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SHINING / SONGS BY YEGOR LETOV / ALISA KHAZANOVA / PHILIPP GRIGORYAN

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SHINING
Yegor Letov songs / Alisa Khazanova / Philipp Grigoryan

Age suitability: 18+
Duration: 50 min
Venue: Electrotheatre Stanislavsky
Address: Tverskaya street, 23

A musical play in the genre of “cabaret” staged by director Philipp Grigoryan in the
Chateau de Fantomas club in Moscow
The production is based on 12 songs of the Grazhdanskaya Oborona band’s
frontman Yegor Letov and singer Yanka Dyagileva, which were rewritten and
rearranged by musician and composer Igor Vdovyn: all 12 songs are performed by
actress Alisa Khazanova.

Philipp Grigoryan, director: "Shining is a story of destruction of a fragile caramelized
world built on a flimsy foundation of a girl’s fantasies, which can’t withstand the
onslaught of reality that surges in through a crack in the protective membrane. The
songs, charged with primal energy, form a counterpoint to the picture that unfolds in
front of the viewers’ eyes. The polyphony of meanings that is born in the clash of
audiovisual and semantical imageries creates a new image of Letov – not so much a
rebel and a subverter of canon as a sensitive artist and poet, suffering from his own
shortcomings as much as from the ugliness of the world”.

 "Shining manages to combine literally incompatible things:
the atmosphere of a secret exclusive Moscow club, the classic cabaret tradition and
the visceral energy of the Siberian punk”.

— Kommersant Weekend

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Team

  • Song writers — Yegor Letov, Yanka Dyagileva
  • Director — Filipp Grigoryan
  • Starring — Alisa Khazanova
  • Musical Producer — Igor Vdovin
  • Producer — Snezhanna Georgiyeva
  • Executive Producer — Aleksandra Ruzych
  • Costumes — Masha Kechayeva
  • Props — Asya Solovyova
  • Lighting Designers — Sergey Vasilyev, Nikita Chernousov
  • Sound Director — Aleksandr Chubenko
  • Stage Designer — Yuri Karasik

Actors

  • Vano Miranyan, Ilya Musatov, Pavel Frolov

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