«From life of insects» based on verses by Nikolay Oleynikov
The 14 poems of Nikolay Oleynikov – a remarkable poet from the OBERIU group, an editor of the legendary Hedgehog and Siskin magazines – have inspired a composer Valery Voronov to create a musical and vocal cycle.
These 14 little tragedies have become a very special musical performance on the edge between an epic drama and children's counting rhymes. This is a performance about insects in the human world and about humans living among insects, about being delighted with scientific knowledge and about being terrified towards it. This is a performance about vanity, beauty and ... the universe.
Directed by Svetlana Ben, Dmitry Bogoslavsky
Composer Valery Voronov
Multimedia artist Maria Puchko
Video, lights Sergey Novitsky
Piano – Dasha Moroz
Violin, theremin – Maria Vasilyevskaya
Vocal – Svetlana Ben