Dmitry Krymov Lab. Opus No 7
4 June - 14 June
Barbican Centre, Silk Street (map)
One of Russia's most influential directors, Dmitry Krymov, comes to London for the first time.
Dmitry Krymov and his collaborators devise deeply moving, visually majestic theatrical experiences. Rarely seen in the UK, his work conjures beguiling images of epic proportion from simple materials.
Seated up close and personal on the stage, audiences enter a world of transformation, where objects, sounds and people can change in the blink of an eye. Depicting the oppression of Soviet Jews, followed by the censorship of Shostakovich under Stalin, Opus No 7 sees larger-than-life puppets, duelling pianos, living walls and blizzards of newsprint, forming a genre-defying double bill.
"You do not see work as original or stirring as Krymov every season" Time Out New York.
Performed in Russian with English surtitles.