Stage Russia: Anna Karenina (Encore)
Directed by Lithuanian choreographer, Anzelica Cholina, this multiple award-winning Vakhtangov Theatre production of Anna Karenina tells the story of Tolstoy’s classic novel entirely in contemporary dance. In this way, Cholina succeeds in finding the equivalent of Tolstoy’s words in harmony and movement, with every gesture holding meaning. The distinctive music of Alfred Schnittke helps to reveal the inner turmoil of the characters and their depth. Winner of the ‘Villanueva Award’, Best Foreign Performance, International Havana Theatre Festival; Winner ‘Crystal Turandot’ Best Debut Performance, Olga Lerman. Filmed before a live audience from Moscow’s venerable Vakhtangov Theatre.