Sergei Zakharin

Choreographer, plastique director

Sergei Zakharin was born in 1982 in Naberezhnye Chelny. In 2003 he graduated from Ulyanovsk Music and Pedagogical College, and in 2008 he graduated from the Theatre Faculty of Saratov State Conservatoire. Trained as a director at the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS) (workshop of Valery Belyakovich, People’s Artist of Russia; graduating in 2014).

In 2003–2004 he was the editor of youth programming for TNT-Ulyanovsk television, while from 2008 to 2010 he was an actor at the Slonov Saratov State Academic Drama Theatre. Since 2011 he was an actor at the Roman Viktyuk Theatre, since 2012 also being an actor at the Otkroveniye Studio-Theatre (Moscow; in 2018 he was appointed its Principal Stage Director). Member of the Union of Theatre Workers of Russia.

Founder (2016) and Artistic Director of the Zakharin Theatre (Moscow). Author of the study guide Body Language and Contact Improvisation as Expressive Means for the Actor, or The Philosophy of Movement. Established masterclasses in plastique training for performers of drama and opera.

As a stage director, choreographer and plastique director, he has worked at the Luna Theatre (Moscow), the Yugo-Zapad Theatre (Moscow), the Moscow International Performing Arts Centre, for the Open Stage project (Moscow), the Tambov Theatre, the Omsk Drama Theatre Galyorka, the Lunacharsky Penza Regional Drama Theatre, the Michurinsk Drama Theatre, the Tyumen Drama Theatre, the Kurgan State Drama Theatre and the Slonov Saratov State Academic Drama Theatre. In 2021 he made his debuts as a stage director and choreographer at the Roman Viktyuk Theatre, presenting his production of Orpheus based on the play Orpheus Descending by Tennessee Williams.

Has been a choreographer and plastique director for productions of Vyacheslav Starodubtsev’s Mozart and Salieri, Francesca da Rimini, Duke Bluebeard’s Castle, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, Die Csárdásfürstin, Dido and Aeneas, Kashchey the Immortal and Die Zauberflöte at the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, Sadko and Rigoletto at the Glinka Chelyabinsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.

At the Mariinsky Theatre, as а plastique director, he has worked on productions by Vyacheslav Starodubtsev of Mavra (2018, Primorsky Stage), The Tsar’s Bride (2018, Primorsky Stage), Mozart and Salieri (2019), Kashchey the Immortal (2019) and Tannhäuser (2019).

In 2010 he was awarded the Golden Harlequin prize (Saratov) for the role of Osric in Hamlet.
Information for June 2021

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