Chernobyl in the Theatre
"FIELD OF ASPHODEL" In July 2014 iDOLRiCH TheatreRotto puppetry production presented a new performance which tell the story of Persephone and Hades illustrating the creation of summer and winter in ancient Greek mythology. This performance is an artistic representation of Chernobyl and Fukushima disaster. Presentation includes quotes of eye witness.
“A performance of multi-skilled professionalism which sets new standards in this genre” Chernobyl Children Charity
“Wonderful” “Mesmerising!” “I loved the energy” “Absolutely loved the music and shadow puppetry!” Audience comments
“Incorporates many different elements and includes shadow puppetry, larger puppets along with music and dance” The Observer
“The production was conceived to coincide with the 25 year anniversary of Chernobyl, drawing parallels between the spoiled earth aftermath of the explosion and the goddess of agriculture, Demeter’s withdrawal of fertility from the world as a result of the rape of her daughter, Persephone, in the creation myth.” IDOLRICH
Puppetry performance of IDOLRICH is famous for its powerful and impressive adult shows which is making audience to life the life of characters while the performance is going. Presentations of this theatre were nominated at Belaya Vezha festival of theatre in Belarus.
“With stage visualisation from director John Roberts Puppetcraft – formerly of the Little Angel Theatre – the performance, incorporating a potent mix of visual artistry, includes puppeteer performer Julia McLean with dance artist Yumino Seki from Japan and includes voice and East European cello by Anna Helena Hildebrandt from Gardzienice in Poland.” IDOLRICH
This time organizers of the event went further than jst presenting a new breathtaking performance, they have invited representatives of the Chernobyl Children Rye who are members of the European Chernobyl Network to have a discussion about current social situation and affects of Chernobyl. After the one hour performance discussion was organized. Representatives of the ECN presented the Network and share ideas of how we can work together on creating future without Fukushima and Chernobyl. The speaker for the Chernobyl Children Rye and ECN had explained key objectives of work of the network and perspective for development.