Great Circus of Failure was formed by Petr Laden and Masha Fomenko in spring 2018.

 

Performances:

Performensk Festival, Minsk, Belarus (September 2019)

Xarkis Festival, Polystipos, Cyprus (August 2019)

Roja Art Lab, Roja, Latvia (August 2019)

9th Inter-format Symposium on Fluidity of Humour & Absurdity, Nida Art Colony, Lithuania (June 2019)

'Spieltrieb' exhibition, 'krudebude', Leipzig, Germany (June 2019)

Riga Performance Festival: Starptelpa, Riga, Latvia (June 2019)

ARé performing arts festival, Yerevan, Armenia (April 2019)

Kolkata International Performance Art Festival (kipaf'19), Kolkata, India (January 2019)

Wärmflasche, Vernéřovice, Czech Republic (December 2018)

‘The Wall Series’, Paul Studios, Berlin, Germany (November 2018)

‘outsideininsideoutinsideoutoutsidein’, Stadt Wehlen, Germany (October 2018)

Carbonarium Festival, Kiev, Ukraine (July 2018)

Performensk Festival, Minsk, Belarus (July 2018)

Suoja Festival, Helsinki, Finland (June 2018)

 

Facilitating workshops:

Xarkis Festival, Polystipos, Cyprus (August 2019)

ARé performing arts festival, Yerevan, Armenia (April 2019)

Residencies/laboratories:

Xarkis Festival, Polystipos, Cyprus (August 2019)

Roja Art Lab, Roja, Latvia (July - August 2019)

Carte Blanche theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark (March 2019)

Travers, Glyptoteket, Copenhagen, Denmark (November 2018)

 

Masha Fomenko 

Born in 1982. Studied at Moscow State Linguistic University, Freie Universitat Berlin, British Higher School of Art and Design.

Main interest is in the field of game development and interaction of computer gaming with spacial performative practices, game theatre, contemporary dance.

 

Petr Laden 

Born in 1982. Graduated from Moscow State University and Rodchenko School of Photography and Multimedia.

Member of Upward! community, Vidiot group, curator and co-founder of apartment gallery ex-Brown stripe, founder and program director of 7th Floor Radio.

Participant of exhibitions and film festivals in Russia, Europe and Israel.

Main media: video, performance, site-specific installations.   

Darya Zvezdina 

Born in 1990. Graduated from Ural Conservatory and Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. At different times studied with Dmitri Kourliandski, Klaus Lang, Clemens Gadenstaetter, Beat Furrer.

Composer, musical improvisor, performer. 

For Great Circus of Failure Darya created '(endless) songs for masha' and choreogrhaphy 'to my little monsters'.

Sofus 

Professor of Human Studies and Antigravity.

Director of Great Circus of Failure. 

Also he is a dog.

Photos and videos: Nikita Pavlov, Vasilisa Filatova, Ksenia Yurkova, Anna Maskava, Emma Louise Charalambous, Robert Luzar, Ronit Porat

Voices of Roja: Elina Ruka, Veronika Grosbahs

Voices of Polystipos: Andreas Savva, Anastasia Taki

GREAT
CIRCUS 
OF FAILURE