The Siberian region is notorious for its Stalin-era gulag prison camps. It is also the same area where one of the members of the punk band Pussy Riot is presently serving a two-year sentence for reciting an anti-Putin prayer in a Russian orthodox church in February 2012.
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NANTES, FRANCE: Creation Workshop Theatre at University of Nantes presented Holy Savior of the Spilled Blood, a theatrical moment developed by Mark and Marilyn Tsypkine Leray (LTK Productions, Nantes). The work brings together fragments of Swedish dramatist Lars Norén‘s play Category 3.1. This presentation was made at the FUN, Festival of University Theater, 29 and 30 March 2012. Besides numerous other actions and achievements, this action reflects the actual reality of [Pole Fas], Pole exchange for training in the performing arts, which aims to bring together institutions and Nantes training institutions create and theatricaldistribution. This initiative illustrates the synergies of the constellation of Nantes in the context of the establishment of a cluster Quarter (s) of creation, including the Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture de Nantes is an active partner. The mysterious “3.1” denotes a category under which the Swedish administration classifies and registers all those existing on the margins of society: alcoholics, drug addicts, psychopaths, the homeless, and the jobless without unemployment benefits. In Stockholm such people congregate around Segles Torg, a huge square in the very centre of the city. Lars Norén watched them and spent time with them in order to describe, in Personenkreis 3.1 (or Category 3.1), thirty individuals he had met in Sergles Torg. Every day they would drink, dream, take drugs, screw and sometimes even kill each other right before his eyes. The original form of short, dramatic dialogues evolved into a dark tale of people living on the margins, of lost hopes and a desperate attempt to preserve the last vestiges of dignity. –RG IN FRENCH J’ai le plaisir de …