He also worked closely with the two most prominent revolutionary theatre directors, Vsevolod Meyerhold
and Sergei Eisenstein.
This wish is undoubtedly inspired by the Russian success of the directors Stanislavski, Meyerhold
, and Vakhtangov, especially with the plays of Maeterlinck, who with their shows demonstrate a further degree of reliability and talk to the public.
(115) But, in contrast to the surface decoration of Chinese theatrical and performance conventions in Hsiung's play, Meyerhold
's use of theatrical chinoiserie and japonaiserie was welded into his modernist ideas and practices.
Certainly it will challenge the audience, particularly because Proper Job actors, trained in the Russian theatre technique of Meyerhold
's Biomechanics, will be giving the plays a physical dimension.
From portraits of early Russian actors, to renowned avant-garde costumes and sets from the 1920s that include works from Rodchenko and Meyerhold
, to ballet shoes worn by Nijinsky, the collection at the Bakhrushin is thought to contain one of the most valuable museum collections in Russia today.
Des conferences-debats ayant pour theme [beaucoup moins que] Meyerhold
[beaucoup plus grand que], [beaucoup moins que] La musique et le theatre [beaucoup plus grand que] et une discussion autour de la piece [beaucoup moins que] Le retour du desert [beaucoup plus grand que] de Bernard Marie Koltes, sont d'autre part proposees au public averti.
The range of correspondents is vast, including conductors such as Albert Coates, Sir Henry Wood, Sergei Koussevitzky, Hermann Scherchen, and Ernest Ansermet; soloists Joseph Szigeti, Pablo Casals, Robert Soetens, and Fedor Chaliapin; composers Igor Stravinsky, Nikolai Miaskovsky, and Maurice Ravel; directors Vsevolod Meyerhold
and Alexander Tairov; Ballets Russes impresario Serge Diaghilev; and chess grandmaster Jose Capablanca.
It draws on a wide range of influences and ideas, including his study of the modernist and avant-garde developments of his time (naturalism, symbolism and Meyerhold
's constructivism), Russian formalism, Yoga, Pavlovian behavioral psychology, James-Lange (via Ribot) psychophysiology and the aesthetics of Pushkin, Gogol, and Tolstoy.