The origin of Teatr Novogo Fronta lies in St. Petersburg, Russia, where this theatre company was established in 1993. Their early work resulted from experiments in the field of the relationship between the actor's body - the only material being used by the actor - and the space of the event. The first performance "Vremja Durak" ("The Time The Stupid" 1994) was presented on their first European tour and its theme was the fear of what the future in Russia might hold. After the tour Teatr Novogo Fronta settled in Prague, Czech Republic. In a variety of plays and performances, such as "Glazami Volka" (1995) ("Thru The Eyes Of A Wolf"), "Fabrika Liudi" (1996) ("Human Factory") and "Svincovij Tuman" (1997) ("Leaden Fog"), "Who Is Looking Here" (1999), "The Primary Symptoms of Name Loss" (1999), "Vagabond Adam Kadmon" (2000) the company has included other members or guests from the Czech Republic, Japan, Russia, Canada, Italy, Slovakia, Germany, France, Sardinia, Togo and Poland. Teatr Novogo Fronta's creativity and stage presentation is impressive both in its scale and variety, ranging from street theatre and improvized sets to exacting and directed plays on classical theatre stages. Theatre critics describe their work as "bitter dance grotesque", "devided dance", or compare their movement act to butoh. Performances of the Teatr Novogo Fronta are constructed from images which stand on the frontier between mysticism and abstraction, circus art and modern dance, where the main force is the action, improvization and tension amplified by the ridiculousness of human tragedy. The Teatr Novogo Fronta currently performs nine own plays. Since its inception, Teatr Novogo Fronta has performed dozens of performances all over the Czech Republic, in Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia and England, joined festivals in Scotland, Hungary, Bosnia, Latvia and Denmark, Poland, Holland, Belgium, France, Finland, Russia, Italy, Austria and Germany. In Feta we could see Teatr Novego Fronta in 2001. They showed, to the great delight of Polish audience, performance entitled "Vagamond Adam Kadmon".
<font color="#D2CFA8">"Fabrika Liudi" ("Human Factory")</font>
Author: Teatr Novogo Fronta
Direction: Teatr Novogo Fronta
Set design: Teatr Novogo Fronta
Music: Teatr Novogo Fronta
Costumes: Teatr Novogo Fronta
Actors: Teatr Novogo Fronta
Year of production: 1995
Duration: 70 - 80 minutes
"And instead of stars there were toads
sitting motionlessly in the sky
when the stars were drowning in slops"
"Human Factory" is a story of a boy growing up in a boardinghouse in the period of forthcoming catastrophe. Performance was created in 1995 and premiera was in Prague in 1996. But in 2002 "Human Factory" was changed. An outdoor variant of he play will be played for first time in Feta 2003.