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.
Captured live on stage in Russia and screened at Riverside.
Language: Presented in Russian with English subtitles
Classification: E – Exempt from Classification
Distributor: Sharmill Films
Dates & Times:
Saturday 12 August 1pm
Sunday 13 August 1pm
Anna Karenina: Olga Lerman
Alexey Karenin: Evgeny Knyazev
Alexey Vronsky: Dmitry Solomykin
Stepan Oblonsky (Stiva): Valery Ushakov
Darya Oblonskaya (Dolly): Maria Volkova
Ekaterina Sherbazkaya (Kiti): Ekaterina Kramzina
Konstantin Levin: Fedor Vorontsov
Director-choreographer: Angelica Cholina
Set-designer: Marius Jacovskis
Make-up and costumes: Yuozas Statkevichus
Lighting designer: Tadas Valeyka