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Happy New Year? / DEREVO’s petition

05. 12. 2017, 01:23 | by DEREVO

DEREVO at Hellerau. Photo - Elena Dolmatova

Happy New Year?

I’m not sure if it’s true for DEREVO right now.

Dear friends and colleagues!

It’s always a pleasure to get some presents for Christmas or New Year.

First of all you never know what’s inside!

So we got an unexpected ‘present’ as we found out from newspapers (!) three days ago (!) that our funding by the City of Dresden has been cut entirely with immediate effect and what’s even more devastating – our contract with the Cultural Centre Hellerau will not be renewed after mid 2018

Yes, it’s gonna be a long, noisy story and I don’t understand right now if it’s just politics or ‘personal factors’. Anyway, it shouldn’t be so easy to kick-out a world-famous company such as DEREVO.

I don’t quite know how to react myself but I’m sure that you, who know DEREVO and who want the work of our theatre to continue, will know what to do.

There’s little time left.

Read, decide, discuss, forward it to your friends. Sign for us, please.

Thank you!

Anton Adasinsky

And of course we’d like to invite everybody to the open air action “With No Moon” (Kein MondTag) on December 21st at 19:00 at the Festspielhaus Hellerau.

26, 27 & 28 December 2017, 20:00 – the premiere of the new show “Current Intensity” (Der Strom). Its open rehearsals have already taken place at Hellerau in September this year.

Current Intensity is a show about the River of Time, where an all-year navigation is allowed but it can’t be recommended to go on a voyage there, for no anchor will hold

And there are no harbours..

29 December 2017, 20:00 – Last Clown On Earth

30 December 2017, 17:00 – Harlekin. Come with your kids and grandmas.

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Workshop by Anton Adasinsky / DEREVO in Dresden

25. 02. 2017, 18:42 | by DEREVO

DEREVO Workshop. Photo - DEREVO Archive

Workshop “DEREVO System”

Dresden 8 & 9 April 2017

In co-operation with the European Art Centre HELLERAU / Dresden

Venue: Rehearsal Studio of the Festspielhaus Hellerau, Karl-Liebknecht-Str 56, 01109 Dresden

DEREVO System works primarily with Body, Energy and Fantasy. The Workshop comprises complex exercises: body training, psycho-physics, imagination development. There’s also working with rhythm, musical textures and the basics of various dancing techniques. Particular focus is given to the daily influence of words, memories, speech, news on creative process within physical theatre

The Workshop is aimed at participants professionally interested in Dance and Theater, as well as filmmakers, performers and musicians.

There are 20 places available for participants, who take part in all physical & dance exercises. Additionally 10 places available for listeners, suitable for teachers, students, culture managers and so on. Maximum number of all participants is 30.

Workshop agenda:

Saturday 8.4.2017 / Sunday 9.4.2017
10.00 – 13.00 Training and practical exercises
13.30 – 17.30 Theory & practical exercises

Active participants must have comfortable shoes, training clothes, socks. Please do not use any perfume on you. You may bring a notepad and pens. All electronic devices must remain switched off during the workshop. Absolutely no photo, audio or video recordings allowed.

Workshop fee:

150,-€ active participants / 50,-€ listeners
(incl. Water, Tea, Fruits)
Concession for early bookings 10%: 135,- €*/ 45,- €* if your payment arrives before 19.03.2017

Workshop fee does not include accommodation costs.

Application submission is only possible through the web-form at

You may like to use some online translation tool to ensure to fill out the form fields properly.

Should you have any questions or require any support with your on-line application please contact Ms. Isolde Matkey in Dresden:
+49 351 4057474

Applications become valid as soon as the workshop fee is arrived at DEREVO’s account and you received a confirmation by e-mail with further details about the workshop.

Closing date for applications is April 6th, 2017

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NOW - 31.12.2016 - Happy New Year!

31. 12. 2016, 16:45 | by DEREVO


DEREVO lived through 2016 surprisingly happy!
A feeling of health and an empty head
and as a consequence ― a big smile!

‘La Divina’ and ‘Reflection’ have returned
‘Wolfhound Age’ in Moscow
Filming work, travelling in India and Spain
And so much more

A lovely December in Dresden ― the premiere of a new play by DEREVO:
‘Last Clown on Earth’ by Anton Adasinsky
Premiere of the duet by Makhina Dzhuraeva and Alexey Popov ― MORE
The DEREVO action with Pavel Semchenko (AKHE) ― ‘Moonless’

Thankyou to all our friends for the wonderful vibrations
Anna Bogodist
Isolde Matkey
Igor Fomin
Grigory Shmidko
Andrey Bobylev

And to everybody else!!!



