Theater

Donka: A Letter to Chekhov

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Nov 14—Nov 18, 2012
 
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LOCATION:
BAM Harvey Theater
 
RUN TIME: 2hrs (with intermission)
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE:  Starts at $17.50
SINGLE TICKET PRICE:  Starts at $25
 
 
 
Prices subject to change after Aug 26 
 
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Written and directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca

"Strange and surreal, funny and fun, Donka is simply dazzling."
—The Stage (UK)

Featuring a spectacular melding of acrobatics, juggling, clowning, and music, internationally renowned circus artist Daniele Finzi Pasca (creator and director: Corteo, Cirque du Soleil; Icaro, Compagnia Finzi Pasca) delivers an imagistic love letter to Anton Chekhov. A visually and physically stunning meditation on the legendary dramatist's writings and life, Donka: A Letter to Chekhov gives shape to his inner world: a place where dreams and reality converge. As his beloved characters parade through a fantastical interpretation of the Russia he called home, haunting strains of accordions mingle with birdsong while shadow, color, and feats of technical mastery flood the stage in this dreamlike universe.

Creative direction by Antonio Vergamini
Creative associate Julie Hamelin
Musical composition and orchestration by Maria Bonzanigo
Set design by Hugo Gargiulo
Costume design by Giovanna Buzzi
Lighting design by Daniele Finzi Pasca
Sound design by Maria Bonzanigo
Video design by Roberto Vitalini
Make-up design by Chiqui Barbé

A production of Compagnia Finzi Pasca and Chekhov International Theatre Festival in
co-production with Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne

Sponsored by
Renova Group of Companies
 
 
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Talks
Next Wave Talk: On Chekhov
 

Russian-American writers discuss Chekhov's influence in today's literary landscape.

Sun, Nov 18, 2012
 
 
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Daniele Finzi Pasca: Chekhov Would Have Liked My Show
'Daniele Finzi Pasca’s name alone means you’re in for something special.'