Anna Karenina, Vakhtangov Theatre

Anna Karenina, Vakhtangov Theatre

September 23, 2019April 27, 2020

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2.5 hours
20 min

Dear Show One Patrons,

We regret to inform you that the Screening of “Anna Karenina”, by Vakhtangov Theatre, scheduled to take place April 27 has been postponed until further notice, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This was a difficult decision for our team, but ultimately the safety of our audience is our highest priority. We hope that you will enjoy our future presentations.

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Co-presentation with Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts


Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia

Directed by Lithuanian choreographer, Anzelica Cholina, this multiple award-winning Vakhtangov Theatre production of Anna Karenina tells the story of Tolstoy’s classic novel entirely in contemporary dance. In this way, Cholina succeeds in finding the equivalent of Tolstoy’s words in harmony and movement, with every gesture holding meaning. The distinctive music of Alfred Schnittke helps to reveal the inner turmoil of the characters and their depth,

Winner of the “Villanueva Award”, Best Foreign Performance, International Havana Theatre Festival; Winner “Crystal Turandot” Best Debut Performance, Olga Lerman.

Language: Russian
Translation: English subtitles
Running time: 2 hours 15 min with one intermission.

Cast (Partial)​

  • Anna Karenina – Olga Lerman
  • Alexey Karenin – Evgeny Knyazev
  • Alexey Vronsky – Dmitry Solomykin
  • Stepan Oblonsky (Stiva) – Valery Ushakov
  • Darya Oblonskaya (Dolly) – Maria Volkova
  • Ekaterina Sherbazkaya (Kiti) – Ekaterina Kramzina
  • Konstantin Levin – Fedor Vorontsov

Creative Team

  • Director-Choreographer – Angelica Cholina
  • Set-Designer – Marius Jacovskis
  • Make-up and Costumes – Yuozas Statkevichus
  • Lighting Designer – Tadas Valeyka​