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The Blue Bird. Requiem
Journey

Part I of the trilogy
Director: Boris Yukhananov
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Duration: 3 hours 40 minutes with 2 intermissions

The premiere took place in 25 February 2015.

A play by Maurice Maeterlinck
Based on memoirs of Aleftina Konstantinova, Vladimir Korenev

This grand, sweeping production of Maurice Maeterlinck's tale by Boris Yukhananov is intertwined with the personal memories of veteran actors of the Stanislavsky Drama Theatre – Aleftina Konstantinova and Vladimir Korenev, who play the roles of Tyltyl and Mytyl.
The extravaganza plays out over three evenings containing eight separate acts, each of which is an independent performance. Boris Yukhananov comments: “Often a person's individual fate becomes associated with a fairy tale. And there is something in a fairy tale, no matter how it is done – in the style of English absurdity and nonsense culture on which Lewis Carroll's thinking is built, or Maeterlinck's clear, enlightened thought process, with its absolute sense of European mysticism. A fairy tale is a wonderful mirror, imbued with the deepest motifs. It can reflect theatre and its destiny as they truly are.”

In Part One Tyltyl and Mityl set out on their quest. Vladimir Korenev and Aleftina Konstantinova recall their childhood during the war, their parents, the making of the legendary film Amphibian Man, and their colleagues at the old Stanislavsky Theatre.

The Blue Bird. Night
The Blue Bird. Bliss

In Russian with English supertitles.

