The premiere of the performance based on the novel of the same name by Dmitry Glukhovsky “Text” will be held on May 15 and 16, 2018 in the Theater named after M. N. Yermolova (Moscow). The producer is Leonid Roberman.
Director – Maxim Didenko
Set Designer – Galya Solodovnikova
Composer – Alexander Karpov
Choreographer – Ira Ga
Video directors – Oleg Mikhailov and Ilya Starilov

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Snob Magazine nominates the performance “Chapaev and Pustota” for the Made in Russia Award in the category “Culture”.

Congratulations to the whole staging team of the performance:
Author of the novel – Victor Pelevin
Director – Maxim Didenko
Composer – Ivan Kushnir
Choreographer – Irina Ga
Scenographer, costume designer – Galya Solodovnikova
Lighting Designer – Sergey Vasilyev
The artist-technologist – Olga Pavlyuk
Lecturer – Evgeny Mandelstam
Operators – Lyudmila Burchenkova, Margarita Baghdasaryan
Actors: Alexey Rozin, Ilya Barabanov, Vasily Butkevich, Pyotr Skvortsov, Vasily Mikhailov, Igor Titov, Gladstone Mahib, Yuri Mezhevich, Alexey Lyubimov, Marina Vasilyeva, Yana Gladkikh, Dmitry Brusnikin, Nikolai Chindyaikin

You may vote for the performance till the end of October here:
Learn more at:

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Elena Novikova, Daria Zolotukhina (Producers of the performance “Black Russian” staged by Maxim Didenko) are nominated for “Creator#InspireMe” Award of Top50byLive.

Project: Black Russian – Russia’s first immersive thriller.
The creators of the theater, which works miracles and literally materializes the spirits. It was they who unofficially declared that the theater is not a comfort zone, but you are not an outside observer, but the main witness and character. Two fine representatives of the producer’s craft to make spectators the object of an experiment and introduce new rules, make both the new and old generations love something beautiful and mysterious – the theatrical one.

The voting is open until October 18, 2017.
You can vote here:

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Ingeborga Dapkunayte is represented in the nomination “STARRING ROLE. THEATER” of the OK! MORE THAN STARS AWARDS for the role of American actress Marion Dickson in the new Maxim Didenko’s performance “The Circus”.

On stage, she is a real diva of Hollywood dreams: luxurious, charming and mysterious. But this is not all. Fearless Ingeborga is making such tricks in the air that it would seem possible only for high-end balancers. And what a piercing lyrical monologue the actress utters! This is a real hymn of love.

We will be grateful for your support!
The voting is open here:

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 The performance “I Am Here” staged by Maxim Didenko (Stary Dom Drama Theatre, Novosibirsk) is called the event of the season in the general ranking of the Novosibirsk performances of the 2016-2017 season.We would recall that in the last season Maxim Didenko’s “The Program of Shared Impressions” (Stary Dom Drama Theatre, Novosibirsk) was also featured on the list of the best Novosibirsk performances of the season 2015/2016.

NB: The Novosibirsk Theater Magazine “OKOLO” is already the fourth time conducting expert analysis of the theatrical season, addressing its questionnaire to the widest possible circle of theater critics, journalists, cultural commentators and people directly involved in the theatrical life of the city.

Learn more at:

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Coming soon

The performance “The Heart of a Dog” based on the same-name novel by Mikhail Bulgakov in currently being staged. The premiere will take place at Shelter of the Comedian Theater (St. Petersburg) on October 20, 2017. Approximate duration of the performance – 2 hours 30 minutes, 1 intermission.

Director – Maxim Didenko
Staging – Konstantin Fyodorov, Maxim Didenko
Staging Artist – Galya Solodovnikova
Video Artists – Oleg Mikhailov, Anastasia Nesterova, Nikita Shishkin
Choreographer – Vladimir Varnava
Composer, musical director – Vladimir Rannev
Lighting Designer – Denis Solntsev
Video Engineer – Maxim Baskakov

Buy tickets and learn more at: Heart of a Dog

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The performance “Ten Days That Shook the World” will be held all the 10 days since September 29 till October 8 throughout the space of the exhibition, and the actors together with their audience will do the revolution and travel through all the main creative stages and stes of the Master. This project is not a remake of the great performance of 1965. This is a rethinking of the material, a topic even more urgent now, exactly one hundred years after the events described by Reed.

