On May16, 2017 at 7 p.m. Engineering Theatre AKHE will perform a legend show "White cabin" at the IV International non-verbal & physical Mime festival (St-Petersburg, Russia) in ZAZERKALIE Theatre.

Can a spectator influence what is happening on stage simply by his or her presence? Can the action onstage influence the very will of the spectator and the desire for self enrichment? Is it possible to project the action onstage directly into the mind and soul of the spectator?

The female protagonist of this multimedia piece faces all of these questions and many more. Her co-performers provoke her, creating magical situations where the simplest reactions are projected into a metaphorical, decidedly absurd realm.

Production: Engineering Theatre AKHE
Actors: Maksim Isaev, Pavel Semchenko, Natalia Shamina
Music: Nick Sudnik
Sound: Denis Antonov
Light: Aleskandr Kurganskiy
Video: Maria Tavapova

«White Cabin» was awarded by:
- Critics award for the best performance at the “Unidram” festival (Germany), 1997. 
- Jury award at the “Arena” festival (Germany), 2000. 
- A diploma for the best performance at the festival in Belo-Horizonte, 2002. 
- “Fringe First” and “Total Theatre Award” at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2003. 
- Award at the Perigueux Theatre Festival, France, 2004.

Address: Rubinshteina 13, St-Petersburg, Russia

Also tickets can be bought at the city box-offeces.
Tel. +7 960 242 80 78.

On April 7-9, 2017 Engineering Theatre AKHE will present a premiere of the show "The cabinet of curiosities" at the Elagin Central Recreation and Leisure Park (St-Petersburg, Russia).

The show will be presented in nomination «Experiment» at the 23th Russian Performing Arts Festival & National Theare Awards «Golden Mask» (details: http://www.goldenmask.ru/spect_1461.html)

"The cabinet of curiosities" is a reconstruction of imaginary events in seven pictures.

In the ruined emptiness of the former metalwork manufactory on Elagin Island, Engineering Theatre AKHE reproduces the events described in the ancient book.

It separates the light, collect water, reveal the land. It gathers a bizarre collection of material evidence of these processes.

What kind of collection is this? Is this fragments of the world, not included in the final version of reality, or ricochets of passions? Details of the construction kits "Do it all" or concentrated dreams?

By this performance Akhe refers to the theme of translating the classical myth into the language of theatrical unconditionedness once again. At the heart of this performance is Genesis.

Seven actors, in seven episodes and seven genres, tell their version of the creation of the world. The actors are so convincing in the roles of the demiurge and clay, the alpha and omega, the water and the juice, the flies and the cutlets, that the audience has no choice but to exclaim "It's good!". Or do selfie in the theme park of tantamoresques.

Production: Engineering Theatre AKHE

Actors: Pavel Semchenko, Natalia Shamina, Ilona Markarova, Gala Samoilova, Igor Ustinovich, Nikolai Khamov, Alexander Koshkidko

Objects and set design: Maxim Isaev, Pavel Semchenko, Nikolai Khamov, Anna Martynenko

Music: Denis Antonov

Light: Alexander Kurgansky

The performance was created as a part of the VI International festival of street theaters "Elagin Park" in 2016.

Tickets: April 7 at 17:00: https://radario.ru/events/109309 | April 8 at 16:00:https://radario.ru/events/109893

Tickets for April 9 can only be bought at the ticket office of the Elagin island, the beginning at 16:00.

Tel. +7 960 242 80 78.

On February 7-15, 2017 Engineering Theatre AKHE will present a premiere of the show "BETWEEN TWO" at the Shchusev Museum of Architecture (Moscow, Russia).

The cycle of performances "BETWEEN TWO" is a public reflection of the Tibetan Book of the Dead "Bardo Thodol" on a stage. This performance is a postmortem study of the conditions described in the literary monument of IIX century.

To implement such an ambitious project was required to create a series of performances. So now it is five separate performances, pierced by a single stylistic and stage solution. The performances are designed in such a way that the scenery is physically deformed, crushed and destroyed, move from setting to setting. Among others, each show reveals the problem of interaction with the space as a partner in its own way.

We believe it is important to show the possibility of transformation of the space by means of stage desighn at the exhibition "The world — is a theatre. Architecture and scenography in Russia". Also not only adapt ready scenographic solutions to complex architectural space, but also to achieve greater expressiveness.

The exhibition space will be divided into two parts: theatrical and exhibitional.

In the theatre area viewers can see an ongoing process of working on the show: the installation of the scenery, set installation, rehearsals, performances. In the exhibition area of the scenery, props, costumes, masks and puppets will be created daily changing installation "The Space of Bardo Thodol". Thus, the viewer will be inside the meta-performance "Between two" and has the opportunity to feel an unusual sensory experience.

Performance schedule:

February 7, at 19:00 - "BETWEEN TWO. THE TRIAL. SIX WORLDS "

February 9, at 19:00 - "BETWEEN TWO. KARMIC STORM"

February 11, at 19:00 - "BETWEEN TWO. THE THRESHOLD"

February 13, 19:00 - "BETWEEN TWO. CHOOSING THE WOMB "

February 15, 19:00 - "BETWEEN TWO. SELF-REALIZATION "

The premiere in Moscow will be held with the support of Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation.

Ticket price for each performance is 1200 rubles. Until January 24, the ticket price is 900 rubles.

Tickets are available at the box-office of the museum. Tel. for reservation: +7 (495) 697 38 74.

Location: Shchusev Museum of Architecture, Apothecary prikaz (ul. Vozdvizhenka, 5).

