In May 2010, a grand symphonic performance dedicated to the 65th anniversary of the end of the Second World War took place on the stage of the Moscow Art Theater named after A.P. Chekhov. According to the idea of the project director Kirill Serebrennikov, the production was to be a reminder that the Victory Day is not only a holiday with bright fireworks and a parade on Red Square, but it’s also a day of remembrance and sorrow for all those who died.
For half a year the WONDERLOFT team worked in collaboration with the creative group on the realization of this difficult task. As a result, they came up with a story that combined the heartfelt music of the requiem which was created specially for this project by composer Alexei Syumak, and the technology going beyond the classical theatrical tradition – there were unique luminous objects, quaint scenery, author's video. All this became a kind of background for the actors who shared their memories of the war with the audience.
We performed really tremendous work, thanks to which people such as Oleg Tabakov, Hannah Shigula, Daniel Olbryhski, Min Tanaka and others were able to gather on one stage. This evening monologues were heard in German, French, English, Russian and Polish , as well as in Yiddish. They were all combined by the feelings of deep sorrow and involvement, which, as in a mirror, were reflected in the audience, causing tears. Everyone found it really moving.
Funds raised from the sale of the tickets went to the purchase of special medical equipment for the Social and Rehabilitation Center at the Regional Public Organization "Moscow House of Veterans of Wars and Armed Forces".
GeneralProducer - Anastasia Golub