Gogol Center, one of Russia’s most intriguing theatres and the home of the daring Russian stage and film director Kirill Serebrennikov, will bring two signature shows – ‘Dead Souls’ and Who is Happy in Russia? – to the Cameri Theater in Tel Aviv, Israel News reports.
Founded by Kirill Serebrennikov, a daring force of Russian avant-garde theatre, Gogol Center is a ground-breaking experiment that uses classical texts and music influences to explore contemporary landscape.
‘Dead Souls’ is the Center’s first large project of Russian classics. With a dose of absurdity and dark humour, this piece is a space-time continuum, set against a backdrop of plywood, pointing out perpetual human flaws.
‘Who Is Happy in Russia?’, based on Nikolai Nekrasov’s poem, is about impossibility of getting freedom and convenience of habitual slavery. To write these lines is vital to love and clearly understand your country: ‘You are as needy as abundant, and as mighty as powerless, Mother Russia!’.
Presented by M.Art Foundation. Supported by Roman Abromovitch