Chelyabinsk Contemporary Dance Theatre _ The Other Side of the River

Choreography: Olga Pona
Duration: 50 minutes
Dance: Maria Gerasimova, Maria Greyf, Olga Sharova, Vladislav Morozov, Andrey Zykov, Artem Sushchenko, Michael Abramov, Artem Udyanskiy, Vladimir Vdovenko
Costumes, set: Olga Pona
Light: Ansgar Kluge, Vladimir Karpov
Music: R.Galliano, R.Ikeda, A.Zacepin, A.Bagatov, A.Hornez / A.Betti
Sound edit: Olga Pona
Premiere: Théâtre de la Ville / Théâtre des Abbesses – Paris 30.01.2007
Production: Théâtre de la Ville, Paris. Co-production: Tanzhaus NRW, Düsseldorf, Kampnagel, Hamburg

“The Other Side of the River”, is inspired by life in the Russian province during communism in the 60’s. About young people, growing up, vaguely knowing that that there are many “other sides of the river”: the Western world, which they have only seen through some movies and some rare tourists, the river between being a boy and becoming a man and the river every man in Russia seems to run into: death.