Press about Anton Adasinsky as Drosselmeyer:
"...In this, his first balletic work, Mr. Shemyakin not only designed sets and costumes but also reshaped the concept and narrative..."
Joel Lobental, New York Times, April 8, 2001
"... On stage came a visual extravaganza that clearly cost a bomb, but in fact mostly followed Petipa and Tchaikovsky's libretto scene for scene... the only character not overwhelmed /with Mr. Chemiakin's design/ was the guest mime artist, Anton Adassinski's Drosselmeyer, his hunch-backed silhouette etching itself insinuating sinister curves..."
Nadine Meisner, The Independent, February 27, 2001
"...another recruit was Anton Adasinsky, a well-known mime artist and founder of the avant-garde Derevo theatre company of Dresden, who was invited to play crucial role of Drosselmeyer, giving a stylish twist to the classic role of the heroine's Godfather... he was astonished to discover that the innovative new Kirov ballet could adapt to the radical ideas of his modern dance and theatre company..."
Joeffrey York, The Globe and Mail, February 21, 2001
"...Anton Adasinsky brought in an avant garde and eccentric note in his virtuoso grotesque performance of Herr Drosselmeyer. Adassinsky's vigorous and confident dancing at times made quite a contrast to the corps de ballet, which was short on spark and synchronism. He dancer excelled in his role, turnung Drosselmeyer into a central character..."
Galina Stolyarova, The St.Petersburg Times, February 16, 2001