Articles By Irene Kukota

Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine by Anne Applebaum, 28 September

Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine by Anne Applebaum, 28 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/09/2017 9:08 AM

This book describes the famine, engineered by Stalin in 1932-33, that was meant to destroy Ukraine. It begins in 1917, with the Ukrainian revolution and the Ukrainian national movement that challenged Bolshevik rule. It ends in the present, with a discussion of the ongoing politics of memory in Ukraine. Published at a moment when Russia […] Read More

GAGARIN’S PIONEERS: HISTORY OF GROWING APART.

GAGARIN’S PIONEERS: HISTORY OF GROWING APART.

BY Borimir Totev POSTED 20/09/2017 4:49 PM

“Is this a real border?”, Mansky asks the Ukrainian border control officer aboard his long-distance sleeper train. Aptly setting the scene from its opening, the 2005 film carries with it a thorough investigation into the notions of ‘home’, ‘homeland’, and ‘family’. To delve deeper into the topic of belonging, Vitaly Mansky ventures on a journey […] Read More

Sir Simon Rattle To Conduct Stravinsky Ballets at the Barbican, 21 September

Sir Simon Rattle To Conduct Stravinsky Ballets at the Barbican, 21 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/09/2017 7:49 PM

An authority on Stravinsky, Sir Simon Rattle continues the 2017/18 season opening celebrations with three of the composer’s revolutionary ballets. Stravinsky sent shockwaves through classical music in the 20th century. His first three ballets – The Firebird, Petrushka and The Rite of Spring, all composed between 1911 and 1913 – brought a new and frenzied sense of rhythm, so […] Read More

DASH CAFÉ: ON MEYERHOLD, 27 September

DASH CAFÉ: ON MEYERHOLD, 27 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/09/2017 2:55 PM

An evening of conversation celebrating the life, work and exceptional influence of Russian theatre director, actor and producer Vsevolod Meyerhold. When the Bolsheviks took power in Russia in October 1917 the young theatre director was the radical, star pupil of the great Stanislavski. Meyerhold’s productions were shaking up classical theatres and his plans for actor […] Read More

THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH. GLITTERING COSMOSCOW NAILS ITS INTENTIONS TO THE MAST

THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH. GLITTERING COSMOSCOW NAILS ITS INTENTIONS TO THE MAST

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 15/09/2017 9:00 AM

A CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR in a neo-Classical trade-hall begun under Catherine the Great. Sounds crazy. Looks stunning. Cosmoscow ran September 7-10 in Gostiny Dvor, two minutes’ walk from Red Square, and across the road from the Stary Anglisky Dvor (Old English Court) granted to London’s Muscovy Company by Ivan The Terrible in October 1555. On […] Read More

Guildhall Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vassily Sinaisky, Milton Court Concert Hall, 22 September

Guildhall Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vassily Sinaisky, Milton Court Concert Hall, 22 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/09/2017 7:10 AM

The Guildhall Symphony Orchestra & Chorus are led by renowned Russian conductor Vassily Sinaisky and chorus master David Vinden on 22 September for a programme of two celestial choral works inspired by Shakespeare: Nicolai’s ‘Mondchor’ Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor and Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music. The concert also features Elgar’s famous musical sketches, Enigma Variations, a colourful collection of musical caricatures inspired by the composer’s friends. […] Read More

Diana Vishneva to Speak about Art and Fashion, September 22

Diana Vishneva to Speak about Art and Fashion, September 22

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/09/2017 9:22 AM

The talk will be hosted by the famous editor and journalist Aliona Doletskaya. She will interview onstage Diana Vishneva, the Mariinsky Ballet prima, and Tatiana Parfionova, the founder of the Tatiana Parfionova Fashion House. They will explore the ways art influences fashion, and fashion fuels art. The candid conversation will be conducted in Russian with […] Read More

SHADOWMEMORY, A Special Project of the Fourth Industrial Ural Biennial in Yekaterinburg, 14 September – 12 November

