STAGE RUSSIA – ANNA KARENINA

Rating: PG
Length: 180 mins
Session Times:
Fri 11th Aug: 1:00pm  
Sat 12th Aug: 1:00pm  
Sun 13th Aug: 1:00pm  

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STAGE RUSSIA Bringing the Magic of Russian theatre to Western audiences in 2017

“…arrestingly beautiful”
NEW YORK TIMES
“…remarkable”
THE GUARDIAN
“… one of the most extraordinary nights of theatre I have ever known”
THE TELEGRAPH

Sharmill Films will be taking audiences behind the curtain
to bring the magic of Russian theatre to Western audiences in 2017

Anna Karenina

August 11/12/13. At 1pm.

Directed and choreographed by Angelica Cholina, this Vakhtangov Theatre production of ANNA KARENINA is a modern dance interpretation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel, originally published in serial installments from 1875 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger. Telling the life story of the titular Anna, a St. Petersburg aristocrat, against the backdrop of late 19th century Russian society, Tolstoy’s novel is widely considered a pinnacle in realist fiction.

Cholina strives to find the equivalent of Tolstoy’s words in harmony and movement, as every gesture holds as much meaning as a word. The music of Alfred Schnittke helps to reveal the characters of the drama and their depth, together with elegance and mood corresponding to the amplitude of the novel.

Presented in Russian with English subtitles.