March 27, 2014 5:06 pm

Dangerous Acts – film review

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Belarus Free Theatre is the subject of 'Dangerous Acts'

Belarus Free Theatre is the subject of 'Dangerous Acts'

Dangerous Acts is a poignant picture of eastern Europe art at home and in exile. In Madeleine Sackler’s documentary – “Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus” boasts the extended title – we watch the Belarus Free Theatre let loose its anti-totalitarian visions at live audiences in Minsk, Paris, New York and London. At home the actor-creators stage their work in a barely glorified hovel, regularly raided. Abroad they Skype messages, or even parts of shows, to homelanders. It’s a life, for some, on the run. But that’s being an artist born and raised in present-day Europe’s only political dictatorship – until the next one comes along.

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Nigel Andrews


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