Camden People's Theatre
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Friday, October 5, 2018
58-60 Hampstead Road, London, NW1 2PY
Camden People's Theatre

How can performing arts dismantle the distance created by political oppression and immigration using technology? How can we create a performance while not being able to be in the same room with our collaborators? Ada Mukhina’s telematic performance brings artists and audience together to answer these questions and to explore risk in arts itself.

RiskLab is Ada Mukhina’s telematic performance that aims to critically engage with the nature of risk, to give a platform to artists who are taking risks, culminating in a performance which demonstrates the use of technology in bringing together these artists and audience in dialogue.

“Telematic” refers to a live performance that uses telecommunication technology to bring performers from different places together. For each performance, Ada invites a guest risk-taking artist from a different country to join her online. Based on interviews and live experiences of artists at risk from all over the world, this piece challenges the role of art in modern society.

4 October 9 pm: guest artist – Anis Hamdoun, a director and writer (Syria / Germany).
5 October 9 pm: guest artist – Abhishek Thapar, a theatre maker, puppeteer and artist (India / Netherlands).

Be prepared for a series of artistic provocations that invite you to think, make decisions and take action. Welcome to RiskLab! We are here to explore #risk #liveness #honesty

Tickets £12/10 (conc.) are on sale at Camden People’s Theatre (58-60 Hampstead Road, London, NW1 2PY).

Call Box office 020 7419 4841 or BOOK TICKET online.

Ada Mukhina is a nomadic artist and director from St.Petersburg (Russia), currently based in London, who works internationally. Her documentary, socially engaged and participatory theatre work was presented at theatres and festivals in the UK, the Netherlands, South Africa, Germany and Russia. She was awarded several scholarships and awards, including International Theatre Institute and Goethe-Institute grant for young theatre-makers.

Guests artists:

Abhishek Thapar (1985 / Moga, India) is a theatre maker, performer, puppeteer and artist currently based in Amsterdam. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Physical Theatre from LISPA, London and a Master in Theatre degree from DAS Theatre, Amsterdam. Currently, he is building an artistic research and practice in post-colonial epistemologies, historiographic metafiction and storytelling.

Anis Hamdoun (1985 / Homs, Syria) is a director and writer currently based in Berlin. He studied chemistry and worked as an assistant director in the theatre of his grandfather. After active participation in the Arab revolution and being seriously injured, he left Syria and started his carrier in Germany. He received award from German Nachtkritik magazine in 2015 for his play The Trip. Since then, he has been writing, directing and teaching.

Concept / director / performer – Ada Mukhina, assistant director / dramaturg – Bonnie Chan, sound design – Calum Lynn, video editing – Douglas Baker, light – Jaimee Fricklas, poster design – Jeta Daco.