Global management: GAAP Ltd – London, United Kingdom
Director: Slava Polunin
1 hours 20 minutes.
„… ONE DAY I REALISED that I wanted to create a show that would take us back to our childhood dreams. A show that would help people who have come to the theatre release from the goal of adulthood the little boys and girls they once were… So I set out to find that which would give a new burst of inspiration to the theatre I wanted to make. That was an enchanting quest: I felt I was on the path to an unexplored and fascinating new land.
I decided to rush in where few clowns had trodden before, to slide through the tentacles of clownery where they were least expected to show up.
I wanted to go deeper inside tragicomedy, to measure the extent to which one can fuse drama with laughter. To measure the degree to which a meek, indecisive character, bemused and bedazzled, can appeal to a contemporary audience — an audience used to crazy paces in an endless kaleidoscope of events, colours, sounds, "spaces, times". I wanted to immerse myself entirely in this Gogol-like, Beckett-like something. I wanted my character to be epic and lyrical, tender and passionate, wise and naïve.” Slava Polunin, the most celebrated living clown and founder of Slava’s Fools Unlimited, offered this explanation of his vision of the theater. His “Snowshow” is regarded as a "classic of the 20th century".
It has become legendary over the years, and its fervent admirers from every part of the globe now follow it from one country to the next in order to experience, again and again, an immersion into the marvellous world of dreams and imagination, the world of childhood.
The creators of the show
Created and staged by: Slava Polunin
Director: Viktor Kramer & Slava Polunin
Scenography: Viktor Plotnikov, Slava Polunin
Costumes design and special effects: Slava Polunin
Sound: Roman Dubinnikov, Slava Polunin
John Surman, Fiorino, Subramaniam, Joaquin Rodrigo, Jorge Ben, Ivan Volkov, Roman Dubinnikov, Ludwig van Beethoven, Vangelis, Carl Orff, Jean Marc Zelwer, Paolo Conte
ACTORS who play the Yellow Clown and the Green Clown:
Slava Polunin, Ivan Volkov, Georgy Deliev, Jeff Johnson, Artem Zhimolokhov, Onofrio Colucci, Oleg Lugovsky, Fedor Makarov, Robert Saralp, Derek Scott
ACTORS who play the Green Clown:
Boris Barsky, Francesco Bifani, Spencer Chandler, Tatiana Fedoseeva, Alexander Frisch, Robert Gorodetsky, Tatiana Karamysheva, Boris Khibner, Chris Lynam, Yuri Musatov, Elena Ushakova, Evgeny Perevalov, Ivan Polunin, Nikolai Terentiev, Stanislav Varkki, Aelita West, Bradford West
Technical support: Gennadi Bokhan, Roman Dubinnikov, Andrei Efarov, Vitali Galich, Alexei Goncharik, Oleg Ilyin, Dmitri Khamzine, Sofia Kostyleva, Rebecca Lauret, Aleksei Lavrentiev, Alexandr Pechersky, Mikhail Pogorelsky, Keefe Rubinstein, Dmitry Sakhalov, Oleg Sosnovikov, Dmitry Syrovatski, Elizaveta Titanian, Gleb Titanian, Dmitry Ushakov
Back office: Dmitry Bondar, Gariy Cherniakhovsky, Bertrand Gosselin, Anna Hannikainen, Maria Manaenkova, Mikhaïl Mokeev, Dmitry Strekalov, Natasha Tabachnikova, Elena Ushakova