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Сцена из спектакля «Пиноккио. Лес», режиссер Борис Юхананов. Фотограф: Андрей Безукладников

Pinocchio
Forest

Director: Boris YukhananovWatch the trailer
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Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Nearest performances

19 January,  Tuesday
19:00
22 January,  Friday
19:00
26 January,  Tuesday
19:00

Boris Yukhananov's production of Pinocchio continues the mythological, fairy-tale line of works begun in his productions of The Blue Bird and Drillalians. At the heart of the mystery is Carlo Collodi's fairy tale The Adventures of Pinocchio, which the project authors have transformed into "Pino-mythology." 

The theatre's entire troupe is engaged in the project, the main role of which – Pinocchio undergoing metamorphosis – is performed by two young actresses, Maria Belyaeva and Svetlana Naidyonova. The hero's multiple nature offers a unique interpretation of a twin myth. Pinocchio is surrounded by commentators – both a dramatic and an active chorus that, so to speak, siphon the text through themselves. The Electrotheatre's chorus and the dancers also perform. This all comes together in a large, working space.

An important aspect of the Pinocchio. Theatre segment is the commedia dell' arte, which redefines the dell' arte tradition that is associated with Meyerhold and Vakhtangov in Russian history. Dell' arte is actually a crude style, based on the limitless freedom that a man has in engaging society's underbelly, and on very clear, simple desires. At the same time, paradoxically, this is what is left us of the ancient mysterial theatre, from the Eleusinian mysteries. Specially for this purpose, over the course of a year, the company's young members trained under Alessio Nardin, a guest master from Italy, who received his expertise from the hands of Ferrusi Soleri. Masks for these characters were made in Venice.

Pinocchio is the space of a life-affirming street theatre, but also a temple of Pinomythology that stands on this street.

Boris Yukhananov: “Each performance takes for itself a name or aspect; and once again seeks its place in cultural history or context. In this sense, Pinocchio, of course, exists on the fringes, on one hand continuing our series of fairy tales (The Blue Bird and Drillalians), on the other hand, engaging literally with all known fairy tales, while doing something unexpected with them. In principle, new-processual art offers theatre a new territory - one in which one can create one's own myth. A place where you can create your own world. Where you can watch other people do it. It is a world that is not separate from reality, but does not obey it. In this new territory, we embark on a journey that takes us out of the world, as it keeps us with it. We move to another universe filled with both fantastic and real things.”


Performers

Пиноккио
Maria Belyaeva
Пиноккио
Svetlana Naidyonova
Ремаркер
Irina Savitskova
Ремаркер
Alla Kazakova
Ремаркер
Vladimir Dolmatovsky
Ремаркер
Serafima Nizovskaya
Ремаркер
Igor Makarov
Ремаркер
Yuriy Vasilev
Ремаркер
Uliana Lukina
Ремаркер
Maria Chirkova
Джепетто
Alexander Panteleev
Джепетто
Alexander Miloserdov
Вишня
Nikolai Trifilov
Вишня
Alexander Sinyukov
Сверч
Yevgeny Samarin
Сверч
Oleg Bazhanov
Сверч
Anna Daukaeva
Птенчик
Georgy Grishchenkov
Птенчик
Azamat Nigmanov
Птенчик
Boris Dergachyov
Птенчик
Andrei Yemelyanov
Старичок
Vladimir Korenev
Старичок
Oleg Bazhanov
Дорогая
Anna Kapalyova
Дорогая
Darya Kolpikova
Дорогая
Lyudmila Khalilullina
Дорогая
Anna Antosik
Дорогая
Olga Bynkova
Дорогая
Serafima Nizovskaya
Небесный хор
Ilona Bul
Небесный хор
Yelena Byrkina
Небесный хор
Alina Gorina
Небесный хор
Alyona Kakhuta
Небесный хор
Maria Menshenina
Небесный хор
Tatyana Perevalova
Органист
Kirill Shirokov
Органист
Darya Zvezdina
Чудовище
Arina Zvereva
Чудовище
Olga Rossini
Чудовище
Sergei Malinin
Чудовище
Dmitry Matvienko
Ангел
Natalia Afanasyeva
Ангел
Andrei Anisimov
Ангел
Yekaterina Andreeva
Ангел
Artyom Bogucharsky
Ангел
Victoria Bryzgalova
Ангел
Alexandra Verkhoshanskaya
Ангел
Dmitry Mikirtumov
Ангел
Alisa Sviridova
Ангел
Vitaly Terekhovsky
Ангел
Asya Belaya

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