The Idiots

Perfomance, 18+ 2:40, No intermissions
Ki­rill Se­reb­renni­kov’s pro­duc­ti­on «The Idi­ots» ba­sed on Lars von Tri­er’s film of the sa­me na­me is a part of Go­gol Cen­ter’s tri­logy ba­sed on the fa­mo­us Euro­pe­an films. Se­reb­renni­kov’s play ta­kes pla­ce in mo­dern-day Mos­cow. The aut­hors did not trans­fer the plot word for word. Anot­her men­ta­lity, at­ti­tude to­ward the «Ot­her», po­liti­cal and so­ci­al con­text all ca­used a ret­hinking of the ori­ginal sto­ry.
The premiere of the first version has occurred on 24 may 2013. The second version’s premiere has occurred on 7 September 2018. 
Two years later the performance is coming back to the Gogol Center’s stage. New time period. New circumstances. New editor. “The Idiots” is one of the most popular Trier’s movies. It was made on the rules of “Dogme 95 Manifesto” which denies any cinematic conditionalities. 
In the play the action is taken down to Moscow and the Dogme manifesto is translated to the theatrical language. Characters are trying to find their own internal “demons” through the protests, in which breaking events and issues of Russian life of last several years are reflected. “Idiots” meet journalists, businessmen, and ordinary people from the street crowd, however, everyone of them is equally shocked by the behavior of the main characters and this behavior often causes tough reaction.
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Authors:
Director, costume designer:
Set designer:
Ve­ra Mar­ty­nov
Choreographer:
ALEV­TI­NA RU­DI­NA
Not idiots:
Angels:
SVET­LA­NA ASA­NO­VA
VIK­TOR BO­DU­NOV
ARI­NA IPA­TOV
VIK­TO­RI­YA KA­RA­ZE­YEVA
VE­RA KO­LOS­KO­VA
SER­GEY MA­KA­ROV
MA­RI­NA MASH­TA­KO­VA
VLAD SIT­DI­KOV
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