A Christmas Story, an Invisible Show

19–25 December 2016

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Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and Alisher Usmanov’s Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation present A Christmas Story, a unique performance by Invisible Shows theater project. The show is staged in a completely new format that has not been seen before anywhere in the world. 

An invisible show is a performance without the visual element, where the story is told through sound, smells and tactile experiences—a living audiobook, where listeners find themselves inside the narrative.

Based on the novella A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, A Christmas Story is a story about love and kindness, greed and indifference—and getting a fresh start before Christmas. Mischievous rhythms, voices coming from the dark, enchanting odors and gusts of wind will take the listeners on a journey to the past in order to change the present.

The score by acclaimed composer Vadim Kaverin, English carols and Irish folk songs, sound effects and kinetic elements create a totally immersive environment.The show was developed with the support of Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation.

‘This is not the first time we have worked with Invisible Shows. For the past two years, our Foundation has been supporting their tours as part of our program for helping blind or partially sighted children. Their shows Wolke and Scarecrow have travelled to thirty-four Russian cities,’ says Maria Melnichenko, the Head of Special Projects at Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation.
 

ABOUT INVISIBLE SHOWS THEATER PROJECT 

Invisible Shows theater project was founded in Moscow in 2013 as a charity for blind and partially sighted people. With a number of shows adapting literary masterpieces for the widest audiences, the project has staged its performances in thirty-four Russian cities. Invisible Shows run a theater studio and organize open performances for the blind and partially sighted. The project’s shows include Scarecrow (after Vladimir Zheleznikov’s book of the same name), Wolke (after a story by Christine Welsh), and A Christmas Story (after the novella A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens). A Christmas Story is produced by Semen Filippov. The project was founded and is run by Ksenia Dmitrieva and Ekaterina Negrutsa.

ABOUT THE ART, SCIENCE AND SPORT CHARITY FOUNDATION

The Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation was founded by Russian businessman and philanthropist, Alisher Usmanov, in order to support and assist with arranging important social events in the areas of the arts, culture and sports, as well as in establishing scientific, educational and social projects in the Russian Federation. The Art, Science and Sport Foundation provides extensive support to artists and their activities in the areas of architecture, painting, music, literature and other art forms. Many of the projects were established with the help of the Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation and the personal involvement of Mr. Alisher Usmanov became landmarks in the cultural life of the country. The Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation supports projects for the exchange of experience and views among specialists from various branches of science. These take the form of conferences, forums, festivals and other modern platforms for professional discussions. Support is also provided to educational institutions at all levels, including higher education institutions.
The Foundation is an active patron of a number of orphanages, special-care boarding schools, and other institutions for orphans and children left without parental care. Serious attention is paid to institutions, which bring up severely ill children and children with disabilities.

HOW TO TAKE PART

Free admission, advance registration is required. 

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