“Mr Pejo`s Wandering Dolls” is a theatre company of carnival culture, masks, grotesque and buffoonery was founded in 1993 in Saint-Petersburg (Russia).
Thanks to the high leveled technique of acting and original and unique aesthetics the company has been invited to perform for the president of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, the governor of St-Petersburg Georgij Poltavchenko, the governor of Moscow Sergey Sobianin, the ex-governor of St-Petersburg Valentina Matvienko. Mr Pejo’s Wandering Dolls have played on the shows for such persons of high rank as Tony Blair, George Bush, Svetlana Medvedeva etc. The audience of the company was also Her Royal Highness Princess of Kent, Mayor of Tokyo and the Sheikh of United Arab Emirates. The theatre company participated in Festival of Russian art in Cannes (France) and also in Carnival of Venice (Italy). The company is a permanent participant of the governmental parties and palaces celebrations in Russia. By their sense of humor and high interactive acting technique the actors of Mr Pejo’s have merit a title of “President’s buffoons”.
Nevertheless, they follow their vocation for the Street theatre with its unique diversity and boundless opportunities for the growth of artistic personality and creative explorations.
“Best performance” prize for the “Mutabor” performance on the NARRENES DAGER 1st April International Street Theatre Festival in Stokke, Norway, 2007.
“Best direction” prize for the “Mutabor” performance on the “100, 1000, 1000000 of stories” International Children’s Theatre Festival in Bucharest, Romania, 2008.
“Best Performance” and “Best Actress” prize for the “Mignona” performance on the “100, 1000, 1000000 of stories” International Children’s Theatre Festival in Bucharest, Romania, 2009.
“Best plastique” prize for the “Mogota” performance on the «Baltic spectacular sight» International Theatre Festival in St Petersburg, Russia, 2010.
“Best Actress” prize for the “Mignona” performance on the National Russian theatre award «Harlequin» in St Petersburg, Russia.
“Best performance” prize for the “Decadence” performance on the International Festival “Zamojskie Lato Teatralne” in Zamosc, Poland, 2012.
Large-scale outdoor performance
Director – Anna Shishkina.
The performance goes without text (does NOT need a translation), in masks.
Duration – 50 minutes.
The genre – parade and performance in masks
The vanity of the city life is broken in by the parade of the strange white creatures. Harsh lamplighters with the alight street lamps, guileful buffoons with magic Chinese lanterns, touching white lady; pilgrim involves the public into the game of lamps and mirrors. Moving as gloaming shadows this creatures remind the gone “la BelleÉpoque”. Uncommon masks, corresponding sound track, plastic expression are the main components of the performance.
The premiere performance of “Decadence” took place in Saint-Petersburg State Hermitage.
Needs no translation.
Bright and expressive, mysterious and cryptic but always truly interactive magic parades!
Medieval comedians with bright flags, unique masks actively involving public in the process of parade.
The characters (costumes) for the parade can be different:
2. Bright Medieval characters Turandot
3. Romantic and mysterious White parade Decadence
4. Strange extraterrestrial characters Fell from the Moon
We are ready to present you an outstanding bright processions. Great amount of different masks, tricks, accessories like flags, juggle balloons etc. Our actors – animators in uncommon exclusive masks and costumes would involve the audience into the world of strange funny creatures parade.