I Patom Theatre is the theatre project of two actresses graduated at Accademia Teatro Dimitri (Switzerland): Aude Lorrillard and Vita Malahova who, finding themselves working together in several disciplines, wanted to combine their artistic ideas with their experiences in order to create a theatre group together. Throughout physical expression and music I Patom Theatre aims to develop a unique scenic language tied by the creation of strong images and linked with a fine dramaturgic headline. From out of the works of this company is spawned the desire to share their work to a large audience; every culture and nationality. I Patom Theatre is questioning hierarchy, otherness, and communication.
I Patom Theatre is constantly collaborating with various theater companies and directors by participating in artistic residencies, giving workshops, playing in festivals and cultural events. Since 2016, the actresses toured in Ukraine, Switzerland, Denmark, South Italy, France, Turkey, and Iraq.
At the moment the theatre company is based in Switzerland and is touring with their performance "I Ran and Got Tired" and children performance "Colorful Tales".
Aude Lorrillard was born in 1992 in Pertuis, France. She starts her physical practice by doing acrobatics and quickly develops a strong interest in the theatre collective work.
Aude Lorrillard discovers the mask work on an adaption of Dom Juan in Nô. She also expands her practice of circus by doing acrobatics and handstands. In 2012 she gets into the International Theatre School Lassaâd. In 2016, she graduated with a Bachelor of the Arts in Physical Theatre at the Accademia Teatro Dimitri (CH). In 2016 she creates I Patom Theatre with Vita Malahova. In addition, she created, along with 10 other colleagues of her school, the Stille Wasser Kollektiv, with whom she performed shows throughout Switzerland of the Christian Seiler adaptation of Antigone - Fragments of a Myth. In spring of 2017, she went to Turkey in Mardin and to Iraq to collaborate with association Art Anywhere to promote circus in the zone of conflict to Syrian refugees. The same year she creates together with Vita Malahova physical theatre play I ran and got tired and performs it in Italy, Denmark and Switzerland. In 2018 she creates children theatre play Colorful Tales. Recently Aude works with I Patom Theatre and gives workshops in acrobatics and physical theatre.
Vita Malahova (1986 Riga, Latvia)
Vita Malahova is an actress and theatre-maker. She is educated as a physical theatre performer and her theater tradition comes from group work and mask theatre. Vita holds Bachelor of Physical Theater at the Accademia Teatro Dimitri (CH) and is a founder of the physical theatre duo I Patom Theatre. She works internationally with different artists and theatre companies since 2012. Recently Vita works with I Patom Theatre and gives workshops in physical theatre.