SHADOWMEMORY, A Special Project of the Fourth Industrial Ural Biennial in Yekaterinburg, 14 September – 12 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/09/2017 9:21 AM

ShadowMemory is a new digital art project launched by the GRAD Gallery, which is to be premiered at the Forth Industrial Ural Biennial, which marks the launch of GRAD’s new commissions programme showcasing artists’ visions both in the UK and internationally. ShadowMemory, curated by Katya Sivers and Elena Sudakova, explores new territories for contemporary art, […] Read More

“DYNASTIC RULE: MIKHAIL PIOTROVSKY AND THE HERMITAGE” with GERALDINE NORMAN, 20 September

“DYNASTIC RULE: MIKHAIL PIOTROVSKY AND THE HERMITAGE” with GERALDINE NORMAN, 20 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 12/09/2017 10:33 AM

Geraldine Norman has published two books about the Hermitage 20 years apart. “The Hermitage: The Biography of a Great Museum” came out in 1997 and “Dynastic Rule: Mikhail Piotrovsky and the Hermitage” in 2016. Her lecture will trace the extraordinary changes in the museum over this period and how they came about: expansion, with a […] Read More

What Happened in 1917?: Fashion and the Revolution

What Happened in 1917?: Fashion and the Revolution

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 11/09/2017 11:09 AM

As part of The Future Remains: Revisiting Revolution, Calvert 22 Foundation is hosting a series of lively debates throughout 2017 on the lasting impact of the “ten days that shook the world”. The What Happened in 1917? series has brought together leading UK scholars and theorists with their counterparts from across the New East for […] Read More

SHOSTAKOVICH: PIANO & THEREMIN, Pushkin House, 15 September

SHOSTAKOVICH: PIANO & THEREMIN, Pushkin House, 15 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 10/09/2017 9:34 AM

Brilliant Japanese pianist, Maki Sekiya, presents a recital that juxtaposes two Shostakovich piano sonatas with Russian contemporary pieces. ‘Yarilo’ by Moscow-trained composer, Nikolay Korndorf, is one of the great classics of Russian contemporary keyboard music. Maki will be joined for the pieces by Yusopova and Popoff by the exceptional theremin player, Lydia Kavina, for an […] Read More

Olga Tobreluts: With Return to Antiquity, Ancient Mythology Will Also Come Back.

Olga Tobreluts: With Return to Antiquity, Ancient Mythology Will Also Come Back.

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 09/09/2017 1:19 PM

The Hall of Art in Budapest, also known as Kunsthalle, has recently launched its new exhibition season with The New Mythology – a solo show featuring works by Russian artist Olga Tobreluts.  It is the artist’s first collaboration with the museum which has been made possible through the active support of the Ural Vision Gallery from Yekaterinburg. The […] Read More

V-A-C Live: Tunguska Event. Artist Vadim Zakharov to Show his Performances at the Whitechapel Gallery, 21-22 September.

V-A-C Live: Tunguska Event. Artist Vadim Zakharov to Show his Performances at the Whitechapel Gallery, 21-22 September.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/09/2017 9:31 AM

Renowned Russian artist Vadim Zakharov (b. 1959, Tajikistan) presents an evening of exhilarating and subversive performance taking inspiration from the book Incomplete & Utter History of Classical Music, by Stephen Fry. From composer Igor Stravinsky’s ballet Petrushka (1911) to Marcel Duchamp’s Bottle Rack (1914), Zakharov conceives a humorous journey across time and history, old and […] Read More

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Concert for a Fly (Chamber Music), London, 15 September – 11 November

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Concert for a Fly (Chamber Music), London, 15 September – 11 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 02/09/2017 12:00 PM

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac presents the installation Concert for a Fly (Chamber Music), 1986, by pioneer conceptual artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Russian-born and American-based, today they are recognised as among the most significant international artists to have emerged in the late 20th century. Concert for a Fly (Chamber Music) is a historic installation, first exhibited […] Read More

