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Anton Adasinsky’s workshop in St. Petersburg, 23-24.5.2017 (only in Russian)

25. 03. 2017, 12:53 | by DEREVO
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Anton Adasinsky. Photo: Lena Dolmatova

The next workshop by Anton Adasinsky & DEREVO will be taking place in St. Petresburg, on May 23d & 24th 2017. Only for russian-speaking audience.

Full information and registration form in Russian »

‘vox populi’: LA DIVINA COMMEDIA, Эрарта-Сцена, Петербург

28. 09. 2016, 01:02 | by DEREVO

Коррекция планов

12. 09. 2016, 23:35 | by DEREVO

Спектакль Махины Джураевой и Алексея Попова (DEREVO School on Wheels) "Незабудки"

Ребята, привет!
Хорошая новость!

После длительных переговоров с РГИСИ и моих размышлений, я принял решение не набирать предварительный курс.

Структура РГИСИ не позволит мне учить студентов только по системе DEREVO. А некоторые дисциплины в нашем театре так и вообще идут вразрез с тем, что студенты будут изучать в Академии.

Это ни в коем случае не бросание “тени” на давно сложившуюся структуру РГИСИ.

Это то, от чего я всегда сбегал и прятался. И выходить на поверхность с довольно “герметическим” воспитанием актёра в стилистике DEREVO - это риск уплощения, а то и вовсе разрушение нашей структуры, которые я бережно строил в течение 35 лет.

Да и в сегодняшнем театральном мире диплом, или еще какое-то свидетельство, не имеют для меня никакого значения. Мастерство и талант человека будет проверяться мной в работе, не важно что вы закончили, как часто снимались и выступали

Поэтому - status quo:

Я буду проводить мастер-классы, когда почувствую в этом необходимость

На своем “поле” и по своим принципам

И вы узнаете об этом вовремя

Спасибо

и извините за чьи-то нарушенные планы

Антон Адасинский
DEREVO

Update on Anton’s teaching plans at St Petersburg Theatre Academy

21. 05. 2016, 02:35 | by DEREVO
русский

Currently this information only available in Russian here: http://www.derevo.org/live/286

NOW - 24.04.2016 - Ships of Liss

24. 04. 2016, 01:29 | by DEREVO
deutschрусский

Photo - Elena Yarovaya

We knew a guy we called Nesta. I don’t remember - whether it was a nickname or from a cut-down surname.
Nothing special: soft voice, always half-turned to his companion,
Always the same sweater a la mid-60’s bard,
Stout white arms.
But two things made him stand out from our bunch.
First, for example, he would ask if anyone had the book “Unhurried Pace” by Lorca, or if someone had heard the metal band “The Cheekbone” from Volgograd.
Fabrications both, one and the other, which would lie firmly memorized!
And second.
After lunch in the college canteen, we walked into the courtyard, sat on a secluded bench,
Nesta pulled up his singlet, and we could see his stomach working. On the belly were waves of digestion.
The sight was mesmerising. While we were watching it for the first time, he said - “The Ships of Liss”, forever encoding us, invoking the black and white moustache of Alexander Grin against the background of a dancing navel.

 

And the news: Anton Adasinsky will be holding auditions for his acting course at St. Petersburg Theatre Academy.

And even more news: DEREVO returns to Edinburgh Festival Fringe with the classic ‘ONCE…’ 4 to 29 August 2016 (except 15 & 22).

And from 22 to 28 September 2016 - ‘La Divina Commedia’ on ERARTA stage, St. Petersburg!

 

DEREVO School on Wheels

 

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

 

NOW - 21.03.2016 - Struggle

21. 03. 2016, 01:08 | by DEREVO
русскийdeutsch

Mephisto Waltz – always a struggle.
I struggle with my current reluctance to shake Death’s scythe and with the drunken genius of Shalyapin.
Gustav Holst struggles with electronics by Daniel Williams.
The audience struggles with the eternal “Planets” and today’s DEREVO.
 
We perform in the territory of the question:
“Is this Theatre?”
“What is this?”
 
In the past, less time was needed to take the audience into the zone of paid lunacy.
Interesting.
 
My solo work “Shell” has finally happened!
I want more!
 
And now, with the original cast, “La Divina Commedia” in Dresden!!
Tanya, Lena, Oleg, Alexey and me.
As the saying goes – HURRY! NOT TO BE MISSED!
 
