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Enemies of the People: Poetry and Music under Stalinist Regime
20th October 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
“Poetry is respected only in this country — people are killed for it. There’s no place where more people are killed for it.”
During Stalin’s stormy and restless reign, writers faced intense censorship and scrutiny. As their lives turned impossibly difficult under tyranny, the poet and composer became in return a figure of power and popularity. Remarkably, novelists, poets and musicians from the early decades of the Soviet Union produced some of the most imaginative and redemptive works in the history of the twentieth century. This October, join The Russian Arts Theater & Studio for an evening of poetry and live music at Pushkin Hall as we commemorate the works of Anna Akhmatova, Osip Mandelstam, Mikhail Bulgakov, Dmitry Shostakovich, Boris Pasternak and more. Performed in English and Russian.
Directed by Aleksey Burago
October 18th at 8PM, October 19th at 8PM and October 20th at 3PM
Featuring: Michael Dona, Roman Freud, Luisa Menzen, Ariel Polanco, Paulo Quiros, Nathan Rhoden, Tom Schubert, Lana Stimmler, and Di Zhu