The premiere of a performance based on works of the poetess Bella Akhmadulina
“Stay in front of me!” is a poetic story about the joyful 1960s, colored in clear and bright tones, emanating freedom and eternal youth, which were lived through by splendid Bella Akhmadulina and eternized in her poems. Her poetry is very much like Bella herself in terms of its artistic impeccability, depth and sophistication. She was always shining as if hiding a little sun inside her. Being a person of her time, Akhmadulina blessed the love almost in her every poetic revelation. She was full of love, that fragile girly woman, who had never lost that “illusion of youth”. Being in love was her natural state of the soul. She fell in love with the nature, cities, poems, men. Men worshipped her. And their admiration followed her everywhere, they fought for her, they paid court to her, they fell in love with her up to self-denial. In different times, three of them became her destiny, her pain and her joy, and she continued to live and create. “Just the air under my skin” – such was Akhmadulina’s description of her personal feeling of the world. And even when she passed away, she left the glimpse of herself that keeps her “heavenly features” that manifest themselves every time when we hear her charming poems.
The main part in the performance is played by Victoria Isakova, Russian theater and movie actress, winner of the “Chaika”, “Triupmh” and “Golden Eagle” awards.Specially for the evening, Yana Raskovalova, a designer of the jewelry and fashion brand YANA, will grant a new gown from the latest collection for auction. The floor length ultramarine dress consists of two parts: outer floor length dress with a multi-layer skirt made of airy organza, and inner silk dress, short and with a bodice. The blue color of the dress was not chosen randomly, it symbolizes the “breath of life”. This lot will be offered exclusively for Club Eclectique, and the money collected at the auction will be granted to the charitable foundation “Change One Life” (http://changeonelife.ru
About the Club Eclectique:
Club Eclectique has been successfully holding cultural and intellectual events in Europe. So, in summer 2016 the charity Bal Eclectique took place on the outskirts of Cannes that became one of the most sophisticated destinations for selected guests in the Cote D’Azur. In November 2016, the Club gathered in London in the classical building of the Institute of Directors. At the evening, the guests saw the one-person show “Jazz is no humdrum, isn’t it? In June 2017, Monaco saw a premier performance of the “A life-long pas” play devoted to the remarkable artist and choreographer Rudolf Nureyev and the great English ballerina Margot Fonteyn. Charity plays an important role in all Club Eclectique events. The partner of the London literature evening was the charity online auction @sos_by_lenaperminova. In June 2017, the Club also partnered with the Monaco Aide & Presence (MAP) foundation led by Donatella Campioni.