Vsevolod Meyerhold

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Meyerhold and Biomechanics

Robert Leach

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Related institutions:

The Meyehold Memorial Museum. In 1929 Vsevolod Meyerhold moved to his last home in Moscow: 12, Briusov Pereulok. He lived here with his wife and collaborator, actress Zinaida Raikh, and her children Konstantin and Tatyana from her first marriage. The apartment was confiscated by the government following Meyerhold’s arrest on 19 June 1939. Zinaida Raikh had protested at the closing of her husband’s theatre, writing personally to Stalin. She was murdered in her flat on 14 July 1939 and Meyerhold was executed in February 1940. 

The decision to open a memorial museum at Meyerhold’s apartment was made in 1990 and it opened in July 1991. The Museum was developed under the guidance of Meyerhold’s granddaughter, Maria Valentei.

Audio visual aterial: training exercises

Original footage of Meyerhold’s Biomechanics.

An excerpt from a documentary film on Meyerhold and the Russian Avant Garde made by Copernicus films in 2007.

A compilation of Meyerhold’s original biomechanical exercises, together with photos and film footage.

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