Kirill Serebrennikov staged one of the most enigmatic and fabulous of Shakespeare’s comedies, transforming it into a fascinating theatre trip. The audience, guided by the characters, rambles through the mysterious forest while the plot takes place in four different spaces. Prose insertions by the playwright Valery Pecheikin are mounted into Shakespeare’s text in verse, as if the characters were at a psychoanalyst consultation, wanting to deal with their subconscious fears.
A magical trip through the work and life story of Anna Akhmatova, a poetic immersion in the bloody and yet great history of the XX century. The production continues the cycle “Star” dedicated to Russian poets. Alla Demidova does not pretend to be Akhamatova, but enters a dialogue with ghost shadows and reflections, initiates contact with the genius, on equal terms. Children of the XXI century, we are entrusted to witness this almost mystical session.
The young and enthusiastic Alexander Aduev arrives in the capital from province ready to conquer the world. Very soon though, all his ideals are trampled, and he repeats the fate of his practical and dispassionate Uncle Peter. What this story would have turned into in the XXI century? What kind of person would Aduev be today? What has changed in the Russian life during the last 150 years?
Using the technique of montage, and in a radical new language, Alfred Döblin created a polyphonic world that captures the city and its life in a remarkable way. Sebastian Hartmann’s production provides space for the unique form of the novel, the multiplicity of voices and the different narrative forms. He depicts a human caught up in the fabric of society, an individual fighting against himself and others. It is the essence of existence – love, betrayal, death – that is portrayed in a symphony of language, images and music.
The new show of the art director of Gogol Center Kirill Serebrennikov made after the "poem" by Nikolai Gogol, an iconic book for Russian culture. Al the female roles are played by male actors, and the text is put onto the music specially written by a well-known Russian composer Alexander Manotskov.
The play of a Swedish playwright Lars Nurena, will be staged, fearlessly and with a large dose of absurdist humor that takes us up along the slippery steps of married life, at the "Gogol center" by a young Latvian theatre star Elmārs Senkovs. His .Antigone., staged in Riga, was the sensation of the .Baltic House-2016. festival. A deep dive into the text and subtle psychologism that Senkov prefers to catchy external effects, is his hallmark. He is able to turn a story about relationship into a real thriller, though there are no maniacs on stage, only our friends and neighbors.
Fairies is a monologue of the generation of twentysomething. About time, about themselves, about their dreams and problems, about politics, about love and about the lack of the human warmth. The characters of the play are young men and girls, who have become adults, looking for their place in this world.
The story of a blind princess, from whom the blindness is concealed from the moment of the birth, formed the basis of the last, and one of the most famous, operas by Tchaikovsky. Iolanta lives in the blissful ignorance of the visible side of the world until love comes into her life. The new feeling makes her believe that she can be aware of something other than music, scents and touches. To be fully healed she just needs to sincerely wish to see. But how do you wish for that which you don’t know and are accustomed to deny?
Franz Kafka (1883–1924) is a writer, whose works were mostly published after his death (and against his will) and have disturbed and frightened the world for nearly a century. A genius, a prophet, the master of literary horror and absurd, one of the most influential authors of all time. His life and creativity, his time, the romances that didn’t happen, strange encounters, all the delusions and revelations of a modest insurance clerk are brought to the Gogol center stage to create a true symphony.
The production by Kirill Serebrennikov, based on biographical play by Valery Pecheikin, is a large-scale phantasmagoric canvas, a physically tangible voyage to the planet of Kafka. It contains Kafka’s horror, his peculiar humor, and the bizarre beauty.
The performance based on the works of the legendary OBERIUt Daniil Kharms staged by the young director from St. Petersburg, nominee of the Theatre Award 'Golden Mask' Maxim Didenko. On the big stage of Gogol Center you will see a complex and large-scale production with live music and lots of actors involved. One of the characteristic features of Didenko's works is the etude method of acting and directing. The play os created by the director together with the actors , who become equal co-authors here.
The new production by Kirill Serebrennikov will revive all four of Pushkin’s plays, as well as "Mozart and Salieri", "the Miserly knight", "The Stone guest", "Feast in time of plague"
The performance will be based on the works of the legendary German playwright Heiner Müller - “Hamletmachine”, “Quartet” - as well as his letters and diaries. Unfortunately, they are not yet known in Russia, in spite of the fact that it has been thirty five years since they were written and got their triumphal success worldwide.