A Short Life of Pushkin by Robert Chandler

A Short Life of Pushkin by Robert Chandler

BY Sophie Walker POSTED 01/09/2017 11:47 AM

Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799-1837) has long been considered to be the founder of Russian literature and one of Russia’s greatest writers. In A Short Life of Pushkin, Pushkin’s life and works are explored within the historical and political context of early nineteenth-century Russia. It begins with a brief introduction of Pushkin’s ancestors before examining Pushkin’s […] Read More

Russian Debutante Ball, Grosvenor House, Park Lane, 4 November

Russian Debutante Ball, Grosvenor House, Park Lane, 4 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 30/08/2017 10:41 PM

PATRON HH PRINCESS OLGA ROMANOFF One of the most anticipated annual events in London’s cultural and social calendar, the Russian Debutante Ball is taking place for the fifth time on November 4, 2017. Famous artists, cultural professionals, businesspeople and everyone who is passionate about Russian culture and history will come together at the imposing Grosvenor […] Read More

Art Without Death: Russian Cosmism, HKW Berlin, 1 September — 3 October

Art Without Death: Russian Cosmism, HKW Berlin, 1 September — 3 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 30/08/2017 1:26 PM

HKW in Berlin starts the new art season with a bang by tackling the ideas of Russian Cosmism in philosophy and art. Russian Cosmism was a movement that called for material immortality and resurrection, as well as travel to outer space. It developed out of the spirituality of nineteenth-century Russia and a strong fascination with […] Read More

Talk by Andrew Spira: KUZMA PETROV-VODKIN AND THE REVOLUTION, Pushkin House, 12 September

Talk by Andrew Spira: KUZMA PETROV-VODKIN AND THE REVOLUTION, Pushkin House, 12 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 29/08/2017 12:58 AM

Andrew Spira explores the work of the painter Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin on whom earlier this year he gave a talk for the Royal Academy Exhibition ‘Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932.’ Andrew is an independent art historian,  writer and curator.  His book ‘The Avant-Garde Icon: Russian Avant-Garde Art and the Icon Painting Tradition’ was published in 2008. The […] Read More

Cardboardia Characters Trip in the UK, 16-30 September 2017

Cardboardia Characters Trip in the UK, 16-30 September 2017

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 27/08/2017 12:00 PM

The Tyran (Sergej Korsakov) and the Minister of Education (Olesya Kandalintseva) of Cardboardia in collaboration with the UK Cardboardia Hidden Agent (Charlotte Smith) and other Characters are back to hit the UK roads in search for new members of Cardboardia!  Below are the new dates of their events taking place in the UK this September. Anyone […] Read More

Spark: Festival of Revolutionary Film in London Will Open With Pudovkin’s Classic, 24 September – 12 November –

Spark: Festival of Revolutionary Film in London Will Open With Pudovkin’s Classic, 24 September – 12 November –

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 26/08/2017 1:00 PM

Spark, the Russian Revolution Centenary Committee’s festival of revolutionary film, takes place at two of London’s most renowned independent cinemas: the Phoenix and the Rio. The festival takes its name from the Russian revolutionary newspaper Iskra (Spark). It features classics of early Soviet cinema by Vsevolod Pudovkin, Sergei Eisenstein, Dziga Vertov and Esfir Shub. Warren […] Read More

METAGEOGRAPHY. SPACE – IMAGE – ACTION.  AN INTERDISCIPLINARY EXHIBITION, 7 September – 11 October

METAGEOGRAPHY. SPACE – IMAGE – ACTION. AN INTERDISCIPLINARY EXHIBITION, 7 September – 11 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 25/08/2017 11:36 AM

A new insightful and highly original project will be opening at the Pushkin House early this Septermer. This project is a collaborative effort between the house curator of the Pushkin House Olga Jürgenson and curators from the Trtyakov Gallery Kirill Svetlyakov and Nikolay Smirnov.   The project will feature such young Russian and international  artists […] Read More

