Spanish director Natalia Menendez’s production of Life Is a Dream will premiere on the Main Stage of the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre in October 2021 as part of the Territory International Festival. It is a project of fundamental importance for the cultures of two countries, Russia and Spain. The famous play by the great Barocco playwright Pedro Calderón de la Barca was translated on a commission from the Cervantes Institute specifically for this production by Natalia Vankhanen, whose lively contemporary verse text reveals the beauty and poetry of the original. The resulting work by Natalia Menendez, as performed with the company of the Electrotheatre, is part of the Calderon Duo project; the other part is Boris Yukhananov's production The Constant Principle, which also runs at the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre.
A Stanislavsky Electrotheatre and Teatro Español coproduction
supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain in Moscow, Turespaña, and the Cervantes Institute in Moscow
Photo credits: Olympia Orlova
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