The Tower: A Songspiel

“Our city will be the Dubai of the North.  Just think about it.  We were the Venice of the North, but we’ll become the Dubai of the North.  We have to keep in step with the times.  The first step is the Gazprom Tower.”

Film Concept: Dmitry Vilensky and Olga Egorova (Tsaplya).  Director: Tsaplya.  Screenplay: Chto Delat.  Music: Mikhail Krutik.  Choreography: Nina Gasteva, Mikhail Ivanov, and Tsaplya.  Set: Dmitry Vilensky and Natalya Pershina (Gluklya).  Photography: Artyom Ignatov.  Editing: Dmitry Vilensky and Tsaplya.  April 2010.  See, also, Chto Delat, “Partisan Songspiel: A Belgrade Story”; Chto Delat, “Perestroika Songspiel”; and Dmitry Vilensky, “Practicing Dialectic: Chto Delat and Method.”

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