Premiere in London

The premiere of the play “The Girl and the Death” staged by Maxim Didenko will be presented in London. The premiere will take place on November 29 and 30 on the stage of the London Tabernacle Theater.

The performance is dedicated to the amazing fate of the Soviet actress Valentina Karavaeva (1921-1997). Having played her first star role in the film “Mashen’ka” (1943) and having received the most prestigious Stalin Prize in the USSR for her, Karavaeva got into a car crash that disfigured her face and then she was no longer filmed. She lived part of her life in England, married an English aristocrat, then returned to the USSR and died in oblivion and poverty. The last years of her life Karavaeva filmed herself  at home — and she did this for many years. Like a selfie? It is this part of her biography that carries the prototype of modern video blogs and selfies which has become the main source of inspiration for the creators of the play.
Cast: Alisa Khazanova and Alexey Rozin
Playwright: Valery Pecheykin
Stage Designer: Galya Solodovnikova
Video designer: Oleg Mikhailov
Composer: Louis Lebee
Produced by: Alexandrina Markvo (Bird & Carrot)

Buy the tickets: HERE


Maxim is a nominated for the project “Made in Russia-2018”

Maxim Didenko is nominated for the project “Made in Russia-2018” for the performance “Run, Alice, Run” (Taganka Theater, Moscow) and for the performance “The Text” (produced by Leonid Roberman together with the Yermolova Theater, Moscow) by the novel of the same name by Dmitry Glukhovsky!

All visitors to the site can take part in the voting. Winners will be announced at a ceremony of the Snob project in mid-November. To vote for Maxim:

  performance “Run, Alice, Run” – 19 and 20 October. Tickets: here
  performance “The Text” – 07 and 18 October. Tickets: here

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Plan of tour of the performances (fall 2018)

What: “Circus” (Theater of Nations, Moscow)
Where: Alexela Kontserdimaja (Tallinn, Estonia)
When: October, 15 at 19:00
Buy ticket: here
NB: The performance is conducted with simultaneous translation into Estonian.
Tours take place in the framework of the theatrical festival “Golden Mask in Estonia 2018”

What: “The Heart of a Dog” (Theater “Priyut komedianta”, St. Petersburg)
Where and when: From 4 to 9 November in Moscow, on the stage of the theaters named after V. Mayakovsky and E. Vakhtangov. The exact location and date of the performance TBA
NB: The tour is a joint project of the “Breakthrought” Award and of the Theater “Priyut komedianta”
What: “Tchapaev and Pustota” (Theater “Practika”, Moscow)
Where: Deutsches Theater, Schumannstraße 13 (Berlin, Germany)
When: November 24 and 25 at 18:00
Buy ticket: sales will open on October, 1 (TBA)
NB: The performance is conducted with simultaneous translation into German.
Tours take place within the framework of the Festival “Russian Theater Spring: A New Contemporary Russian Theater”

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“Run, Alice, run”. New nomination of “Theater’s Star – 2018”

“Theatre’s Star-2018”. Long-List.
In the nomination “Best musical performance” is presented the performance “Run, Alice, Run” directed by Maxim Didenko (Theatre on Taganka, Moscow).
A short list will be announced in September.
The vote will last until August, 31.
Make your right choice following the White Rabbit: 🐇

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10-Days Master class by Maxim Didenko

Maxim Didenko will hold a Master class “From conception to implementation” at Gogol’s School!

Topics: establishing links between the fantasy of an actor / dancer and his body; formation of an utterance; the embodiment of the idea in the language of dance.
DATES: 03.08 – 12.08.2018
10 LESSONS: every day 10: 00-17: 00 (6 hours of practice + 1 lunch break)
More information about the course + leave a request:

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“GQ Person of the Year”: nomination “Best Director”

“GQ Person of the Year”: Maxim Didenko is nominated for “Best Director”

All year GQ watched those who did something particularly outstanding, who was better than others. But who will remain in it – that will be your choice. The voting will be closed on July 31, 2018. The results will be announced in September and will be published in the October’s issue of GQ.

To vote for Maxim Didenko –

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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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