Buy tickets and learn more at:


Chapaev and Pustota in Weimar (DE)

01 & 02 September, Weimar (DE)

In the program of the Festival “100 Years of Comminism” Christian Holtzhauer and the team of Kunstfest Weimar represent the performance directed by Maxim Didenko “Chapaev and Pustota”, based on the novel of the most mysterious classic of Russian literature Viktor Pelevin.

To learn more about the festival and to buy the tickets: KunstFest Weimar Program

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фото by Тимофей Колесников

The Program of TERRITORIЯ is announced

XII International Festival-School of Contemporary Art TERRITORIЯ announced its program.
Robert Lepage, Jan Fabre, Dimitris Papaioannou, Maxim Didenko and other stars of the modern theater.
To see all the program please follow the link:
Tickets are on sale from the 1st of July

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“BLACK RUSSIAN” is nominated for the 2017 MUF

“BLACK RUSSIAN”, the immersive thriller performance, the show that opened this genre for Russia, is nominated for the 2017 MUF AWARD COMMUNITY AWARDS in the category “Cultural Initiatives / Art & Culture”.
MUF’17 Community Awards is the first multidisciplinary award of the city communities determining the development of the city of Moscow.
The purpose of the award is to identify those projects and entities that have significantly changed one of the areas of urban life. Within the framework of the MUF’17 Community Awards eight nominations have been established, the nominees in which have been selected by the expert council of the award.


Workshop bу Maxim Didenko in Nürnberg

On the 15th and 16th of July in Nürnberg will be the workshop by Maxim Didenko “From the concept – to the incarnation.”

To learn more, and also to take part in the workshop, please follow the link:

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Coming soon:

The premiere of the Performance “The Tinderbox” / “Das Feuerzeug” 
(Based on the fairytale written by Hans-Christian Andersen), Graz, Austria

The premiere of the street performance will take place on the 06th of July at 20.00 on the Areal of Kunst Uni Graz.
The performance is supported by the University of Music and Theater of Graz, together with students of KUG’s Drama and Scenography.
Director: Maxim Didenko
Stage-design and costumes: Anais Rabelhofer, Daniel Froschauer (stage design’s students)
Music: Sandy Lopicic

Free admission
Read more: Kunst Uni Graz


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Charity auction “Meet for Charity”

Today at a charity auction “Meet for Charity” is represented a lot: a meeting with the theatrical director, choreographer Maxim Didenko.
The starting price of the lot is 3000 rubles.
To make a bid and find out more information, please follow the link:

All the collected funds will be sent to the Charitable Foundation “Faith and Hope”.

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“The Circus”, directed by Maxim Didenko, is currently rehearsed at the Theatre of Nations (Moscow). The performance is based on the famous Soviet musical comedy by Grigory Alexandrov featuring Liubov Orlova. The starring role in the theatrical version of “The Circus” will be performed by Ingeborga Dapkūnaitė.

Director: Maxim Didenko
Stage Version: Konstantin Fyodorov
Stage Designer: Maria Tregubova
Composer: Ivan Kushnir
Choreographer: Vladimir Varnava
Video Artist: Ilya Starilov
The premiere will take place on May on the Main Stage of the Theatre of Nations (Moscow)

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On 23 March at 8 PM: “Object of Fantasy” Scenography Roundtable.

The event’s participants Maxim Didenko, Galia Solodovnikova and Masha Tregubova will try to examine the specifics of the work of a staging artist in a theatre, which is free of the need to depict reality. Are there any limitations, principles, pitfalls as well as tried and tested tricks in the areas of illusion and metaphorical performance?
Venue: A.V. Shchusev State Museum of Architecture.
Entrance is free with the museum ticket.
For more information please follow the link HERE

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Coming soon:

The premier of the Performance “The TRIAL” will take place on the 27th of February (Prague, Czech Republic)

THE TRIAL is an international theater project inspired by Franz Kafka´s world-famous novel. Six performers directed by Maxim Didenko (director from Saint-Petersburg, who recently won the price “Snob. Made in Russia 2016”). They made this physical performance especially for 64 KINO U HRADEB (well known cinema that reopens after long time of being closed)

The materials behind the play will include the transcripts of interrogations of contemporary political prisoners and terrorists, their speeches in court, their correspondence; we will also use the speeches of the Soviet criminals. We try to open the question of the ethical and humanistic meaning of trial and death sentence. Who judges? Who are the accused? What is the crime?

