Dash Cafe. Odessa: a city of rogues and schnorrers
In February’s Café, we’ll delve into the world of Isaac Babel’s Odessa. We’ll explore his tales of the dark underbelly of the city, filled with gangsters, prostitutes, beggars and smugglers and everyday Jewish life. Our Café will include the first part of Michale Boganim’s documentary Odessa Odessa (2005) which captures the former yiddish stars of Odessa living out their last days in deep poverty in the crumbling city, readings from Boris Dralyuk’s new translation of Babel’s Odessa Stories published this year by Pushkin Press with conversation with Dr Uilleam Blacker, literary critic Nick Lezard and our artistic director Josephine Burton on Babel’s Odessa and songs from Russian / Yiddish maestro Polina Shepherd and London Yiddish Choir....
Newsroom: Trump and Putin – a new world order?
What can we expect from the Trump-Putin relationship? Will they be best of friends - and is that a bad thing? Or is this a relationship of convenience that will implode under the first serious test?
Join the Guardian's Mark Rice-Oxley for a panel discussion on the Putin-Trump relationship. Panellists include the Guardian's foreign correspondent Luke Harding, Shaun Walker, Moscow correspondent for the Guardian, and writer and broadcaster Mary Dejevsky.
Running time: 90 minutes, no interval.
Wheelchair users and visitors who require an assistant may bring a companion free of charge. To book a free companion ticket please email: email@example.com...
Russian Experimental Film Pop-up
Calvert 22 Foundation is delighted to announce a programme of radical new Russian cinema in partnership with the Moscow International Experimental Film Festival. Six short films by award-winning artists Polina Kanis and Evgeny Granilshchikov, including two UK premieres: 'Ghost' (Granilshchikov, 2016) and 'The Shift' (Kanis, 2016) and another UK premiere of 'Sound of the Sun' (2016) by Russian artist Pavel Pepperstein on Saturday 25 February.
There is no need to book tickets: Visit any time 23 – 26 February, 11am – 5pm, when the films will be screened on rotation. The short films are:
Evgeny Granilshchikov: 'Ghost' (2016); 'Unfinished Film' (2015).
Polina Kanis: 'The Shift' (2016); 'Pool' (2016); 'Formal Portrait' (2014); Workout (2011).
More info on the Russian Experimental Fi...
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Saint-Exupery's universal tale "The Little Prince" directed by famous Central Asian director Ovlyakuli Khodzhakuli, talks to all of us about love, responsibility, and loyalty in a simple and non-dogmatic way and brings us back to the heart of what truly matters. This philosophical tale is intended for both children and adults - as the author wrote "All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it".
Presented by London based Russian theatre company - Xameleon Theatre.
In Russian with English subtitles.
Friday 10th March - 7:30pm.
Saturday 11th March 3:00pm and 7:00pm....
Traces of the Future: archaeology of modern science in Africa
New work from Evgenia Arbugaeva and Mariele Neudecker, with original objects and materials collected during historical-anthropological research at Amani Hill Research Station, Tanzania.
"Traces of the Future" will take audiences deep into the Tanzanian rainforest through an innovative exhibition of new artwork and original archival objects from Amani – meaning peace in Kiswahili – Hill Research Station. This will be the first UK exhibition of Russian photographer Evgenia Arbugaeva’s 12 celebrated photographs – as featured in December 2016’s National Geographic – together with 11 new photo works and three new films from renowned multi-media artist Mariele Neudecker, all made on the Amani residency.
Objects on display will include original specimens collected in the surrounding jungle,...
Projections: Andrei Tarkovsky’s metaphysical dream zone
This day course focuses on three titles from Tarkovsky’s acclaimed repertoire: Andrei Rublev, Solaris and Stalker. Psychoanalysis will serve a vital function as the primary theoretical framework, facilitating a multitude of interpretations and searching for possibilities in “dream rooms” through which Tarkovsky moved with great ease. By combining group discussion with an appreciation of the Russian auteur’s artistic vision, we will attempt to uncover and reassess unconscious connections to these celebrated works within the film medium.
Advance viewing is optional, select scenes and montages will be shown on the day:
Session 1 – Andrei Rublev (1966): the life, times and afflictions of 15th-century Russian icon painter
Session 2 - Solaris (1972): mysterious phenomena taking place ab...
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