Russian ‘Titan of the Piano’ Boris Berezovsky is to Perform in Dublin  In Aid of ChildVision

Russian ‘Titan of the Piano’ Boris Berezovsky is to Perform in Dublin In Aid of ChildVision

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 24/08/2017 10:30 AM

Russian Superstar pianist, Boris Berezovsky, is rescheduled to perform September 10th @ 8:00pm, at the National Concert Hall. Boris Berezovsky previously became stranded in the South of France, following his Opening concert at the world’s most prestigious Piano Festival – La Roque-d’Anthéron and was unable to travel to Dublin in time for the recital, due […] Read More

FAITHFUL RUSLAN & FLYING AFTER AN IDEAL. INTERVIEW WITH HELENA KAUT-HOWSON.

FAITHFUL RUSLAN & FLYING AFTER AN IDEAL. INTERVIEW WITH HELENA KAUT-HOWSON.

BY Borimir Totev POSTED 23/08/2017 10:34 AM

This powerful new stage adaptation of Georgi Vladimov’s cult novel  that marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution, will be directed by internationally acclaimed theatre and opera director, a master of European drama, Helena Kaut-Howson, whose adventurous, passionate and imaginative productions, including Uncle Vanya and Sons Without Fathers (Chekov) with the Belgrade Theatre, have led […] Read More

The Bust of the First Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin to Be Installed at the Science Museum, London, 30 August

The Bust of the First Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin to Be Installed at the Science Museum, London, 30 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/08/2017 10:49 AM

This August, the Science Museum Lates is partnering with the BBC’s Tomorrow’s World to explore all things space. There will be a live webcast featured from Tomorrow’s World gallery. As part of these series  and within the framework of the UK-Russia Year of Science and Education, on 30 August 2017 there the opening ceremony of […] Read More

Faithful Ruslan – The Story of a Guard Dog, the Belgrade Theatre, 2- 16 September

Faithful Ruslan – The Story of a Guard Dog, the Belgrade Theatre, 2- 16 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/08/2017 10:17 AM

1953, Josef Stalin is dead, and the inhabitants of prison camps across Russia are liberated. Ruslan is a beautiful, proud dog, bred solely to serve as a guard in these camps, but when he’s abandoned in a world without the clear structure and organisation he’s always known, how can he possibly adjust? Telling its story […] Read More

Dari and Zari Collections of Contemporary Russian Art, 11 – 29 September

Dari and Zari Collections of Contemporary Russian Art, 11 – 29 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 20/08/2017 1:36 PM

Zari Gallery is proud to present a collection of Russian art from Dari Collection. Dari Gallery was founded by a group of art collectors with the aim of finding young emerging talented painters in Russia and helping them with their growth, exploration and development as unique artists on international contemporary art scene. Zari Gallery will […] Read More

I Musicanti Will Perform Works by Shostakovich and Glinka in the Programme  ‘Alexandra and the Russians’, 3 September

I Musicanti Will Perform Works by Shostakovich and Glinka in the Programme ‘Alexandra and the Russians’, 3 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/08/2017 10:48 AM

A mixed instrument international but London-based  chamber music ensemble, I Musicanti, will perform Shostakovich and Glinka.  Two classics of Russian chamber music for piano and strings, with their triumphal introductory piano chords, contrast with a mysterious exploration of the lowest (and the not so low) string sounds. The programme also features the first of four […] Read More

VITALY MANSKY: IN FOCUS, 6 – 10 September

VITALY MANSKY: IN FOCUS, 6 – 10 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/08/2017 9:42 AM

Between 5 and 10th September an London will host the Open City Documentary Festival. Among other films and film-makers participating in the festival’s programme will be Vitaly Mansky with four of his internationally acclaimed documentary films. Ukrainian-born Vitaly Mansky is one of Russia’s most celebrated documentary filmmakers. Over the course of his career, mansky has […] Read More

Verbier Festival – Music in the Alps.

