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NOW - 24.11.2010 - The moles’ tomb

24. 11. 2010, 23:05 | by DEREVO

We’re now working on MEPHISTO WALTZ.

The idea came to me during the filming of the «Faust» by A. Sokurov

The forced immobility and the total ban even for my daily excercises (to keep the character’s spirit intact) were exhausting.

Now this is a kind of dance version of the film coming up as «revenge».

Though it’s quite unclear where the scarecrow comes from. But nobody’s bewildered by that at DEREVO.

Harlekin’s life is jolly and wondrous!

We were in Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, St. Petersburg. Now we’re travelling to Serbia, then Budapest, then to…. And yes, the book about Me-Harlekin is available now. You can see it here:

It’s like a libretto or a manual.

And last but not least: my notion entitled „Motorway – the moles’ tomb“ has been approved for consideration by the Greens. By boring six cm wide holes at two meter intervals on all roads passing a wood moles can reach the surface freely. Too many of them get stuck under the asphalt only to find death!



Anna Budanova in MEPHISTO WALTZ. Photo - Anton AdasinskyTV programme filming. Photo - Elena YarovayaTatyana Khabarova in MEPHISTO WALTZ. Photo - Anton AdasinskyKhabarovsk. Photo - Elena Yarovaya
Khabarovsk. Photo - Elena YarovayaVladivostok. Photo -Elena YarovayaTatyana Khabarova in MEPHISTO WALTZ. Photo - Anton AdasinskySt. Petersburg. Photo - Elena Yarovaya



Text: Anton Adasinsky
English text editor: Daniel Williams
Photos: Anton Adasinskiy, Elena Yarovaya
Photo design: Elena Yarovaya



NOW - 3.11.2010 - October that was very special

03. 11. 2010, 11:06 | by DEREVO

It happened in some way that my arms were opened widely in October, so many things could be embraced at once.

Look on the right – there’s a book to publish,
Look on the left – there’s a CD to finish,
Go ahead – there’s a performance to create,
Think what’s behind – there’s memories to write down.

I had to put off the trousers to avoid tearing them; and the DEREVO train had to roll on three different tracks…



October 22nd: an improvisation in the Nikolayevsky Hall at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg.

Something weird is here:



Then there was a loud week (since we were laughing rather loudly) spent with the recording of the new Album by Anton and the Positive Band „Cat on Accordion“.

Something funny is here:

Nikolay Gusev & Anton Adasinsky. Photo - Nastya PonomarevaDmitry Virvich, Igor Timofeev. Photo - Nastya PonomarevaAt the recording studio. Photo - Anton AdasinskyPhoto - Nastya PonomarevaNikolay Gusev. Photo - Nastya Ponomareva
At the recording studio. Photo - Anton AdasinskyAnton in the studio. Photo - Nastya PonomarevaWorking on the Book 'Profession: Harlekin'.  Photo - Anton AdasinskyWorking on the Book 'Profession: Harlekin'.  Photo - Anton AdasinskyWorking on the Book 'Profession: Harlekin'.  Photo - Anton Adasinsky



Then the new book «Profession: Harlekin».

We won’t show you the book quite yet (it’s out on November the 4th) but from the cuttings and clippings Nastya Ponomareva could glue together a nice animation.

Here it is:



And that’s all in just 11 days!

This time I’ve spent about 20 days in St. Petersburg. This duration must be a record for my brain. Now I’m in Germany and I think about it. I think it’s not JUST some differences between the countries and people, it’s an abyss which is getting wider and deeper.

Soon we’ll not be able to understand or see each other. Hence we’ll not disturb each others’ own madness.

The live action „Cat on Accordion“ that happened in September in the courtyard of Mikhailovsky Castle in St. Petersburg requires some deeper realisation. I hope you’ll be able to see and hear what happened there soon.



Text: Anton Adasinsky
English text editor: Daniel Williams
Photo: Nastya Ponomareva, Elena Yarovaya, Anton Adasinsky
Photo design: Elena Yarovaya