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NOW - 21.04.2011 - 3 in 1

21. 04. 2011, 22:51 | by DEREVO
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NOW - Archive

I, Anton Adasinsky, am responsible for the news text.

Everyone is hurrying me.

Here, I wrote about my dream of a tunnel.

Daniel told me to stop writing a novel in the first person, people would need some facts, where have we been, where will we be, what have we done…

Here, I wrote about where we’ve been and what’s coming up

Lena Yarovaya told me that everyone knows it anyway and that a flatfish is hiding in the sand by using vibrations.

Here, I wrote about the flatfish, although it pretends to be a maggot there.

I’m tired now.

Just read all that you want. It’s just a troubled week of April.

 


 

We were in St.P.

HARLEKIN, MEPHISTO WALTZ, the workshop (there was quite a lot of people, about sixty or so). Then there were four days of dreaming up the DROP in the OCEAN.

Then I flew back to Dresden.

I’m not getting sic easily, you know. I mean any flu, quinsy and so on. But suddenly - bamm! I woke up and realise that I don’t want to go anywhere. I don’t want to go to the theatre. Rather I want to read something by James Fenimore Cooper. And I want a thermometer. It says to me: 38°.

Two days have passed like this. To me it’s just as unusual as reading my words in the press. Unusual but wonderful.

Is this Spring? right? really, is this Spring?

 


 

In that story about the dream in a dressing-room, I first thought it unnecessary to write about the end of running in a tunnel.

Now after a week in St.P., I have decided to end the story.

I’ve got a friend (yes, you can envy me). His name is Igor Timofeev. He lives on the outskirts of St Petersburg. He has a house, a sauna and twenty-eight guitars.

This place is my cavern. When I can’t cope anymore with hearing somebody else’s heart, I can escape there,into the sauna.

Everything describable just stops there. Words and actions change their meaning or lose it completely. We speak to each other there but subjects are not known to us and they’re not suggested by us.

He had a dream.

The manner, as he told it to me, refers to the special language of the steam room.

“raised on horizon… colour of the sky changed… like it was needed there… but they’re drawing here unnatural and a big piece… I unbuttonned the shirt to meet the punch… twenty seconds are still there… first light then I close my eyes then a sound, and in the sound I understand… stand and wait and then the air blows and it’s twisted… ribbed… I see the great playful movements of an accordion which you can touch with your hands… and the eyes flying towards you and me… do you understand!? I’m flying through the nuclear explosion and to my framework… to my skeleton everything is clean understand?? washed and cleaned and inflatable eyes maybe five meters large and I must turn them somehow…”

Then I could remember the rest of my own dream. I’ve never forgotten it to be honest.

I was running and following Pieretta to the stage. It’s a long tunnel. She’s lighter and faster, I wouldn’t be able to reach her. And suddenly I was not chasing her anymore but simply running, precisely and evenly. It was the run to the stage. I kissed my shoulder while I was running there.

On the opposite wall, there was a big letter “E” and then “A”. I realised that I must remember them, for I was running towards the beginning of these words. It’s not hard. When the letters were over I could put together the words “Heat Mode”. Now I was running directly towards the red glow. It was very easy to run.

We’ve added our dreams. I can’t quite remember what has happened after it. Nastya said something about a butterfly who gives a flower a slap in the face. We reproached her with poeticizing of men’s problems. However, the picture of that night has been completed: a butterfly and the hysterical kiss of a light bulb…

 


 

Ode to a one-day fly

The worm lying in a tight cocoon
Your life goes forth unhurried
You see no spring, you’re purposeless.
You’re sure you’re resting here for ever.

It’s so delightful, so silent here.
One year or two
But suddently there’s a coolness cracking in.
Scream, you worm! death is coming
Your shield is crackling and it’s scary. Scary!
The wind has blown away the pieces of the cocoon.

Are you dead? No, alive.
So what is that?
Where’s your house? Where’s the tightness and the dryness?
And the crushing there is again like thunder!

Behind your back two wonderful wings unfolded
And you are flying, you are singing.
Your day is in the sky, exposed to the wind
And to the sun of the world

You have been thinking this is death?
But this is life.
Exactly one day long.

