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Vasya Run: don’t miss this boundary-breaking Russian performance art in London

Vasya Run: don't miss this boundary-breaking Russian performance art in London
Image: Alina Gutkina, Untitled, polaroid, 2013

1 October 2018

Russian collective VASYA RUN is heading to London for the UK premiere of their latest show.

The anonymous art platform has cast eight young men from London and Moscow to star in their latest experimental work, blurring the boundaries between theatre, music and contemporary art.

Backed by the V-A-C Foundation, the performance explores gender politics and the commodification of culture. The young men, who have no background in performance, undergo an intensive programme that is designed to address their experiences of anxiety.

“The aim is not to make [the performers] actors. During the actual performance they need to perform in a state of self-awareness, inner spontaneity, inner freedom and freedom of physical expression,” says the group.

VASYA RUN will appear 5 – 6 October 2018 at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry. For more information, click here.