Art / Culture

Art / Culture
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Rimas Tuminas: “Russia has this Cruel Race for Success and Glory”

The Evgeny Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre together with the international theatrical platform “Russian Season in the West End” this November presents the play “Uncle Vanya”, written by Anton Chekhov and directed by Rimas Tuminas.

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6th London Russian Film Festival

2-11 November 2012

London, Edinburgh, Cambridge

Opening Gala Night

Friday 2 November 2012, 7pm

Apollo Cinema, Piccadilly

The 6th London Russian Film Festival opens on 2 November with a Gala Screening of Boris Khlebnikov’s film TILL NIGHT DO US PART! The event will be attended by the special guests and the Russian Ambassador, Mr Alexander Yakovenko. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session and an exclusive after-party.

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Andrey Gorbunov: Revision DNA

Erarta Galleries London is delighted to present Revision DNA by Andrey Gorbunov.  Marking a break with his earlier more painterly approach to image making, Gorbunov’s new work questions the relationship that links art and science and our lives with technology, asking if it is possible to assume that we are dealing with two opposing factors.  On the one hand, the positive and confirmed structure of scientific knowledge and the ordered binary coding of the internet, and, on the other, the intuitive nature of art produced by the irrationality of biological man.

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Russian Symbols and Stereotypes

Foreigners have many stereotypes about Russian life. Alexander Dumas the Elder, a French novelist who managed to travel through Russia, may have paved the way for some of them. The author of Les Trois Mousquetaires (“The Three Musketeers”) described in one of his novels how he rested “under a patulous cranberry.” Actually, a cranberry is a very small bush that flourishes in Russia’s marshlands so it’s hard to imagine the author fitting under one and even harder to imagine him resting in a swamp! Since that time, the phrase “patulous cranberry” has become a Russian idiomatic expression meaning an incompetent or perfunctory judgement.

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London Fashion Week S/S 2013: We Can Hardly Wait

Everyone is getting excited about London Fashion Week which starts in few days time at Somerset House. No doubt, the majority of the shows will be fabulous, but the five designers we can't stop talking about are...


Of course we're excited about Preen and unless you've been living under a rock recently, you would be too. This season sees them returning to London Fashion Week after showing their collections in New York for the last six years. Their S/S 2013 pre-collection was a riot of blown-up photo real florals, bright animal prints and bold stripes, so we expect a really strong collection to be walking down the runway this Sunday (16 September).

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Annouchka Brochet Vulnerable

Could the new image of a strong woman be one who is able to put forward her frailty, her intuitive intelligence and her natural understanding as a value for humanity without requiring protection?

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God’s Fiddler, a documentary about Jascha Heifetz, by Peter Rosen

Peter Rosen’s documentary on the life of Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987), one of the greatest violinists in history, attempts to uncover the individual behind the legend.

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Third Odessa International Film Festival: Odessa-mama sends her regards

What exactly lures the renowned and popular artists to Odessa? Our columnist Anastasia Grishchenko visited the Third Odessa International Film Festival and was charmed by it. We asked her to share her impressions with us and try to reveal the secret of this cinematic city.

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Maris Liepa Gala

With international guests including the Bolshoi Ballet’s Ilze Liepa, Dmitry Gudanov and Denis Rodkin with the Mariinsky Theatre’s Andrey Batalov, Vladimir Shklyarov and Ekaterina Osmolkina, the Maris Liepa Ballet Gala will be held for one night only on S