: 2 hours | language
: Russian with English and Lithuanian translation | N-14
concept / Text / Direction:
Marina Davydova | set design / Video:
Vera Martynov | music
: Vladimir Rannev | performers / Voices:
Sergey Chonishvili, Tina Benko, Valery Borisova, Konstantin Bogomolov, Konstantin Chelkaev, Sergey Epishev, Monica Gentile, Marcela Giesche, Alexey Kokhanov, Sonya Levin, Anna Nebo, GlebPuskepalis, Serapfima Skorodelova, Andrey Stadnikov, Alexandra Ursuliak, Pavel Vashilin | camera
: Alexey Shemyatovsky, Veniamin Illyasov | light Design:
Marc Zeuske | assistant | set-design:
Barbara Lenartz, Fabian Boldt (Touring) | special effect (Puppets):
Sebastian Arnd |costumes (Puppets):
Charlotta Dering | English Translation:
Anna Galt | Lithuanian Translation:
Andrius Merkevičius | Sur- / Subtitles:
Yvonne Griesel, Kristian Kamph, Jakob Gerber (PANTHEA) | artistic Advice:
Annemie Vanackere, Sarah Reimann (Assistant) | technical Direction
: Maria Kusche, Roman Fliegel, Stephan Kriegleder / LichtblickBühnentechnik GmbH (Touring) | technicians
: Light: Boris Meier / Sound and Video: Toni Bräutigam, Bodo Gottschalk | production Management:
Hannes Frey, Anna Krauß (Touring)
tour organizer: Lithuanian National Drama Theatre
The performative installation casts a glance back at several centuries of Russian history. The curator and critic Marina Davydova, together with the stage designer and artist Vera Martynov and the composer Vladimir Rannev, developed a performative, installation-like parcours, which will spatially make accessible the connection between Russian history and the present. The project presents the very short but bright interlude of the political, artistic and sexual awakening after the revolution of 1917. Why could these ideas not be implemented in the long run? "Eternal Russia"
ranges over four different interconnected rooms. An installation follows a film, a silent film follows a lecture, unique documentary material is presented alongside images and music. An image arises of the great Russian utopia. The work pursues the fatal transformation of Soviet socialism. Just ten years after the revolution it ended in a totalitarian dictatorship, skillfully hiding behind communist slogans. In the end it is about one hundred years of longing for the pre-revolutionary Russian Empire.
A commission and production by HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin).
Premiere 12 January 2017 in the frame art of “Utopian Realities“, a co-production of HAU Hebbel am Ufer and Haus der Kulturen der Welt as part of “100 Years of Now“, curated by HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of GermanyPartners:
Goethe-Institut Lithuania, British Council in Lithuania, Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
arts printing house | various spaces
tickets: from 20 Eur | tickets at the boc offices of TIKETA (buy online here)