Each show starts at 19.00

Additional information: +7 (495) 697 38 74.

On January 12-14, 2017 at 8.00 pm
The Museum of contemporary art ERARTA

St-Petersburg | Russia

Engineering Theatre AKHE and the guests will present a momentary cabaret «GLORIA TRANSIT» (presentation of objects and phenomena with the music, or miniatures, which you will not see ever again!)

During three nights, on the eve of the Old New Year, using AKHE-engineers drawings the group of actors creates a transparent prism of joy on the ERARTA stage. The acute angle of theatrical improvisation breaks the usual boundaries of the genre. The resulting emptiness is filled with short-term narratives by dreamnappers, lights shakers, and launchers of air coyote. They do not remember their steps. They are coming!

Among them:

12.01.17 - "The Dreamnappers" - The Rhapsody of holes


13.01.17 - "The lights shakers" - Urban-carols


14.01.17 — "The launchers of air coyote" — monocomic


Production: Engineering Theatre AKHE and the guests

Actors: Maxim Isaev, Pavel Semchenko, Vladimir Varnava, Valery Keft, Natalia Shamina, Ilona Markarova, Gala Samoylova, Igor Ustinovich, Tanya Luzay, Nikolai Khamov, Alexandr Koshkidko

Music: Denis Antonov, Leon Sukhodolskiy, Natalia Potapenko, Denis Kirillov

Light: Alexander Kurgansky

Sound: Denis Antonov

Tel. +7 960 242 80 78

In November we will show the whole cycle of production "BETWEEN TWO".

The Tibetan Book of the Dead “Bardo Thodol” is the base of "BETWEEN TWO". But the show won't be just an illustration or a paraphrase of the text. We expect it would be detailed and leisured contemplation about beauty of The Life and majesty of The Death. And the show doesn't become а summarizing, but new knowledge about ourselves with mistakes, experiments and paradoxes.

For now, we prepared 5 episodes. Each of them has their own design, set and different context.

On November 8 – 12, 2016 we will perform 4 episodes of "BETWEEN TWO" at the Internationales Theaterfestival UNIDRAM in Potsdam (Germany):

The Trial. Six worlds”, Choosing the Womb”, Carmic Storm”, Self-Realization”

Festival programm & tickets: http://www.unidram.de/

On November 16, 2016 in St-Petersburg (Russia) we will finish the cycle of the performance "BETWEEN TWO" by the fifth episode: “The Threshold”

Tickets: http://skorohod.me/ru/event/1005

Tel +7 960 242 80 78

July 9, 2016 at 2pm

Engineering Theatre AKHE presents an outdoor performance «L’ÉCUME DES JOURS» at the cultural venue DOT as a part of IV National Dance & Theatre platform RUSSIAN LOOK 2016.

Direction: Engineering Theatre AKHE
Performers: Maksim Isaev, Pavel Semchenko, Natalya Shamina, Gala Samoilova, Serzh Karion, Nikolay Khamov, Valeriy Keft, Sergey Azeev
Music: Denis Antonov

At two pm, on the sunniest day, July 9th, when, in the ship channel of Saint-Petersburg port, against the background of a bridge under construction, two white ships melt into one and two liners fly across the sky, the AKHE Theater will begin to foam the afternoon on the beautiful roof of the DOT space. Two absurdly romantic couples and their companions will mix up a dynamic, occasionally hot cocktail from the episodes of Boris Vian's novel «L'Écume des jours» against one-of-a-kind landscape backdrop. Arrive early and let the the breathtaking view completely sweep out what is left of the unnecessary literature knowledge, and your thoughts be taken far away from the down-to-earth «who, what and why» under the influence of refreshing cocktails. Simply enjoy the action, the music, the sea view and the summer!

«Pokryshkin carefully engrafts the сutting from the cherry orchard in the delicate orchid of French bebop, which grows on the wasteland of Russian absurdity. Kharms eradicates the weeds of humdrum from this wasteland, while Stravinsky constructs the funeral march out of the dirt of days. Dziga Vertov records everything with his smart-phone and puts online. Sort of». Maksim Isaev

Tickets: radario.ru
The price per one ticket is 500 rub.

Address: The cultural venue DOT, St-Petersburg, Kozhevennaya line, 30

Tel.: +7 960 242 80 78

On June 3-5, 2016

The VI International Festival of Street Theaters "Elagin Park"

Engineering Theatre AKHE & Kirov Central Recreation and Leisure Park

representation of objects and phenomena in seven scenes

Seven scenes of the performance are stage replica of seven days of creation. The key idea of each episode is getting rid of one of the vices. During the show all symbolic objects, entities or surroundings are preserved in three-liter jars, cataloged and exhibited to the public, becoming the material embodiment of the "human qualities", which got rid of the show heroes.

After the performance the audience can closely examine artifacts improvised kunstkamera and visit "The Park Tantamaresok" with magic St. Petersburg objects in various poses and situations.

Production: Engineering Theatre AXE
Performers: Pavel Semchenko, Maxim Isaev, Natalia Shamina, Ilona Markarova, Gala Samoilova, Igor Ustinovich, Nikolay Khamov, Alexander Koshkidko
Objects and scenography: Maxim Isaev, Pavel Semchenko, Nicholay Khamov, Anna Martynenko
Music: Denis Antonov
Light: Alexander Kurgansky

Location: Kirov Central Recreation and Leisure Park, Elagin Island, 4.
Time: June 3-4th at 15:00 and 19:00, on June 5th at 15:00.
Ticket price: 300 rubles.
Tel. +7 960 242 80 78

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