May16, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Theatre AKHE will perform a legend show "White
the IV International non-verbal & physical Mime festival
(St-Petersburg, Russia) in ZAZERKALIE Theatre.
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 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
Engineering Theatre AKHE
Maksim Isaev, Pavel Semchenko, Natalia Shamina
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
- “Fringe First” and “Total
Theatre Award” at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2003.
Award at the Perigueux Theatre Festival, France, 2004.
Rubinshteina 13, St-Petersburg,
tickets can be bought at the city box-offeces.
+7 960 242 80 78.
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,
show will be presented in nomination «Experiment» at the 23th
Performing Arts Festival & National Theare Awards «Golden
Mask» (details: http://www.goldenmask.ru/spect_1461.html)
cabinet of curiosities" is
a reconstruction of imaginary events in seven pictures.
the ruined emptiness of the former metalwork manufactory on Elagin
Island, Engineering Theatre AKHE reproduces the events described
in the ancient book.
separates the light, collect water, reveal the land. It gathers a
bizarre collection of material evidence of these processes.
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?
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.
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.
Pavel Semchenko, Natalia Shamina, Ilona Markarova, Gala Samoilova,
Igor Ustinovich, Nikolai Khamov, Alexander Koshkidko
and set design:
Maxim Isaev, Pavel Semchenko, Nikolai Khamov, Anna Martynenko
performance was created as a part of the VI International festival
of street theaters "Elagin Park" in 2016.
April 7 at 17:00: https://radario.ru/events/109309
| April 8 at 16:00:https://radario.ru/events/109893
for April 9 can only be bought at the ticket office of the Elagin
island, the beginning at 16:00.
+7 960 242 80 78.
February 7-15, 2017 Engineering
Theatre AKHE will present a premiere of the show "BETWEEN
the Shchusev Museum of Architecture (Moscow, Russia).
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.
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.
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
exhibition space will be divided into two parts: theatrical and
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
7, at 19:00 - "BETWEEN TWO. THE TRIAL. SIX WORLDS "
9, at 19:00 - "BETWEEN TWO. KARMIC STORM"
11, at 19:00 - "BETWEEN TWO. THE THRESHOLD"
13, 19:00 - "BETWEEN TWO. CHOOSING THE WOMB "
15, 19:00 - "BETWEEN TWO. SELF-REALIZATION "
premiere in Moscow will be held with the support of Mikhail
Ticket price for each performance is
1200 rubles. Until January 24, the ticket price is 900
Tickets are available at the box-office of the
museum. Tel. for reservation: +7 (495) 697 38 74.
Shchusev Museum of Architecture, Apothecary prikaz (ul.
Each show starts at 19.00
information: +7 (495) 697 38 74.
On January 12-14, 2017 at 8.00
The Museum of contemporary art ERARTA
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
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
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
November we will show the whole cycle of production "BETWEEN
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
now, we prepared 5 episodes. Each of them has their own design,
set and different context.
November 8 – 12, 2016 we will perform 4 episodes of "BETWEEN
TWO" at the Internationales
Theaterfestival UNIDRAM in Potsdam (Germany):
Trial. Six worlds”, “Choosing
the Womb”, “Carmic
programm & tickets:
November 16, 2016 in St-Petersburg (Russia) we will finish the
cycle of the performance "BETWEEN TWO" by the fifth
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
The price per one ticket is 500 rub.
Address: The cultural venue DOT, St-Petersburg, Kozhevennaya line, 30
Tel.: +7 960 242 80 78
June 3-5, 2016
VI International Festival of Street Theaters "Elagin Park"
Theatre AKHE & Kirov Central Recreation and Leisure Park
of objects and phenomena in seven scenes
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.
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.
Semchenko, Maxim Isaev, Natalia Shamina, Ilona Markarova, Gala
Samoilova, Igor Ustinovich, Nikolay Khamov, Alexander
and scenography: Maxim
Isaev, Pavel Semchenko, Nicholay Khamov, Anna Martynenko
Kirov Central Recreation and Leisure Park, Elagin Island, 4.
June 3-4th at 15:00 and 19:00, on June 5th at 15:00.
price: 300 rubles.
+7 960 242 80 78
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