This production, directed by Maxim Didenko, music composed by Ivan Kushnir, is grounded on a metaphorical square basement, with four major underlying cultural streams: Hebrew music and rituals, military marches, Ukrainian folk music, catholic choral music. "Red Cavalry" is a ballet-oratorio, an amalgam of electronic sound, vocal ensembles, revived pictures and drama episodes. The performance is based on a story cycle by Isaac Babel, with Russian Civil War as its cementing topic. The "red flow" of First Cavalry Army under the command of Semyon Budyonny is marching towards Warsaw through Ukrainian and Polish territories. What is revolution and war in the core? The world and surrounding we are accustomed to is devastated, the values of generations fail and fade, all that seemed firm and solid perishes at the face of civil revolt.
Dmitry Brusnikin, since 1982 – a member of Moscow Art Theatre company, right after graduating Studio School of Moscow Academic Art Theatre, course of Oleg Efremov; theatre pedagogue, professor, performer, director, script writer. Awarded a title ‘Honored Artist of Russia’ and ‘Honorary Arts Worker of Russia’.
Premiered on October 3, 2014 at The Meyerhold Theatre Centre (Moscow)