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, 50 minutes

Nearest performances

23 July,  Saturday
19:00
26 July,  Tuesday
19:00

The premiere took place in 21 November 2019.

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.”


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Борис Юхананов, режиссер, художественный руководитель Электротеатра Станиславский: «"Пиноккио" — очень важный для меня спектакль. Связано это с тем, в первую очередь, что я представляю нового неизвестного драматурга, личность, Андрея Вишневского. Я считаю его первым подлинно новопроцессуальным драматургом, создающим развивающиеся миры и тексты. В этом суть его замечательной, на мой взгляд, драматургии, совершенно неожиданной и очень отличающейся от других современных текстов. При этом я не делаю никаких толерантных жестов по отношению к пьесе, а создаю подлинный вариант театра. Андрей как драматург участвует практически во всех репетициях.
Этот спектакль мы делаем в соавторстве с Юрием Федоровичем Хариковым, в подлинном диалоге, складывающимся прекрасно и сложно. Также над проектом работают художник по костюмам Анастасия Нефёдова, композитор Дмитрий Курляндский, хореограф Андрей Кузнецов-Вечеслов — наша команда.
Работа над "Пиноккио" идет уже давно. Мы рассмотрели множество вариантов сценографии: Юрий Федорович создал фактически целую книгу вариантов.
Это будет большой и значимый для театра проект, в котором занята почти вся труппа. В роли Пиноккио заняты две замечательные молодые актрисы: Светлана Найденова и Мария Беляева. 
"Пиноккио" — это спектакль, у которого есть черты метаоперы. Жанр спектакля — мистерия. В каком-то смысле «Пиноккио» продолжает важную для Электротеатра «сказочную линию», которую мы начали спектаклем "Синяя птица"». 

Performers

Pinocchio
Maria Belyaeva
Pinocchio
Svetlana Naidyonova
ACTOR OF THE CELESTIAL THEATRE
Alla Kazakova
ACTOR OF THE CELESTIAL THEATRE
Vladimir Dolmatovsky
ACTOR OF THE CELESTIAL THEATRE
Irina Savitskova
ACTOR OF THE CELESTIAL THEATRE
Mikhail Sokolov
ACTOR OF THE CELESTIAL THEATRE
Serafima Nizovskaya
ACTOR OF THE CELESTIAL THEATRE
Maria Chirkova
ACTOR OF THE CELESTIAL THEATRE
Andrei Yemelyanov
ACTOR OF THE CELESTIAL THEATRE
Igor Makarov
ACTOR OF THE CELESTIAL THEATRE
Uliana Lukina
GEPETTO
Alexander Miloserdov
GEPETTO
Alexander Panteleev
CHERRY
Alexander Sinyukov
CHERRY
Nikolai Trifilov
CRICK
Anna Daukaeva
CRICK
Yevgeny Samarin
BIRDIE
Azamat Nigmanov
BIRDIE
Boris Dergachyov
BIRDIE
Georgy Grishchenkov
BIRDIE
Andrei Yemelyanov
OLD MAN
Oleg Bazhanov
SWEETHEART
Anastasia Fursa
SWEETHEART
Anna Antosik
SWEETHEART
Anna Kapalyova
SWEETHEART
Darya Kolpikova
SWEETHEART
Lyudmila Myagkaya
SWEETHEART
Olga Bynkova
SWEETHEART
Serafima Nizovskaya
SWEETHEART
Yekaterina Kudinskaya
CELESTIAL CHOIR
Alyona Kakhuta
CELESTIAL CHOIR
Yelena Byrkina
CELESTIAL CHOIR
Ilona Bul
CELESTIAL CHOIR
Tatyana Perevalova
ORGANIST
Kirill Shirokov
ORGANIST
Darya Zvezdina
MONSTER
Arina Zvereva
MONSTER
Sergei Malinin
MONSTER
Olga Rossini
MONSTER
Dmitry Matvienko
MONSTER
Ilia Laptev
ANGEL
Andrei Anisimov
ANGEL
Vitaly Terekhovsky
ANGEL
Georgy Grishchenkov
ANGEL
Dmitry Mikirtumov
ANGEL
Yekaterina Andreeva
ANGEL
Natalia Afanasyeva
ANGEL
Alexandra Polonick
ANGEL
Alisa Sviridova
ANGEL
Artyom Bogucharsky
ANGEL
Raisa Doschanova
ANGEL
Anastasia Kazantseva
ANGEL
Anastasia Shelepova
ANGEL
Pavel Maximenko

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The Old Man was played by Vladimir Korenev until January 2021

Celestial choir: Maria Denkova, Alexandra Yevdokunina

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