This Edinburgh Fringe, international production house 2theatre presents the results of a two-year research mission, giving a voice to the Donbass conflict in eastern Ukraine through a show that combines dance, object manipulation, acrobatics, live music and traditional theatre.
About the show…
Supported by the British Council’s Culture Bridges initiative in Ukraine, ‘INTERBEING – Stories from a Current War’ is a multimedia performance created using real-life interviews with soldiers, archive photography from war journalists and artefacts from this ongoing conflict to create a harrowing yet ultimately uplifting account of the human condition.
The content was written using images and stories provided by Ukrainian cinema director Eugene Stepanenko and photographer Oles Kromplias. Their experiences as soldiers in eastern Ukraine, together with other testimonies from interviews, helped build the semi-autobiographical script.
True to their ethos of international collaboration, INTERBEING is being staged at Assembly Rooms by a company drawn from Ukraine, the Basque Country, Sweden and the UK.
2theatre Artistic Director Lana Biba says: “The western world needs to meet the new voices and theatre that these young Ukrainian artists have to share. Any country with issues of polarisation could benefit from the mindful approach of the concept of ‘interbeing’ developed in the show. We believe these artists can be role models and inspiration for any places suffering from war conflicts”.
Together, the members of this physical theatre ensemble tell a story that explores the roots of conflict, while ultimately sending a light and positive message about the future.
INTERBEING at the Edinburgh Fringe
Presented by 2theatre, with support from the British Council.
Venue: Assembly Rooms
Dates: 1-25 Aug (off 12, 20)
Time: 15:30 (60mins)
Tickets: from £10
You can book your tickets now.
“Like never before in history, interconnectedness is the means of our survival”
– Lord Ashdown
“We are deeply convinced that the world needs as many truthful stories about Ukraine, its science, culture history, national heroes and public leaders as possible.”
– Antolii Coval (Consul of Ukraine)