Teatr Novogo Fronta
“The origin of Teatr Novogo Fronta lies in St. Petersburg, Russia, where this theatre company was established in 1993. Their early work resulted from experiments in the field of the relationship between the actor’s body – the only material being used by the actor – and the space of the event.
The first performance Vremja Durak (The Time The Stupid, ’94) was presented on their first European tour and its theme was the fear of what the future in Russia might hold. After the tour, Teatr Novogo Fronta settled in Prague, Czech Republic. In a variety of plays and performances, such as Glazami Volka (Thru The Eyes Of A Wolf, ’95), Fabrika Liudi (Human Factory, ’96) and Svincovij Tuman (Leaden Fog, ’97), Who Is Looking Here ’99, The Primary Symptoms of Name Loss ’99, Vagabond Adam Kadmon 2000, Petrouchka 2002, Dias de Las Noches 2003, Phantomysteria 2004, Hamlet or Not to Be 2005, Dybbuk 2006.
The company has included other members or guests from the Czech Republic, Japan, Russia, Canada, Italy, Slovakia, Germany, France, Sardinia, Togo and Poland. Teatr Novogo Fronta’s creativity and stage presentation is impressive both in its scale and variety, ranging from street theatre and improvized sets to exacting and directed plays on classical theatre stages. Theatre critics describe their work as "bitter dance grotesque," "divided dance," or compared their movement act to butoh. Since its inception, Teatr Novogo Fronta has performed dozens of performances all over the Czech Republic, in Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia and England, joined festivals in Scotland, Hungary, Bosnia, Latvia and Denmark and during the last European tours performed in Holland, Belgium, France, Finland, Russia, Italy, Austria, Germany and USA.
Performances of the Teatr Novogo Fronta are constructed from images which stand on the frontier between mysticism and abstraction, circus art and modern dance, where the main force is the action, improvization and tension amplified by the ridiculousness of human tragedy. Teatr Novogo Fronta currently performs five own plays. At present the group is working on the theme of the eternal mythic martyrdom of human being.