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Larp Poem 1905
2015-07-29 - 2015-08-01EUR100
Russia in the beginning of the XX century: the time when nothing had been decided yet, and yet, the time when some changes were already underway; Russian people, their trials and tribulations, and their dreams at the time of the breakup of the old imperial world and the creation of the new one – this is what the larp is about. Our ground premise is that 1905 opened a new epoch in the Russian history.
Larp-poem “1905” (July 29 – August 1, 2015) is an attempt on reconstructing a situation when Russians fought against other Russians; when they faced demons, both their own and someone else’s; when Russians were choosing a new way for themselves and struggling with their own loneliness, the difficulties and contradictions of the way of life, their own ignorance and misunderstandings, loss of direction and fear of their own hidden might.
No doubt, that those innumerous foreigners who happened to be in Russia at the time, had their own ideas of the country, of its people and its future. What has brought you here? Are you a journalist describing the tastes of the Russian public to your people? Or a military journalist trying your luck at the Russo-Japanese war? A promising diplomat caring first of all for the good of your own country? A professor invited to read a course of lectures? Or a spy disguised as any of the above? Whatever the reason, you can’t stay indifferent to that big and important – as everyone felt at the time –something which was slowly but inexorably coming up.
A short victorious war, festivities intermittent with executions, manifestations and manifestos, articles and speeches (from tribunes, armored cars and stage) are among the many things we’ve got in stock for you. Surprisingly, at the time of big decisions and cardinal changes, even a quiet voice could change something. For people spoke to deliver ideas, and not for the sake of speaking.