Lev Dodin

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Lev Abramovich Dodin (Russian: Лев Абрамович Додин, born 1944) is a modern Russian theater director, the leader of Saint Petersburg Maly Drama Theater.


Lev Dodin was born in Siberia in 1944. He first experienced theatrical production as a child at the Leningrad Young Viewers’ Theatre directed by Matvey Grigorievich Dubrovin. Studied at Leningrad Institute for Theatre, Music and Cinema under Boris Sohn and Georgy Tovstonogov which he graduated in 1966.

Between 1966 and 1982 he was a guest director in different theaters of Russia and abroad including Leningrad Young Viewers’ Theatre, Gorky Theater, MKhAT, Finnish National Theatre, Salzburg Festival, Florence Musical May festival, Milan La Scala.

In 1975 he started to work with Maly Drama Theater. In 1982 he became the artistic director of the theater and has led the theater since then.

Among Dodin' major works are:

and many others.

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