Cyril performance Serebrennikov’s “Dead Souls”, staged by Nikolai Gogol in Moscow “Gogol-center”, successfully presented on Wednesday in the main program 70 Avignon Theatre festival. This was the first premiere, which was sold out and ended with a standing ovation
“We took great hall for 700 seats was full, so that the audience were even on the stairs in the aisles” -. Shared Serebrennikov in interview with TASS . “At first, carefully listened to and watched, and when the play is over, shouting” bravo “, clapped repeatedly called on the bows and eventually arranged a standing ovation,” – said the director
He said that for performances in Moscow. troupe provided a wonderful auditorium LA FABRICA, specially built for the festival d’Avignon. According to him, the premiere performance was attended by many well-known theater figures, including the head of the Avignon Festival, Olivier Py, the curators of other festivals, who came from different cities of Europe. “To the Russian theater manifested a lot of respect,” – says Serebrennikov. “No we do not feel the sanctions”, – he said
He said that on Thursday he will have a very difficult day.. At the Avignon Festival premiere of his film “The Apprentice”, which in May this year was presented in the “Un Certain Regard” on the Cannes Film Festival 69, which was awarded the Francois Chalet. There will also be showing a video of the play “The Idiots”, which “Gogol-center” has performed at the Avignon Festival last year. “In addition, we again play” Dead Souls “- said Serebrennikov, recalling that a total of four performances planned, and” tickets for all performances completely sold out “
The festival in Avignon -. One of the oldest in Europe. it was first performed by the French actor and director Jean Vilar in 1947. Over the years, this theater forum, known for its special attention to major global trends of our time, held the premiere of the world’s leading directors and choreographers of the twentieth century. among them, Peter Brooke, Robert Wilson, Maurice Béjart, Pina Bausch and many others. Every year, the festival is attended by about 40 performances.
For the second consecutive year, “Gogol-center” is in this unique show of Russian theater. last year, he brought in Avignon performance by Kirill Serebrennikov “Idiots” by Lars von Trier, who, by the comments of the French press, was a great success.