Category Archives: Russia

Michael Craig – books

Journey to Ogasawara In September 2005 we traveled from Moscow to Japan to make a film about the Russian futurist, poet and artist, David Burliuk, also known as the Father of Russian Futurism. The film was one of a six part … Continue reading

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“The Fairground Booth” and “Petrushka”

This post is a fragment from a chapter of the book which will be published some time next year. The context is a comparison between the ballet “Petrushka” and “The Fairground Booth”. Both share roots in the Russian fairground and the … Continue reading

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Encounters with the book itself

Proof copies of the book Encounters with the Russian Avant-garde arrived and now have all been corrected. Nothing like seeing your own book in print. The results are not bad and now I can continue with marketing the book along … Continue reading

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“Encounters with the Russian Avant-garde” – Published

              Finally we can announce the publication of Encounters with the Russian Avant-garde which is now available on Amazon for purchase or download. Encounters with the Russian Avant-garde compliments the series of six films made … Continue reading

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The Fairground Booth Location Scouting

Went into the centre of Moscow and walked around with Natasha – along the Bulvars and finally ended up in the Hermitage garden. Checking for locations for The Fairground Booth Carried on walking around until we ended up at the Scandinavian … Continue reading

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Movement and Biomechanics – Meyerhold

Movement and Biomechanics: Meyerhold stated that movement is the most powerful means theatrical expression. It is more important than any other theatrical element in his opinion. Deprived of dialogue, costume, footlights, wings and an auditorium and left only with the … Continue reading

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Book – Encounters with the Russian Avant-garde – in progress

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John Field, Glinka and The Russian Classical music tradition

The research for the John Field film is going to take time and concentration. At the moment concentrating on the relationship between Field, Glinka and the development of a Russian national music. Glinka has several lessons with Field and spoke warmly … Continue reading

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John Field and Finchcocks Museum of Music

With regard to John Field and the film I am working on there was one event which spurred me on to start writing the script. Last year while I was in the UK I was driving through Kent looking for … Continue reading

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Vakhtangov study day recordings – Progress

Finally secured permissions from all of the various parties for the publication of material from the Vakhtangov Study day which was held in April 2014 at the Rose Bruford College of Performance and Theater and The Stanislavski Centre which organised the event. … Continue reading

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