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Maly Drama Theatre: A day of screenings and a discussion with Lev Dodin With an introduction by Maria Shevtsova (London)

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July 24, 2009
Elebash Recital Hall
Life and Fate Photo Courtesy of Maly Drama Theatre

Life and Fate
Photo Courtesy of Maly Drama Theatre

Join us for a morning of screenings and an afternoon discussion with Lev Dodin, one of Russia’s most renowned theatre directors, and the Artistic Director of the St. Petersburg-based Maly Drama Theatre. His recent production, Life and Fate, the highly acclaimed adaptation of Vasily Grossman’s epic novel about World War II, is being presented by Lincoln Center Festival July 21-26. See below for event schedule.

Elebash Recital Hall . Free!

Friday, July 24th 2009. 10:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.



Schedule of Events (subject to change)

10:00 a.m. Elebash Recital Hall

Brothers and Sisters (after Fyodor Abromov)
Presented at Lincoln Center Festival in 2000
running time 6 hr
11:00 a.m. Elebash Recital Hall Lobby

Platonov/Play with No Name (after Chekhov)
Presented at The Barbican (London) in 1999 and 2007
running time 3hr30min
3:00-4:30 p.m. Elebash Recital Hall

Conversation with Lev Dodin
The Maly Drama Theatre in St. Petersburg is one of the best-known Russian companies. The company and its Artistic Director have won the State Prize of Russia, the Golden Mask National Theatre Award, the Laurence Olivier Award, and many other international awards and prizes.  Among the company’s most famous productions are Brothers and Sisters by Fyodor Abramov (1985), Stars in the Morning Sky by Aleksandr Galin (1987), The Devils by Fyodor Dostoevsky (1991), Chevengur by Andrei Platonov (1999), Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov (2003), and King Lear by William Shakespeare (2006). Website here.

Lev Dodin‘s work is based on the tradition of psychological theatre, but goes beyond. Capable of exploring the darkest extremities of the human nature and the highest manifestations of the human spirit, Dodin and The Maly Drama Theatre productions are emotionally and intellectually intense experiences which transcend cultural boundaries. He has taught master classes in the U.K., France, Japan, and the U.S. For more information, click here.

Professor Maria Shevtsova previously held Chairs at the Universities of Connecticut (Modern and Classical Languages) and Lancaster (Founding Chair of Contemporary Performance and Theatre Studies), was Director of the Centre for European Studies at the University of Sydney, and has also taught at the University of Paris. She has guest-lectured and given master seminars extensively abroad – in China, France and Australia and, among others, at the Universities of Copenhagen and Turin. Her permanent and invited positions reflect her international and interdisciplinary approach to theatre / performance and the teaching profession. She studied at the University of Sydney, the Institut d’Etudes Théâtrales, l’Université de Paris III and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), also in Paris. She founded and leads the Conversations Series where her invited guests for public interview and discussion have included Eugenio Barba, Lev Dodin and Declan Donnellan. She is in workshop collaboration with the Barbican Centre in London for which she also conducts post- and pre-show talks and writes programme articles. For full bio, click here.