“Once”. Performance by “DEREVO” theatre
21 January 2015 — 25 January 2015
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21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 January Erarta presents the famous performance by DEREVO Theater “Once”, a story dedicated to the inner child living in each of us. 

So... a tale was born...

It happened. Two people fell in love. The world woke up, sensing Love... The cave dragons, the mountain clouds, the cardboard-policemen and nine sea-captains, the cheeky-judge, the beacon-hut, the dumb-head on wheels and the self taught Cupid... “Lida” the Leg and "Boris" the Unicorn... all came to gaze at Love.

But She and He felt cramped in this world, flying away on a pocket comet they searched for the “City of Sweethearts”.

They ascended higher and higher in the sky. Passed the floating castle of the weeping fish, on a flying cactus between the giant leg gates of Piero, she slipped, he grabbed her by the arm and she vanished in his palm...

Only that she slept during the day and he at night. They did not dare to wake each other, but just whispered the dreams to one other. He dreamed of being a hero, she dreamt of being a princess, whispering their dreams to each other they did not dare to wake and succumb to the bloody battle that ragged...

During one of the many nasty weathered days, the lightning of love struck down their hearts and this tale drifts through the laughter and tears from the clumsy cupid, the elegant evil and the picky death, till the unknown end.

“Once” is a fairytale dedicated to the eternal child living in us all.

It is impossible to give “DEREVO” an unambiguous definition. Journalists call them “physical theater”, “theater commedia dell'arte”, “Butoh dance”, “plastic theater”, or “theater of pantomime”. The bottom line is that after creating a show and presenting it to the audience, “DEREVO” moves on.

“DEREVO” was established in 1988 in Leningrad, but lives and works in Europe, touring around the world and winning the highest awards of the world's biggest festivals.

“DEREVO” is not a theater in the conventional sense of the word, these are people who devoted their lives, thoughts and creative energy to the stage. That is why “DEREVO” became a special reality, an atmosphere, a fairy tale, which attracts people all over the world.

The theater will play their performance “Once” from 21 to 25 January on Erarta stage. The performance received international recognition and such awards as Fringe First, Herald Angel, award for best foreign theater and numerous Audience Awards.

Idea and direction: Anton Adasinsky & “Derevo”

Scenery: Maxim Isaev

Starring: Anton Adasinsky, Elena Yarovaya, Tatiana Khabarova, Oleg Zhukovsky, Pavel Alekhin

Lighting: Vadim Gololobov

Light: Igor Fomin

Musical arrangement: Andrey Sizintsev

Sound: Gregory Shmidko

Stage: Andrey Rubtsov

Production: Anna Bogodist

Dear guests! As per the artists’ request, and due to the technical reasons children under 5 years old are not allowed to visit the performance "Once…". Thank you and we hope for your understanding.

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