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NOW - 26.04.2012 - Half of a Tomcat

26. 04. 2012, 18:27 | by DEREVO

The News!

The Noah’s Ark project is ready!

One and a half months of work: St Petersburg, Moscow, Potsdam, Dresden, Leipzig.

I heartily congratulate our students Nastya Ponomareva, Pavel Alekhin (aka Gleb Sinichkin), Makhina Dzhuraeva. This is the first show entirely created by themselves.

And Alexey Lanskoy evolved no less than into DEREVO’s technical manager.

And Nastya could also be seen in HARLEKIN in the main part of Pieretta and The Devoted Monkey at the Golden Mask Festival. Really not bad for just two years working with DEREVO…

About Oleg Zhukovsky you could read in the previous news. And if you could see Lena just now…..

Well, and now to the performances coming up.

In Poland – Nastya Ponomareva with her solo project Lunis.

Our dearest OEROL Festival on Terschelling island comes next. DEREVO School On Wheels will be improvising throughout ten days on an entire island day and night.

And then the wonderful festival and funfair Schaubudensommer in Dresden, with its tents and barkers… just like it was centuries ago.

And Edinburgh Fringe with MEPHISTO WALTZ. Apparently we can’t live without that adrenaline rush. Anna Bogodist has prepared a large scale invasion of Scotland with the „Russians in Roxy“ Programme.

So, that’s it. I don’t think I’ve ever wrote such a dry and plotless piece of news. Maybe I should attach a passport photo to it and the vase at the window with the half of a tomcat.



DEREVO - NOAH'S ARK. Photo - Natalya KrymskayaAnton Adasinsky. Photo - Alexey KostrominAnton & Oleg for Culture Channel, Russia. Photo - Natalya KrymskayaDEREVO - NOAH'S ARK. Photo - Roman Ekimov
Gleb & Makhina. Photo - Natalya KrymskayaGleb. Photo - Natalya KrymskayaPhoto - Natalya KrymskayaFormer DEREVO Laboratorium in 2012. Photo - Natalya Krymskaya
Photo - Natalya KrymskayaNastya. Photo - Natalya KrymskayaAnton Adasinsky. Photo - Alexey KostrominSpring...  Photo - Natalya Krymskaya


Text: Anton Adasinsky
English text editor: Daniel Williams
Photo: Natalya Krymskaya, Roman Ekimov, Alexey Kostromin




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NOW - 23.02.2012 - Noah’s Ark

23. 02. 2012, 23:55 | by DEREVO

There’s an entire series of exercises within the DEREVO system which is dedicated to “anchors”: our habits, preferences, duties and desires…

All of those exercises I was joyfully trying out on a single test subject (and by his merciful agreement). Many of the exercises have been proved to be good ones. This man has become an even more happy and merry person than previously. Well, for the people around him he might have become useless but terribly interesting.


Photo - Oleg ZhukovskyPhoto - Oleg ZhukovskyPhoto - Oleg Zhukovsky


I could not say he shows up in my life very often but it’s always at the right time.

I was looking at the title «Ketzal. Part two». And I felt that a few other people in the world were looking anxiously for something at the very same moment.

A telephone rang. Not the mobile but the almost forgotten office landline. It was this same man, asking for a possibility to stay and sleep for a while in the studio.

He came with a backpack, rather merry again. He made a dug-out in the backyard and installed a small tent above it. An entire day he was busy with making a pickled cabbage, singing and sweeping the ground.

If I go left and he goes right we’ll turn around the globe and meet again.

We’ve met like that and we were working together on «La Divina Commedia» and later on «Islands».


Photo - Oleg ZhukovskyPhoto - Oleg ZhukovskyPhoto - Oleg Zhukovsky


About his dug-out he said, that it’s his desire to find out about the bears sucking their paws, about slowing down the body’s functions and overall about being below the level of human activity. He asked me to put over the lid and get some earth on it. He reminded me that God has gave himself the trouble to caulk up the seams of the Noah’s Ark from the outside.

Noah’s Ark…

You’re probably aware of the story. There’s one point in it…. as the decision was made, the Earth was to be purged of scum… But the Lord God really couldn’t arrange this slaughter with his leaving the first of all his men still alive… so he’s been waiting for Adam to die.

I covered the lair with earth and wondered about the smell of the Spring while it was just a humus. Everything fits.

It means «Ketzal. Part two. Noah’s Ark»


Photo - Oleg ZhukovskyPhoto - Oleg ZhukovskyPhoto - Oleg Zhukovsky


The man’s name is Oleg Zhukovsky. Once he saw the «Rider» in St. Petersburg he was jumping through puddles all night long and he followed us on our way next morning. With the same backpack.

It’s a good sign that he’s here again.


Photo - Oleg ZhukovskyPhoto - Oleg Zhukovsky


Text: Anton Adasinsky
English text editor: Daniel Williams
Photos: Oleg Zhukovsky


KETZAL. Part 2. Noah’s Ark

9 - 11 March 2012, Fabrik Potsdam, Potsdam (DE)
Tickets Online » [de]

Russian Premiere:
22 March 2012, Music Hall, St. Petersburg (RU)
Tickets Online » [ru]

German Premiere:
6 - 8 April 2012, Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden (DE).
Tickets Online » [de]

German Premiere:
12 - 14 April 2012, Schaubühne Lindenfels, Leipzig (DE).
Tickets info » [de]



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