Verbier Festival – Music in the Alps.

BY Olga Jegunova POSTED 17/08/2017 9:00 AM

There are many summer festivals in the world with their own style and reputation: some focus on certain periods and styles, others present variety of art forms. Verbier Festival undoubtedly stands out among them. What makes it special is the combination of certain components: the ambience of the Verbier village, Festival’s prestige, its educational aspects and […] Read More

Writing Wrongs: From Personal Politics to Being a Political Prisoner.Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina and Cosey Fanni Tutti in Conversation, 13 September

Writing Wrongs: From Personal Politics to Being a Political Prisoner.Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina and Cosey Fanni Tutti in Conversation, 13 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 16/08/2017 10:34 AM

Frieze Academy organises series of events prior to the art fair. The event “From Personal Politics to  being a political prisoner” features artist and avant-garde musician Cosey Fanni Tutti and artist, musician and Russian political activist Maria Alyokhina — both of them have faced opposition to their beliefs. Alyokhina was the founding member of Pussy […] Read More

Olga Tobreluts  New Mythology, Kunsthalle, Budapest, 6 September – 12 November

Olga Tobreluts New Mythology, Kunsthalle, Budapest, 6 September – 12 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/08/2017 9:49 PM

The exhibition New Mythology presents three creative periods of Russian artist Olga Tobreluts from between 1995 and 2017. Tobreluts’s art took a radical turn in the early 1990s, when she shifted from painting to computer graphics, complemented by photography and 3D modelling. Through her efforts to portray the human body by means of 3D modelling, […] Read More

Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia, 14 September 2017 – 14 January 2018

Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia, 14 September 2017 – 14 January 2018

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 11/08/2017 12:12 PM

This autumn the British Museum organises an intriguing new exhibition in collaboration with the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg. The exhibition is dedicated to an ancient culture that was buried in the Siberian permafrost for thousands of years and bears the title Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia. It will trace and reveal the history of these powerful […] Read More

Book Review: Conversations with Vladimir Nabokov

Book Review: Conversations with Vladimir Nabokov

BY Sophie Walker POSTED 09/08/2017 11:10 AM

Vladimir Nabokov once said, “Lolita is famous, not I. I am an obscure, doubly obscure, novelist with an unpronounceable name.” (A tip from the family themselves is to pronounce it as ‘Na-BOAK-ov’, where ‘BOAK’ rhymes with smoke.) For those curious about Nabokov himself, Robert Golla’s collation of interviews by Nabokov in Conversations with Vladimir Nabokov […] Read More

Theremin Academy at Oxford with Lydia Kavina, Bate Collection, Oxford, 25 – 28 August

Theremin Academy at Oxford with Lydia Kavina, Bate Collection, Oxford, 25 – 28 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 08/08/2017 3:56 PM

The Theremin workshops in Oxford, organized by Lydia Kavina in cooperation with the Faculty of Music of the University of Oxford, and domiciled at the Bate Collection, have already a years long tradition. But from this year on, thanks to the generosity of the Bate Collection director Andrew Lamb, we are happy to extend the […] Read More

ILFANDPETROV (Roma Liberov, 2013), Calvert 22,  31 August

ILFANDPETROV (Roma Liberov, 2013), Calvert 22, 31 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 07/08/2017 1:54 AM

As part of The Future Remains: Revisiting Revolution, Calvert 22 Foundation is pleased to present A poet in Russia is not just a poet, a series of three summer film screenings dedicated to the fate of Russian writers during and after the Revolution with director Roma Liberov. The third and final film in the series explores the lives of Ilf and […] Read More

KinoVino Kaukasis with Olia Hercules, Calvert 22, 30 August

KinoVino Kaukasis with Olia Hercules, Calvert 22, 30 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/08/2017 10:12 AM

