Gogol Center (Russia)
Gogol Centre is a place of freedom, according to its founder, an acclaimed director Kirill Serebrennikov.
Here, in one dynamic space, the sense of absolute freedom collides with objective reality, global art trends are in contention with the individuality of each creator.
The Center hosts heated debates and conferences on the most pressing themes in the discussion club “Gogol+”, world premieres of the movies that have never been released in Russia in the program “Gogol cinema”, large music concerts and of course performances on several stages by the most remarkable Russian and foreign directors. All this makes it possible to explore the vast spheres of modern Art while remaining in the same space.
Who Is Happy in Russia?
Based on Nikolai Nekrasov's eponymous poem.
The production consists of three parts. The first is the "Dispute". It is about peasants who are asking the famous question: “Who lives fun and freely in Russia?”. What forced them to give up homes and families and hit the road? Where are the boundaries of the "Russian world"? What prevents them from finding long-awaited freedom?
The second part of the production is "Drunken Night". Drunken peasants wander in the fields; they are hearing voices that are calling for them. Is it real, or the phantoms of a sick imagination?
The third part is "The Feast for All the World”. It is about happy people, about "the keys to female happiness", about defenders and blessed…
Director and set decorator: Kirill Serebrennikov
Date: 11/11/2018, Sunday
Venue: Azerbaijan State Academic National Drama Theatre
Language: Russian (subtitles in Azeri)
Duration: 220 minutes (with two intermissions)
Age restriction: 18+