Anton Adasinsky

English text editor: David Kemp
Photo: Natalia Korenovskaya

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Shell. 03.2016. Erarta Stage. Photo - Natalia KorenovskayaShell. 03.2016. Erarta Stage. Photo - Natalia Korenovskaya

La Divina Commedia

24 - 27 March 2016
Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden

Tickets on-line »

NOW - 05.03.2016 - The Shell

06. 03. 2016, 01:24 | by DEREVO
русский

DEREVO performed at the opening of Mikhail Chemiakin’s photo exhibition ‘Carnival of Venice’ in the Russian Museum. Photos by Lena Yarovaya are also exhibited.

Photo - Elena YarovayaPhoto - Evgeny ProninPhoto - Anna BogodistPhoto - Evgeny ProninPhoto - Anna BogodistPhoto - Elena YarovayaPhoto - Evgeny ProninPhoto - Evgeny ProninPhoto - Anna BogodistPhoto - Elena Yarovaya

 

Now we’re getting ready for MEPHISTO WALTZ at Erarta in St. Petersburg.

And for ‘The Shell’ — my solo work of words and music

Finally my first book is now compiled.

It’s an attempt to capture the images, dreams and visions that had an impact on our performances or simply were a pill for sadness, or a prayer to the mirror, or a scratch on Petersburg’s grey skies, or for any other reason why I’m almost there…

And every day I’m assured that we’ve been given a wonderful world!


The Shell

only in Russian now, coming up in english later.

The Shell. Anton Adasinsky

 

Text: Anton Adasinsky
English text editor: David Kemp
Photo: Anna Bogodist, Elena Yarovaya

 

NOW - 04.09.2015 - Story of a Girl > Amendements

04. 09. 2015, 11:40 | by DEREVO
русский

AA

ADASINSKY’S AMENDEMENTS TO THE TEXT BY ADASINSKY

I don’t know if I will ever repeat this history…
YES, I WILL
It was not easy. For me or the audience…
WRONG. EASY-NOT EASY – A PLEASANT SUITE OF SOUNDS
DEREVO’s typical seven-layered happy-ending didn’t happen despite the beaming Slava Guyvoronsky.
MORE RUBBISH – “…DEREVO’S TYPICAL HAPPY-ENDING…”
I didn’t tell everything. Fifteen years of exile don’t fit in 68 minutes…
OH, JUST READ BASHŌ AGAIN
And I didn’t say at the end that I – the son of my mother – am still alive and I am on stage.
Thus the children of those once imprisoned, will meet, certainly meet, the imprisoners some time…
HOW BRAVE I WAS WRITING THAT
If we ever manage to translate the fragments of Memoirs of Galina Antonovna Adasinskaya you may like to read it. Don’t be afraid.
It won’t stop you from producing a russian fairy-tale on stage.
A WITTICISM, SAID FOR EFFECT
Just don’t forget to put in the Charusa – a clearing in a wood.
It’s full of flowers.
Unnaturally bright.
But step on it and you’ll disappear into a bottomless secret lake…
THIS I SEE CLEARLY. THOUGH AS ALWAYS ONE IMAGE IS IN MY MIND WHILE ANOTHER IS BEING WRITTEN DOWN.
PEVEK, CHAUNSKAYA BAY. ME, SO SMALL IN BIG RUBBER BOOTS, TRUDGING THROUGH THE TUNDRA. MY CHEERFUL BIG SISTER IS WELL AHEAD.
IT SEEMS THE HILL IS RIGHT IN FRONT OF US, SHIMMERING WITH IRIDESCENT PETALS.
THEN I UNDERSTAND THAT THE AIR IS CRYSTALLINE, THE HILL IS FAR AWAY AND I’M TOO TIRED TO GO ON TO HAPPINESS

 

