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 Italy, Turin 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 was born in 1986 in Riga, Latvia. She is educated as a physical theatre performer and her theater tradition comes from group work and improvisation theatre.
Vita Malahova starts her theatre practice in early age and in 2007 starts to study butoh dance with dancer and performance artist Simona Orinska. In 2011 she moved to Denmark to the International School Performers House. Then, she cooperates with Arrieregardentheater & Retrograd theatre group. In 2013 starts to collaborate with Astragali Teatro for the project H.O.S.T - Hospitality; Otherness; Society. The same year She started the Bachelor of Physical Theater at the Accademia Teatro Dimitri (CH). In 2016 she takes part of StilleWasser Kollektiv with whom she performed an adaptation of Antigone - Fragments of a Myth. The same year Vita founded the duo I Patom Theatre with whom she currently performs theatre play I ran and got tired and children performance Colorful Tales. Recently Vita collaborates with different artists and theatre companies such as Astragali Teatro, Biloura Collective, Lab. Perm. di Domenico Castaldo and also constantly works with I Patom Theatre.