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14. 05. 2017, 20:25 | by DEREVO

Dear friends,

Right next there’s a premiere of Ana Sokolović’s Svadba (wedding) at the Dyagilev Festival in Perm.

There’s no more tickets available whatsoever, for ever and ever


Opera Svadba by Ana Sokolović. Director Anton Adasinsky, Musical director Theodor Currentzis. Perm 2017, Photo - Nikita Chuntomov


Why one would need to get married?

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• Combine life paths (obsolete)
• Combine capital
• Combine glory
• Continuation of the species
• It’s time
• Registration
• Love
• Forced by parents
• The land question (bargaining for half a kingdom)
• Acceptance
• Lets do it!
• Other

There are stereotypes of social behavior, passionately hated by me.

In different cultures and peoples, the wedding is perceived in different ways.

Somewhere it is a festival, somewhere - the end of life, somewhere just a business agreement.
Somewhere polygamy, somewhere monogamy, somewhere monochrome, somewhere - three in one. With leaky laws, you can marry the deceased or marry a cat.
The whole story.

The Serbian version by Ana Sokolović is just one of the lines from this intricate folio.

Perfect in musical form, harmoniously and rhythmically throwing us into a Serbia which is no more, this “capella” work contains few words, which is how it should be in the forms of rituals, tunes, dialects, lamentations.

Music itself is an inviolable Cosmos. But one day someone could not resist and shoved the word “meaning” into it.

Opera is one of the well-aged heirs of this error.

And it took me into two worlds.

The first - domestic: the story of the heroine and her girlfriends. A history of lives.

The other - operatic: there is Music and Voice. It’s another hypostasis, emasculated.

A history of symbols, it also has the right to exist, but without the first world, is uninteresting.

For a long time I’ve practiced the stage arts, but still haven’t decided for myself what the relationship between man and the theatre is. The combination of reality and unreality is what interests me. And this production is another attempt to understand that,

What is art,
What is music,
What is singing,
What is human life.

Sokolovich’s “Wedding” - a hymn to the hopes of Women.
But they don’t come true for her.

And in a small two-story greenhouse, time will get intertwined.
Above - Notes, Throats and the anguish of operatic powder, searching to become natural.
Below - the same thing, but running on the crooked tracks of time, our lives.
From the sweaty phone booth and - “where did you hang out?” - to the marriage trap.

This is a dance of the five gateways of life. Five girls.

Childhood, adolescence, the WEDDING, everyday life and finally … through pots and pans and a belief in the next day - to meet with a gnarled old woman.

“As they say, the story is “set in stone”.

I’m not a director. I’m an actor first of all. And a dancer. In my company, DEREVO, I’m called “colander” because I sift out all kinds of rubbish, leaving only the best.

And it’s not so important that the viewer understands me literally.

It is important that during the rehearsals something happened in the girls and singers, and they remember this time.

The rest is on stage.


Translated by David Kemp


Opera Svadba by Ana Sokolović. Director Anton Adasinsky, Musical director Theodor Currentzis. Perm 2017, Photo - Nikita Chuntomov Opera Svadba by Ana Sokolović. Director Anton Adasinsky, Musical director Theodor Currentzis. Perm 2017, Photo - Nikita Chuntomov

Opera Svadba (wedding) by Ana Sokolović.
Musical Director: Teodor Currentzis
Director: Anton Adasinsky (DEREVO)
Chorus Master: Olga Vlasova
Set Designer: Pavel Semchenko (AKHE)
Lighting Designer: Alexei Khoroshev / Igor Fomin (DEREVO and others)

Dancers incl. Makhina Dzhuraeva, Anna Budanova, Tatyana Luzay, Alexey Popov.

Opera Svadba by Ana Sokolović. Director Anton Adasinsky, Musical director Theodor Currentzis. Perm 2017, Photo - Nikita Chuntomov

In June 2017 Anton Adasinsky with the Students of his «DEREVO School on Wheels» are to perform a big series of open-air actions at the AVANTGARDENS Festival in St. Petersburg


June 9th

Dance action dedicated to stubbornness, a split personality and the heavenly bastards.
Music - Vladimir Volkov (double bass, voice)

June 10th

We are told there
We are told we must
We are told we cannot speak
We are told
Don’t you dare
On the wall there is a fist
Youth has no dusty memorial

June 11th

This dance is about muscles, joints, pulse and blush, about shoulders and hugs, coughing and laughing, wince and desire. And the fact that the body’s language is still not available to us.

June 16th

You are a donor and a vampire
Mother and father
Finger and ring
Cheek and slap in the face
God and the Devil
You are always two
This is the madness of the Force
Let it sparkle!

June 17th

I am the king of nature, I am a man
I feel like I can’t stay sitting
We must create, sell, buy, break and build
I am the master of the illusion of activity
All grief and bubbling
And only after dinner will I calm down for an hour, digesting like a coiled snake hat
And, having drunk a cup of tea, I will stop the War

June 17th
Live concert of the AVIA & Anton Adasinsky

In August 2017 Anton Adasinsky premieres his LAST CLOWN ON EARTH at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe at Pleasance One.


Please check DEREVO Tour-Plan for all confirmed dates / appearances of DEREVO & Anton Adasinsky



Opera Svadba by Ana Sokolović. Director Anton Adasinsky, Musical director Theodor Currentzis. Perm 2017


Venice, Perm, St Petersburg, Moscow, Sochi……

23. 08. 2011, 19:02 | by DEREVO

Photo from DEREVO Archive

Some quite exciting updates can be found in our tour-plan. Sokurov’s Faust premiere at the Venice Film Festival, an appearance of DEREVO in the russian city of Perm with both a performance and a workshop, Anton’s appearances along with AVIA band in St Petersburg, then MEPHISTO WALTZ in Moscow and in Sochi. The first options for 2012 are published too.

On 8th of September 2011, Anton Adasinsky and Elena Yarovaya will attend the premiere of the Alexander Sokurov’s Faust at the 68th Venice Film Festival. In the film by the Russian film master Anton plays the Usurer or Moneylender as an incarnation of Mephistopheles. Incredible team has been working on the film, including fellow actors Johannes Zeiler, playing Faust, Isolda Dychauk as Margaret and Hanna Schygulla as the Usurer’s wife. With the stunning cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel (”Amélie”, “A Very Long Engagement”, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”) this film is one of ten favourites from the very strong line-up in the run for the Golden Lion.

After this DEREVO travels to Perm, MEPHISTO WALTZ was invited to the “Texture” Festival and then Anton Adasinsky does a three days of workshop.

In St Petersburg Anton performs with the AVIA band then two more MEPHISTO WALTZ performances in Russia come up in Moscow and in Sochi where growing numbers of the world class cultural events should help the city to perfectly slip into its role of the host city for the winter Olympics in 2014.

All known dates and venues are available in the tour plan »

More updates to come… web-master

Workshop by Anton Adasinsky in Perm (RU), Sept. 2011

13. 08. 2011, 21:46 | by DEREVO

DEREVO at the Texture Festival in Perm (RU), 2011. Announcement poster. Photo - Jacek Lidwin


At the TEXTURE Festival in Perm (Russia) DEREVO performs MEPHISTO WALTZ and then there’s a three days of workshop by Anton Adasinsky planned.

All details and registration are available in Russian here »

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