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The Shell / Ракушка

Texts by Anton Adasinsky

Тексты Антона Адасинского

NOW - 21.03.2016 - Struggle

21. 03. 2016, 01:08 | by DEREVO
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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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La Divina Commedia

24 - 27 March 2016
Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden

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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 - 29.11.2015 - Rotten Heathens

29. 11. 2015, 16:04 | by DEREVO
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DEREVO - NOW - Rotten Heathens. Photo - Anna Bogodist

 

“Behold a man who has commenced his run
Way back when dawn broke over the whole universe…”*

 

 

A corridor of a hospital.
It is not very clean and the interior is old.
Along the corridor a couple drift.
A boy warmly dressed in a sweater, 11 or 12 years old
Just behind — a man, with his head held unnaturally thrown back, with his face disfigured by burns.
He wears two dressing gowns.
And some hospital jacket on top
Pajama pants, dirty at the bottom, and completely barefoot.
At the exit door they are caught by either an orderly or a doctor.
He grabs the boy:
— Have you taken the rug?
The boy shows him a bundle under his arm.
The Burned looks somewhere above their heads, somehow through them…
They go down the steps and as soon as the man feels the ground under his feet he takes off and runs.
Apparently — it’s the hospital’s recreation park.
He runs along the wire fence.
The boy runs after him and it feels like this is their usual activity.

Dynamic shot.
But there must be a glitch:
Either the camera slows down or the fence grille becomes more aggressive, and the light flickers, gets dark

Snow cloud.

And the snow falls and melts on his face
And his cheeks flush, with death

Out of a hospital window a nurse with an unhealthy boy in her arms looks at the Burned and his young companion.
They sit on a bench.
The man’s feet are wrapped in a towel, under his feet the rug covering the snow.
He doesn’t notice it
There, far below

Very wide shot (Bruegel’s “The Hunters in the Snow”?)

There’s an almost finished snowman.
Instead of hands he has twigs. Many of them.
The urchins have conceived something and the Burned knows what.

— Take it to them

He gives the boy a box of matches,
The boy purses his lips and runs down.
He stumbles on the way. Falls slapstick in the snow. He gets up and turns around.
The Burned is lying awkwardly on his side on the bench.
The boy with a scream runs back from the bench directly to the hospital building.

The snowflakes on the face of the Burned do not melt any more.

The children down below somehow set fire to the snowman’s twigs.
Fire and snow.
The white Idol melts, a white toy!!
A carrot nose and button eyes!
This is forever!
He will burn — and take you with him!

A fool in the window:

— What rotten heathens!…

 

Photo - Elena YarovayaPhoto - Anna BodogistPhoto - Elena ImamovaPhoto - Anna Bodogist

 

Text: Anton Adasinsky
English text editor: David Kemp
Photo: Anna Bogodist, Elena Imamova, Elena Yarovaya
* from Bella Akhmadullina, Transl. by Gregory Freidin

 

Next dates for DEREVO in 2015

ERARTA Stage, St. Petersburg

HARLEKIN, 2 - 5 Dec. 20:00 + 6 Dec. 14:00 // TICKETS & Infos »
The Night, 6 Dec. 20:00 // TICKETS & Infos »

Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden

Waiting for the White Snow, Open Air, 11 Dec. 18:00 // Free entry »
HARLEKIN, 19 Dec 20:00, 20 & 27 Dec. 11:00 // TICKETS & Infos »
HEART, 26, 27 & 29 Dec. 20:00 // TICKETS & Infos »
Na Zdorovje, Improvisation, 30 Dec. 20:00 // TICKETS & Infos »