Text: Anton Adasinsky
English text editor: David Kemp
Photos: Katja Pietrusky, Roman Ekimov, Elena Yarovaya


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NOW – 17.12.2014 – War

17. 12. 2014, 23:10 | by DEREVO

In the days of rehearsing the AEROKRAFT project based on the music of Nikolay Gusev
I think about war.
I wrote text for eight scenes of the show.
I want the audience to hear the voice and listen to the words
Reading again, I decided that even without the performance these texts are of interest.
Anton Adasinsky


Photo - Chester Mueller


I love you, War
How much courage and light are in you
How precisely you cross those t’s and dot those i’s
How doubtlessly it can be decided who is bad and who is good
How clearly you draw the borders and decide on the destinies of countries
How many feelings and cries you give birth to in our hearts
How carefully you help women wait for men
How many hopes for a bright future are born with each shot and each explosion
How many heroes you give to the people
I am ready to go with you to the end of the war

I hate you, War
You’re the main thing people remember
You’re the starting point
What was before and after means nothing
You are the main thing
I hate you because you’re sitting in my head with your names and dates
With newspapers, wounds and beggars
I will not live my life happily because you will come to my door and make me suffer
I have one life, and still in this life there will be at least one war
I hate you, War, and wait for you to die

God, how cunning you are, War
I’ll never understand what you want
How many people you need to take
How many words you will say in your defense, how natural and glib they will sound
For each death, thousands of letters and arguments for each drop of blood, pages of gabble and lies from the leaders
You’re experienced, War
You’ll outlive us all, you’ll take a different name and start over again.
You’re sly and pratlling, War
You’re lying on your side and drinking a liqueur while others tell lies and make the decisions
And far away in the fields, boys in baggy uniforms play tag with your friend Death

I thank you, War
You helped me solve my problems
You persuaded me to make a choice and change my way
You took away my miseries and dried my tears
I will not have to suffer pain or aging
I am grateful to you, War
You took away my life

I’m the same as you, War
I’m full of hate and doubt
I need to shake the muscle and arms
I need to justify my lies and violence
I need to be cunning and diplomatic
I too get tired and want rest and silence
and I too am uncapable of just sitting and doing nothing
I too feed myself with blood and rumours
and I too forget why I fight

I am your father, War
You are my child, War
I’m a man, I gave you life and I named you, War
I, human
I, the one who is at war
I, the one who kills or spares
And chooses commanders and soldiers
I choose the target and the task
You’re nobody without people, War
We are at war, we the people, and you are just letters in our mouths
I am your father, War and like all fathers I want you to be the best
Grow big, War
I will lean upon your shoulder when I’m old

I can not live without you, War
Forgive me, War
If I do not praise your beauty and stature
Oh, how cool and arrogant you are
How forbidding and desirable
Your romance is in our songs and books
The only thing that remains
Where Death is majestic and just
Where Good always wins over Evil
But at some time, of course,
Evil will return
And swords must not rust
And I want to be the best to get into your ranks, War
Forgive me for not praising you every day, War
For only you will bring me away from boredom and malaise
You will give me direction and purpose
And you will make me believe that killing is possible
Finally! This is what we need you for, War
For a man to fulfil his dream, to kill another

What words I must find to make you understand how grateful we are, War!
You gave us the work of War!
We sew on buttons and cast bullets
We draw maps and brew spirits for your soldiers
We paint everything khaki and print bulletins
Aeroplanes and tanks
Cameras and boots
Condoms and sights
Vests and briefs, for summer, autumn, nighttime and underwater
Much, much work
We are millions grateful for the possibility to bring home some money and bread
Thank you! Our children will not starve
You give us all something to do
Please do not end, War
Or we’ll be unemployed
What will be left to write and talk about when you’re not there, War?
What else shall we put in our prayers, hymns and plays?

Everything is meaningless without you, War

I forget about you, War
I can’t remember, if it was true
If it was near death.
I see different things
How clouds fly by, how life’s rolling past
How children grow, who will never see a war
We were friends, War, but you were the last
You were old, War, living in memories of great battles
You’ve got no skill to fight like a coward
With lies, gold and oil.

