HOW KOLKA PANKIN FLEW TO BRASIL AND MARTIN NEPANKIN DID NOT BELIEVE HIM, OR GA-RA-RAR
After Daniil Kharms
Show for children / Grand hall
Director - Olga LAPINA
Designer - Julija SKURATOVA
Video animation – Džiugas KATINAS
Composers – Adas GECEVIČIUS, Artiom TULCHINSKY (Moscow)
Cast: Šarūnas DATENIS, Karolis Algimantas BUTVIDAS, Dainius TARUTIS, Irmantas JANKAITIS, Imantas PRECAS, Adas GECEVIČIUS
Duration: 50 min.
Opening night: 28 of October, 2015
Tickets can be purchased at the theatre's ticket office (Arklių st. 5, Vilnius)
Based on the story by surrealist and absurdist writer Daniil Kharms, the performance takes us on the crazy, imaginary (or real?) journey by plane to exotic Brasil where monkeys (or maybe bears?) live, where palm trees (or rather pines?) grow, where hummingbirds fly around (or are these ordinary northern crows?) and savage tribes wear feather hats (or are they just being grey?). The two adventurous voyagers are different (and inseparable!) like two sides of the Moon: with a dreamy and naïve Kolka and his wary, incredulous little friend do not even think of getting bored.
The scenery is conceptually divided into two planes: huge, two-dimensional objects and puppets that were made with the help of primary school pupils, create a miraculous, surrealist world; whereas live actors embody convincing yet surprising characters (like this crazy cow in the role of the narrator!). Apart from being visually expressive the performance has a catchy musical track that echo Kharm’s atmospheric times: jazz, Charleston, hiss and crackle of a gramophone, and the shrill and squeaky sound of a streetcar (not named desire) are transformed into the melody where one can distinguish sounds of the roaring engine, murmurs of wild animals, and unusual speech of indigenous people all wrapped into the beat of drums. But above all, it is the story about having a dream and following it. And the question whether the boys actually made it to Brasil is not that important. Or is it? Or maybe not? Yes or not? Yes? No?