 


 

MEPHISTO WALTZ. Photo - Elena DolmatovaMEPHISTO WALTZ. Photo - Roman EkimovPhoto - Elena YarovayaTOTENTANZ 2011. Photo - C. Friedlander
Photo - Elena YarovayaTOTENTANZ 2011. Photo - C. FriedlanderMEPHISTO WALTZ. Photo - Elena DolmatovaMEPHISTO WALTZ. Photo - Elena Dolmatova

Text: Anton Adasinsky
Photos: Elena Yarovaya, C. Friedlander, Lena Dolmatova, Roman Ekimov
Photo Design: Elena Yarovaya

 


 

In May Anton and the Positive Band hope to finish the promised CD “Cat on Accordion”. Meanwhile you can enjoy the new video by Andrey Gladkikh to the song “All Seasons” by Andrey Sizintsev, Nikolay Gusev and Anton Adasinsky.

 

DROP in the OCEAN. 21 - 23 April 2011, Hellerau, Dresden

18. 04. 2011, 23:32 | by DEREVO
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just 2 days to go…

DEREVO: DROP in the OCEAN / TROPFEN IM OZEAN / КАПЛЯ В ОКЕАНЕ
Festspielhaus Hellerau Dresden
21 – 23 April 2011, 20.00

DROP IN THE OCEAN Premiere!

Stage design, costumes, production: DEREVO
Director: Anton Adasinsky
Composer, musical director: Nikolai Gusev
Sound design: Daniel Williams
Light design: Igor Fomin

DEREVO with Elena Yarovaya, Anton Adasinsky, Alexey Merkushev and Oleg Zhukovsky and guests from St. Petersburg – Nikolay Gusev (keyboards), Igor Timofeev (perc., guit), as well as dancers Tatyana Belousova, Nadezhda Lanskaya, Anastasia Ponomareva, Aleksey Lanskoy.

Project manager: Isolde Matkey
Costumes: Anne Frumson
Props: Andrej Bobylew
Assistants: Elena Dolmatova, Ekaterina Lobanova

Technical director: Kai Kaden
Production supervisor: Andreas Lorenz
Light: Falk Dittrich
Stage manager: Steffen Köhler
Sound: Helge Petzold, Sandro Schwertner
Stage: Peter Tirpitz, Welko Dimitrow

The new production by DEREVO is dedicated to the modern russian folklore and at the same time it’s a nostalgic contribution to the 50th Anniversary of the first space flight of human, as well as to the 50th Anniversary of the city partnership between St. Petersburg and Dresden.

The hero of the journey to the collective past is Petrovich. He could never forget his dreams, in his grey backyard he still tinkers a rocket which will once take him to the outer space…

Host organization: HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts Dresden.

The premiere has been supported by the Culture Foundation of the Free State of Saxony

Tickets Online - Dresden / St. Petersburg / Dresden

16. 02. 2011, 00:17 | by DEREVO
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With +10 °C in Dresden just a couple of days ago and with -24 °C in St. Petersburg right now we’re fearlessly looking forward to the Spring which is coming soon.

Meanwhile the tickets for our shows in both Dresden and St. Petersburg (and then Dresden again) can already by booked online.

  • TOTENTANZ 2011 in Dresden (18-19 March, Dreikönigskirche Dresden)
  • MEPHISTO WALTZ - russian premiere (22-23 March, Licedei Theatre, St. Petersburg)
  • HARLEKIN (24 March, Licedei Theatre, St. Petersburg)
  • DROP in the OCEAN - premiere (21-23 April, Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden)

Tickets for all the shows in Dresden can be booked here:
http://www.dresdenticket.de/derevo (German)

Tickets for the shows in St. Petersburg are only available from DEREVO here:
http://www.derevo.org/live/tickets (Russian)

 

DEREVO in St Petersburg, March 2011

Dresdner Totentanz 2011

 



Workshop by Tanya Khabarova, Dresden, Nov. 11-14, 2010

01. 09. 2010, 21:05 | by DEREVO
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Tanya Khabarova – founding member and dancer of DEREVO – will hold a dance theatre workshop in Dresden in the course of the 28th International Pantomime Festival from 11 to 14 November, 2010. The workshop is based on metaphysical insights of DEREVO`s school of movement.

