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Eternal Russia by Marina Davydova & Vera Martynov
Picture: Dorothea Tuch
Eternal Russia by Marina Davydova & Vera Martynov
Picture: Dorothea Tuch
Eternal Russia by Marina Davydova & Vera Martynov
Picture: Dorothea Tuch
Eternal Russia by Marina Davydova & Vera Martynov
Picture: Dorothea Tuch
Eternal Russia by Marina Davydova & Vera Martynov
Picture: Dorothea Tuch
Eternal Russia by Marina Davydova & Vera Martynov
Picture: Dorothea Tuch
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“Eternal Russia” is a glance at a few centuries of Russian history. The curator and critic Marina Davydova develops together with the stage designer and artist Vera Martynov and the composer Vladimir Rannev a performative, installation-like parcour, which will spatially make accessible the connection between Russian history and the present. The project presents the very short but bright interlude of the political, artistic, and sexual awakening after the revolution of 1917. Why could these ideas not be implemented in the long run? The piece is an attempt to explain the barbaric change of Soviet socialism, which just ten years after the revolution was transformed into totalitarian dictatorship, skillfully hiding behind Communist slogans. Furthermore, it deals with one hundred years of longing for the pre-revolutionary Russian Empire. An image of the great Russian utopia arises.
Russian with German and English translation
90-120 min.
Concept / text / director
Marina Davydova
Set design / video
Vera Martynov
Music
Vladimir Rannev
Actor film “Utopia 1“ & voice “Utopia 2“
Sergey Chonishvili
Performers film “Utopia 3“
Tina Benko, Valery Borisova, Konstantin Bogomolov, Konstantin Chelkaev, Sergey Epishev, Monica Gentile, Marcela Giesche, Alexey Kokhanov, Sonya Levin, Anna Nebo, Gleb Puskepalis, Serapfima Skorodelova, Andrey Stadnikov, Alexandra Ursuliak, Pavel Vashilin
Camera film “Utopia 3“
Alexey Shemyatovsky, Veniamin Illyasov
Light design
Marc Zeuske
Assistance set design
Barbara Lenartz
Special effects puppet
Sebastian Arnd
Costumes puppets
Carlotta Dering
Translation German
Isolde Schmitt
Translation English
Anna Galt
Surtitles & subtitles
Yvonne Griesel
Technical implementation of surtitles & subtitles
Kristian Kamph (PANTHEA)
Artistic advice
Annemie Vanackere, Sarah Reimann (assistance)
Technical direction
Maria Kusche, Roman Fliegel
Production management
Hannes Frey, Anna Krauß (assistance)
With thanks to
Moscow Art Theatre (Olga Khenkina, Maria Malkina), Russian State Art Library, Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe Foundation.
Premiere 12 January 2017
Eine Auftragsarbeit und Produktion des HAU Hebbel am Ufer.
Koproduktion: Theatre of Nations (Moskau).
Unterstützt durch: Club 418 (Moskau).

Uraufführung im Rahmen von "Utopische Realitäten", eine Koproduktion von HAU Hebbel am Ufer und Haus der Kulturen der Welt im Rahmen von "100 Jahre Gegenwart", kuratiert von HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien.