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Happy New Year? / DEREVO’s petition

05. 12. 2017, 01:23 | by DEREVO

DEREVO at Hellerau. Photo - Elena Dolmatova

Happy New Year?

I’m not sure if it’s true for DEREVO right now.

Dear friends and colleagues!

It’s always a pleasure to get some presents for Christmas or New Year.

First of all you never know what’s inside!

So we got an unexpected ‘present’ as we found out from newspapers (!) three days ago (!) that our funding by the City of Dresden has been cut entirely with immediate effect and what’s even more devastating – our contract with the Cultural Centre Hellerau will not be renewed after mid 2018

Yes, it’s gonna be a long, noisy story and I don’t understand right now if it’s just politics or ‘personal factors’. Anyway, it shouldn’t be so easy to kick-out a world-famous company such as DEREVO.

I don’t quite know how to react myself but I’m sure that you, who know DEREVO and who want the work of our theatre to continue, will know what to do.

There’s little time left.

Read, decide, discuss, forward it to your friends. Sign for us, please.

Thank you!

Anton Adasinsky

And of course we’d like to invite everybody to the open air action “With No Moon” (Kein MondTag) on December 21st at 19:00 at the Festspielhaus Hellerau.

26, 27 & 28 December 2017, 20:00 – the premiere of the new show “Current Intensity” (Der Strom). Its open rehearsals have already taken place at Hellerau in September this year.

Current Intensity is a show about the River of Time, where an all-year navigation is allowed but it can’t be recommended to go on a voyage there, for no anchor will hold

And there are no harbours..

29 December 2017, 20:00 – Last Clown On Earth

30 December 2017, 17:00 – Harlekin. Come with your kids and grandmas.

Order your tickets for all shows on-line here » »

NOW - 31.12.2013 - Hello, Gods…

31. 12. 2013, 15:53 | by DEREVO

Hello to you, Gods!
I’m writing with a big “G”, hoping that you’re not snorting offended and that you’ll read it to the end.
Greetings to all of you!
To the sly and bearded, to the bald and invisible, to the painted and gilded, to those of clay or wood, to the unspeakable.
Did I forget someone?
Oh.. there was another one of Sun Ra descendants, born in a joint.

As I can see you’re working hard and diligently.
Wars and more wars, deaths, hunger…
And those are not wars because of princesses or fields or land.  Rather because of yourselves, my dears.

But you’ll have no success after all…
You’d better meet somewhere up in your clouds to measure your strengths or the lengths of your tongues..

And we shall keep making people happy. You cannot stop us!

I’ll outlive you!
And don’t you dare to lay the blame for the miseries of humankind on the Devil!

“The devil’s role has been greatly exaggerated”, Alexander Sokurov

I’ll outlive you, you cardboard figures…

Happy New Year, people!
Go on, do your business!
You were born to be happy!
So be happy!

Anton Adasinsky
DEREVO group

post scriptum

I’ve been asked about it many times…
But didn’t want to answer.
Now I’ll say:
While working on the Faust filmset I’ve been through many things.
Every day some “signs”, “encounters”, “visions”…

I thought I couldn’t cope with it.
However, the Old Pulteney and Morton Feldman were of great help.

Some time later the sensations subsided. But mirrors and the sound of the wind still can get on my nerves…

Therefore I’m writing in the first person.
Though in the meantime I’m not quite sure of it.



“ONCE…” final bows have been filmed on 28 Dec. 2013 at the Festspielhaus Hellerau in Dresden

Camera: Makhina Dzhuraeva
On stage: Anton Adasinsky, Elena Yarovaya, Tatyana Khabarova, Oleg Zhukovsky, Pavel Alekhin
Sound: Daniel Williams
Light: Falk Dittrich
Management: Isolde Matkey



Text: Anton Adasinsky
English text editors: Daniel Williams, David Kemp
Video: Makhina Dzhuraeva


NOW - 31.12.12 - Happy New Year!

31. 12. 2012, 22:46 | by DEREVO

I want to hear a voice!

