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1917 Here & Now

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What caused the Russian Revolution of 1917?  And how do we make sense of it 100 years later?

ARCC presents a unique UK-Russian multimedia bilingual production that attempts to answer these questions.

Through a collage of music, drama and multi-layered visual production, the director Mikhail Umanets seeks to create not as much a chronicle of the 1917 revolution, but to express the struggle of our contemporary city-dwellers to interpret Russia's eventful past. ​

The actors do not​ play Ivan Bunin, Fyodor Dostoevsky, John Reed or Vladimir Mayakovsky, but rather ​play their contemporary attempt and struggle to ​inhabit their words and their worlds​ accurately​.

There will be two performances in Rotherhithe Shaft on September 30 and October 2.

Find out more and buy tickets here.

This is our most ambitious and costly project so far. It will involve British and Russian musicians, folklorists and actors (Kristin Milward, Richard Ewans, Oleg Hill, Maria Gulik, Polina Proutskova, Arshak Kuzikyan, Victor Maslov and others).

Director Michael Umanets (Actor - Theater "School Of Dramatic Art", Dmitry Krymov Laboratory ; Author/Creative producer/director – project "Библиотечник"/Bibliotechnik : eclectic mix of poetry, music and film ) comes from Moscow.

More about us on Facebook and our homepage.

Your donations are greatly appreciated.

All contributors (donate with your name) will be offered a chance to take a picture with the actors and the director. If you donate £10+, you’ll get a poster signed by the director and the actors. VIP donors (starting at £50) will enjoy dinner with the performers at the historic Mayflower Pub at Rotherhithe. You are welcome to discuss further rewards.

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Producer and actress, kitchen conversations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJVJrC17Owk
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Does the Russian revolution matter? It matters. Because things were different once. Why could they not be again?

And that's why we want so much to speak about it!

More here: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/may/06/russian-revolution-matter-china-mieville
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More about the format of the event and its participants. There are planning two performances in the Rotherhithe Shaft, the most exciting underground theater in London. The director comes from Moscow, the actors and musicians are living in London. We have just 5 days for rehearsal. We use the texts of Dostoyevsky, Bunin, Mayakovsky and John Reed, but they will be filtered through a 21st century prism. With your help you support our production!
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