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Yesenin Poetry

Poetic-Musical Concert Program
Theater of Rustem Galich

Date: Sunday, September 22, 2018
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Where: New Russia Cultural Center
            1550 Broadway Rensselaer NY 12144
Admission: $15 per person, $10 (Friends's Circle)

Sergey Yesenin is one of the most popular and well-known Russian poets of the 20th century.  Today Yesenin's poems are taught to Russian schoolchildren; many have been set to music and recorded as popular songs. His early death, coupled with unsympathetic views by some of the literary elite, adoration by ordinary people, and sensational behavior, all contributed to the enduring and near mythical popular image of the Russian poet.

Rustem Galich

Rustem Galich (New York) - actor, master of artistic expression, graduate of the School of the Maly Theater (Higher Theater School named after MS Shchepkin). Since 2000 he lives in the USA. He worked in many Russian-language media in New York. Known as a popular performer of Russian classical poetry and prose, founder of the Theater of Poetry and Music in New York. Under the auspices of the theater, many poetry and music programs were staged according to poems of the Silver Age poets. In 2007, he performed the first stage version of Lermontov's poem The Demon in New York City. The production was a huge success and as an idea it resulted in a whole art project dedicated to the 200th anniversary of M. Lermontov. To date, more than 40 stage productions of this work have been performed in different cities of Russia, Europe, America, Australia and New Zealand. In the repertoire of the Theater Rustem Galich there are more than 10 poetic-musical concert programs and performances with which he tours around the world, popularizing the genre of artistic reading. The creative handwriting of the actor was the involvement of local performers in their productions.

Inna YesilevskayaInna Yesilevskaya (New York) - actor, director, producer.  Inna is a lead actor of the Rustem Galitch Theater of Poetry and Music in New York City, USA.  Her participation in the "Raskolnikov', by E.Reznik is a big fun and honor to be a part such a great company of actors and director.  Inna graduated from The Kazan Theater School and has performed at the Ivanovo Regional Theater and Saratov Academic Theater in Russia.  Her stage credits in New York include few seasons with Steps Theater performing in «Last Summer in Chulimsk» (A. Vampilov) - Zina, «Panohka» (N. Sandur) - Khveskа, «Enemies – the story of love» (Zinger) - Tamara.   She is also an actor with the Literary Theater Dialogue where her roles include «Dark Alleys» - Irina, «The candle was burning»» - a muse, «In the mirrors» - Anna Akhmatova, “Over the Barrier”,- Zinaida Neyhaus, and others.  Her Metropolitan Opera appearances include "Nose"," Boris Godunov", "LULU", "Anna Bolena" , "Roberto Devereux" and “Norma”.

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