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Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia

Directed by Lithuanian choreographer, Anzelica Cholina, this multiple award-winning Vakhtangov Theatre production of Anna Karenina tells the story of Tolstoy’s classic novel entirely in contemporary dance. In this way, Cholina succeeds in finding the equivalent of Tolstoy's words in harmony and movement, with every gesture holding meaning. The distinctive music of Alfred Schnittke helps to reveal the inner turmoil of the characters and their depth.


Winner of the "Villanueva Award", Best Foreign Performance, International Havana Theatre Festival; Winner "Crystal Turandot" Best Debut Performance, Olga Lerman.

Language: Russian
Translation: English subtitles
Running time: 1 hour 59 minutes

Creative Team

Director-Choreographer – Angelica Cholina 
Set-Designer – Marius Jacovskis 
Make-up and Costumes – Yuozas Statkevichus 
Lighting Designer – Tadas Valeyka

Cast (Partial)

Anna Karenina – Olga Lerman 
Alexey Karenin – Evgeny Knyazev 
Alexey Vronsky – Dmitry Solomykin 

Serge, the son of Karenins – Stepan Rival
Stepan Oblonsky (Stiva) – Valery Ushakov 
Darya Oblonskaya (Dolly) – Maria Volkova 
Ekaterina Scherbatskaya (Kitty) – Natasha Kalashnik

Konstantin Levin – Fedor Vorontsov

Princess Betsy Tverskaya – Kseniya Kubasova

Prince Tverskoy – Denis Samoylov

Upcoming Screenings

There are currently no scheduled screenings for "Anna Karenina"

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