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Albina MATUZKO

Art is one of the key ways of seeing ourselves, and of seeing our relations to the world. I found my own way to do it, through the art of Nouveau CLOWN.

Growing up in a Soviet Ukraine, strong with it’s traditional classical/technically art I found my art-freedom in West Europe. Continuing my jorney I discovered the roots of the clown’s art going back to North American Native clowns approach “Clown through mask” with it’s concept: “If you faced all six directions of yourself at the time you would laugh at the beauty of your own ridiculousness. What is interesting about us, what is beautiful about us, what is ridiculous about us: our vanity, our pomposity, our stupidity. It’s the flaws that make us interesting, not our perfections”.

Clown is an expression of the core of the being, of the true state of innocent, pure and universal, cosmic, divine spirit. It resides in each of us. From the other side, we are universally ignorant of complex experience and therefore idiotic, stupid, naive, curious and driven.
I believe as human beings we are all enough interesting to be putted in a spot, under the magnifying glass. “ I am what I am and not what others are thinking: I am. And I am even not what I am thinking what I am, but I am just what I am” …
Searching for invisible of myself and making that visible, sharing it with the audience, and laughting at it together, I discovered that my personal reflections at the world could be universal and recognisable:-)
My searching resulted in solo-show Baba-Yaga. all information about this performance at Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.
I do no circus tricks, no slapstick, no traditional gags or mime-technique. Instead, I seek to be an authentic, provocative and paradoxal display of innocence and experience. I celebrate the sheer beauty of being human, being pure and honest. I ask questions rather than attempting to supply answers.
Clowns shows like this are always experimental! A clown is closely in touch with the people and that why to make a clown theatre piece like this one sometimes could be riscky. When I go on stage I depend on the willingness of the audience to enter into a relationship with me and – most importantly – with themselves. Affect and be affected, this is a principal. Whether or not the audience agree with or sympathize with the story. It is great if people watching the show personalize the story and both their and my experience of it evolve synchronously, resulting in a shared experience. But in the world there everybody wear masks for every moment of their life it could be sometimes confrontated, direct, frustrated, shoked, challenged, but sometimes awakened and transformative. I am interested in confusion as well as laughter.
I am searching collaboration with modern artists, who are working/showing/seeing world through digital media, video installations and other modern art forms to put my intention of seeking and digging out for pure humanity, which is still excising in between, inside or behind of it.

Baba Yaga
Baba Yaga
Baba Yaga
Baba Yaga
Baba Yaga
Baba Yaga
Baba Yaga
Baba Yaga
Clownin Carolina
Clownin Carolina
Clownin Carolina
Clownin Carolina
Red Line in Vienna
Red Line in Vienna
Red Line in Vienna
Red Line in Vienna
Red Line in Vienna
Red Line in Vienna

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albina matuzko

Albina Matuzko, a citizen of the Netherlands originally from Ukraine, since July 2011 lives at Sint Maarten.
I studied traditional theatre at The Kiev State Institute of Fine Arts, Ukraine; clown’s school in Amsterdam (at Michail Chechov technique ) and “Clown Through mask”, by Sue Morrison, Theatre reseach center in Toronto. My teacher and director Sue Morrison, has been teaching, directing and collaborating on Clown and Bouffon across the globe for more than 25 years. Her students are currently featured in Cirque de Soleil, Slava’s Snow Show, Blue Man Group, the Second City and on other international stages. Today, Morrison’s unique and powerful work brings together the diverse elements of Native American clowning, Clown through mask, Bouffon, Le Jeu and improvisation, ultimately creating dynamic performance spectacles.
As a clown I had participated in international clown Festivals: Klovnbuf in Ljubljana, Slovenia (2011), Clownin, Vienna, Austria (2008, 2010), Meppel, Netherlands (2010), De Pallaces, Andorra (2009), Esse Monde de Mulher Palhaça, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (2007) and in Svenborg, Denmark (2009).