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NOW - 20.09.2016 - remembering Edinburgh

20. 09. 2016, 02:52 | by DEREVO
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DEREVO in Edinburg. August 2016. Photo - Igor Fomin

A week passed - my dreams haven’t changed
Endless celebrating faces, colourful flyers on the ground, the city covered with thousands
of posters, all the shows, performances, concerts…
We’ve barely left and we want to come back again
To go out in the street and look around, proudly thinking: there’s more of us, actors, here
than of you, visitors.

We played 24 shows in 26 days

What happened:
Makhina debuted in the role of Oleg
Alexey Popov debuted as Cupid
Never sleeping, Merkushev drove his standard 5000 km
People came who saw ONCE… 20 years ago
People came who had never seen ONCE… the children of those first ones

David ran onto the stage for the first time

What didn’t happen:
Guiness beer (god knows why)
A visit to ‘Sharmanka’ (what a shame)
Any quarrels coming from exhaustion (surprising for the Fringe)

I think a hamster running in a wheel must be happy!
His road never ends.

22 – 28 September, LA DIVINA COMMEDIA with the original line up at ERARTA, St. Petersburg

24 – 28 September, 16:00 Makhina Dzhuraeva & Alexey Popov are to begin with the series of actions “MORE”. Half an hour each day.

15 & 16 October, “Mandelstam” at GOGOL Centre, Moscow. Director: Anton Adasinsky. On stage: Chulpan Khamatova, Anton Adasinsky, actors of GOGOL Centre. SOLD OUT!

 

Anton

 

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DEREVO in Edinburgh. August 2016. Photo - DEREVODEREVO in Edinburgh. August 2016. Photo - E. ImamovaDEREVO in Edinburgh. August 2016. Photo - E. Imamova

 

 

NOW - 06.08.2016 - Catching the Miracle

06. 08. 2016, 21:58 | by DEREVO
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I’ve started rehearsals of the new project dedicated to Osip Mandelstam at the Gogol Centre in Moscow.
Chulpan Khamatova ― the Soul
I ― the Chitin of a Poet
and eight of the coolest guys from Kirill Serebrennikov’s troupe. We have already worked together in “Who Is Happy In Russia”.

Made the first photo proofs for my solo work “The Well-Tempered Clavier”. My knowledge of Uber-Marionette theory will be put to a full use here.
Lena Yarovaya did 12 solo performances at the medieval fair in Dresden.

We’re going to Edinburgh! What for? I do not know. No. I know.
There, in Edinburgh, we’re at home, on the street every second person - an artist, and the bartenders are not versed in art worse than the pros from the Scotsman or Herald.
Why are we bringing ONCE… ?
It’s more complicated to answer.
Four years we’re searching for fun for our kids ― a task more and more difficult.
A serious and troubled world doesn’t do much for children.
Hard times.
And you can’t go far with cartoons from the 50s and 60s.
And I want to take them to the theatre, a fairy-tale. Splendid and rich…
And even more, I MYSELF want to go to a good film. And that takes a long time to find.

Although “good” ― it’s not the right word. Well… at least I don’t want any morals: children are smarter than adults; drinking is bad; insects are aliens (or vice versa); Galápagos giant tortoises sacrifice themselves to stop evolution…

From the first line, the first picture, the first sound, I know whether they will eat a piece of my life… or… suddenly the heart beats stronger, the sparks run around my fingers and someone’s soul embraces my face like an oxygen mask. I, after all, like everyone else, I guess, someday everything will be fine. And I have to believe that in these hidden dreams I am not alone.

“ONCE…” ― it is eternal. Like Robinson Crusoe or Gagarin, or artificial snow under the Christmas tree, like a thundering old tram, like the drumming of domino stones in the backyard.
A ray of light leaves my chest and turns to a moon. It rises to the stars and suddenly there’s a shadow! It’s me. I’m so small, crossing the moonpath on a toy comet!
And this is what I’m ready to watch forever.
During August, every day we will catch a Miracle by the ear.

