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Time and me

31. 12. 2018, 17:03 | by DEREVO

DEREVO poster by GiperPuper (СВОИ Group)

My third congratulating message for The New Year!

I have felt many different things during my stage practice, but this letter I am writing with heartbeats and with a long forgotten feeling of a childish joy. As if with every letter I uncovered the engine of “Breguet14” and built a bonfire under the bonnet. The morning is sparkling and the sky is awaiting!

DEREVO company performed for the first time in 1988 in Leningrad. Elena Yarovaya, Tanya Khabarova, Dima Tyulpanov, Alexey Merkushev and me. How and why did we meet — nobody of us could ever explain.

I was 29 years old.

Half of my life I have spent on stage performing in front of people.
But there is one life. And one World.
18th November 2018, in Dresden, I have stepped on stage as an actor and director of DEREVO company for the last time. From 2019 onwards, DEREVO will function as a “production company”, “DEREVO presents”. I will help actors to create new shows and when possible, present them on stages of the world

Thirty years of a long road. An astonishing, happy, unpredictable one.

Thirty years of living a Fairytale.

The name DEREVO should stay in this untouchable and unreachable fairytale.

What’s next? Don’t know yet. Freedom, smile… Performances? Cinema? Guitar? Photography? Directing? A book?..

Let’s see. However, it will be no longer DEREVO, but me – Anton Adasinskiy – with everything that I would still like to transmit to people. And with everyone who feels passionate towards both worlds and despises laziness.

And a school. I will apply my all efforts to found my own school. People, who are interested in the principles of DEREVO’s work, must receive the knowledge at first hand. And not let it drop.

I don’t hide myself behind the waterfall pressing my body against a wet rock. I am nearby.

About four hundred people worked and performed with me during these wonderful years. A low bow to all of them!

Of course, I would be unspeakably glad if six well-fit, bald recruits would knock on my eyes and would want to dance “Islands” or “Ketzal” or “La Divina Commedia”. Sure! Let’s do it!

And once again, I would see on stage the same splashes of body quality, cleanness and an uncompromising attitude of artistic intentions as it was in DEREVO.

And now, I wish to all creators, during this time of troubles, to have wonderful shows with fine Romanticism! And Light, Music, Sincerity. And endless faith in the fact that You are making this World better.

Go practice!

Anton Adasinskiy
29th December 2018.
Dresden. Sunrise.

Previous congratulations to the New Year from Anton you’ll find on his Instagram or on DEREVO’s Facebook

NOW - 28.08.2013 - Future

28. 08. 2013, 18:28 | by DEREVO

I never cared about the future:
When I leave I’ll take the whole world with me.
On my way to heaven I’ll drink a cup of tea and I’ll stop the war.

But now it’s different.
Children were born and their solitude will remain when Lena and I are gone.
I never asked my Mom: ‘Why did you bring me into the world?’
And they wouldn’t ask either.
They’re great and happy like any children.

So what can I, you, we do for them?
Nothing, actually.
Just remove all the everyday trash from our lives.
Just race with them on all fours, just listen to their laughter and their crying.
And just be ready to tear to pieces anyone who would want to hurt them.
These are the fangs that I’m talking about.
Don’t wait for someone to bring help or change: that’s inside you, inside us.
Clench your fists, learn to do it, even if it never was needed before.
Fight for the happiness of your children, for our own happiness that we already fucked up.
Get into your coffin without a snotty nose full of self-pity but with a satisfied feeling of tiredness: the job has been done well!

Slava Polunin. St. Petersburg. Photo - Yulia BunakovaElena Yarovaya. St. Petersburg. Photo - Yulia BunakovaSlava Polunin. St. Petersburg. Photo - Yulia BunakovaDavid & Arthur Adasinsky. Photo - Elena Yarovaya

Slava, this is to you:
We’ll do whatever we can to help you win the Trickster-Circus over to your side.
Just to hear the children’s voices again:
– Dad, let’s go to the circus!



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


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