Story of a Girl. Photo - Anna BogodistStory of a Girl. Photo - Anna BogodistStory of a Girl. Photo - Evgeny ProninStory of a Girl. Photo - Evgeny SinyaverStory of a Girl. Photo - Anna Bogodist
Story of a Girl. Photo - Evgeny ProninStory of a Girl. Photo - Evgeny SinyaverStory of a Girl. Photo - Evgeny SinyaverStory of a Girl. Photo - Evgeny ProninStory of a Girl. Photo - Anna Bogodist
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Story of a Girl. Photo - Evgeny ProninStory of a Girl. Photo - Anna BogodistStory of a Girl. Photo - Anna BogodistStory of a Girl. Photo - Evgeny SinyaverStory of a Girl. Photo - Evgeny Sinyaver
Story of a Girl. Photo - Anna BogodistStory of a Girl. Photo - Anna BogodistStory of a Girl. Photo - Evgeny ProninStory of a Girl. Photo - Anna BogodistG. Adasinskaya. Leningrad, approx. 1928

 

Text: Anton Adasinsky
English text editor: David Kemp
Photos: Anna Bogodist, Evgeny Sinyaver, Evgeny Pronin

 

15 Sept. 2015, Moscow, Gogol Centre
Who Is Happy in Russia?, director Kirill Serebrennikov, 2nd Part Choreography by Anton Adasinsky.

17 - 21 September 2015, St. Petersburg, ERARTA Stage
DEREVO presents KETZAL

30 September 2015, St. Petersburg, ERARTA Stage
Story of a Girl at the Cross Art Festival.

9 October 2015, Moscow, Territory Festival
Anton Adasinsky’s Workshop

 

 

NOW - 25.05.2015 - past and future

26. 05. 2015, 01:02 | by DEREVO
русский

The filming of “Mayakovsky” in which I played the role of V. Meyerhold is completed. Director Alexander Sheyn had to cross himself when I appeared for the first time in my make-up…

Then, the second set of rehearsals for a new project “Who is Happy in Russia?” at the Gogol Centre in Moscow. I am the director and choreographer of the “Drunken Night” segment. Composer - Ilya Demutsky. There are 23 dancers on stage. I must admit, I have never seen so many talents on one stage simultaneously. Strong company. Thanks to Kirill Serebrennikov for his disciples.

Upcoming projects are the “Viking” by A. Kravchuk and “Bonus” by Valeria Gai Germanika.

In the meantime, my “Extended Day Group” improvises in private apartments, in the streets and so on. Exercising by DEREVO.

Recently, Museums night in St Petersburg at Mikhail Chemiakin’s Foundation, in July there’s a festival in Nizhny Novgorod, on 8th of July we’re closing the Open Look Festival in St Petersburg.

In Summer there’s a lot of filming too and in Autumn there’s a big marathon coming up at ERARTA.

It would be good to be in time for all of this.

Anton

 

Stone faces. Photo - Elena YarovayaKETZAL. Photo - Elena YarovayaIn Samara. Photo - Elena YarovayaPhoto - Elena Yarovaya
Photo - Elena YarovayaPhoto - Elena YarovayaPhoto - Elena Yarovaya

 

Text: Anton Adasinsky
English text editor: David Kemp
Photos: Elena Yarovaya

 

NOW - 31.10.2014 - Page 8

31. 10. 2014, 12:04 | by DEREVO
deutschрусский

DEREVO - NOW - 31.10.2014

I spent a week in StP.
A record for meetings and conversations.
Meetings all about organising DEREVO’s work in St. Petersburg.
I was not on my own for one minute.
I met the Committee for culture, theaters, directors, officials, students …

Two days of rest and now I try to analyze my feelings

  1. This happened in some other world. With this world DEREVO never was connected.
  2. I was always in danger in these days.
    • Danger to look independent.
    • Danger to make a compromise.
    • Danger to be misunderstood. Danger of too many jokes. Danger to absorb the private lives, which pour from virtually every interlocutor.
    • Danger to get sick at heart seeing all these people’s insecure plans.
  3. When there are millions of troubled people all around you - you will be troubled. The dream is gone. Just whisky and music.
  4. Desire to vacuum and clean the shoes.
  5. Flashes of anger with vendors and taxi drivers - never had this before.

I leaned too far out of the trench. Could be shot.

The last day, two students came to say their goodbye and thanks for the master class. To speak of the work, I forbade them. They asked - is it possible to smoke.

I gave permission. They smoked a joint and the smell drew from memory a distant morning when I woke up in space. It was 4 am. And from the window flowed a sound that did not belong to Leningrad, nor to the USSR nor to our damp morning courtyard …
I remembered how I went to the window and sat on the windowsill for forty minutes …
My 17 years have been dismissed by the judge. I’ve started from the beginning.