A mesmerising night of intoxicating scents, sights and flavours from the Caucasian mountains. Join  KinoVino Kaukasis to explore a beautiful cuisine prepared for you by one of the most vibrant chefs on current food scene – Olia Hercules. Olia exploded the food world several years ago with her debut cookbook “Mamushka” and her second culinary […] Read More

Live performance: No God, No Master, Female, Calvert 22, 16 August

Live performance: No God, No Master, Female, Calvert 22, 16 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 04/08/2017 10:42 AM

Artist Ekaterina Bazhenova-Yamasaki’s performance inspired by Japanese flower arranging, Pre-Raphaelite painting and haiku To accompany The Calvert Journal‘s travel report of photography from East Asia, Go East, you’re invited to a special performance and a premiere of new video work by one of the project’s featured artists, Ekaterina Bazhenova-Yamasaki. 無神 (Mushin) 無師 (Mushi) 女性性 (Joseisei) (No God; No Master; Female) […] Read More

Visit to Marevna’s Collection, Athelhampton House, 15 September

Visit to Marevna’s Collection, Athelhampton House, 15 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 03/08/2017 10:26 AM

Russian Art + Culture is delighted to invite you to our new art tour. Please, join us for the exclusive visit to Athelhampton House to explore the only private art collection of Marevna’s paintings in the UK  on Friday, 15th September. This is a whole day visit to Dorsetshire to the charming Tudor manor, once frequented by […] Read More

Anna Netrebko Stars in Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida in Salzburg, 6 August Onwards

Anna Netrebko Stars in Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida in Salzburg, 6 August Onwards

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 02/08/2017 11:05 AM

A famous Russian operatic soprano Anna Netrebko is soon to shake foundations during the Salzburg Festival in Verdi’s Aida — the new collaboration with Iranian artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat who has been appointed opera’s artistic director. Tatyana van Walsum designed the costumes for the production. Riccardo Muti will conduct the Vienna Philharmonic. Some 15 years […] Read More

Mussorgsky, Khovanshchina, Royal Albert Hall, 6 August

Mussorgsky, Khovanshchina, Royal Albert Hall, 6 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 01/08/2017 10:57 AM

Shot through with noble melodies and orchestrated by Dm. Shostakovich, Mussorgsky’s ‘national music drama’ weaves a darkly tangled political web in which Russia herself is the casualty. Caught between reformists and continuity, the nation struggles to find peace, and the conflict leads only to death in the opera’s shattering climax. Semyon Bychkov conducts the BBC […] Read More

A Memorable Decade with London Philharmonic Orchestra. Interview with Vladimir Jurowski

A Memorable Decade with London Philharmonic Orchestra. Interview with Vladimir Jurowski

BY Matteo Morelli POSTED 31/07/2017 10:37 AM

Russian-born Vladimir Jurowski is one of today’s most sought-after and dynamic conductors, who also acts as the Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the celebrated London Philharmonic Orchestra. As the LPO website informs, a wide selection of Vladimir Jurowski’s live recordings with the Orchestra  was released on its LPO Label, including Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 3 and Symphonic Dances; Tchaikovsky’s Symphonies 1, 4, […] Read More

The New Generaton Festival of Classical Music in Florence, 31 August – 3 September,

The New Generaton Festival of Classical Music in Florence, 31 August – 3 September,

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 30/07/2017 11:39 AM

Florence has a new classical music festival. Named The New Generation Festival, it was christened by “The Times” as  “the Glyndebourne of Italy”. The festival features performances from the world’s finest leading young musical talents. Very soon we are going to publish an interview with one of them — a young but super-talented soprano singer […] Read More

Rosamund Bartlett Discusses Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina, Imperial College Union, 6 August

Rosamund Bartlett Discusses Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina, Imperial College Union, 6 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 29/07/2017 6:42 PM

Writer Rosamund Bartlett discusses Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina prior to its performance later on the same day, Rosamund Bartlett is a cultural historian with expertise in Russian literature, music, and art.  She has a particular interest in European Modernism, opera, and the intersection between politics, history and the arts, and has lectured on these subjects at universities and […] Read More