Anton

Text: Anton Adasinsky
English text editor: David Kemp
Video: Andrey Gladkikh
Photos: Makhina Dzhuraeva, Elena Imamova, Igor Fomin

P.S. Such an irony: yesterday in the middle of the show the fire alarm has set off, so the audience and we too - accompanied by friendly clapping - were escorted outside. We spent a couple of relaxed minutes in the sun together with Mary Brennan.

 

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ONCE... Edinburg Fringe 2016 - Fire Alarm - Photo Elena Imamovawell tempered clavier - photo proofs. Photo - Makhina Dzhuraevawell tempered clavier - photo proofs. Photo - Makhina Dzhuraevawell tempered clavier - photo proofs. Photo - Makhina Dzhuraeva
ONCE... Edinburg Fringe 2016 - Fire Alarm. Photo - Igor Fomin

 

DEREVO’s upcoming shows

4 - 29 Aug. 2016 (exc 15 & 22 Aug.)
Edinburgh Festival Fringe

ONCE…

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22 - 28 September 2016
ERARTA Stage, St. Petersburg

LA DIVINA COMMEDIA

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NOW - 24.04.2016 - Ships of Liss

24. 04. 2016, 01:29 | by DEREVO
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Photo - Elena Yarovaya

We knew a guy we called Nesta. I don’t remember - whether it was a nickname or from a cut-down surname.
Nothing special: soft voice, always half-turned to his companion,
Always the same sweater a la mid-60’s bard,
Stout white arms.
But two things made him stand out from our bunch.
First, for example, he would ask if anyone had the book “Unhurried Pace” by Lorca, or if someone had heard the metal band “The Cheekbone” from Volgograd.
Fabrications both, one and the other, which would lie firmly memorized!
And second.
After lunch in the college canteen, we walked into the courtyard, sat on a secluded bench,
Nesta pulled up his singlet, and we could see his stomach working. On the belly were waves of digestion.
The sight was mesmerising. While we were watching it for the first time, he said - “The Ships of Liss”, forever encoding us, invoking the black and white moustache of Alexander Grin against the background of a dancing navel.

 

And the news: Anton Adasinsky will be holding auditions for his acting course at St. Petersburg Theatre Academy.

And even more news: DEREVO returns to Edinburgh Festival Fringe with the classic ‘ONCE…’ 4 to 29 August 2016 (except 15 & 22).

And from 22 to 28 September 2016 - ‘La Divina Commedia’ on ERARTA stage, St. Petersburg!

 

DEREVO School on Wheels

 

Text: Anton Adasinsky
English text editor: David Kemp
Photo: Elena Yarovaya

 

7th of February - dedicated to Dima Tylpanov - by Elena Yarovaya

08. 02. 2016, 02:24 | by DEREVO

see also / siehe auch / см. также: http://www.derevo.org/live/275

Anton Adasinsky & The Positive Band on BalconyTV

08. 10. 2014, 01:20 | by DEREVO
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with
Anton Adasinsky
Nikolay Gusev
Alexei Rakhov
Victor Vyrvich
Igor Timofeev
Veronica Golubeva
Sasha Harinova

Video and Photography : Nastasia Maslennikova, Eva Kuligina
Sound : Seva Gakkel, Mark Titov
Editing : Nastasia Maslennikova, Eva Kuligina
Production Assistant : Alexandre Senin, Olga Ogneva
Producer : Seva Gakkel

In association with 3MostA Hotel and Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art

see also: http://balconytv.com/v/positive-band-his-eyes-balconytv

 

NOW - 31.12.2013 - Hello, Gods…

31. 12. 2013, 15:53 | by DEREVO
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Hello to you, Gods!
I’m writing with a big “G”, hoping that you’re not snorting offended and that you’ll read it to the end.
Greetings to all of you!
To the sly and bearded, to the bald and invisible, to the painted and gilded, to those of clay or wood, to the unspeakable.
Did I forget someone?
Oh.. there was another one of Sun Ra descendants, born in a joint.

As I can see you’re working hard and diligently.
Wars and more wars, deaths, hunger…
And those are not wars because of princesses or fields or land.  Rather because of yourselves, my dears.

But you’ll have no success after all…
You’d better meet somewhere up in your clouds to measure your strengths or the lengths of your tongues..

And we shall keep making people happy. You cannot stop us!

