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GARGANTUA AND PANTAGRUEL

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Theatre of Nations

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  • 16/10/2014 —

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A performance by Konstantin Bogomolov, who is well known for his radical productions in leading theatres of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Europe, based on the novel by a French writer of the 17th century - François Rabelais.

This time the director explores the nature of the human body. Bogomolov ignores political, religious and social themes of the novel on purpose, in order to fully focus the viewer’s attention on human nature itself. Where is the borderline between the body and soul, feelings and desires, bodily and spiritual?

Konstantin Bogomolov: “We constantly deal with concepts beyond us - either weather or politics. However, we constantly interact with our own bodies, which we remember of only when they ache. Rabelais makes a body itself an object for reflection. Our goal is to immerse the audience in bodily feeling that is outside shame. Because Rabelais doesn’t have a concept of shame".