This performance will be made in the genre of post ballet, with elements of musical theatre and documentary theatre. Our work nevertheless will largely be based on the search for a new theatrical language that would meet the needs of our time. In the melting pot of this work there will be all the genres, from clowning to opera, from actionism to psychological theatre.

Director: Maxim Didenko (RU)
Stage designer: Pavel Semchenko (RU)
Costume designer: Jana Stanulová (CZ)
Composer: Ivan Kushnir (RU)
Light design: Mikoláš Holba (CZ)
Video designer: Oleg Michaylov (RU)
Sound designer: Andrey Shvestov (RU)
Cast: Róbert Nižník (CZ/SK), Martin Šalanda (CZ), Marta Sobotková (CZ), Jun Wan Kim (CZ/KR), Nela Kornetová (CZ/NO), Roman Zotov (CZ/RU)
Producer: ProFitArt

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Kharms. Myr is the recipient of the Daniil Kharms Award

The 2016 Daniil Kharms Awards ceremony was held on 30 December 2016 in St. Petersburg. PerformanceKharms. Myr” (at Gogol Center) staged by Maxim Didenko (adapted by Konstantin Fedorov, music composed by Ivan Kushnir) is announced in the shortlist of the award and became its recipient.

To learn more about the award and to see the complete list of winners and recipients please refer to this LINK

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The nominees for the St. Petersburg “Breakthrough” Theatre Award for the Young have been announced

Performance “The Young Guard” (directors Maxim Didenko and Dmitry Egorov, Masterskaya Theatre) is nominated in three categories:
Best Artist:
Dmitry Albul for the lighting design:
Best Performance in a Supporting Role:
— Andrey Aladyin for performing the roles of the German officer, Mikhail Tretyakevich and others.
— Konstantin Grishanov for performing the roles of Makar Androsov and others.
Also as the Best Director:
— Dmitry Egorov for staging one of the episodes of “The Young Guard” at Masterskaya Theatre.

We extend our congratulations to the nominees and wish them the best of luck!
The complete list of the nominees you may find HERE

The 8th Breakthrough Awards Ceremony will be held on 13 March 2017 at the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre.

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The song “Three witches” by Ravshan Kurkova featured in the soundtrack to the immersive thriller “The Black Russian” to be released

Directed by: Maxim Didenko
Creative Producers: Elena Novikova, Daria Zolotukhina
Assistant Director: Светлана Самошина
Cinematography: Andrey Nikolaev
Producer: Marina Puzhevich
Edited by: Igor Abidov
Music by: Ivan Kushnir
Sound design of the video by: Andrey Kravchenko
Text: folk song, chosen by: Konstantin Fedorov
Sound design of the song by: Taras Moskalets
Artist: Ilya Starilov
Costumes by: Tatian Dolmatovskaya
Artistic Director: Zhanna Gureeva

Starring: Ravshana Kurkova, Maksim Vitorgan, Iosif Koshelevich, Stanislav Rumyantsev, Igor Sharoyko, Ekaterina Dar, Ruslan Sabirov, Ilya Kiporenko, Rafael Durnoyan, Viktor Zakalyapin, Stas Rizhevich, Kirill Byrkin, Anna Nebo, Irina Bragina, Ekaterina Efimova, Nadezhda Igoshina, Ilona Gayshun, Anna Daukaeva, Andrey Rebenkov, Natalya Vinokurova, Irina Ryndina, Sofya Kushnir, Tristan Avakyan, Viktoriya Yarmoshevich, Elena Novikova.

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Performance “I am here”

Stary Dom Drama Theatre, Novosibirsk.

Premiere took place on 22 December 2016

In January 2016 the scene of Stary Dom Theatre (Novosibirsk) hosted Maxim Didenko’s performance based on the collection of Lev Rubinstein’s writings called “The Program of Shared Impressions”, which became one of the year’s major events. It was decided to continue the first experience of submerging into the texts created by one of the leaders of Moscow avant-garde and conceptualism, Lev Semyonovich Rubinstein, and so, the premiere of the performance called “I am here” based on his texts will be released on 22 and 23 December 2016.


Director – Maxim Didenko
Staging Artist – Pavel Semchenko
Video Artist – Oleg Mikhailov
Composer – Alexander Karpov
Lighting Designer – Igor Fomin

You can buy tickets here

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