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Quad Loop: A Play on the 2022 Winter Olympics & the Kamila Valieva Doping Scandal
Sat 20 July 202420 Jul 2024 
07:0008:30 PM
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Pushkin House is excited to present the UK premiere of Quad Loop: A Play on the 2022 Winter Olympics & the Kamila Valieva Doping Scandal, written and directed by Inge-Vera Lipsius.

Thu 18 – Sat 20 July, 19:00

“When you see her – do you forget?
/ Yes. I forget.
/ I forget it all.”

Quad Loop is the first play about the highly publicised scandal surrounding Kamila Valieva at the 2022 Winter Olympics. The 15-year-old Russian figure skater was the favourite to win, until a failed doping test turned her Games upside down. This new, absurdist play delves into the role played by the media and the relationship between sport and politics, between Russia and the West. Who is to blame for the destruction of a young girl?

The text combines direct quotations, references to press articles and sports commentary, and original writing. Inge-Vera Lipsius is a young theatre maker and writer from a Dutch-American background, and Quad Loop premiered at The Merchant House in Amsterdam last year. The show stars a young cast of women actors.

The project is made possible by the AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts), the Amarte Fund, the ICAR Foundation, and voordekunst.

Performed in English.
Running time: 1 hour.

Location

5A Bloomsbury Square London WC1A 2TA

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