Highlights from the press on Opus #7

2008

 Opus #7 is terrors of our history seen through the eyes of a child.

 
Andrey Arkhangelsky ‘Vzglyad’ newspaper, 13.10.2008
 
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Dmiry Krymov is the main hope of the theatre avant-garde.
 
Dmitry Bavilsky ‘Private reporter’, 09.10.2008
 
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Accompanied by the Seventh’s symphony, the tinny pianos will move on the battlefield and start waltzing and fighting against each other exactly like tanks. This fight of the tin panos to the siege music of the genius is one of the most powerful images I've ever seen in the theater.
 
Alyona Karas ‘Russian Newspaper’, 09.10.2008
 
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 The best mies-en-scenes dazzle with the director’s ingenuity.
 
Elene Dyakona ‘New Newspaper’, 09.10.2008
 
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Krymov’s company is a feast for the eyes.
 
Pyotr Pospelov, ‘Vedomosti’ 07.10.2008
 
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 When, to the "invasion" theme of the Leningrad Symphony, the rows of pianos welded from crumpled iron appear on stage and start rolling around, faster and faster, dancing and crushing one into other with a rattle, dangerously close to the audience, here one really starts to choke and understand something new about this music and this history.
 
Dina Goder, ‘Vremya Novostei’ 07.10.2008
 
 
More highlights:
 
 
“An 'unforgettable work and thrillingly invent­ive production.'”
-THE NEW YORK TIMES, CRITIC'S PICK
“You do not see work as original or stirring as Krymov’s every season… OPUS NO. 7 is a starkly beautiful and terrifying performance-cum-art-project.”
-TIME OUT NEW YORK
“The first must-see show of the year. An extraordinary experience… You may never be sure what any given moment means, but you won’t soon forget Opus No. 7.”
-THE NEW YORK POST
“Try [to go] if only to remind yourself what it is like to strive for something, to desire, to ache to breathe in s­omeone else’s space. Let this ensemble’s bold beauty remind you of your own. This is the power of art.”
-NEW YORK THEATRE REVIEW
“Breathtaking. A stunning mix of visual images… Astonishing in its theatrical originality.”
-THE MOSCOW TIMES
“One of the most original directorial voices of this new century.”
-AMERICAN THEATRE

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