Duration : 1 hour
Genre : Physical theatre with text
Directing : Magnus Errboe
Interpreters : Vita Malahova, Aude Lorrillard
Music : Alberto Barberis, Aude Lorrillard
Costumes/Scenography : I Patom Theatre
I Ran And Got Tired is a poetic treatment of the life of the Russian author Daniil Kharms. It is a physical, multilingual and vibrant performance at the meeting point between sound, text, and movement. Surreal poetry, sick poetry, physical poetry; the dramaturgy of the body is the line of this staging. I Ran and Got Tired is more lyrical, than rational and more the sharing of an experience, than the emergence of a common concept or value.
Kharms, with his avant-garde language, talks ironically about social
issues such as poverty or injustice in a uniquely philosophical method
of consideration, such as is found in his commentary on the absurdity of
everyday life. This subtle miscellany between humor and seriousness
intend to make reflecting by feeling ambiguous emotions. Laughter and
tears are the challenge that I Patom Theatre proposes to follow in the
play I ran and got tired.
Kharms was a Russian surrealist, poet, and writer. He was arrested for
the first time by Soviet regime on 10 December 1931 and exiled to Kursk
in Siberia. Again arrested on 23 August 1941, he died on 2 February 1942
in Leningrad prison.