I’ll outlive you!
And don’t you dare to lay the blame for the miseries of humankind on the Devil!

“The devil’s role has been greatly exaggerated”, Alexander Sokurov

I’ll outlive you, you cardboard figures…

Happy New Year, people!
Go on, do your business!
You were born to be happy!
So be happy!

Anton Adasinsky
DEREVO group

post scriptum

I’ve been asked about it many times…
But didn’t want to answer.
Now I’ll say:
While working on the Faust filmset I’ve been through many things.
Every day some “signs”, “encounters”, “visions”…

I thought I couldn’t cope with it.
However, the Old Pulteney and Morton Feldman were of great help.

Some time later the sensations subsided. But mirrors and the sound of the wind still can get on my nerves…

Therefore I’m writing in the first person.
Though in the meantime I’m not quite sure of it.

 

 

“ONCE…” final bows have been filmed on 28 Dec. 2013 at the Festspielhaus Hellerau in Dresden

Camera: Makhina Dzhuraeva
On stage: Anton Adasinsky, Elena Yarovaya, Tatyana Khabarova, Oleg Zhukovsky, Pavel Alekhin
Sound: Daniel Williams
Light: Falk Dittrich
Management: Isolde Matkey

 


 

Text: Anton Adasinsky
English text editors: Daniel Williams, David Kemp
Video: Makhina Dzhuraeva

 

World premiere in St Petersburg: “Signature” short film

29. 07. 2013, 22:46 | by DEREVO
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A protocol of the Collective Unconscious.

Mikhail Chemiakin, Slava Polunin & Anton Adasinsky in the short film “Signature” by Pavel Semchenko.

The first public screening of the film will take place in St Petersburg at the Open Cinema Festival on August 6th, 2013.

Here some stills from the film:

 

Signature. Film by Pavel Semchenko. Starring M. Chemiakin, S. Polunin, A. AdasinskySignature. Film by Pavel Semchenko. Starring M. Chemiakin, S. Polunin, A. AdasinskySignature. Film by Pavel Semchenko. Starring M. Chemiakin, S. Polunin, A. AdasinskySignature. Film by Pavel Semchenko. Starring M. Chemiakin, S. Polunin, A. Adasinsky
Signature. Film by Pavel Semchenko. Starring M. Chemiakin, S. Polunin, A. AdasinskySignature. Film by Pavel Semchenko. Starring M. Chemiakin, S. Polunin, A. AdasinskySignature. Film by Pavel Semchenko. Starring M. Chemiakin, S. Polunin, A. AdasinskySignature. Film by Pavel Semchenko. Starring M. Chemiakin, S. Polunin, A. Adasinsky
Signature. Film by Pavel Semchenko. Starring M. Chemiakin, S. Polunin, A. Adasinsky

 

Saint Petersburg and some more dates

17. 05. 2013, 22:59 | by DEREVO
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Something very special will happen at the Exhibition opening in St. Petersburg on May 29th, 2013. Mikhail Chemiakin’s personal exhibition to be presented in the Russian Museum’s Marble Palace

Anton Adasinsky & Slava Polunin will take care of the live action part at the opening.

 

Anton Adasinsky, Mikhail Chemiakin. On set for SIGNATURE, the filmAnton Adasinsky, Ivan Petrov, Slava Polunin, Mikhail Chemiakin. On set for SIGNATURE, the filmMikhail Chemiakin, Anton Adasinsky, Slava Polunin. On set for SIGNATURE, the film

 


 

On June 13 & 14 DEREVO performs “HARLEKIN” in Norway at the Porsgrunn International Theatre Festival.

On July 4 & 5 the new show previews PARADOX KASPER are running in Dresden as part of the Scheune Schaubudensommer Festival.

As soon as more appearences will be confirmed they will be available in our Tour Plan.

 

DEREVO’s December in Dresden

31. 10. 2012, 22:29 | by DEREVO
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DEREVO. Zwischen den Zeiten VII (2012)

According to the long-year December tradition DEREVO performs a series of new works and brings back some older shows at the Festspielhaus Hellerau in Dresden.


