Zurab Rtveliashvili and Ekaterina Sisfontes
Present PassPort Performance made on the poetry
by Vladimir Mayakovski
Director: Tana Maneva
Music and Sound: Rikard Borggård
Light: Anders ”Shorty” Larsson
Video: Elena “Kolenka” Rammi
Percussia: Mohammad Sharifi
The first citizens that totalitarian regime attacks – poets, writers, and artists.
Vladimir Mayakovski is a famous Russian writer, poet and visual artist who represents all the art forms.
The multicultural and multimedia performance PassPort produced by
Giljotin Theater, Stockholm, Sweden is based on his life, destiny, and poems.
His life has inspired many artists around the world with its poetic charge of political beliefs and moral choices that remain current in an increasingly nationalistic world.
Mayakovski pierced his time as a fireball, ended his life with a gunshot in the early 1900s and was one of the foremost representatives of the poetic futurism and avant-garde art. Mayakovski is and will remain a grand and gracious poet.
In Sweden, he has inspired many people, especially artists.
We have a field of tension where Mayakovski’s poems receive a new light
in a conflicted increasingly nationalistic world. His way of writing revolutionized, his personality – impressed and his life – short and thriving.
Concerning Mayakovski’s life, time and death Zurab Rtviliashvili and Ekaterina Sisfontes created an entirely new interpretation of his poetry in the form of a performance art act using movement, sound, video and rhythm on a laconic stage.
They manifest the Arts explosiveness and unambiguous meaning.
The two poets interpret subjective poet’s role, strength, and vulnerability in the world.
Words that enhance a lost land, and an impossible political choice remains relevant and easily understood.
The Passport creates a field of tension, interpreting Mayakovski’s role, strength, and vulnerability as well as shining a new light on the Georgian poet Zurab Rtviliashvili, who lives in Sweden under the auspices of the Swedish Pen Club and the Moscow-born artist Ekaterina Sisfontes.
PassPort manifests the power of art.
The show takes about 40 minutes without breaks or interruptions.
The first part of this long-term project was shown to the public at the Theatre Giljotins stage during September 2015.
It got a fantastic response. It has been performed in Improvisation Theatre, Stockholm during the Russian days festival organized by Östgruppen for democracy and
human rights- religiously and politically independent organization that aims to
promote stable peace and democratic development and respect for the human rights in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
PassPort performance opened the three-day long festival with the focus on Russian culture.