Conductor Gianluca Marciano and Violist Maxim Novikov Launch a New Festival of Classical Music in Lerici, Italy, 25 August – 8 September

Conductor Gianluca Marciano and Violist Maxim Novikov Launch a New Festival of Classical Music in Lerici, Italy, 25 August – 8 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/07/2017 11:45 AM

Set on the famous coastline of the Golfo dei Poeti, the seaside town of Lerici and the neighbouring Cinque Terre have been a magnet for poets and composers alike, from Shelley, Byron and Lawrence to Wagner. Conductor Gianluca Marciano launches a new festival of music and poetry in his home town, with a programme inspired by the sea and the […] Read More

Representing Revolution: the Challenges of Commemoration. Interview with Russkaya Capella. Part II

Representing Revolution: the Challenges of Commemoration. Interview with Russkaya Capella. Part II

BY Ashley Holdsworth POSTED 28/07/2017 11:40 AM

We continue the publication of interview with Svetlana Zvereva. Svetlana Zvereva is co-Musical Director of Russkaya Cappella, a chamber choir based in Glasgow and specialising in Russian Orthodox liturgical music, folk song and art song. Russkaya Cappella produced a season of concerts in June 2017, Music from the Time of the Earthquake, which featured recently […] Read More

Sergey Ponomarev: A Lens on Syria, IWM London, Until 3 September

Sergey Ponomarev: A Lens on Syria, IWM London, Until 3 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 27/07/2017 6:19 PM

See the first UK exhibition by award-winning Russian documentary photographer Sergey Ponomarev, featuring more than 60 unforgettable colour photographs from two recent bodies of work. ‘Assad’s Syria’ offers a rare insight into what life was really like for people living in Government-controlled areas of Syria in 2013-2014. ‘The Exodus’ captures the determination, endurance and suffering […] Read More

Bone Music, Garage Museum, Moscow, 14 August – 05 October

Bone Music, Garage Museum, Moscow, 14 August – 05 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 26/07/2017 1:46 PM

Bone Music is an exhibition examining a unique episode in postwar Soviet history. From the late 1940s to the early 1960s, inventive Soviet music lovers made illegal copies of banned music on used X-ray film. Their recordings were not limited to Western jazz and rock-n-roll, but also featured Russian émigré music, as well as popular […] Read More

The Bear & The Proposal, The London Theatre, 28 – 29 July

The Bear & The Proposal, The London Theatre, 28 – 29 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 25/07/2017 12:00 PM

If you think Chekhov is boring – think again as the new staging of his plays by Reece Theatre will bring two short comedies from this Russian writer which will make one cry with laughter. The two classic comedies by Anton Chekhov, The Bear and The Proposal may be two short plays set in Victorian […] Read More

Ben Frost & Daníel Bjarnason: Music for Sólaris, Barbican Centre, 29 July

Ben Frost & Daníel Bjarnason: Music for Sólaris, Barbican Centre, 29 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 24/07/2017 10:31 AM

Composers and producers Ben Frost and Daníel Bjarnason lead a performance of their music for Andrei Tarkovsky’s sci-fi classic Solaris, accompanied by video manipulations by Brian Eno and Nick Roberton. Having previously worked together on the score for The Deep (2012), Frost and Bjarnason have combined their backgrounds in classical and electronic composition for Sólaris. […] Read More

The Gypsy Flame, the Yagori Gypsy Dance Company, Streatham Hill Theatre, 27 July

The Gypsy Flame, the Yagori Gypsy Dance Company, Streatham Hill Theatre, 27 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/07/2017 12:21 PM

Gypsies or Roma…. Who are those people? Where do they come from? Where are they going after centuries of being wandered the Earth? Their history is full of mystical moments. Why their music is so beautiful, dancing is magnificent just like when you are looking at the fire and the songs are soulful, so people […] Read More

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