And I did the same thing!
I put an ancient speaker in the window and turned on “Wish you were here” …
But something strange has happened. Soon we became scared.
I reduced the volume - the fear never left.
I turned off everything and had to close the window to calm down.
I showed the girls a book, just bought that evening.
Searched for three years and bought it!
The first small edition of his book “Stone” that Mandelstam paid for himself in 1913.
300 small books that changed my world, and not only mine … We read the poems ….
and Pink Floyd came off and flew back home…
I sang page 8 to them.
That’s all.

Then the taxi and the familiar: “Do you mind turning off the radio?”

 

 

Text: Anton Adasinsky
English text editor: David Kemp

Video:

Lyrics by Osip Mandelstam
Music composed and performed by Roman Dubinnikov
Photos from DEREVO archive by various photographers

 

 

Anton Adasinsky & The Positive Band on BalconyTV

08. 10. 2014, 01:20 | by DEREVO
deutschрусский

 

 

with
Anton Adasinsky
Nikolay Gusev
Alexei Rakhov
Victor Vyrvich
Igor Timofeev
Veronica Golubeva
Sasha Harinova

Video and Photography : Nastasia Maslennikova, Eva Kuligina
Sound : Seva Gakkel, Mark Titov
Editing : Nastasia Maslennikova, Eva Kuligina
Production Assistant : Alexandre Senin, Olga Ogneva
Producer : Seva Gakkel

In association with 3MostA Hotel and Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art

see also: http://balconytv.com/v/positive-band-his-eyes-balconytv

 

NOW - 28.07.2014 - Let’s know each other

28. 07. 2014, 23:59 | by DEREVO
русскийdeutsch

Elena Markova & Anton Adasinsky with students. St. Petersburg 2003. Photo - Elena Yarovaya

 

A Bull engages the same force to see and know an Eagle, as an Eagle does for a Bull”
Alejandro Jodorowsky, ‘The Holy Mountain’

“- How could you lie to a child?
- I can’t wait till she’s grown up”
Barmaley, ‘Aybolit-66′

Good and knowledgeable people leave.
Now Elena Markova has gone.
Her articles in Russian can be found here: http://ptj.spb.ru/author/markova/
How many of you had a chance to meet her in person? Only a few I suppose.

And listening to her, it was the golden hours of our profession. Each time her analysis of DEREVO’s work pushed us to the next level. Conversations and interviews with her helped me to find the idea of an “emotional statuary”. And we too, at DEREVO, called it a “screaming obelisk” or a “crying stone”. And this attempt to break out of the dusty orbit of le mime statuaire was successful. We have become very strong in the stillness…

In person, it’s different when you work or talk to someone.

Three days of working with Grotowski personally gave more to us – DEREVO – than all his books and videos.
In just four hours, Jodorowsky blew my mind further than with his ‘Santa Sangre’.
That’s the reason I want you to meet each other and meet the Knowledge bearers, in person… In short, I’ll work as the procurer…

There’s a workshop in October in St Petersburg. That’s the chance »»

In August we’ll have another beauty in the old centre of Dresden – White Fortress II. Blind Rain.

In September a big improvisation at the wine festival in Radebeul near Dresden; the wine festival!!.

Independently and in parallel, Lena Imamova and Kolya Zapolskikh are working on a book of my short stories, ‘Back to the Sun’. And Makhina Dzhuraeva and Pavel Alekhin are busy in the museum and libraries of Mikhail Chemiakin at his mansion in France, growing cleverer every day under Mikhail’s eagle eye.

And I’m tormenting myself in Spain with the screenplay of the film ‘DOPPIO’.

Let’s know each other!

