Festival Belluard Bollwerk International


Viktoriya Myronyuk

(Kyiv, Bruxelles)

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A performance devoted to applied witchcraft

In an intimate setting, Viktoriya Myronyuk performs a series of physical and vocal exercises which have their roots in ancient Ukrainian rituals. Today, these practices, handed down from generation to generation, are often used to snag a European husband. In short, they are traditional love spells with an international field of application. Her subtle and ironic performance explores the matchmaking market from a woman’s perspective as well as the projections that emanate from it. The artist also deals with the “exotification” of everything non-European as well as the construct of “the other”. Do these incantations actually work? Do they, in fact, verbalise the lively imagination of those seeking to cross the border?

Limited places available!

30 min
in Ukrainian with french and german supertitles
Arsen'Alt Salle Sud
  • Fri 26.6. 19:00 - 19:30
  • Sat 27.6. 16:00 - 16:30
  • Sat 27.6. 19:00 - 19:30
  • Sun 28.6. 16:00 - 16:30
  • Sun 28.6. 19:00 - 19:30
  • 15 CHF



By and with Viktoriya Myronyuk  Special thanks Elke van Campenhout, Claudia Bosse Coproduction Zürcher Theaterspektakel Production Belluard Bollwerk International

  • Sponsored by the Canton of Fribourg Cultural Promotion Fund and supported by Migros Culture Percentage, co-funder of the FORTRESS EUROPE call for projects

    With the support of Fonds culturel Sud, Oertli-Stiftung

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