The Tao Gardener
The impersonal Tao (in the classical translation - Dao) is embodied in the form of a simple gardener who occasionally visits his small vegetable garden. The Tao Gardener is an installation that transpires in the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre foyer, and transforms into a micro-performance. The action lasts for five to seven minutes, after which Tao continues his Way and ascends to his Heavenly abode. Each micro-performance (there are 21 of them) is dedicated to one chapter of the ancient philosophical treatise.
The journey of Tao will run throughout the entire season, and you can monitor the exact dates and times of the descent of Tao (and the beginning of the performance) with a wall calendar that is located near the installation, as well as on the theatre's website.
Translated by Konissi Masutaro
Composed by Alina Petrova
Costumes designed by Anna Smirnova
Lighting designed by Artur Alenko
Tao calendar designed by Anastasia Kuleshova
Installations developed by Maria Menshenina and Anastasia Kuleshova
TAO — Yulia Kapanina
LAO — Alina Petrova