Theme: Stained Glass Window
Dates: November 11 -14, 2010

Contributors:
Tanya Khabarova - Conception, Choreography und Staging
Frieder Zimmermann - Composition, Sound
Falk Dittrich – Light Design

All details and application form can be found here »


Tanya Khabarova

WEISSE FESTUNG 2010 (White Fortress) - Final Video

18. 07. 2010, 23:02 | by DEREVO
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In June the WEISSE FESTUNG (WHITE FORTRESS) happened at the beautiful pond in the historical city centre in Dresden. After the last year’s success they asked us to repeat the open-air action. It was far too easy to persuade us in this case.

On and In the Water:

Anton Adasinsky, Lena Yarovaya, Pavel Semchenko (AKHE), Andrey Sizintsev (AKHE), Alisa Oleynik, Maxim Kuznetsov, Lidiya Makeeva, Lidiya Kopina, Tatyana Belousova, Valentin Tzin, Alexey Lanskoy, Nastya Ponomareva

The crew

Daniel Williams - Sound, Steffen Köhler - Technical direction, Falk Dittrich - Light, Igor Fomin - Light for floating objects, Isolde Matkey - Management, and many assistants - everything that wouldn’t be possible without them

Film by Andrey Gladkikh

See also WEISSE FESTUNG Day by Day »


The Fight of the Harlekin… Day by Day / DEREVO backstage - new film project

24. 06. 2010, 22:30 | by DEREVO
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This is a first video from the future film project about DEREVO Backstage.

Here we rehearse the open-air project “The Fight Of The Harlekin With His Own Shadow In Search Of The Barrel of Wine And The Eternal Life” to be performed on 27 June and 9 - 11 July 2010 in the courtyard of the late gothic castle Albrechtsburg in Meissen, Germany.

More info about the Albrechtsburg castle (German) »

Tickets online »

 

Camera & cut: Andrey Gladkikh
Participants: DEREVO

 

WHITE FORTRESS 2010 in progress. Day 05

20. 06. 2010, 19:11 | by DEREVO
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WEISSE FESTUNG in progress. Day 05. Photo - Elena DolmatovaWEISSE FESTUNG in progress. Day 05. Photo - Elena DolmatovaWEISSE FESTUNG in progress. Day 05. Photo - Elena DolmatovaWEISSE FESTUNG in progress. Day 05. Photo - Elena DolmatovaWEISSE FESTUNG in progress. Day 05. Photo - Elena DolmatovaWEISSE FESTUNG in progress. Day 05. Photo - Elena Dolmatova

Photo - Elena Dolmatova

Click here to see all days »

 

WHITE FORTRESS 2010 in progress. Day 04

16. 06. 2010, 17:55 | by DEREVO
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WEISSE FESTUNG in progress. Day 04. Photo - Elena DolmatovaWEISSE FESTUNG in progress. Day 04. Photo - Anton AdasinskyWEISSE FESTUNG in progress. Day 04. Photo - Elena DolmatovaWEISSE FESTUNG in progress. Day 04. Photo - Anton AdasinskyWEISSE FESTUNG in progress. Day 04. Photo - Elena Dolmatova

Photo - Elena Dolmatova, Anton Adasinsky

Click here to see all days »

 

WHITE FORTRESS 2010 in progress. Day 03

15. 06. 2010, 18:35 | by DEREVO
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WEISSE FESTUNG. Day 03. Photo - Elena DolmatovaWEISSE FESTUNG. Day 03. Photo - Elena DolmatovaWEISSE FESTUNG. Day 03. Photo - Elena DolmatovaWEISSE FESTUNG. Day 03. Photo - Elena DolmatovaWEISSE FESTUNG. Day 03. Photo - Elena Dolmatova

Photo - Elena Dolmatova

Click here to see all days »

 