20 - 22 December 2012, 20:00

“Fifth Sun”

new performance by Anton Adasinsky & DEREVO. Stage design by Pavel Semchenko (AKHE)

An abstract tales or myths make children and scientists happy. Common people rather passionately discuss those concerning the End of the World. Like The Flood, The Fire from the Sky, The Mad Asteroid and of course The Maya Calender. The End Of the Fifth Sun is on 21.12.2012. But the premiere is on 20th of December, don’t worry.

Yes, that’s true. Everything comes in its time. To all of us.
Provided that we really do live,
That Time goes only in one direction,
And that I do understand WHAT I’m writing…

This is what I’d like to put in question.

Anton

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28 December, 20:00

“Sake, the Moon and a Horse”

Solo performance by Anton Adasinsky with unique improvisations.

„Unique, ‘cos I positively couldn’t repeat them again.“
Anton

In the first part an influence of Sake on the perception of the Moon is being examined.
It has nothing to do with a Horse.

In the second part the Moon in a state of Sake is being examined. There’s a Horse appearing in the distance.

In the third part nothing is being examined because of Sake. A Horse nears and turns out to be white.

During final applause it becomes clear that Sake is the name of a Girl.

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29 - 30 December, 20:00

HARLEKIN

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NOW - 27.07.2012 - MEPHISTO WALTZ in Edinburgh. Just one week to go

27. 07. 2012, 00:23 | by DEREVO
русский

The Scarecrow stood on the edge of the field. Replacement for his rusty tin-cans was well overdue.

The Wind stole his hat and his coat was ragged.

But joy was always coming in December .

Village children used to make a Snowman right next to the Scarecrow. Right like Snowmen should be: with a tin bucket on his head and a carrot as his nose. The sleeve of the Scarecrow’s coat was then tied to the Snowman’s twig paw and with a happy squeals children were aiming their snowballs at the pair of figures. Maybe children wanted to separate them again.

The Scarecrow was smiling though. Yes, truly. He was smiling.

And then April came on tiptoes and took the Snowman away. Just a twig remained tied to the Scarecrow’s sleeve.

But it’s alright. December will come again. Not quite soon but it will. I can wait.

I can wait.

 

MEPHISTO WALTZ @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012

 

Hello everybody!

In just one week DEREVO starts the new series of shows, where?
Yes, of course in Edinburgh. For the eighth time.

Probably there’s no need anymore. We’ve got all the main prizes. Everyone knows us here, except maybe the first wife of the Mayor, ‘cos she lives on Malta.

But the year without the Fringe seems to be incomplete. The Fringe is a running track in time. Backwards. Back to the honest days.

The show’s temper can be hardened by this. Harden, let down, bend and forge again, cling-clang… in our aprons, merrily…

Yes, there’s a risk that the „horseshoe“ of the show breaks. It may happen. That’s why it’s the Fringe.

MEPHISTO WALTZ becomes a joyous performance. I still couldn’t write a proper description text for it. I tried. I know I can do it. But it just doesn’t need any texts.

Anton.

 

 

NOW - 19.06.2012 - School on Wheels Diary 2

19. 06. 2012, 23:08 | by DEREVO
русский

DEREVO has brilliantly performed MEPHISTO WALTZ last year at the OEROL.

But I was somehow uneasy. Not quite settled. Not entirely.

This is the island of DEREVO.

Every blade of grass knows us here.

But the guys didn’t go through that all yet.

They’ve got it delivered directly, the audience, the success.

MEPHISTO WALTZ is a show. Precise and ready-made body.

So now, one year later, they have to attend some other classes: the Street and the Body.

Just as we were doing it then.

In the sunlight and with no music playing back. Same costumes, same asphalt, same wind and a sand…

It just must be.

The steps of a big staircase should not be skipped.

This is a way of learning. I think about it rather often lately.

Anton

 

 

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DEREVO School on Wheels @ OEROL 2012DEREVO School on Wheels @ OEROL 2012DEREVO School on Wheels @ OEROL 2012DEREVO School on Wheels @ OEROL 2012

 

 

 

 

NOW - 16.06.2012 - School on Wheels Diary 1

16. 06. 2012, 16:23 | by DEREVO
русский

Meanwhile DEREVO School on Wheels has finished their performances at the ROBODOCK 2012 (you may remember the name from the huge project in Mannheim)…

On June 15th there’s a ten days long performances marathon on Terschelling island begins, at the OEROL festival.

