14. - 18. NOVEMBER 2018


A theatrical exercise off the beaten track


Thursday 15th November @ 19:00 // Tjarnarbíó, Tjarnargata 12, 101 Reykjavík // English // 60 minutes

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For six months Superamas worked with four youth groups in Amiens, Maubeuge, Reykjavik and Vienna. Starting from Chekhov's famous play “Uncle Vania”, young people were led to reflect and react on issues as diverse and personal as: What does it mean to succeed in life? What is happiness? What is sadness? What are the things you regret? What is love?

Young people have seized these themes to express their doubts, anger and hopes at the beginning of the 21st century. Superamas, on the other hand, has been impertinently and ironically focused on recontextualising some of the situations taken from Uncle Vania that portray the aging members of the artistic collective.

In the end, CHEKHOV Fast & Furious is a theatrical editing work that plays with the codes of representation. Full of winks, references, borrowings, games of doubles and mirrors, the show is a joyous kaleidoscope. A theatrical exercise off the beaten track which leaves pride to a sensitive and fragile youth, determined and generous.


Production : Superamas

Direction, set, sound, video : Superamas

With and from young adults in 4 cities and Superamas

Reykjavik: Lakshmi Björt Þuríðardóttir Jacob, Célestine Coutouis, Alireza Darvish, Ágústa Marý Einarsdóttir, Birta Jónsdóttir, Helga Oddsdóttir, Anna Margrét Stefánsdóttir, Kristófer Baldur Sverrisson, Ingimar Tryggvason

Vienna: Yuria Knoll, Peter Alexander Kopciak, Richi Kuong, Naemi Latzer, Johanna Mettnitzer, Miriam Rosenegger, Gudrun Schmidinger, Katharina Senzenberger, Joseph Cyril Stoisits, Maya Unger, Maria Winkler, Lin Wolf

Amiens: Landri Badjiokila, Ludivine Caron, Elie Denoeu, Inès de Domahidy de Domahida, Vincent Do Cruzeiro, Julie Fortini, Samuel Grunenvald, Ramo Jalilyan, Chloé Monteiro, Léa Platerier

Maubeuge: Marliatou Bachir Bah, Mamadou Barry, Clémence Bove, Alexis Decourtray, Esteban Dehon, Antonin Dewever, Mamoudou Diallo, Ousmane Labbo Diallo, Donovan Fontenelle, Florence Goronflot, Valentin Heniart, Abdoulaye Koundouno, Océane Merveaux

Costumes : Sabine Desbonnets in collaboration with the fashion college Michelbeueren HLMW9, Vienna.

Light design : Henri-Emmanuel Doublier

Co-production : Wiener Festwochen, Maison de la Culture d’Amiens, Reykjavik Dance Festival, Le Manège - Scène Nationale de Maubeuge, apap-Performing Europe 2020 - a project co-founded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

 With the support of : the City of Vienna – Dep. Culture, Austria / Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles Hauts-de-France, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, France / Région Hauts-de-France / Austrian Federal Chancellery - Arts and Culture / Amiens Métropole, France / Austrian Cultural Forum in Paris

Collaboration : Le Grand Jeu, Sers / Théâtre Jacques Tati, Amiens / Everybody’s Spectacular Festival – organized with Lokal and the Reykjavik Dance Festival.

Translation : Ugla Egilsdóttir, Isolde Schmidt, Howard Fine.

Photo: Nurith Wagner - Strauss