Die sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze 2004, oratorio, dir. Yuri Bashmet Reciter
Franz Joseph Haydn's Die sieben Worte (1787) and Sofia Gubaidulina's composition by the same name (1982) were performed by the Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra on December 19, 2004 at Moscow's Pushkin Museum as part of the annual December Evenings Music Festival.
2004, documentary, dirs. Mikhail Kozakov and Maksim Shikhov
Actor Mikhail Kozakov's docudrama, an attempt to evaluate Shakespeare's place in the Russian theater of the latter half of the 20th century, includes footage from famous Shakespearean productions, among them Peter Stein's Hamlet.
100 Minutes of Poetry 2006, dir. Kirill Serebrennikov Reciter
On October 26, 2006, an evening of poetry reading entitled 100 Minutes of Poetry was held at the Polytechnical Museum of Moscow as part of the TERRITORIЯ Festival. Choosing their locale in honor of the legendary poetry readings that took place at the Museum during the early part of the 20th century, stage director Kirill Serebrennikov and leading Russian actors joined forces to present contemporary poetry to a wide audience in a cutting-edge, exciting visual format. The works of young poets were performed by distinguished artists of stage and screen, accompanied by music, sound effects, video and graphics.
The second annual TERRITORIЯ Festival was concluded with an event that was simultaneously the Russian premiere of the oratorium De temporum fine comoedia by German composer Carl Orff (1895-1982) and the first joint effort by director Kirill Serebrennikov and conductor Teodor Currentzis. The would-be creators of a new era in Russian theater, who propose to get rid of the stale clichés in stage representation in favor of new forms, have chosen to deliver their message through one of the oldest peformance genres which has stood the test of time – liturgical drama, or the mystery play, a complex collective religious ritual that includes theatrical elements. This ambitious project, which embraced the parallel history of two 20th-century empires – Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany – became a philosophical dispute on the nature of atheism. The drama, featuring a lights show, a massive orchestra, and renowned stage actors and opera singers supported by a cast of theater students from all over Russia, was performed once, on October 14, 2007, as part of the TERRITORIЯ Festival in Moscow.