Russian with French surtitles
The Thursday, March 9 performance will be followed by a brief discussion with the artists.
Far Away is a superb and moving adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Wild Swans and of Six Swans by the Brothers Grimm, intended for adult audiences.
An evil queen casts a spell on her husband’s six sons, turning them into swans. To help them regain their human shapes, their sister must knit a net of stinging nettles…
“Like a fairy tale,” is what people often say about an unbelievable stroke of luck, or a sudden moment of blissful happiness. But when you think about it, finding yourself in a fairy tale can be quite the challenge. In a fairy tale, you have to overcome incredible obstacles, make intolerable choices or solve unsolvable riddles. Your life and the life of the ones you love depend on your success. And you can never really guess what,s going to happen next. The ending, just like the end of life in the real world, is impossible to foresee.
“Anna Ivanova-Brashinskaia tells about the impossibility of bringing back even the slightest inkling of childhood’s paradise lost without going through the painful rites of adulthood.” — Afisha Magazine
RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes
TECHNIQUES: Humanette, Shadow, Objects, Animation and Dance