The performance ‘Bird’s eYe View’ was created by DoTheatre company in collaboration with the Baltic Theatre-Festival- St.Petersburg/ Russia- with the support of the Committee of Culture, City of St.Petersburg. The piece had premiered on 4th and 5th December 2002 on the main stage of Theatre-Festival Baltic House.
The main subject of the piece- flying in dreams and reality. The word ‘flying’’ is used polysemantically. The combination of dance and actions on stage suggests many interpretations of the conception. The gallery of images is variety: from bird-man and Icarus to kamikaze pilots.
Thoughts about flying
In our childhood many of us
dreamed about flying freely in the air or piloting a plane. At that time I
didn’t see much difference between those two options.
"In Do’s work, flight and the
fear of flying come to subconscious level, without the mediation of logic or
narrative. What is left is an experience of technically accomplished theatre
that manages to sidestep the conscious mind as lightly as a dream, and
leaving the imprint of singular vision."
fantastic- surreal nightmare of flying with its energy- laden images the
hits the mark…radical yet entertaining…memorable black humor based on
…astoundingly vivid scenes in a sea of feathers. We see the dancing lights
of the angels of Death- the perverse beauty of floating, flying bodies,
powerful and elegant in one.
Bird's eYe view images