Isaac Babel. "Mighty fun"
Stories: "Awakening", "Gedali", "King", "Beginning", "Di Grasso"
The name of Isaac Babel stands in the first row of Russian writers of the XX century. The novels representing different periods of the writer's creativity will be performed, including the ones from the cycles “Odessa Stories” and “Konarmia”. Audience will get acquainted with interesting facts of the biography of the author, see photos from his family archive.
“I was captivated by his full-blooded Black Sea fun in almost permanent combination with biblical sadness. Babel’s phrases can be endlessly quoted as a poet’s lines.”
Few contemporary actors feel the literary word so subtly and know Russian literature so deeply as the People’s Artist of Russia Avantgarde Leontyev. He himself defines the genre of his theatrical literary programs as a “sounding word”. Evenings with Avantgarde Leontyev may be similar to the traditional “reading concert” in form, but in fact they are much more: it is also a conversation with an attentive and sensitive companion, offering an exciting journey into Russian literature, who knows better than others how to make the word voluminous, lively, strong and exciting, and how to discern unexpected meanings on familiar (and maybe unfamiliar - Leontyev chooses not the best known works) pages. How to make verbal literature an almost tangible reality, so fascinating that the viewer will forget about everything that was left behind the doors of the auditorium.