One of the most exciting premieres of the last season was the musical “The Circus” at the Theater of Nations. “The Circus” is directed by Maxim Didenko, best known for his unorthodox productions, including the immersive theater hit“Black Russian.” “The Circus” is a cross between a musical and a circus clown performance. Based on the famous 1936 Soviet film of the same name, “The Circus” reimagines the Soviet Union as a utopian paradise with a colossal "Palace of the Soviets" that was never built in reality. In the Didenko version, the role of the American femme fatal is played by Ingeborga Dapkunaite. Didenko's regular collaborator, composer Ivan Kushnir, is very much in his element here.
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