platonov from Anton Tschechow
Choroeprahical work: Jean Laurent Sasportes, as well as acting in the role of Osip (please see acting Platonov)
Stage Direction: Burkhard C. Kosminski (please visit !)
for the Duesseldorfer Schauspielhaus - Duesseldorf (Germany)
Germany First: June 5th, 2003
Second appereance as an actor and this time a more serious one. In this work, I was working as well as choreographer but I did not find difficult to jump from one position to the other; it was only difficult to dance the choreographed scene and watch them at the same time.
It has been a pleasure and big lesson to watch the work of such experimented actors as Ester Hausmann, Andreas Grothtar, Mathias Leja, Wolfgang Reinbacher. The bigger difficulty for me was the right prononciation of the German language. In fact, the Russian text that I had to say at the beginning of the play felt easier to me, than the German text; I can speak German fluently and do not know a word of Russian, interesting.
The directing from Burkhard was very open, each actor had the time to experiment and get peu á peu into his role. It took me a couple of weeks to understand this new way of working and watching each single rehearsals helped me a lot. I understud that the "written text" is a very neutral thing, neutral in quality and neutral in time and space. It is up to the actors and the director to give it the life that they desire.
Reinische Post, 7. Juni 2003
In der Russendisko
While the wonderfull rocky choreography from Jean-Laurent Sasportes leads the play all along the three first acts before the intermission, the directing of the last two acts is more based on the strength of the dialogs.
von BERTRAM MUELLER
Westdeutsche Zeitung, 7. Juni 2003
Love against Distraught
...The creasy dancing parts feets brillantly to the warmth of the Russian Music. The choreograph Jean-Laurent Sasportes, formal dancer of the Pina Bausch Company, makes the characters swirl all around the stage; he manages to create good alive tragic comical pictures of a distraught life.
von MARION TROJA
Bildzeitung, 7. Juni
A great Theatre
...A clever casting, with wonderfull characters which gives one the desir to look at them... Is it possible to interpretate Tchekov this way? It is. An exciting evening.
von REGINA GOLDLUECKE