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.
Translation: English subtitles
Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes including a 15 minute intermission.
Director-choreographer – Angelica Cholina
Set-designer – Marius Jacovskis
Make-up and costumes – Yuozas Statkevichus
Lighting designer – Tadas Valeyka
Anna Karenina – Olga Lerman
Alexey Karenin – Evgeny Knyazev
Alexey Vronsky – Dmitry Solomykin
Stepan Oblonsky (Stiva) – Valery Ushakov
Darya Oblonskaya (Dolly) – Maria Volkova
Ekaterina Sherbazkaya (Kiti) – Ekaterina Kramzina
Konstantin Levin – Fedor Vorontsov
“Анна Каренина” на бис, или “Мы обманываем зрителя”, thereklama.com
Moscow theater performance of 'Anna Karenina' to play at a cinema near you, Russia Beyond The Headlines
Olga Lerman. Interview with the actress, Sergey Elkin
Anna Karenina, Tripadvisor