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NOW - 23.06.2012 - School on Wheels Diary 3

23. 06. 2012, 00:42 | by DEREVO
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Excuse me for an extremely plain depiction of the complicated theory of Agoraphobia. The subject is definitely worth a deeper contemplation. Maybe I’ll come back to it soon at some of our workshops.

From a very young age a human requires some physical limit of the world.

Something that reminds us of the prenatal closeness. Such space can be a cave, a tree hollow, a city appartment, a sleeping bag… even a canvas tent would be placed next to a tree if possible, not because of the rain or wind. It just seems to give some kind of protection.

Skipping all eight volumes of a detailed commentary on the subject I’d rather leap right to the conclusion: everyone is affected by Agoraphobia, at least with its minimal symptoms. And this is what DEREVO is quite interested for.

In case of the Terschelling island, measuring 20 by 4 km, there’s an opportunity to try out something what hardly fits the indoor training.

For instance that can be practices connected with an extended influence range of dancers on their audience, as well as some techniques of „wide-shot-like focusing of eyes“ or dynamically adjusting the dance according to the distance to a partner or an instant transition to the dance action in front of the audience and many more.

It is stated in DEREVO’s Manifest „the sky begins right from the ground“, well it’s easier said…

Once on a summer day at the Elbe, as merry and damp as I was, I shouted to Slava Guyvoronsky „Why don’t you bath?“. „I wasn’t invited“ he replied.

 

 

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Text: Anton Adasinsky
Photo by DEREVO

Dark Waters - slide film, Terschelling, 2011

02. 07. 2011, 20:34 | by DEREVO
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DEREVO - DARK WATERS

 

Photo: Anton Adasinsky
Editing: Elena Yarovaya
Music: Daniel Williams
Dancers: Elena Yarovaya, Nastya Ponomareva, Nadya Mozheiko, Alexey Lanskoy, Gleb Alekhin and others
Costumes: Anna Frumson

 

 

NOW - 25.06.2011 - DEREVO & Terschelling

25. 06. 2011, 20:53 | by DEREVO
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Venice

Back in 1989 DEREVO was performing at OEROL for the very first time!

Aaaaah! Is it really so long ago???

22 years ago this Island made a new hardly noticeable companion to world re-knowned DEREVO theatre company.

Right there in the dunes, under the sky, on the endless sands, in the roaring wind and surf, there the unique principles of DEREVO’s dance have been elaborated. And they mean the mastering of huge spaces, laconic moves, purity of senses, precision in colours of the costumes and props, live music of nature…

Our improvisations here could be just four hours long, as well as nine days and nights without break, like in the „Adventures of the Golden Egg“.

And now at the thirtieth (!) anniversary OEROL Festival, on top of the hill, in an endless wind, blowing all the waste out of your mind and body, here DEREVO performs Mephisto Waltz.

No photograph could possibly convey the power of this place…
But still… here are some photo-visions…

 

Terschelling 2011. Photo - Anna BogodistTerschelling 2011. Photo - Elena YarovayaTerschelling 2011. MEPHISTO WALTZ. Photo - Anna BogodistTerschelling 2011. MEPHISTO WALTZ. Photo - Anna BogodistTerschelling 2011. MEPHISTO WALTZ. Photo - Anna Bogodist
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Text: Anton Adasinsky
English text editor: Daniel Williams
Photos: Anna Bogodist, Elena Yarovaya
Photo design: Elena Yarovaya

 

See also one of the first online photo projects at DEREVO.org dedicated to the Island of Terschelling - Wind & Water »

The photographs from the Wind & Water are also available as a printed album DEREVO vol. 1 here »

 

Three days to go: WHITE FORTRESS 2011 in Dresden

06. 06. 2011, 06:48 | by DEREVO
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WHITE FORTRESS 2011

 

WHITE FORTRESS 2011
9 /10 /11 /12 June
Am Zwingerteich, Dresden

More info »

Tickets online (DE) »

 



«Cat on Accordeon». Concert & Action in St. Petersburg (RU)

08. 09. 2010, 23:01 | by DEREVO
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In the meantime in St. Petersburg they’re working on the concert & action “Cat on Accordeon”

September 12, 2010, 7 p.m.
Courtyard of Mikhailovsky Castle
Anton Adasinsky & DEREVO

with Positive Band, Poema Theatre, SpasiboDA Theatre,
Musical theatre of Children RADUGA, Dumb Choir, Theatre AKHE, other guests, friends, beloved ones…

More details and tickets online on this web-site (Russian) »

Photos from rehearsals by Elena Dolmatova

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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 »


NOW - 05.07.2010 - Meissen

06. 07. 2010, 09:28 | by DEREVO
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NOW - Archive

