In November 2018, the performance of the Belarussian Free Theater "Burning Doors" will take place in Kiev, which tells the stories of three artists who were caught in prison: the film director Oleg Sentsov, the activist Maria Alekhina, the artist Pyotr Pavlensky.
The initiator of the "Burning Doors" show in Kiev is Andrey Khlyvnyuk, who since 2015 has been cooperating with the BLS. In the performance, the music of the Boombox band sounds.
Andrei Khlyvnyuk: "A performance about freedom and common sense, which stirred the world!" Actors and the director are laid out without any exaggeration entirely. "
The main goal of the play is to draw the attention of the world community to the impossibility of political persecution in the 21st century. The Belarusian Free Theater started the world tour of the performance "Burning Doors" in the autumn of 2016. It was from this time around the world that together with the show was launched a public campaign for the release of political prisoners and in particular Oleg Sentsov, which was joined by a number of well-known cultural figures and public figures from all over the world of the world.
The performance itself has an unquestionable cultural value, is recognized by the world media and received the highest rating from most influential theater critics.
The New York Times called Burning Doors the third largest theatrical event of 2017.
"No British theater company can bring such a level of intellectual, emotional and political intensity into its productions, the Belarusian Free Theater and the" Burning Doors "are stunning."
Kael Wadis, Reviews Gate , five stars
"Throughout the performance, a huge stream of physical theater was passing, when the actors were laying beds with their bodies and flying through the air. There was humor, but basically it was excruciating - especially the fragment of Cyril Constantinov, who wept and urinated on stage to hide and stifle the emotions of his past. "
"Flaming doors" is a powerful material. His animal anger and a sense of injustice crush you like a truck. But even in this case, remember - we are just spectators. And people who on stage, had to go through this hell for real. "
"They reflect the least attractive aspects of life on the other side of the former Iron Curtain with grim sadness, trying to show the West what is really going on, and with an obvious desire to make a difference."
British Theater Guide
The performance "Burning Doors" not only has an undeniable cultural value, but will also become a weighty reason for attracting the attention of the society in Ukraine to the fate of the political prisoners.
The profit from ticket sales will be transferred to families of political prisoners.
The project was implemented with the support of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation.
The Ukrainian Cultural Foundation is a state institution set up in 2017 on the basis of the relevant Law of Ukraine with the aim of promoting the development of national culture and art in the country, providing favorable conditions for the development of the intellectual and spiritual potential of the individual and society, broad access of citizens to the national cultural heritage, support of cultural diversity and integration of Ukrainian culture into the world cultural space. The activity of the foundation, according to the current legislation, is directed and coordinated by the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine.
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