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Betontanc/Umka.lv

“Betontanc and Umka.lv . . . have compacted almost all the horror and absurdity of our time. Dark in content and black in form, the performance has incredibly emotional (live!) music and admiringly healthy irony toward their own story.” —Delfi

In this virtuoso yet low-tech triumph of storytelling, seven actors and three musicians bring an empty snowsuit to life—a faceless everyman on a dark odyssey through the 20th century. Accompanied by live music, this award-winning collaboration by avant-garde Slovene physical theater troupe Betontanc, Latvian object theater masters Umka.lv, and the Slovene pop-electronic group Silence “creates a touching and vulnerable tale about life in a world without utopia and hope…. It is the synergy between the performances and the audience that turns the play into genuine theater magic”
(Borštnik Theatre Festival).