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Mayakovskaya 150 m, Ploshchad Vosstaniya 160 m, Vladimirskaya 580 m Pushkinskaya 10
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Russian Engineering Theatre AKHE


You become boring classical theater? «AXE» — just what the doctor ordered

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  • When I found out that Russian Theatre Akhe was making its way to Vancouver for the 2010 Cultural Olympiad, I got moderately excited. It is always a treat to see any kind of Russian theatre here in Canada, but I had no idea what Akhe Theatre was. When I started researching them, I was amazed to find out that the theatre has existed for 21 years now, which made me even more incredulous that I have never heard of them. Turned out Akhe is not your typical Russian theatre. In fact, it is very radically different. Akhe was created as an anti-statement to the classic Russian theatrical tradition. They don’t do Chekhov or Dostoevsky, nor do they try to convey any messages or set any contexts for their audience. When Akhe is on stage, it is always up to the viewer to try to make sense of it all. After watching their performance last week, my advice is — if you ever get a chance to see them, leave your logic at home, sit back and enjoy this Russian take on chaos.

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