Performers

TYLTYL
Anton Torsukov
TYLTYL
Mikhail Sokolov
MYTYL
Aleftina Konstantinova
MYTYL
Anna Mavlitova
MYTYL
Margarita Movsesyan
GUTIERRE
Anastasia Ksenofontova
GUTIERRE
Anastasia Fursa
GRANDMA TYL
Anna Mavlitova
GRANDMA TYL
Margarita Movsesyan
GRANDPA TYL
Anton Torsukov
GRANDPA TYL
Mikhail Sokolov
GRANDPA TYL
Grigory Nekrasov
GREAT JOY, PENGUIN, WHISPERING HANDWRITING, THRUSH
Alyona Kakhuta
GREAT JOY, PENGUIN, WHISPERING HANDWRITING, THRUSH
Ilona Bul
GREAT JOY, PENGUIN, WHISPERING HANDWRITING, THRUSH
Tatyana Perevalova
GREAT JOY, PENGUIN, WHISPERING HANDWRITING, THRUSH
Yekaterina Kudinskaya
GREAT JOY, PENGUIN, WHISPERING HANDWRITING, THRUSH
Daria Pashkova
RAVEN
Alexander Miloserdov
RAVEN
Alexander Sinyukov
RAVEN
Anton Kostochkin
RAVEN
Boris Dergachyov
RAVEN
Diana Rakhimova
RAVEN
Dmitry Myagky
RAVEN
Yevgeny Samarin
RAVEN
Oleg Bazhanov
RAVEN
Fyodor Borisenko
RAVEN
Kirill Turutin
RAVEN
Grigory Nekrasov
SOUL OF LIGHT
Tatyana Maist
FATHER
Yevgeny Sergeev
MOTHER
Inna Golovina
MOTHER
Olga Bynkova
BEARDED PENGUIN
Alexander Panteleev
SNOW QUEEN, LITTLE ANYA
Anna Mavlitova
SNOW QUEEN, LITTLE ANYA
Margarita Movsesyan
CLOWN, AUNT VERA
Diana Rakhimova
TOY SOLDIER
Azamat Nigmanov
TOY SOLDIER
Anton Kapanin
TOY SOLDIER
Anton Torsukov
TOY SOLDIER
Mikhail Sokolov
TOY SOLDIER
Pavel Maximenko
TOY SOLDIER
Kirill Turutin
LITTLE HOUSE
Fyodor Borisenko
LITTLE BIRD
Georgy Grishchenkov
GRANDMA
Lyudmila Lushina
GRANDMA
Nina Firsova
SINGING PENGUIN
Alyona Kakhuta
SINGING PENGUIN
Anton Kostochkin
SINGING PENGUIN
Boris Dergachyov
SINGING PENGUIN
Vladimir Dolmatovsky
SINGING PENGUIN
Ilona Bul
SINGING PENGUIN
Fyodor Borisenko
PILOT
Andrei Anisimov
PILOT
Vitaly Terekhovsky
PILOT
Georgy Grishchenkov
PILOT
Dmitry Mikirtumov
PILOT
Artyom Bogucharsky
STEWARDESS
Asya Belaya
STEWARDESS
Yekaterina Andreeva
STEWARDESS
Natalia Afanasyeva
STEWARDESS
Alisa Sviridova
STEWARDESS
Victoria Bryzgalova
SAILOR
Andrei Anisimov
SAILOR
Vitaly Terekhovsky
SAILOR
Georgy Grishchenkov
SAILOR
Dmitry Mikirtumov
TATYANA LARINA
Inna Golovina
TATYANA LARINA
Olga Bynkova
FAIRY
Lyudmila Lushina
HOURS
Andrei Anisimov
HOURS
Asya Belaya
HOURS
Vitaly Terekhovsky
HOURS
Georgy Grishchenkov
HOURS
Dmitry Mikirtumov
HOURS
Yekaterina Andreeva
HOURS
Natalia Afanasyeva
HOURS
Alisa Sviridova
HOURS
Victoria Bryzgalova
HOURS
Artyom Bogucharsky
FIRE
Dmitry Chebotaryov
FIRE
Fyodor Borisenko
BREAD
Boris Dergachyov
BREAD
Maxim Derichev
DOG
Dmitry Chebotaryov
CAT
Irina Koreneva
WATER
Anastasia Ksenofontova
WATER
Anastasia Fursa
MILK
Anna Antosik
MILK
Darya Kolpikova
SUGAR
Vladimir Dolmatovsky
SUGAR
Lera Gorin
TARKOVSKY
Diana Rakhimova
FELLINI
Anna Mavlitova
FELLINI
Margarita Movsesyan
GRAVE DIGGER
Alexander Miloserdov
GRAVE DIGGER
Alexander Sinyukov
GRAVE DIGGER
Anton Kostochkin
NAPOLEON
Boris Dergachyov
Демон
Dmitry Mikirtumov
Безухий чиновник
Dmitry Myagky
Безносый чиновник
Andrei Anisimov
Игумен Пафнутий, горловое пение
Alexander Belousov
Шаманы
Andrei Anisimov
Шаманы
Vitaly Terekhovsky
Шаманы
Georgy Grishchenkov
Физкультурницы
Asya Belaya
Физкультурницы
Yekaterina Andreeva
Физкультурницы
Natalia Afanasyeva
Физкультурницы
Olga Zhuravlyova
Церковь
Asya Belaya
Церковь
Natalia Afanasyeva
Церковь
Alisa Sviridova
Церковь
Raisa Doschanova

And also

Airport employees: S.Babkin, A.Bachyova/K. Minochkina, V. Latyshev, V. Marenkov, I. Nikitin, A. Ryabov, P. Slichenko, K. Starostina, K. Churin, and T. Chuiko

Stewardesses & Gymnasts: P. Rozhanskaya and A. Shelepova

Musicians: double bass, D. Khramtsov; guitar, V. Maslov; drums, Y. Posypanov

Clock: P. Rozhanskaya and A. Shelepova

Fairy Page: K. Smirnov

Sphere: P. Rozhanskaya

Musicians: V. Gorlinsky (vodafone, double bass), S. Yelina (vodafone, drums), K. Shirokov (vodafone, guitar)

Sound design: Andrei Guryanov
Chinese language teacher: Lee Sin
Instructors Tai Chi: Nikolai Dmitrov, Ilya Kozin
​Japanese Noh choreography: Viktor Nizhelskoi

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