a powerful theatre ritual investigating eternal mysteries of the human soul. The Maids, as well as other works of the playwright, raise the issues of love and crime, beauty and turpitude, individual freedom in opposition to society which conventionalities he rejects.

The Maids have been staged by Roman Viktyuk three times (1988, 1992 and 2006) and have become his signature performance and most renowned example of his unique theatre esthetic. The performance is a synthesis of drama, choreography and music where every gesture, every movement and intonation amplify the expressiveness of the image. The accuracy of the set, integrated in the style of art nouveau, intricate makeup stemming from kabuki theatre, and imaginative yet minimalist costumes – all add to the artistic perfection and symbolism of The Maids.

Set and costumes ALLA KOZHENKOVA
Choreographer EDWALD SMIRNOV
Assistant Director GALINA MUCHIEVA

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Event Date / Time Venue Price  
Viktjuk ''Toatüdrukud'' / Виктюк ''Служанки'' Sa 18/05/2019 19:00 Alexela Kontserdimaja, Tallinn 29.90 - 124.90
Price information
18:00 The doors to the Concert Hall and Cafés will be opened
19:00 Start of the performance. No intermission.
Latecomers are not allowed to the hall! We apologize for the inconvenience!
21:30 The end of the performance.

Additional information:
• The performance is in Russian language
• Recommended age limit 18+
• All visitors need to have a valid ticket, incl. children
• Latecomers are not allowed to the hall!
• Photographing and recording is not allowed
• Ticket purchase request for people in wheelchair please contact:
• Concert Hall’s 1st and 2nd row of the first balcony and the 1st row of the second balcony are with limited visibility. The edges are equipped with guardrails

A service fee of 0,90 € per ticket is included to all events that are held in Alexela Concert Hall.

Fee is directed to the company’s environmentally sustainable development.

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