WHITE FORTRESS 2010 in progress. Day 02

14. 06. 2010, 21:03 | by DEREVO
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WEISSE FESTUNG. Day 02. Photo - Elena DolmatovaWEISSE FESTUNG. Day 02. Photo - Elena DolmatovaWEISSE FESTUNG. Day 02. Photo - Elena DolmatovaWEISSE FESTUNG. Day 02. Photo - Elena DolmatovaWEISSE FESTUNG. Day 02. Photo - Elena Dolmatova

Photo - Elena Dolmatova

Click here to see all days »

WHITE FORTRESS 2010 in progress. Day 01

13. 06. 2010, 13:40 | by DEREVO
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We are working on the WHITE FORTRESS project again. At the beautiful pond in the historical city centre in Dresden. After the last year’s success they asked us to repeat the open-air action. It was far too easy to persuade us in this case.

Usually the work on a show is a process closed for the public. But the weather and the mood are too good to keep anything secret.

In the next days we will share some impressions with you here.

On and In the Water:

  • Anton Adasinsky
  • Lena Yarovaya
  • Pavel Semchenko (AKHE)
  • Andrey Sizintsev (AKHE)
  • Alisa Oleynik
  • Maxim Kuznetsov
  • Lidiya Makeeva
  • Lidiya Kopina
  • Tatyana Belousova
  • Valentin Tzin
  • Alexey Lanskoy
  • Nastya Ponomareva

The crew

  • Daniel Williams: Sound
  • Steffen Köhler: Technical direction
  • Falk Dittrich: Light
  • Igor Fomin: Light for floating objects
  • Isolde Matkey: Management
  • and many assistants: everything that wouldn’t be possible without them

 


 

So here is the Day 1.

All photos by Elena Dolmatova

WEISSE FESTUNG. Day 01. Photo - Elena DolmatovaWEISSE FESTUNG. Day 01. Photo - Elena DolmatovaWEISSE FESTUNG. Day 01. Photo - Elena DolmatovaWEISSE FESTUNG. Day 01. Photo - Elena Dolmatova

WEISSE FESTUNG 2010, 17-20 June, Dresden. More information and tickets »

WEISSE FESTUNG 2009 archive »

 

MEPHISTO WALTZ in Hellerau & in the Meta Theatre of Mihail Chemiakin

26. 04. 2010, 17:30 | by DEREVO
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MEPHISTO WALTZ will be the new performance by DEREVO. First previews are available to the public during the open rehearsal in the Festspielhaus Hellerau in Dresden and the appearance in the Mihail Chemiakin’s Meta-Theatre at his house in France.

See tour plan for exact dates »

MEPHISTO WALTZ - preview

NATURE MORTE project. Glasgow - Dresden. Video

08. 12. 2009, 00:40 | by DEREVO

GLASGOW: The Arches / Conflux / DEREVO / AKHE

10 – 14 November 2009

Camera & cut: Andrey Gladkih


DRESDEN: The Arches / Conflux / DEREVO

20 & 21 November 2009

Camera & cut: Andrey Gladkih

WHITE FORTRESS report & video available

24. 10. 2009, 15:40 | by DEREVO
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It’s nice to remember the June at the end of October. However it was rather cold too…

The report about an open-air project WHITE FORTRESS (WEISSE FESTUNG) in the historical centre of Dresden in June 2009 you will find here ».

Following many requests we’re now looking for a possibility to repeat the open-air action at Zwinger in Dresden next year. This time using thermal waterproof garments… (just kidding…)


Camera & cut: Andrey Gladkikh
Music: Daniel Williams

see this video in a bigger size »

 

 

 


WHITE FORTRESS - first video available

16. 06. 2009, 20:16 | by DEREVO
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…The White Fortress project in Dresden is over.

Now Anton Adasinsky (DEREVO) and Pavel Semchenko (AKHE) are on the way to France. There they will work on the new film “Signature” (working title), a joint project of Mikhail Chemiakin, Slava Polunin and Anton Adasinsky.

Meanwhile you can watch the very first video of the White Fortress:

Camera & cut: Andrey Gladkih
Music: Daniel Williams