Let Go Russian-style: Gzhel Theatre to stage Andrew Palermo’s famous dancing show

Let Go Russian-style: Gzhel Theatre to stage Andrew Palermo’s famous dancing show
Andrew Palermo considers the production the most candid and daring in his repertoire.

On 10 June at 7 pm, the Moscow Pushkin Drama Theatre will hold the second performance of the dance show Let Go, directed by American choreographer Andrew Palermo for the Gzhel Theatre.

The production combines folk choreography with the modern style, exposing the evolution of relationships and losses. This isn’t just a love story, but the author’s private emotions – his acute and emotional reaction to the sudden end of his own marriage. Andrew Palermo finds the work the most candid and daring in his repertoire. He has been trying to reveal the reality of romantics in all its splendour.  

Working with the Gzhel Theatre on the Russian production, Palermo commended the artists and the administration for their professionalism.

Palermo said he derived great pleasure from working with the Gzhel Dance Theatre. The artists fully adopted and embodied his ideas, and the administration and the entire theatre team supported him in everything throughout his Moscow stay, he noted.

The Russian premiere of the show Let Go took place in February of this year at the Pushkin Theatre. The audience enjoyed the production so much that a second show is being held.

Palermo also said that the result of their joint work with the company and the premiere at the Pushkin Theatre surpassed all expectations. The public felt energy and reciprocated, he added.

Olga Sokolova, a specialist in modern and contemporary styles, helped the American choreographer stage the Russian version of Let Go.

Andrew Palermo is a director and choreographer famous for his theatre productions, dance commercials and Broadway shows. Palermo’s works are characterised by daring and innovation.

The Gzhel Theatre was established in 1988 by choreographer Vladimir Zakharov, whose shows are popular in Russia and abroad.

Tickets to Let Go are available online (Russian-language version).