“Slava’s Snowshow is to clowning what Cirque du Soleil is to the circus…Slava’s Snowshow is as theatrical as it is simple, as involving as it is inspiring.”
"My heart leapt. Induces waves of giggles and sighs of pleasure."
-The New York Times
“A finale that blows you away”.
-Mail on Sunday
“One of the most theatrical moments I have ever experienced.”
“Utterly breathtaking, the stage effects are dazzling…Suddenly the audience is young, innocent, and transported with delight.”
“Spreads a blanket of benevolent charm over the audience, holding them spellbound…”
-Sarah Hemming, Financial Times
Slava was born in a small town called Novosil, in the Orlovskiy region of Russia, on June 12th, 1950. Following school, he moved to Leningrad where he began to study the art of mime on his own while attending the Institute of Culture in Leningrad. Through comic physical/visual pieces he created with his on stage partner, A. Skvorcov, Slava Polunin quickly became an icon of Russian culture.
The Snowshow was born in 1993 and has never stopped touring the world since. It has been performed in hundreds of cities, over thousands of shows, to millions of people. Over the years, the show itself, as well as its creator, have been presented with approximately 20 of the world’s most prestigious theatrical awards, including the Lawrence Olivier, Drama Desk, Triumph and Golden Nose awards.
CREATED AND STAGED BY: Slava Polunin
Slava Polunin is much more than an actor and director of theatre. He is also anartistic director and producer of full-scale, epic size events and festivals who is constantly gathering and uniting hundreds of artists, across disciplines, to jointly create massive, collective happenings and celebrations.
In early 2013, Slava Polunin became Artistic Director of the oldest and biggest circus in Russia – The (Bolshoi) Saint-Petersburg State Circus.
DIRECTOR: Viktor Kramer & Slava Polunin
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