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WHITE FORTRESS 2010 in progress. Day 02

14. 06. 2010, 21:03 | by DEREVO

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WHITE FORTRESS 2010 in progress. Day 01

13. 06. 2010, 13:40 | by DEREVO

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

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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

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 »


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

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

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WHITE FORTRESS - first video available

16. 06. 2009, 20:16 | by DEREVO

…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

Adventures of the Golden Egg. The Film

01. 04. 2009, 00:59 | by DEREVO

Video professional Andrey Gladkih looked at the cupboard full of video tapes. Then at the second cupboard. He drank some tequila and looked at the third one.

“Something have to be done with it”, he said.

And from millions of pixels and squares and points he chose right those amazing moments where his mouth fell open or laughter came out or his beard had to be scratched (yes the work took some notable time).

You’re now invited to watch the tangram Adventures of the Golden Egg!
Film by Andrey Gladkih. DEREVO is on screen.

Part 1. Provincial Magic / 5th Wheel, St. Petersburg

Part 2. The Empire, Sovana, Italy

Part 3. Midnight Balance, St. Petersburg

Part 4. Crossing (Totentanz), Dresden

Part 5. Wheel of Power, Mannheim

Part 6. Grauzone, Dresden

Part 7. White Garden, Dublin

Part 8. Lighhouses, Vienna / Babushka, St. Petersburg

Part 9. Windrose, Dresden

Part 10. Windrose - continued, Dresden

Part 11. OEROL, Terschelling island, Netherlands

Weisse Festung / White Fortress / Белая Крепость

05. 02. 2009, 19:09 | by DEREVO

(promo video)


Open-Air performance on and at the water

11, 12 & 13 June 2009
Zwingerteich, Dresden, 22.00

Exclusively for the Zwingerteich area (the pond at the Zwinger Palace) in the centre of Dresden DEREVO together with specially invited dancers, artists and musicians creates a magically moving night world, inspired by history, water and architecture.

WindRose project. Video

10. 06. 2008, 01:47 | by DEREVO

DEREVO & AKHE present:


May 20 - 25, Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden (DE).

14 min., 63 Mb

Camera / edit by Andrey Gladkikh

See also Text & Photos »

More info about the WINDROSE project (DE) »

WindRose - online preview

22. 05. 2008, 17:38 | by DEREVO

Festspielhaus Hellerau. Dresden. May 21 - 25, 2008:
Participants: DEREVO, AKHE and others

Camera / edit by Andrey Gladkikh

More info (DE) »

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NOW - 18.05.2008

22. 05. 2008, 00:28 | by DEREVO

10 days in April

It turned out to be possible in ten days to play “THE GOSPEL OF ANTON” in Florence, fly to St. Petersburg the same night and dance in the “Nutcracker”, meet the participants of the concert “Vsyo Khorosho!” there, go to Moscow and look at the future performance location in “WinZavod”, come back to Italy, get in the car and drive to France to Mikhail Chemiakin, to find there Slava Polunin and to discuss their participation in the “VERTICAL 2008″ project under the working title “One Sky”, then drive to Dresden and start the rigging for WindRose, then move to Berlin and fly to Kiev at the “GogolFest”, meet our entire company gathered there from three countries, dance the “Wolve’s Tango” and return to Dresden together with AKHE to start the rehearsals for “WindRose”… whew, all in ten days..

Wolve's Tango. Photo - Elena YarovayaPhoto - Elena YarovayaMikhail Chemiakin & a cat. Photo - Elena YarovayaSlava Polunin, Mikhail Chemiakin, Anton Adasinsky. Photo - Elena Yarovaya
Photo - Elena YarovayaMikhail Chemiakin. Photo - Elena YarovayaPhoto - Elena YarovayaMikhail Chemiakin, Anton Adasinsky, Slava Polunin. Photo - Elena Yarovaya
Wolve's Tango. Photo - Elena YarovayaPhoto - Elena YarovayaPhoto - Elena YarovayaWolve's Tango. Photo - Elena Yarovaya
Photo - Elena YarovayaWolve's Tango. Photo - Elena Yarovaya

Text by Anton Adasinsky
Photo by Elena Yarovaya, Jana Svyatkina, P. Datskovsky and others.
Photo design by Elena Yarovaya

See more photos of “Wolves’ Tango project” in Kiev

See also a video preview of the “WindRose”project in Hellerau, Dresden.

UPDATE: Anton Adasinsky’s workshops in Dresden - 15 & 16 Feb. 2007

20. 01. 2007, 18:18 | by DEREVO

As a part of the “TANZPLAN” project Anton Adassinsky will present the system DEREVO. In two days of intensive work he will introduce/ familiarize with and present the principles to the participants of the work from DEREVO, including: body memory, dance instinct, rhythm and dance, structure and improvisation, the deconstructing of physical and mental stereotypes, imagination and dance.

