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FEEAST - Riverside Studios

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

FEEAST, the Festival of Central and Eastern European Arts takes place at the Riverside Studios and the Old Abattoir, Clerkenwell, from November 16 to December 2, 2006.

Made up of five productions, Feeast is an opportunity to explore some of the most groundbreaking theatre from Russia, Romania and the Czech Republic, including the critically acclaimed company, Farm in the Cave, and their thrilling production Sclavi, The Song of an Emigrant, winner of this year’s fringe first award at Edinburgh.

Soul-étude (the Old Abattoir, Clerkenwell) – from November 16 to November 19, 2006. Magic, trickery and thrills are guaranteed as Czech artist Petr Nikl performs to the music of the Romanian Balanescu Quartet.

The Mona Lisas (Riverside Studio 2) – November 21 and November 22, 2006. Night has fallen over the dark vaults of the Louvre. The visitors have left and six enigmatic figures emerge from Leonardo’s famous painting.

Sir Vantes Donky Khot (Riverside Studio 2) – November 24 and November 25, 2006. Inspired by Cervantes’ Don Quixote,
this funny and inventive mime-show explores otherness and what it means to feel you are somehow just a bit different from the rest.

Not a Fairy Tale (Riverside Studio 2) – November 26 and November 27, 2006 – is a collage of Russia’s favourite stories turned on their head.

Sclavi, The Song of an Emigrant (Riverside Studio 2) – November 29 to December 2, 2006. An anonymous economic migrant returns to his native village in Slovakia after years spent in America.

There will also be a Central and Eastern European Performing Arts Market (CEEPAM), the first of its kind to be held in the UK. It will have exhibition stands, showcases and discussion forums for people within the arts industry – November 21 and November 22, 2006, in Riverside Studio 2.

For more information call the box office on 020 8237 1111 or visit the website.

Also at Riverside Studios, The World in Pictures.
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