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Northwestern University - Wirtz Center
Stage Russia HD: ANNA KARENINA
Directed and choreographed by Angelica Cholina. Based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy.
Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 2:00PM
Josephine Louis Theater
20 Arts Circle Drive
on the Evanston Campus of Northwestern University
Located on the southeast part of the Evanston campus just off Sheridan Road and Campus Drive, the Louis Theater faces the parking structures.
Part of our Stage On Screen series. Presented in Russian with English subtitles.
This Vakhtangov Theatre production of ANNA KARENINA is a modern dance interpretation of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel, originally published in serial installments from 1875 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger. Telling the life story of the titular Anna, a St. Petersburg aristocrat, against the backdrop of late 19th century Russian society, Tolstoy's novel is widely considered a pinnacle in realist fiction. Cholina strives to find the equivalent of Tolstoy's words in harmony and movement, as every gesture holds as much meaning as a word. The music of Alfred Schnittke helps to reveal the characters of the drama and their depth, together with elegance and mood corresponding to the amplitude of the novel.
The running time for this screening is 2 hours and 15 minutes, including one intermission.