Stage Russia HD: Anna Karenina (Encore)
Location: Josephine Louis Theater, 10 Arts Circle Drive, Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts (Map it)
This Vakhtangov Theatre production of ANNA KARENINA is a modern dance interpretation of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel, originally published in serial installments from 1875 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger. Telling the life story of the titular Anna, a St. Petersburg aristocrat, against the backdrop of late 19th century Russian society, Tolstoy's novel is widely considered a pinnacle in realist fiction. Cholina strives to find the equivalent of Tolstoy's words in harmony and movement, as every gesture holds as much meaning as a word. The music of Alfred Schnittke helps to reveal the characters of the drama and their depth, together with elegance and mood corresponding to the amplitude of the novel.
Directed and choreographed by Angelica Cholina
Based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy
Presented in Russian with English subtitles
Part of the STAGE ON SCREEN series
Running time: 2 hours and 45 minutes with one intermission.
Saturday, March 24 at 2:00PM
Josephine Louis Theater
20 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
Box Office: 847-491-7282 // WIRTZ.NORTHWESTERN.EDU