Irina Medvedev turned to Lilya Brik


Ирина Медведева перевоплотилась в  Лилю Брик
The actress played the mysterious character.

Ирина Медведева перевоплотилась в  Лилю Брик

In the Moscow premiere
urban musical Mayakovsky. This colourful performance is a joint project of ANO
“Musical heart of theatre” and the Moscow theater of the moon — an attempt to artistically reinterpret the ideas and life of the great poet based on the experience of the XX century, and also to understand what
he Mayakovsky in our time. Play
allowed to look at the “whopper” Mayakovsky from different sides, to not see it
only the great proletarian poet, but of the earthly man, with all his
passions and foibles. One of the
the main female parties — the role of Lily
Brick is played by the star of stage and screen, Irina Medvedeva, who told us about the preparation for the role.

Ирина Медведева перевоплотилась в  Лилю Брик

“For me
the avant-garde movement in art and literature was always something
strange. Realistic art touches me, inspires,
… And admire the Impressionists, for example, were not always clear to the end.
Vladimir Mayakovsky is also evoked in me a strange feeling from school. When I found out about
urban musical Mayakovsky, I myself asked the question “What is
poetry in this genre?” I was afraid
the poetry of Mayakovsky, written a hundred years ago in the era of revolutions, in the era of
obstinate ideas will be incomprehensible in our time.

Ирина Медведева перевоплотилась в  Лилю Брик

I was afraid that the audience will
bored… because this is such a special poetry, incomprehensible. But after seeing the room, which
makes our choreographer — the gorgeous Zhanna Shmakova, I was
delighted, because all art images were transmitted choreography so
interesting and so accurate! It was all so quick, these forms of plastic
the solutions are cling me emotionally — and in those seconds, I got
that and I wanted this all to participate. And, of course, if you’re a member
all this incredible action, under the title “Mayakovsky”, you inevitably
become a part of his world. And in addition, become a performer of his
the world is only conceived by him and staged by a team headed
amazing Director-producer Alexander by Rehlovym.

Ирина Медведева перевоплотилась в  Лилю Брик

As for
my character role of Lily Brik is a challenge. Play mysterious
heroines are always more interesting than characters with a simple and clear fate. Lilya Brik — a woman who was admired by his contemporaries — and in his youth, and to
the last days. Her whole life went to consult the famous people — what
to publish that there is whether to put the play… What was supposed to be a woman, just for her
the opinion focused on an entire generation of people? This is the first question. The second is female, her relationship to love, to the relationship between a man and
woman. It was something strange…

In the me, with one
the parties would like to bring in the image of something special, and on the other hand
I would like to show this character a real person, with real instincts. Many Actresses
my dream is to play historical figures and me Lana lucky, thank you
heaven — sent me to play Semi Negri, Marilyn Monroe, and Edith Piaf
and now — Lilya Brik. This is the first Russian historical figure in
my theatrical life. Now I am very interested to explore it, I said to her
touch, I can’t take it “unceremoniously”, I took a specific role, I
eyeing her, choose colorings, sort, searching… For me the basis
the role became her famous idea that man needs to suggest that he
ingenious, and rest will be solved by good shoes and silk underwear… This woman could get any of all,
anything. She knew what she wants”.