The poem without a Hero

The poem without a Hero

Oxana Sankova is creating and performing a new autobiographical play. The poem without a Hero is about the impact of government ideology on ordinary people living in or outside the state, using Russia as an example.

Sankova theatrically uses her own perspective: a migrant in Belgium. Together with Russian artists (online presence), she talks about fear, shame, nationalism and how they affect everyday life. Diary excerpts, WhatsApp conversations and documentary material interweave Sankova with fictional text material, creating a layered polyphony of despair.

Concept and direction Oxana Sankova Performance, text Oxana Sankova, Agafya Lyakhova, Alexander Desyatov, Antonina Krivulina Outside eye & coaching Kaat Arnaert Dramaturgy Elisa Demarre Scenography Sven Roofthooft Technical support Tom van den Brande, Jamy Hollebeke Assistent director Daria Egorova Picture Brecht Van Maele