Ring me. ring and speak, flatter, wish happiness and good health!

Voice is a Sound!
Sound is Music!
Music will never change, never become stained, and it always will make us get up from our knees and it will dry our tears!

„Hello, do you hear me?“
„That’s great!“
„Happy New Year!“

In 2012 DEREVO has managed to produce three new shows: „Noah’s Ark“, „5th Sun“ and „Sake, Moon and Horse“. The CD „Doppio“ has been produced as well and the new book „DEREVO in Dresden“. Both out sons, Arthud and David are already rushing to the stage… they should better become interested in chess.

We hug you all!!
Never be tired!


28.12.12 - Anton Adasinsky solo performance. Photo - Elena Yarovaya28.12.12 - Anton Adasinsky solo performance. Photo - Elena Yarovaya28.12.12 - Anton Adasinsky solo performance. Photo - Elena YarovayaArthur & David Adasinsky


Text: Anton Adasinsky
Photo: Elena Yarovaya



NOW - 31.12.2011 - Happy New Year!

31. 12. 2011, 16:44 | by DEREVO


… You’re asleep.
Curled, embracing the pillow, deep under the blanket.
It’s late at night.
And you’re asleep,
And nobody knows who you’re going to be the next ringing morning.
What kind of chain armour you’ll be wearing by then. Will you be a politician, a faithful wife or an old man or… ?
You’re asleep. And the other one is sleeping too, the one you’ll see in the sight of a gun or the one at the shop, holding an avocado…
The only one, who will become a reason to miss the train…
Tonight we are just children.
It doesn’t matter how rich you see yourself in your dreams, no matter how big the painting over the bed. And the thrilled servants behind the bedroom door, changing your coffee cup every ten minutes to keep it warm, they do not matter either.
Just one bed for all, and one Home and one World.
We’re asleep and, oh God, let us stay so just a while longer, not to slip into the shells of our lives quite yet.
I know I’ll wake up and I’ll become the one who I must be, who I have to be, who I got used to being.
But now… there’s no war, no treason, no labour.
We’re asleep.
Like children,
And I want to be like you,
To love and to be loved.
May Those Who We Insult During The Day Forgive Us At Night!
They were sleeping during the night too and they were wishing me Well.
I’m asleep.

Happy New Year! …



Anton Adasinsky & Daniel Williams. Photo - S. NeuhausPhoto - Igor FominPhoto - T. BelousovaDEREVO's very first poster discovered in Bucharest. Photo - Igor FominMEPHISTO WALTZ. Photo - T. Belousova
From DEREVO Film DOPPIO. Photo - Anton AdasinskyPhoto - Nastya PonomarevaFrom DEREVO Film DOPPIO. Photo - Nastya PonomarevaHappy New Year! Photo - S. Neuhaus


Text: Anton Adasinsky
English text editor: Daniel Williams
Photo: Anton Adasinsky, Igor Fomin, Nastya Ponomareva, S. Neuhaus, T. Belousova
Video: Nastya Ponomareva



Happy New Year from DEREVO!

31. 12. 2010, 13:49 | by DEREVO



Based on the images connected with the production MEPHISTO WALTZ in Hellerau, Dresden, in December 2010

Photos and Animation by Elena Dolmatova
Music/Sounds by Daniel Williams
Sound design by Elena Dolmatova

See also: “THANK YOU!!!” »

NOW - 25.12.2010 - Thank you!

25. 12. 2010, 19:43 | by DEREVO

To be sung in chorus with anyone and anywhere.
Loud and with laugh

F maj7+5     D# maj7
For the year has passed
C add9     D# G maj7
Thank you, thank you!