A lot of things was started for DEREVO there some time ago. And a lot of things for the OEROL.

We’ll keep you up-to-date about the daily performances and improvisations.

You’ll see the dunes, the sea, the horses and the Moon and our guys among all these beautiful things…

Performers:

  • Nastya Ponomareva (Lunis)
  • Pavel Alekhin (Gleb)
  • Makhina Juraeva (Marat)
  • Anya Raicheva (Raja Ancheva)

We wish you and us were there…

 

 

DEREVO School on Wheels @ ROBODOCK 2012, Amsterdam (NL) DEREVO School on Wheels @ ROBODOCK 2012, Amsterdam (NL)

 

 

 

 

Tour-Plan Updates: St. Petersburg, Terschelling, Dresden, Edinburgh

06. 05. 2012, 12:53 | by DEREVO
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Some updates to DEREVO’s tour-plan have now been made, just like Anton ‘predicted’ in his last news.

You may find all updates on the tour-plan page here »

Finally, the schedule for the summer is settled.

DEREVO School on Wheels performs at the OEROL Festival on Terschelling island and at the Scheune Schaubudensommer Festival in Dresden.

“MEPHISTO WALTZ” to be presented as part of the Russian Season programme at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.

Can’t wait for the Summer 2012…

 

Photo by Elena Yarovaya

 

 

 

New events in St Petersburg in May 2012. Workshop by Anton Adasinsky + performance by Nastya Ponomareva

04. 05. 2012, 19:58 | by DEREVO
русский

May 12, 2012, 11:00
Open workshop by Anton Adasinsky (DEREVO)
Free entry.

Centre of contemporary culture “FAKEL”, Sofiyskaya ul. 44, St Petersburg, Russia

 


 

DEREVO School presents new performance by Nastya Ponomareva:

LUNIS. One Question - May 13, 2012, 20:00
LUNIS. One Answer - May 19, 2012, 20:00

BlackBox Theatre, Kazanskaya ul. 7, St Petersburg, Russia

 

 

LUNIS. Solo performance by Nastya Ponomareva (DEREVO School)

Sokurov’s Faust comes to theatres

13. 11. 2011, 22:56 | by DEREVO
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Anton Adasinsky as Moneylender (Mephistopheles) in Faust by A. Sokurov. Photo - Jiri Hanzl. (c) Proline-FilmIn January 2012 the winner film of the 68th Venice Film Festival, Faust by Alexander Sokurov, comes to european cinemas.

Anton Adasinsky played one of the leading roles, the Moneylender (Mephistopheles). Renowned voice-over talent Santiago Ziesmer gave the character an inimitable features by dubbing the role as a native speaker in German.

On January 14th the public film screenings start in Germany, on January 19th in Austria. At the end of January 2012 the film is going to be released in Russia. St Petersburg Premiere takes place on January 26th in the Big Hall of St Petersburg Philharmonia. Moscow Premiere is set for January 28th at Barvikha Luxury Village Centre.

Meanwhile Faust has been presented as part of many different film festivals all around the globe, among them were:

  • Venice International Film Festival (Golden Lion)
  • Toronto Int’l film festival, Canada
  • Reykjavik International Film Festival, Iceland
  • Busan International Film Festival, Korea
  • FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINEMA Montreal, Canada
  • London BFI
  • Mumbai Int. Film festival, India
  • VIENNALE - Vienna International Film Festival, Austria
  • São Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil
  • AFI FEST, Los Angeles, USA
  • Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Taiwan
  • LEFF - Lisbon and Estoril Film Festival, Portugal
  • Mar del plata, Argentine
  • Kolkata Film Festival, India
  • European Film Forum Scanorama, Lithuania

Some more festivals still to feature Faust:

  • Bucharest Experimental IFF, Romania
  • Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia
  • Gijon Int. Film festival, Spain
  • International Film Festival of Kerala, India
  • Chennai International Film Festival, India

 

 

Photo - Jiri Hanzl. © Proline-Film

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