Anton

 

Geranium in Spain. Photo - Elena YarovayaAnton Adasinsky & Prof. Elena Markova. St. Petersburg, 2002. Photo - Elena YarovayaKnecht by M. Chemiakin with P. Alekhin & M. Dzhuraeva. Photo - D. PandurskiAnton Adasinsky, Slava Polunin & Mikhail Chemiakin. Photo - Elena Yarovaya
Improvisation. Photo - Elena ImamovaPhoto - Elena YarovayaShadows of M: Chemiakin & A. Adasinsky. Photo - Elena YarovayaPhoto - Elena Yarovaya

 

Text: Anton Adasinsky
English text editor: David Kemp
Photo: Elena Yarovaya, Elena Imamova, D. Pandurski

 

Anton Adasinsky’s workshop, St Petersburg, 8 - 10 Oct. 2014

27. 07. 2014, 18:08 | by DEREVO
русский

 

 

 

New Stage
of Alexandrinsky Theater

Anton Adasinsky
DEREVO

present
Anton Adasinsky’s
Workshop

8, 9, 10 october 2014

The next workshop by Anton Adasinsky & DEREVO will be held in St Petersburg, 8 - 10 October 2014 only for russian-speaking audience.

Full information and registration form in Russian »

NOW - 08.06.2014 - The Bridge

08. 06. 2014, 18:10 | by DEREVO
русскийdeutsch

Hello all,

on Alexandrinsky Theater’s new stage I held a three-day masterclass, dedicated to the works of Craig, Grotowski and the FEKS group. I set a personal record for an indoor workshop: 30 participants and 40 students.

And it was very, very good.

Good to again feel myself like a bridge, where friendly pirates roll barrels with Knowledge…

Good to mention and praise teachers from the past.
I’m sure they could feel it too,
Feel how they’re living on….

Thanks to you all
Anton Adasinsky

 

Anton Adasinsky's Workshop in St. Petersburg. May 2014. Photo - Valeria ErzaAnton Adasinsky's Workshop in St. Petersburg. May 2014. Photo - Olga ArefievaAnton Adasinsky's Workshop in St. Petersburg. May 2014. Photo - Valeria ErzaAnton Adasinsky's Workshop in St. Petersburg. May 2014. Photo - Valeria ErzaAnton Adasinsky's Workshop in St. Petersburg. May 2014. Photo - Olga Arefieva
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Text: Anton Adasinskiy
English text editor: David Kemp
Photos: Valeria Erza, Olga Arefieva

 

And now, in June 2014, DEREVO will perform in Voronezh, Russia at the
Platonov Arts Festival.

8 & 9 June - «ISLANDS»
13 June - «Midnight Balance» (see also http://youtu.be/MF9dq_rtUyk )
15 June - the concert AVIA feat. Anton Adasinsky

 

NOW - 20.05.2014 - Story of a Girl

20. 05. 2014, 01:09 | by DEREVO
русскийdeutsch

I don’t know if I will ever repeat this history…
It was not easy. For me or the audience…
DEREVO’s typical seven-layered happy-ending didn’t happen despite the beaming Slava Guyvoronsky.

I didn’t tell everything. Fifteen years of exile don’t fit in 68 minutes…

And I didn’t say at the end that I – the son of my mother – am still alive and I am on stage.
Thus the children of those once imprisoned, will meet, certainly meet, the imprisoners some time…

If we ever manage to translate the fragments of Memoirs of Galina Antonovna Adasinskaya you may like to read it. Don’t be afraid.
It won’t stop you from producing a russian fairy-tale on stage.
Just don’t forget to put in the Charusa – a clearing in a wood.
It’s full of flowers.
Unnaturally bright.
But step on it and you’ll disappear into a bottomless secret lake…

 

Story of a Girl. Photo - Anna BogodistStory of a Girl. Photo - Anna BogodistStory of a Girl. Photo - Evgeny ProninStory of a Girl. Photo - Evgeny SinyaverStory of a Girl. Photo - Anna Bogodist
Story of a Girl. Photo - Evgeny ProninStory of a Girl. Photo - Evgeny SinyaverStory of a Girl. Photo - Evgeny SinyaverStory of a Girl. Photo - Evgeny ProninStory of a Girl. Photo - Anna Bogodist
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Story of a Girl. Photo - Evgeny ProninStory of a Girl. Photo - Anna BogodistStory of a Girl. Photo - Anna BogodistStory of a Girl. Photo - Evgeny SinyaverStory of a Girl. Photo - Evgeny Sinyaver
Story of a Girl. Photo - Anna BogodistStory of a Girl. Photo - Anna BogodistStory of a Girl. Photo - Evgeny ProninStory of a Girl. Photo - Anna Bogodist

 

Text: Anton Adasinsky
English text editor: David Kemp
Photos: Anna Bogodist, Evgeny Sinyaver, Evgeny Pronin