ZaO is a Theatrical Improvisation Studio from Moldova that specializes in the fascinating genre of metaphysical drama. The main objective of ZaO’s work is to reveal subtle aspects of the human psyche by introducing the practice of meditation and ritual into theatrical play. The company uses little to no decorations and costumes, which brings the performance as close as possible to reality – and beyond.
Actors: Alexandr Voloshin, Serghei Raulet, Vadim Eleni, Vasile Florea, Iulia Pinzari, Nata Britkova, Natalia Zdibniac, Natalia Ceban, Olga Shatova and Cristina Roabes. Director: Iulia Pinzari.
The improvisational play “I Ching: The merry secrets” is based on the famous ancient Chinese Book of Changes and examines one of the seemingly simplest yet mysterious questions: what is really happening now? What is the meaning of this moment? Can it become a turning point or a new reference mark in one’s life? The project’s creator and director Elena Kushnir and the actors of ZaO are convinced that the meaning should be explored together with the audience and found in joy and love.