Khodari 21/10/2019
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Russian National theatres program

Khodari

16+

Theatre:
National theatre of Karelia, Russia
Author:
Based on the works of Vasily Firsov
Duration:
1 hour and 30 minutes. The performance runs without intermission
Premiere:
11 May 2012
Awards:
The best performance of the X International festival of theatres of Finno-Ugric peoples "mayatul"

Fairytale for adults. Khodari (which is the name of the protagonist) finds himself in a very strange place – a mysterious Karelian village where citizens have forgotten how to conceive children but have superpowers unknown to ordinary people. They have mastered nanotechnology yet keep looking for babies in potato fields. Khodari the playboy strives to convince local women that he is in possession of a more reliable way to procreate. The situation is aggravated by presence of a Devil who is on a quest for the protagonist's immortal soul.

"Khodari" can be termed contemporary folklore, which, just like merry folk stories, is not devoid of flippancy and ambiguity.

Originally the performance is staged in Russian or Karelian/Vepsian language with simultaneous translation.

Participants

Vyacheslav Polyakov

Khodari

Alexander Kuykka

Devil

Tamara Voronova

Agatha

Gleb Germanov

Puppie

Anni Kondrakova

Pappinrouva

Sergey Lavrenov

Yukko - Ukko

Vladimir Matveev

Teppan

Julia Kuykka

Teppanan Nastoy

Andrey Gorshkov

Miytrey

Alexandra Aniskina

Miytreyn Matryoy

Emile and Muriel Polyakov

Children

Staging director
Andrey Dezhonov
Assistant Director
Polina Mishina
Staging designer
Oleg Molchanov
Light design
Michail Solomonov
Music
Alexander Leonov, Olga Gaydamak
Compositions on kantele
Sergey Stangrit
Orchestra
A. Aniskina, A. Belov, T. Voronova, A. Gorshkov, L. Isakova, A. Kondrakova, Yu. Kuykka, V. Matveev, V. Polyakov, O. Portretova, G. Germanov