Director, actor, choreographer, musician, founder and head of the DEREVO theatre.

Anton Aleksandrovich Adasinsky was born on April 15, 1959 in the Krasnodarsky region of the USSR. His mother - Galina Antonovna Adasinskaya (1921-2009) - was the granddaughter of Mensheviks M. I. Broido and E. L. Broido. Second cousin - British rock critic and journalist Nick Cohn.

He trained at the Studio Theatre of V. Polunin, worked with Litsedei. From 1985 to 1988 performed in the band AVIA (vocals, pantomime, trumpet, guitar). Participated in shooting of Alexey Uchitel's documentary "Rock" (1987). In 1988 organized the theatre "Derevo" in Leningrad, which he leads to the present day. After several years of work in Leningrad-St. Petersburg, the DEREVO theatre was based in Prague, Florence, Amsterdam. Since 1997 DEREVO is based in Dresden, Germany, and has had a full-time rehearsal studio.

In 2001, Anton Adasinsky performed the role of Drosselmeyer in the ballet The Nutcracker at the Mariinsky Theatre (staged by Mikhail Shemyakin).

In the last few years he has renewed his performances with AVIA in the roles of soloist, leader of the physical band, trumpeter, bassist and guitarist.

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«Chianti. Сна-cha-cha”

Two gifts from Derevo Art House for the New Year!

The first one:

Those days of carefree happiness under the Italian sun. We realised that we were already world famous. And it was bothering us for some reason. We stopped the shows and secluded ourselves in an old house near Florence.
We lived in silence and wanted to learn to laugh and idle again, not to give serious interviews.
The performance "ONCE" was born, which is still alive today and has already become a friendly abyss, where we jump into with rumbles and laughter.
To your attention is the restored film "Chianti Cha-cha-cha". The inimitable, elusive lightness of those days.

«... ché tu intrasti povero e digiuno
in campo, a seminar la buona pianta
che fu già vite e ora è fatta pruno».


St Petersburg

Anton Adasinsky's concert in the Fontanka-69 space

St Petersburg

"freezing point" at the "theatre you can't name".

"Freezing Point" - This is Anton Adasinski. It's rare. It's exclusive. It's voice, dance, poetry and the elegant assumption of the unspoken.

It's an inconsolable attempt to play the part of an alien intelligence. But it's not the latter. There is supposed to be a venturesome lack of reason for the performance.

You have to make good out of evil because there's simply nothing else to make it out of. "The whole royal host."

Р. P. Warren
St Petersburg

"Freezing Point"

At the "Theatre That Can't Be Named"
St Petersburg

BUTOH workshop in St. Petersburg


BUTOH workshop in Dresden (Germany)

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