Russian-American History Month

in New York State (April 2016)

The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish

by Alexander Pushkin

April 8

5 pm

 

 

This production will tell the familiar story in an unusual way, with unexpected performance and nontraditional design. The show will immerse the viewers into the space of music and spirit of culture Pushkin lived and wrote in.

 

The project is a collaborative work of the actress, director and producer Inna Esilevskaya, folk singer and composer Valentina Kvasova and producer, director and video artist Nastia Blyakher.

 

The play is a cultural and educational project for children(3+ years) and adults.

 

Fridman Gallery
287 Spring street
New York, NY 10013

 

Tickets:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-tale-of-the-fisherman-and-the-fish-new-mixed-media-art-performance-tickets-32205599816?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

 

Most of us get to know Pushkin’s tales in the early childhood, listening to them being read, watching Pushkin tale based animated films, and then, as we are growing up we look at them from different prospective, where we explore culture, traditions, customs and history of Russian people. They teach us wisdom and justice, expose the human vices and weaknesses; tell us about our ancestors’ life.

“The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish” is no exception; it is the treasury of a vast period of traditional Russian culture.

The creators of this performance discovered an unexpected philosophical angle in this seemingly simple tale and they rush to share it with the audience.

This production will tell the familiar story in an unusual way, with unexpected performance and untraditional design. The show will immerse the viewers into the space of music and spirit of culture Pushkin lived and wrote in.

The project is a collaborative work of the actress, director and producer Inna Esilevskaya, folk singer and composer Valentina Kvasova and producer, director and video artist Nastia Blyakher.

The play is a cultural and educational project for children(3+ years) and adults.

April 8th, 2017, 5PM

Fridman Gallery
287 Spring street
New York, NY 10013

Advance tickets: $20 (www.eventbrite.com)

At the door: $25

This production is a participant of Russian-American History Month 2017.

(russianamericanhistorymonth.org

CREATORS:

Inna Yesilevskaya

Actor, director, producer.

Inna Yesilevskaya – Graduated from The Kazan Theater School and has performed at the Ivanovo Regional Theater and Saratov Academic Theater in Russia.

Her stage credits in New York include seven seasons with Steps Theater performing in «Last Summer in Chulimsk» (A. Vampilov) – Zina, «Panohka» (N. Sandur) – Khveskа, «Enemies – the story of love» (Zinger) – Tamara. 

She is also an actor with the Literary Theater Dialogue where her roles include «Dark Alleys» – Irina, «The candle was burning»» – a muse, «In the mirrors» –  Anna Akhmatova.

She has performed in various productions of the Haverim Theater. Her Metropolitan Opera appearances include “Nose”,” Boris Godunov”, “LULU”, “Anna Bolena” and “Roberto Devereux”.  Inna is a lead actor of the Rustem Galitch Theater of Poetry and Music in New York City, USA. The production of “The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish” is her independent directing and acting project.

 Valentina Kvasova 

Folk artist (singer and dancer), actor, composer.

Valentina was born in Rostov-on-Don, the capital of the Don Cossack region of Russia, in a family of musicians. After completing her education at choreographic and music schools, she performed as a soloist with the world-famous Don Cossacks Song and Dance Ensemble for 5 years.

Having relocated to the U.S. in the year 2000, Valentina has performed with prominent folk groups, such as the iconic “Riverdance”, the Russian folk ensemble “Barynya”, the Bulgarian trio “Yasna Voices”, with the late star of Russian-Gypsy music Zhenya Shevchenko, and many others.

The rare sound of Valentina’s deep, rich contralto adds unique folkloric character to any serious world-music project or event. Her diverse repertoire includes Cossack, Bulgarian and Russian-Gypsy songs, arranged and performed with respect to tradition.

 

Nastia Blyakher

Producer, Video Artist.

Nastia is an educator, a television theater professional with 15 years of experience in education and entertainment industry, both in Russia and the United States. She produced and directed award winning plays for Youth Theater in English (Novosibirsk), worked as a director of Childrens’ Language Camp (UNICAMP) and served as a counselor for Youth Politics and Social Activism. She graduated from Moscow State University with Master’s degree in Education and English linguistics in 2005. In 2010 she received her Masters in Radio and Television production at Brooklyn College (CUNY).

Since then she worked as a producer and director for multiple production companies and produced television content for multiple platforms, produced and directed events and mixed media performances.

Among that she hosted, produced and directed a TV documentary series “Test Drive In New York” for Stream TV, co-created and produced a documentary TV Series “Russian Accent” at RTVi.

In 2016 she co-produced and co-directed an award winning production “Vasisliy + Federico” for STEPS Theater in New York, USA. Same year she co-produced a play “Chekhov.PS”, based on plays of Anton Chekhov, adapted and directed by Adolf Shapiro, in New York, USA.

She currently serves as an executive producer on development and production of several television projects and works as an independent video artist.

 

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