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Dostoevsky's performance workshop

18th February 2007

Please find details of a forthcoming theatre work

For further details or booking please contact directly.
A new award-winning adaptation of Dostoevsky's Netochka Nezvanova

– Nameless Nobody, will have a limited run in the New End Theatre

from 27th February to 4th March. It is directed by Alexander Markov

from the multi-award-winning Russkiye Notchi Theatre of

St.Petersburg and performed by Vera Filatova (in English) with the

support of voice coach Valentina Beletskaya. The principal sponsor is

Pushkin House Trust.

Netochka tells the story of her childhood in which her extraordinary

stepfather – a drinker, dreamer and gifted violinist – transformed

yet exploited her and destroyed her mother in his descent into insanity.

Netochka Nezvanova had a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe

Festival 2006, where it got great reviews, incl. ?????

review from British Theatre Guide. Netochka is also a Winner of

St.Petersburg Independent Theatre Festival "Rozhdestvensky Parade"

2006.

Alexander Markov and Valentina Beletskaya are founders of Russkiye

Notchi Theatre and School. Theatre's work includes: Lev

Timofeyev's Moscow. Praying for a Cup (Best Performance Award, the

St. Petersburg Theatre Critics Award for Detailed Research into the

Spiritual Life of Man, Grand Prix of the Third St. Petersburg

Independent Theatre Festival), Brother's Karamazov, Poems (Best

Performance of the St.Petersburg Multi-Regional Festival 2001,

special guests at the Russian Culture Festival 2002 in the UK, tour

around London, Oxford, Cambridge, BBC broadcast)

For more information about Alexander Markov and Valentina

Beletskaya , their theatre work and their unique methodology of

teaching, please visit http://www.geocities.com/runotchi/

Vera Filatova is a 2006 graduate of the London Academy of Music and

Dramatic Art. Recent Theatre work includes Top Girls directed by

Olivier-award winner Peter James, performed in the Royal Court as

part of it's 50th anniversary celebration. Her recent TV and film

credits include The Last Detective for ITV and Children of Men by

Alfonso Cuaron. Currently she is working on BBC production of

Bloodlines. For more info please visit www.verafilatova.com

ATTENTION! PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING WORKSHOPS:

WEDNESDAY 28TH FEBRUARY

"Voice of great range and flexibility"

led by Valentina Beletskaya

THURSDAY 1ST MARCH

"Performance as a path to understanding texts"

led by Alexander Markov

Both workshops are based around unique methodology of Russkiye Notchi

Theatre and School, which focuses on the relationship between the

performance of a text and its interpretation as taught by Alexander

Markov, combined with Valentina Beletskaya's astonishingly effective

system of voice training. Valentina Beletskaya and Alexander Markov

will introduce their ideas through both theoretical explanation and

practical demonstration using works of Chekhov. Both workshops start

at 20.45pm and last for 1.5 hours.

New End Theatre

27 New End, Hampstead

London NW3 1JD

5 min walk from Hampstead tube

www.newendtheatre.co.uk

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