Who Is Happy in Russia?

Perfomance, 18+ 3:40, 2 intermissions
Ba­sed on Ni­kolai Nek­ra­sov's po­em "Who Is Hap­py in Rus­sia?" Pro­duc­ti­on con­sists of three parts. The first is "Dis­pu­te". It is abo­ut pe­asants who are as­king the fa­mo­us qu­es­ti­on: “Who li­ves fun and fre­ely in Rus­sia?”. What for­ced them to gi­ve up ho­mes and fa­mili­es and hit the ro­ad? Whe­re are the bo­un­da­ri­es of "Rus­si­an world"? What pre­vents them from fin­ding long-awa­ited fre­edom?
The play consists of three parts. 
The first is "Dispute". It is about peasants who are asking the famous question: “Who lives fun and freely in Russia?”. What forced them to give up homes and families and hit the road? Where are the boundaries of "Russian world"? What prevents them from finding long-awaited freedom? 
The second part of production is "Drunken Night". Drunken peasants wander in the fields; they are hearing voices that are calling for them. Is it real, or the phantoms of a sick imagination? The third part is "The Feast for All the World”. It is about happy people, about "the keys to female happiness", about defenders and blessed... Kirill Serebrennikov, director: 
“Nekrasov has made up “national poem language”. It is the first time after Pushkin when writer has invented his own recognizable unique verse. The poem was written when selfdom had already been cancelled in Russia. This work is about impossibility of getting freedom and convenience of habitual slavery. 
To write these lines it is vital to love and clearly understand your country: 
«You are as needy as abundant, and as mighty as powerless, Mother Russia!»
The premiere occurred on 15 September 2015.
Gallery
Authors:
Composers:
Ilya De­muts­ky
De­nis Ho­rov
Lightning designer:
Costume designers:
PO­LI­NA GRECH­KO
Technologist:
OL­GA PAV­LY­UK
Make-up artist:
Media about the event
"Го­голь-центр" отк­рыл се­зон премь­ерой спек­такля по по­эме Нек­ра­сова
Матвей Шестаков, Константин Степанов-Молодов, Арсений Лариохин. "ТВ Центр"
Мат­ре­нин двор от Пер­ми до Тав­ри­ды / Еле­на Дь­яко­ва / "Но­вая га­зета"
Матренин двор от Перми до Тавриды / Елена Дьякова / "Новая газета"
По­любить Нек­ра­сова / Ан­тон Хит­ров / "Te­at­rAll"
Полюбить Некрасова / Антон Хитров / "TeatrAll"
Нет жи­лоч­ки не тя­нутой / Гри­горий Зас­лавс­кий / "Не­зави­симая га­зета"
Нет жилочки не тянутой / Григорий Заславский / "Независимая газета"
Ко­му в Го­голь-цент­ре жить хо­рошо?
Марина Шимадина / "Театрал"
Счастье — это ку­да?
Ольга Фукс / "Театр"
Спе­ли го­лосом Нек­ра­сова
Алена Карась / "Российская газета"
Ска­зание о зем­ле рос­сий­ской
Ксения Ларина / "The New Times"
«Ко­му на Ру­си жить?» - спра­шива­ет­ся
Анна Балуева / "Комсомольская правда"

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