For the new year to come
Thank you, thank you!
For the many performances and for the joy
Thank you, thank you!
For the fever and the health
Thank you, thank you!
For the love and understanding
Thank you, thank you!
For the insults and conciliation
Thank you, thank you!
For forever and ever
Thank you, thank you!
For the freedom of deeds! By heart!
Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!

come closer, yet closer… don’t be afraid


HARLEKIN. Photo - K. Chmura-CegielkowskaMEPHISTO WALTZ. Photo - Elena DolmatovaPhoto - Elena YarovayaMEPHISTO WALTZ. Photo - Elena DolmatovaPhoto - Elena Yarovaya
Photo - Elena YarovayaMEPHISTO WALTZ, Improvisation. Photo - K. Chmura-CegielkowskaMEPHISTO WALTZ. Improvisatoin. Photo - K. Chmura-CegielkowskaMEPHISTO WALTZ. Photo - Anna BogodistMEPHISTO WALTZ. Photo - Elena Dolmatova
Photo - Elena Yarovaya


Text: Anton Adasinsky
English text editor: Daniel Williams
Photos: Elena Yarovaya, Elena Dolmatova, K. Chmura-Cegielkowska, Anna Bogodist
Photo design: Elena Yarovaya





NOW - 24.12.2009. Happy New Year!

24. 12. 2009, 00:51 | by DEREVO


Dear Friends!

It’s very important to remember:

That there are friends

That somebody needs you

That fraud and cowardice will punish themselves

That there are many Teachers

That “a happy men” is not a museum piece

And that everyday You, only You can change your life…

Happy New Year!

And we are celebrating the New Year with blinding tiredness!

There were performances, tours, 4 big projects, filming of “Hoffmaniada” with Mikhail Chemyakin and Slava Polunin, filming of the “Faust” by Alexander Sokurov…many things…and finally – our premiere of “HARLEKIN” (We wish him a long and jolly road!).




Video about one of our projects in 2009 – Nature Morte is here »

More about the new performance HARLEKIN »



HARLEKIN. Photo: Dieter Hartwig

NOW - 28.12.2008

28. 12. 2008, 20:24 | by DEREVO

  • Buy a postage stamp of Borneo and put it in your purse
  • Smoke under the blanket
  • Paint the cat with the green hairspray
  • Draw a target on a TV screen
  • Put a portrait of Musorgsky in the corner
  • Write all things you’re not allowed to do on the wallpaper
  • Eat at 2 a.m. in front of a mirror
  • Put your photo in a plate, pour in some water and let it freeze
  • Shout “It’s not important!!!” to record this on your answer machine
  • And spend all the night riding the metro in a white suit, with a huge bouquet of flowers, smiling at everyone

Happy New Year!!

Maxim Kuznetsov and Julia (a hand of Alexey Ratmansky is seen). Photo - Elena YarovayaArt of Painting: Alina. Photo - Vladimir LupovskoyWater, hands and fishes in Samara. Photo - Elena YarovayaExit. Dance. Photo - Elena YarovayaArt of Painting:  Pavel Semchenko. Photo - Anton Adasinsky
ONCE... (Gleb). Photo - Roman EkimovArt of Painting: Mikhail Chemiakin. Photo - Elena YarovayaBaloon. Photo - Elena YarovayaAnton and Maxim after press conference in St. Petersburg. Photo - Elena Yarovaya
Moje Yamomoto. Photo - Elena YarovayaArt of Painting: broken pen. Photo - Elena YarovayaArt of Painting: unknown girl. Photo - Elena YarovayaArt of Painting: Dmitry Shagin. Photo - Elena YarovayaRest_have_a_rest
Art of Painting: Gleb. Photo - Vladimir  LupovskoyONCE... Photo - Roman EkimovYou are too close (Anton). Photo - Elena YarovayaI will go to Anapa. Photo - Roman EkimovYou are too close (Max). Photo - Elena Yarovaya
Art of Painting: Maxim Isaev. Photo - Anton AdasinskyArt of Painting: Anna. Photo - Vladimir LupovskoyIce, feet and roses. Photo - Elena Yarovaya

Text by Anton Adasinsky
Photo by Elena Yarovaya, Anton Adasinsky, Vladimir Lupovskoy, Roman Ekimov
Photo design by Elena Yarovaya