A MOUNTAIN, A CLIFF, A VOLCANO!
A MYSTERIOUS ISLAND FULL OF DANGERS!
AND A BURIED TREASURE THAT MIGHT HOLD THE SECRET TO HAPPINESS!
ALL ON ONE STREET! ALL ON THE...
Two experienced adventurers and a total idiot set out to find the lost treasure of Tadam!
With three objects on one spot, they take you on a madcap journey—flying planes off mountains, riding rafts over waterfalls, and running from exploding volcanoes! A daring adventure through the wild, all on a city street!
Road to Tadam is a thrilling adventure, virtuosic performance, comedic romp, and a metaphor for something we're all in search of... a better life.
Written and Performed by: Anja Bezlova, Justin Durel, Alenka Marinič, Alla Abramova
Directed by: Alenka Marinič
Produced by: Globus Hystericus
Road to Tadam is a street adventure in the tradition of Indiana Jones and the Three Stooges. Devised by four performers from the USA, Ukraine, and Slovenia, the show began touring in 2013. The original trio (Alenka Marinič, Anja Bezlova, and Justin Durel) met while studying at the International School of Physical Theatre Helikos in Florence, Italy. In 2012, they began experimenting with a 1 meter by 1 meter stage, creating a short piece for the street, which was played on this limited amount of performance space. By 2013, this idea had developed into a full show, during which the 1 meter by 1 meter stage is used as more than just a stage, creating multiple objects and scenes.
Inspired by the pedagogy of Jacques Lecoq and the street theatre traditions of commedia dell'arte, they created the show Road to Tadam, a thrilling adventure and unique street theatre experience, combining styles of physical theatre, comedy, clown, and pantomime. In 2014, they invited Alla Abramova, an actress and clown from Ukraine, to join them on the Road to Tadam. Filled with simple humor and rigorous mime technique, the Road to Tadam has performed at numerous festivals in Slovenia (Ana Desetnica, Lent, Kamfest, SWISST), in Croatia (Festival Street Talks), in Montenegro (Festival International Alternative Theatre), The Netherlands (International Street Theatre Festival SPOFFIN), and Germany (Performance International Arts Fair Paderborn and Pflasterzauber), to name a few. For a detailed list of past performances, access our EVENTS page.