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Фотограф: Андрей Безукладников

Pinocchio

Director: Boris Yukhananov
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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

Maria Belyaeva
Пиноккио
Svetlana Naidyonova
Пиноккио
Alla Kazakova
Ремаркер
Vladimir Dolmatovsky
Ремаркер
Irina Savitskova
Ремаркер
Serafima Nizovskaya
Дорогая
Maria Chirkova
Ремаркер
Igor Makarov
Ремаркер
Yuriy Vasilev
Ремаркер
Uliana Lukina
Ремаркер
Oleg Bazhanov
Старичок
Yury Duvanov
Манджафокко
Igor Lysov
Манджафокко
Alexander Miloserdov
Джепетто
Darya Kolpikova
Дорогая
Diana Rakhimova
Актер труппы Манджафокко
Lyudmila Khalilullina
Дорогая
Alexandra Verkhoshanskaya
Ангел
Yekaterina Kudinskaya
Актер труппы Манджафокко
Andrei Ostrovsky
Актер труппы Манджафокко
Viktoriya Pikos
Актер труппы Манджафокко
Nikolai Trifilov
Вишня
Roman Drobot
Зритель
Maxim Derichev
Мясо
Anna Antosik
Дорогая
Anna Kapalyova
Дорогая
Dmitry Myagky
Актер труппы Манджафокко
Anton Lapenko
Иностранец
Dmitry Chebotaryov
Актер труппы Манджафокко
Pavel Kravets
Актер труппы Манджафокко
Vera Kuznetsova
Актер труппы Манджафокко
Anton Kapanin
Актер труппы Манджафокко
Anton Kostochkin
Актер труппы Манджафокко
Yevgeny Kapustin
Актер труппы Манджафокко
Anton Filipenko
Мясо
Azamat Nigmanov
Птенчик
Yekaterina Andreeva
Ангел
Yulia Abdel Fattah
Актер труппы Манджафокко
Vitaly Terekhovsky
Ангел
Vladimir Korenev
Старичок
Inna Golovina
Королева фей Титания
Irina Koreneva
Королева фей Титания
Yelena Klishchevskaya
Зритель
Leonid Zverintsev
Зритель
Lyudmila Rozanova
Зритель
Nina Firsova
Зритель
Tatyana Maist
Зритель
Tatyana Nazarova
Зритель
Tatyana Ukharova
Зритель
Alexander Sinyukov
Вишня
Anna Daukaeva
Сверч
Anna Mavlitova
Зритель
Anna Senina
Зритель
Anton Torsukov
Зритель
Yevgeny Sergeev
Зритель
Lera Gorin
Зритель
Fyodor Borisenko
Зритель
Pavel Shumsky
Зритель
Andrei Yemelyanov
Птенчик
Alyona Kakhuta
Небесный хор
Alina Gorina
Небесный хор
Yelena Byrkina
Небесный хор
Ilona Bul
Небесный хор
Maria Menshenina
Небесный хор
Tatyana Perevalova
Небесный хор
Andrei Anisimov
Ангел
Asya Belaya
Ангел
Georgy Grishchenkov
Птенчик
Dmitry Mikirtumov
Ангел
Natalia Afanasyeva
Ангел
Alisa Sviridova
Ангел
Victoria Bryzgalova
Ангел
Artyom Bogucharsky
Ангел
Alexander Panteleev
Джепетто
Yevgeny Samarin
Сверч
Boris Dergachyov
Птенчик
Olga Bynkova
Дорогая
Kirill Shirokov
Органист
Darya Zvezdina
Органист
Arina Zvereva
Чудовище
Sergei Malinin
Чудовище
Olga Rossini
Чудовище
Dmitry Matvienko
Чудовище