Morphine from Ivan Vasiliev Triple Bill

Morphine, music by Gustav Mahler, choreography by Ivan Vasiliev. Based on Mikhail Bulgakov book (1926). Stage Design by Ivan Vasiliev (Rus. Иван Васильев), costumes by Alexandra Leonidova (Rus. Александра Леонидова), lighting by Alexander Kibitkin, répétiteur Elvira Khabibullina. Shot on 15.4.2016 in The Hermitage Theatre, St. Petersburg.

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Morphine Ivan Vasiliev

Morphine Ivan Vasiliev

Morphine Ivan Vasiliev

 

Morphine Ivan Vasiliev

Morphine Ivan Vasiliev

 

 

Morphine Ivan Vasiliev

 

 

Morphine Ivan Vasiliev

Morphine Ivan Vasiliev

Morphine Ivan Vasiliev

Morphine Ivan Vasiliev

Morphine Ivan Vasiliev

Morphine Ivan Vasiliev

Morphine Ivan Vasiliev

Morphine Ivan Vasiliev

 

Morphine Ivan Vasiliev

Morphine Ivan Vasiliev

 

Morphine Ivan Vasiliev

Morphine Ivan Vasiliev

 

Morphine Ivan Vasiliev

Morphine Ivan Vasiliev

Check out the rest from Ivan Vasiliev Triple Bill

Cast

Irina Perren (Ирина Перрен), Ivan Vasiliev (Иван Васильев), Maria Dmitrienko (Мария Дмитриенко), Valeria Zapasnikova (Валерия Запасникова), Anna Kuligina (Анна Кулигина), Sabina Yapparova (Сабина Яппарова), Ivan Zaytsev (Иван Зайцев), Nikita Nazarov (Никита Назаров), Andrey Nemich (Андрей Немич), Alexander Omar (Александр Омар).

Mikhail Bulgakov (Михаи́л Афана́сьевич Булга́ков), May 15 1891 – March 10, 1940, was a Russian writer and playwright active in the first half of the 20th century. He is best known for his novel The Master and Margarita, which has been called one of the masterpieces of the 20th century.

In 1913, Bulgakov married Tatiana Lappa. At the outbreak of the First World War, he volunteered with the Red Cross as a medical doctor and was sent directly to the front, where he was badly injured at least twice. Bulgakov’s suffering from these wounds had deleterious long-term effects. To suppress chronic pain, especially in the abdomen, he injected himself with morphine. Over the next year his addiction grew stronger. In 1918, he abandoned morphine and never used it again. Morphine, a book released in 1926, is his account of that trying period.

Photo by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the Hermitage Theatre, special thanks to Ivan Vasiliev and Darina Timofeeva.

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