A joint project of the Trickster Theater and the Center for Dramatic Art and Directing.
“Notes of Chernomor” is an interactive fantasy performance created after the poem by A.S. Pushkin "Ruslan and Lyudmila". The famous storyline will cease to be abstract verses from the school curriculum, and it will be revealed as a fascinating living history, full of myths, legends and adventures. Thanks to modern video projections, inflatable structures, elements of the theater of shadows and even circus tricks, the audience will literally plunge into the magical world of Lukomorye. Fantastic adventures await children and adults, who will not only create a cheerful mood for the whole family, but will also reveal the secret meanings of the work of the great poet.
Vyacheslav Ignatov: “Chernomor is the main character of our production, the only survivor among the characters of this story. He survived Ruslana, survived Lyudmila, survived their children and grandchildren. Today, he laughs at his previous actions, admires the feat of Ruslan and has not been engaged in witchcraft for a long time. His heart yearns for the times of great villains and heroes. He again and again turns to the affairs of bygone days in order to plunge into his great past together with the audience. ”
The Trickster Theater was founded by Vyacheslav Ignatov and Maria Litvinova, graduates of the St. Petersburg Academy of Theatrical Arts. Winners of the Golden Mask Award 2010 and 2016. From 2000 to 2011, they worked as actors and directors at the Moscow Shadow Theater. From 2005 to 2016, actors, directors at the Moscow Praktika Theater. In 2003, created the theater "Trickster". Since 2016, the theater has been a resident of the Center for Dramatic Art and Direction. Theater performances took part in international theater festivals of Russia, Germany, France and Pakistan. They put 26 performances in Russia, Germany and the UK. The creators of the theater are almost annual nominees for the Golden Mask Award and twice turned out to be its laureates for the performances of Epic of Llican in 2010 and Journey to the Land of Jumble in 2016. One of the brightest recent performances of the “Trickster” is the “School of Sleep”, which runs at the Center for Dramatic Art and Directing.
Olga and Elena Bekritsky - artists, studied at the Moscow Textile Academy at the design department, as well as at the Berlin Academy of Arts in the workshop of Vivienne Westwood. Worked as costume artists in numerous theater productions and art projects. Together with Maria Litvinova and Vyacheslav Ignatov they released eight performances in Cologne, London, Moscow, Perm and Kaliningrad.
Sergey Melkonyan - actor, teacher. In 2005, he graduated from the RATI-GITIS, course of the People's Artist of Russia Valery Garkalin, faculty of variety. Since 2005 - Artist of the School of Dramatic Art Theater, Dmitry Krymov Laboratory. Winner of international competitions, a participant in various television projects, an additional education teacher for children's theater studios.