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The opera-novel Sverliytsy in the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre in Moscow
At the end of March 2016 Boris Yukhananov spoke at the Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater. Yukhananov was the first prominent director in Russia to work closely with people with Down syndrome. THEATRE publishes Yukhananov’s story about this theatrical and human experience.
By Boris Yukhananov
The Moscow Times
By Andrei Muchnik
Dark, disturbing and inventive
One of the most anticipated premieres of last season, “Psychosis” is as much an experiment as it is a theater production. The director is Alexander Zeldovich — best known for his films based on Vladimir Sorokin’s dystopian screenplays — while visuals for the backdrop were provided by AES+F, Russia’s most famous group of video artists. Based on Sarah Kane’s “4.48 Psychosis,” the play chronicles a case of clinical depression through the monologues of 19 different women. Kane’s lines are both powerful and disturbing, especially when accompanied by AES+F’s vivid imagery which oscillates between happiness and vulgarity. The production is accompanied by English subtitles.
The Electrotheatre Stanislavsky, which took an old pre-revolutionary name meaning “cinema” to its new future, opened its doors in the winter of 2015 with a light show and a composition by Dmitry Kurlyandsky that were seen/heard by all passersby on Tverskaya Street.
Автор: Андрей Мучник
"Theatrical Insomnia: The Seagull" at the Stanislavsky Electrotheater
Experimental production by 3 talented directors
This article is reposted as originally published by Tate Modern.
Considering the Russian Orthodox obsession with the spirituality of the material world, the confrontational quality of godliness, it’s not too surprising that death’n-decay’re at the core of all things underground in the Soviet Union as well as Russia. Or: In the netherworld of all things post – from Communism to Modernism to the
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