The project also features a workshops of the following artists & specialists: Jenny Coogan, Laura Graham, Dieter Heitkamp, Ingo Reulecke, Lutz Gregor, Hayo David, Markus Stockhausen, Angela Rannow

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NOW - 09.01.2007

11. 01. 2007, 19:47 | by DEREVO

NOW I eagerly await the night time.

I welcome those heavy cloud-palms which hide me from the sun, the shining eye of the cyclops-god.

There’s no anxiety or misery in my dreams. Or at least I do not actually sense any anxiety. There are deaths and flights, seas, pursuits and love.

Several times a day I try to do one of DEREVO’s exercises; sitting still on a bench with half-shut eyes, trying to remember pictures from my dreams and project them onto the reality of my daytime existence.

I’m on a ship. People. There are many of them. Running from one side of the deck to the other. The schooner is pitching. I recall the names of the ships in my dream. Caravel, Frigate, Clipper, Junk. I murmur in my sleep, “Junk, Junk”.

I jump overboard. An overgrown shore. I’m saved and checking for injuries. An agitated groin.

I’m threading my way to the shore through the wet sedge. A long and lonely life lies ahead. Happiness.

At the water’s edge there is a rubber ball rotting in the water. It’s neither big nor small. A small mark on the upper side. A little bit out of shape, but it still causes a smile. I want to kick it but I can’t. My long dress is clinging to my legs.

They call me to dinner. They call me Robert. I’m arrogant and apparently wealthy. After dinner a doctor comes. I know he’s lying when he tells me that I’ll die, but I want him to. He asks me to undress. I refuse. I can sense where the boundary lies between the silk reality of my dress and the world of the dream. There is silence in the castle.

“ROBERT’S DREAM” was premiered in Dresden. And within a week of arriving in St Petersburg we already know that we’ll change everything in it.

We were happy to receive a note from a great musician. Please find some time (there is enough of it for all of us) and listen to his music. “Rock Bottom” for instance.

Hello Anton,

Thank you for the greetings.

I do hope Robert’s Dream went well in Dresden.
Please say hello to all your company, and very best wishes for the New Year.
I’m so glad your work has been so well received.

Good Luck,
Robert (Wyatt)

Alisa. SelfportraitAnton. An Eye. Photo - Elena YarovayaDressing room after the premiereGa, Di, Anton. Photo - Carola  FritzsheGa. One Eye. Photo - Elena YarovayaNosferatu. Photo - ShtykRehearsal. A BreakSelfportrait. Photo - Elena YarovayaA Stone. Photo - Elena YarovayaTram No. 8

Original text by Anton Adasinsky
English text editor: Julius Green
Photo by Elena Yarovaya, Carola Fritzshe, Alisa, Shtyk
Photo design by Elena Yarovaya

See photos of “ROBERT’S DREAM” »»

NOW - 25.12.2006

25. 12. 2006, 22:50 | by DEREVO

NOWVery simple and very good news.

DEREVO rehearses a new work, “ROBERT’S DREAM” - and it’s very good. The New Year is coming soon, and it’s very good too.

It’s good that the Winter is not here yet. But it will come, believe in it. It will be good as well. The crazy crowd in the stores, and the punch, and Christmas trees on the streets, and the colourful lights, and the shining punks, and the cheerful handicapped persons, and nobody buying any newspapers.

I’m used to the fact that lots of things are unchangeable and that the tears of change do turn me on.

There’s only place for one at the top of the mountain. It is very lonely and windy there.

You always want to meet everyone but then you remember that you did not call the most important one, simply forgot, while he or she maybe wasn’t so far away. You don’t like to come across friends in queues. No, wrong. The other way round. There is a reason to open your eyes wide and wish lots of happiness… Oh Lord, why not on every single day and not to everyone?

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English text editor: Jennifer Williams
Photo & color grading: Elena Iarovaia

NOW - 15.11.2006

16. 11. 2006, 12:49 | by DEREVO


At the Tanzherbst Festival Anton Adasinskiy and Lena Iarovaia presented their work „X0“.

“Lena, thank you! It was light and easy”

I was smiling at the rehearsal, at the performance too. Now I remember that and smile.

Critics called this action – “A piece for Two Living Humans”.

X0. Photo - ShtyckX0. Photo - ShtyckX0. Photo - ShtyckX0. Photo - Buda
X0. Photo - ShtyckX0. Photo - BudaX0. Photo - ShtyckX0. Photo - Shtyk
X0. Photo - ShtyckGa in the Foyer. Photo - BudaX0. Photo - BudaX0. Photo - Buda

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