You’re decrepit, war
I walked with you, Old Lady War
I wanted to trip you up and watch you dying
I wanted to commit the last murder in the world
To kill you, War

I thank you, War
You helped me solve my problems
You persuaded me to make a choice and change my way
You took away my miseries and dried my tears
I will not have to suffer pain or aging
I am grateful to you, War
You took away my life

You’re untidy, War
You’re not cleaning up after yourself, War
There is always garbage and leftovers
Dirty memories in the mind
Tattered photos
Destroyed buildings and old bombs
You’re not cleaning up after yourself, War, still in our heads
Shouts and farewells
Letters and smoke
You want us to remember everything
You leave your marks everywhere
Sweep the streets and the cities after you
Wash the rivers
Burn the bones and flood the cemeteries
Give the cripples back their arms and legs
Put their eyes back in their sockets
Make us, force us to forget you
You’re a magician, War
So make anyone who speaks your name, War
Cover his face with the palm of his hand and walk thus till his death

Where’s the power
That will cleanse the Earth
Of all the filth,
The cowardice and lies
Theft and murder
Cities and countries.
Where are you, power?
Be swift, time is short
For we are clever and cruel
And the world is cramped…
Wipe out all the people
No time to swift the good from the bad
Let it again be quiet and clean,
As it was in the beginning…
Maybe next time….

* From the film «Süd. Grenze» (DEREVO, 2001)


Photo - Elena YarovayaMexico. Photo - Roman DubinnikovAEROKRAFT - Promo - Photo Carola FritzschePhoto - Elena YarovayaAEROKRAFT - Collage Elena Yarovaya


Text: Anton Adasinsky
English text editor: David Kemp
Photo: Chester Mueller, Roman Dubinnikov, Elena Yarovaya, Carola Fritzsche


DEREVO’s December at Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden

AEROKRAFT. Premiere!!!

Sat 20 & Sun 21 December 2014, 21:00
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Thu 25 December 2014, 20:00
Improvisations and solo performances by young DEREVO dancers & students
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Fri 26, Sat 27 & Sun 28 December 2014, 20:00
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NOW - 15.05.2014 - INFERNAL BALL

15. 05. 2014, 01:02 | by DEREVO

For DEREVO this year: five projects
And I’ve pierced them all with a single quill.
I want to talk about the man who writes, creating, with his heart bleeding for humanity.
A cliché, obviously.
But we are DEREVO: if we do something we’ll punch you right between the eyes…
Thanks to you guys who nodded and didn’t say a word.
But it’s like falling from the sky onto bared bayonets, diving into other’s miseries, their destinies and deaths.
And though it looks rather colourful on stage, even merry… we prepare for this show in a different mood.
Thankyou to the Hungarians! When a Hungarian dance begins everything else backs far, far away…
So now I think the answer might be this: stand in a circle, join hands and go round and round dancing…
Till we fall, laughing
Somebody has been born right at this moment!


Photo - Judit HorvathPhoto - Sylvio DittrichPhoto - Judit HorvathPhoto - Posztos JanosPhoto - Sylvio Dittrich
Photo - Judit HorvathPhoto - Sylvio DittrichPhoto - Igor AnosovPhoto - Igor AnosovPhoto - Sylvio Dittrich
Photo - Igor AnosovPhoto - Sylvio DittrichPhoto - Posztos JanosPhoto - Igor AnosovPhoto - Judit Horvath
Photo - Sylvio DittrichPhoto - Judit HorvathPhoto - Judit HorvathPhoto - Posztos JanosPhoto - Judit Horvath
Photo - Judit Horvath


Text: Anton Adasinsky
English text editor: David Kemp
Photo: Judit Horvath, Igor Anosov, Sylvio Dittrich, Janos Posztos




07. 01. 2014, 23:59 | by DEREVO

It’s always a pleasure to share some good news:

In December we played the premiere shows of KASPEROL PARADOX at the Festspielhaus Hellerau.

I don’t need to introduce myself or Pavel Semchenko (AKHE) but Makhina Dzhuraeva, a DEREVO student, who delivered a truly splendid performance.

Big thanks must go to the light designer Alexey Naumov.

Music by Daniel Williams

Photo & costumes by Elena Yarovaya


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Text: Anton Adassinsky
Foto: Elena Yarovaya


DEREVO’s December in Dresden

31. 10. 2012, 22:29 | by DEREVO

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.


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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.“

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


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

18. 04. 2011, 23:32 | by DEREVO

just 2 days to go…

Festspielhaus Hellerau Dresden
21 – 23 April 2011, 20.00


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

Happy New Year from DEREVO!

31. 12. 2010, 13:49 | by DEREVO



Based on the images connected with the production MEPHISTO WALTZ in Hellerau, Dresden, in December 2010

Photos and Animation by Elena Dolmatova
Music/Sounds by Daniel Williams
Sound design by Elena Dolmatova

See also: “THANK YOU!!!” »

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 »


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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