hosted by Russian Revels
Shocking, provocative, political and artful, the first form of art for the masses - the Futurist movement originated in pre-Fascismo Italy and spread all the way to not-quite-communist Russia in the early 20th century.
Filippo Marinetti, the self-proclaimed leader of the movement, organised Futurist dinners across Europe - outrageous feasts that aimed to disturb, excite, lure the eater into the new world of speed, science and aesthetics!
Now Russian Revels are inviting you to experience the spectacular and invigorating Futurist dinner…a la Russe.
An immersive gastronomic and artistic experience that combines elements of Marinetti's original Futurist dinners with our own vision inspired by the Russian avant-garde movement: the epoch-defining Futurist opera ‘Victory over the Sun’ with its nonsensical ‘trans-sense’ libretto and costumes by Malevich; and the uncompromising Vladimir Mayakovsky’s one-man show ‘A Tragedy’.
Each dish will be a surprise, a challenge, a treat for thought.
From meat and salo sculptures, edible allotments, and ‘feel your food’ games, to chickens roasted on bottles, desserts in pills, and very cold vodka and gherkin juice cocktails…
For the programme please see Pushkin House http://www.pushkinhouse.org/en
Tickets £ 45 + booking fee
Includes a generous dinner (an equivalent to a 5 course meal), plus a vodka cocktail on arrival, and all the performances:
Theatrical reading of excerpts from Mayakovsky’s 'A Tragedy'.
Julian Gallant will play Piano Sonata No.5 by Alexander Scriabin.
Rose Bruford College of Theatre will take you further into the strange and delightful world of Russian futurism…