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NOW - 27.06.2014 - DEREVO in Voronezh

27. 06. 2014, 00:44 | by DEREVO

10 days in June

  • June 8th ISLANDS
  • June 9th ISLANDS
  • June 10th Filming for «Viking» (feature), director A. Kravchuk
  • June 11th AVIA at the street parade
  • June 12th «Midnight Balance»
  • June 15th AVIA in concert
  • June 17th Makhina Dzhuraeva performs with Elena Kaufman

These two weeks reminded me of DEREVO’s beginnings.

Working continuously for 24 hours at the limit of your strengths, you stop being conscious of any other world but your own. And thus it becomes easy to be creative!

No, “easy” is the wrong word.

At the peak of tiredness all the most crazy ideas become natural, the place begins to draw people in like a magnet, a church-like seriousness builds, a whirlpool of power…

And then the great moment comes when the actors and dancers on stage cease to look like “performers”. They are living it.

It stops being “just” a Theatre.

Elena Yarovaya
Makhina Dzhuraeva
Anna Budanova
Gleb Alekhin
Ivan Nevzorov
Lida Kopina
Liza Polyanskaya
Nikolay Zapolskih
Dmitry Krivochurov
Dasha Fedotova
Anna Bogodist
Elena Imamova
Nikolay Khamov
Igor Fomin
Grisha Shmidko
Sasha Gromyko

Thank you!

Anton Adasinsky

and folliwing was the ONCE… in Poland, we’re heading to Italy with MEPHISTO WALTZ soon and AVIA is going to play a big concert at the Open Cinema Festival in St Petersburg

AVIA. Photo - Anna BogodistAVIA. Photo - Anna BogodistAVIA. Photo - Anna BogodistAVIA. Photo - Anna Bogodist
AVIA. Photo - Anna BogodistAVIA. Photo - Anna BogodistAVIA. Photo - Anna BogodistDEREVO in Voronezh. Photo - Anna Bogodist
DEREVO in Voronezh. Photo - Anna BogodistDEREVO in Voronezh. Photo - Anna BogodistAnton Adasinsky & Andrey Kravchuk. Photo - Anna BogodistFilming "Viking". Photo - Anna Bogodist
Thank you. Photo - Anna BogodistHappiness. Photo - Anna Bogodist



Text: Anton Adasinsky
English text editor: David Kemp
Photo: Anna Bogodist



MIDNIGHT BALANCE. Photo - Anna Bogodist
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ONCE… in Voronezh (RU)!

27. 11. 2013, 21:19 | by DEREVO

Hello all,

the rehearsals in Voronezh are finished!

Tonight, on 27th November 2013 the ONCE… show by DEREVO has been revived on stage in Voronezh with:

Andrey Merkulov
Ekaterina Khmelevskaya
Makhina Dzhuraeva
Mikhail Bagramyan
Dmitry Krivochurov
Alexander Gromyko


Yana Kuzina
Elizaveta Polyanskaya

All the best, guys!

and on November 29th in Voronezh concert hall ONCE… is going to be presented by the classic cast:
Anton Adasinsky
Elena Yarovaya
Tatyana Khabarova
Oleg Zhukovsky
+ Pavel Alekhin

Anton Adasinsky


ONCE... Rehearsal. Voronezh, Nov. 2013. Photo: Elena ImamovaONCE... Rehearsal. Voronezh, Nov. 2013. Photo: Elena ImamovaONCE... Rehearsal. Voronezh, Nov. 2013. Photo: Elena ImamovaONCE... Rehearsal. Voronezh, Nov. 2013. Photo: Elena ImamovaONCE... Rehearsal. Voronezh, Nov. 2013. Photo: Elena Imamova


NOW - 20.10.2013 - Idea

20. 10. 2013, 11:57 | by DEREVO

David found a bread crust. Arthur saw this and in response hurdled himself on top of David and smacked his head with a maraca. David cried out and dropped the crust. Arthur grabbed the abandoned piece of bread, ran for the bathroom, shut himself, and also started screaming. David picked up the maraca, and began to laugh demonically.

