Yulia Shamporova

Yulia Shamporova
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How Immersive Theater Makes You Look At Yourself In A New Light

Immersive performances are something relatively new for theater-goers around the globe. What are the mechanics of these shows and what peculiarities make staging them even more difficult in Russia? The creative producer of one of the first immersive theater shows in Russia, The Revenants, Anastasia Timofeeva spoke to Russia Beyond about her experience bringing a new theater format to Russia. What is the main principle of immersive theater? Immersive theater is defined not by the show’s content but by the audience’s role in experiencing it. The audience is no longer a passive viewer but an active participant in the stories...

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5 Theater Performances That Stole The Show in Russia – Now You Have The Chance to See Them!

There is enormous variety when it comes to Russian theatre shows. Russia Beyond has compiled a list of performances that wowed Russian and international audiences recently and will go on foreign tours this year. 1. Measure for Measure, the Pushkin Theater One of the darkest Shakespeare plays has been staged for the Russian audience at Moscow’s Pushkin theatre by famous British director Declan Donnellan (using Russian actors), in collaboration with his London-based theatre Cheek by Jowl. Donnellan is famous for his original staging of Russian and British classics in Russia, and already had the chance to stage the Romeo...

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Ballets Russes: Who Made The Russian Ballet World-Famous?

Celebrating 2018 as the Year of Ballet in Russia, it’s worth paying homage to the outstanding people who devoted their lives to the exceptional art of Russian ballet, and who spread its glory across the globe. Many Russian dancers, composers, artists, choreographers, and entrepreneurs worked for the Ballets Russes, the Russian enterprise that conquered Europe in the early 20th century. These immensely talented people spread the fame of the Russian ballet around the world, making Russian culture fashionable. Sergei Diaghilev, ballet impresario and founder of Ballets Russes Extremely talented as a ballet impresario, Sergei Diaghilev played the greatest role popularizing Russian...

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Legendary Russian Actor Oleg Tabakov Has Died. Why Was This Actor Loved by Everyone in Russia?

People’s Artist of the USSR, legendary Russian actor and director, Oleg Tabakov died on March 12, 2018, at the age of 82 years. “Oleg Tabakov, the great actor of a great era, died: the man loved by the whole country has gone,” journalist Dmitry Smirnov wrote, representing the voice of numerous admirers, colleagues and students, mourning the death of the master. Having been the head of one of the most significant Russian theatres for 18 years, the Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre, Tabakov was one of the most important Soviet and Russian theatre and cinema actors for many generations of...

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