We know powerful places by experience.
But this place is powerful to such an extent that one really risks losing his head.
I’ve lost my voice for an hour; in the dressing room (actually a beer cellar) a mirror has broken. Wind has lifted the tent over the mixing console and put it five meters away. Daniel Williams said it was good so, and that the other spot will be better acoustically…
First rehearsal at the Albrechtsburg Castle in Meissen.
The Execution of Harlequin scene.
Tanya plays an executioner and lifts an axe…
Suddenly a horrible scream and two falcons are falling from the sky.
Dodging and moaning.
It’s scary.
All the tourists in the yard just run away.
Steep curve right above the ground and they’re in the sky again…
Singing and crying.
Their nestling has fallen and smashed.
The nest was at the very top of the church.
“Yes, - the castle’s manager said, - at the very top. They could really build the nest much lower.”
Then he said to us, right in the face: “The place plays with you..”
The nestling has been buried then.
We stopped the rehearsal and went to see the Goat, who guards the House of the Lonely Knight.

 

HARLEKIN (rehearsal, open-air in Meissen). Tanya, Anton, Lena.  Photo - Lena DolmatovaHARLEKIN (rehearsal, open-air in Meissen). Anna Budanova, Lidiya Kopina.  Photo - Lena DolmatovaHARLEKIN (rehearsal, open-air in Meissen). Photo - Lena DolmatovaPhoto - Elena Yarovaya
HARLEKIN (rehearsal, open-air in Meissen). Anton. Photo - Lena DolmatovaHARLEKIN (rehearsal, open-air in Meissen). A. Lanskoy, N. Ponomareva. Photo - Lena DolmatovaHARLEKIN (rehearsal, open-air in Meissen). Tanya Khabarova, Anton Adassinsky. Photo - Lena DolmatovaHARLEKIN (rehearsal, open-air in Meissen). A. Adassinsky, A. Oleynik, A. Lanskoy. Photo - Lena Dolmatova
HARLEKIN (rehearsal, open-air in Meissen). A. Lanskoy, N. Ponomareva. Photo - Lena DolmatovaHARLEKIN (rehearsal, open-air in Meissen). L. Kopina, A. Adassinsky. Photo - Lena DolmatovaAnton & The Goat. Photo - Elena Yarovaya
HARLEKIN (rehearsal, open-air in Meissen). Daniel Williams, composer. Photo - Lena DolmatovaHARLEKIN (rehearsal, open-air in Meissen). Albrechtsburg Castle in Meissen. Photo - Lena Dolmatova

Text: Anton Adasinsky
English text editor: Daniel Williams
Photo: Lena Dolmatova, Elena Yarovaya
Photo design: Elena Yarovaya

 

 

See also the video from the very first rehearsal back in Dresden »

 

 

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

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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 »

 

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 »

 

 

 


NOW - 25.09.2009 - Jesters’ Empire

25. 09. 2009, 20:00 | by DEREVO
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NOW

I allow myself one sentimental message from Prague.

Dear Lena,

my congratulations to you and all the participants of the Jester’s Empire project on the successful performance! 8000 audience, this is really big!

It was the first and I really hope the last project by DEREVO without me.

Anton the Usurer.


JESTERS’ EMPIRE

Idea and direction:

  • Elena Yarovaya

Project management, director’s assistant:

  • Isolde Matkey

Wooden Sculptures:

  • Reinhard Zapka

Dancers and other creators:

  • Alisa Oleynik
  • Eugeniya Chetvertkova
  • Elena Yarovaya
  • Maxim Kuznetsov
  • Valentin Tzin
  • Alexander Mescheryakov

Music:

  • Andrey Sizintsev
  • Daniel Williams

Light:

  • Ulf Naumann

The Smoke Master:

  • Andrey Bobylev

 

 
Alisa Oleynik, Valentin Tzin. Photo - Isolde MatkeyPhoto - Isolde MatkeyPhoto - Isolde MatkeyValentin Tzin. Photo - Elena YarovayaAlexander Mescheryakov, Alisa Oleynik, Valentin Tzin, Eugeniya Chetvertkova. Photo - Isolde Matkey
Elena Yarovaya, Maxim Kuznetsov. Photo - Isolde MatkeyAlisa Oleynik. Photo - Isolde MatkeyPhoto - Isolde MatkeyPhoto - Isolde MatkeyPhoto - Isolde MatkeyPhoto - Isolde MatkeyPhoto - Isolde MatkeyPhoto - Isolde MatkeyPhoto - Isolde Matkey
Andrey Sizintsev, Alexander Mescheryakov. Photo - Isolde MatkeyElena Yarovaya. Photo - Isolde MatkeyValentin Tzin, Elena Yarovaya. Photo - Isolde Matkey

 

 

Photo: Isolde Matkey, Elena Yarovaya
Photo design: Elena Yarovaya