At that moment, I realized the kids are all grown up now, and I can finally return to my professional career. It was all waiting and ready a while ago.

So of course sideburns, baseball cap bill over my face, glued blonde hair, a baggy coat, one heal higher than the other, and glasses with a “+ 3” prescription — helps me see and makes eyes look bigger.

The drive was fast. I left the car at a gas station near by a café. Perfect timing! It’s Saturday, crowded, and the employees probably already want to go home.

Armed with tubes of antiseptic salve “Vishenvskogo”, I squeezed the strong smelling cream onto the welcome rug in front of an elevator. The smell spread quickly and throughout the whole store. Aware of the video surveillance, I tried not to stop or look around. I was going to a person who, just eight months ago, sold me the wrong blinds.

The person was in his spot. I quickly made an order and he left for about ten minutes. Meanwhile, this gave me time to bring up “451 F” on his computer screen, set a toy barking dog for the attention of customers, pour permanent glue over the keyboard, and get the hell out of there. From the opening of my sleeve, I spayed all the locks with liquid putty.

Time for the most important part… Thanks to the absence of cameras in the bathroom, I was able turn my coat inside out and leave a bag with a sticker “RUN!” on it. In less than ten minutes the radio echoed warning of evacuation.

Crammed in the elevator with everyone else, I leaned my back against the wall and left a large sticker reading: “God made us different – IKEA conforms us!” This slogan was chosen in advance and took some time. Other possibilities were: “Since 1997 — all the same”, “Prices match the quality!”, and others a bit more offensive ones but that would be just over doing it.

Along with the crowd, I ran out of the elevator and simply hid inside a closet. I stayed there for fifteen minutes before I put on a mask and lit up a smoke grenade.

Now, I could come out. I was invisible. There were no people. To light up everything was a matter of seconds and already, because of the smoke grenade, firemen were on their way. I put on a costume of a surgeon (taken from theater) as well as a facemask and disposable booties, which were extra but looked realistic. The basement was not as hot from the fire. There, I waited for the sound of an ambulance. (Their sirens echo the prefect fourth just like the Soviet Union anthem).

The basement filled up with clouds of smoke.

Using a couple of sticks and a piece of cloth, I put together something that resembled a stretcher and ran for the doors. Outside was flooded with cars, filled with screams, and bursting with chaotic sounds. I made my way to a wall and sat down coughing. Immediately, a fireman rushed over to me. I pointed into the depths of the store and ran off to get water from somebody by an ambulance. While I was washing my face, I was completely forgotten about. So I just changed, stuffed everything in my backpack, and joined the observing crowd.

I only forgot to take off the disposable booties (I noticed in the car), but it’s alright, they have been on since museum Hermitage…


Anton Adasinsky. Ready to act. Photo - Elena YarovayaAnton Adasinsky at Surgut Philharmony Hall. Photo - Elena YarovayaComposer Daniel Williams not in Surgut but in Porsgrunn, Norway. Photo - Elena YarovayaLady with an Umbrella. Surgut, Russia. Photo - Elena YarovayaMirror holder. Surgut, Russia. Photo - Elena Yarovaya
Purple Sails Park. Voronezh, Russia. Photo - Elena YarovayaStanding on two grounds. Photo - Elena YarovayaSwan Lake in Voronezh, Russia. Photo - Elena YarovayaTime on the Wall. Saint Petersburg, Russia. Photo - Elena Yarovaya


Text: Anton Adasinsky
Translation: Nikita Pushkareva
Photos: Elena Yarovaya


Anton Adasinsky’s workshop in Voronezh (RU). 13-15 Oct. 2013.

16. 09. 2013, 12:58 | by DEREVO

DEREVO. Photo by Elena Yarovaya

The next workshop by Anton Adasinsky & DEREVO will be held in Voronezh (RU) on October 13-15 only for russian-speaking audience.

Full information and registration form in Russian »