Kraftzentrale, Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord

By Kirill Serebrennikov, based on motifs from Sergey Paradjanov

LEGENDE (literally: Legend) tells us of the world of famous film director Sergey Paradjanov, who remains practically unknown in the West. His works, which have been referenced by Lady Gaga among others, reflect the ethnic diversity of the regions around the Caucasus. His films bring their stories and legends to life. LEGENDE is not just another biography of a leading artist. Serebrennikov’s text works with Paradjanov’s visual language to present his world as a projection of our desires. Its poetic tapestry recounts worlds of colour and images, and the struggles of these unique peoples and their cultures. These are eternal stories about freedom and the fight to attain it, about beauty and life’s victory over death. 

Co-produced by Ruhrtriennale, Thalia Theater and Kirill & Friends Company.

„I will take revenge on the world with love.“
Sergey Paradjanov


  • Direction, Set Design, Costume Design
    • Kirill Serebrennikov
  • Composition and Musical Direction
    • Daniil Orlov
  • Choreography
    • Ivan Estegneev ,
    • Evgeny Kulagin
  • Choir director (at Ruhrtriennale)
    • Simon Jangulashvili
  • Lighting Design
    • Sergey Kucher
  • Sound Design
    • Sven Baumelt
  • Dramaturgy (German)
    • Joachim Lux
  • Dramaturgy (Russian)
    • Anna Shalashova
  • Artistic Production Manager Kirill & Friends Company
    • Alina Aleshchenko
  • Associate Set Design
    • Elena Bulochnikova
  • Associate Costume Design
    • Clara Strasser
  • With
    • Fiilipp Avdeev ,
    • Odin Lund Biron ,
    • Campbell Caspary ,
    • Pascal Houdus ,
    • Felix Knopp ,
    • Nikita Kukushkin ,
    • Svetlana Mamresheva ,
    • Karin Neuhäuser ,
    • Daniil Orlov ,
    • Falk Rockstroh ,
    • Gurgen Tsaturyan ,
    • Tilo Werner
  • and as a special guest at Ruhrtriennale
    • Georgian State Chamber Choir (Trinity Cathedral Choir)


  • Language

    German with English surtitles

  • Supporters

    Funded by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation). Funded by the Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media).

  • Run time

    2 h 30 min

  • Sign language translation
  • Bring Your Friends

Directions and arrival

Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord
Emscherstr. 71
47137 Duisburg

  • Public transport and KombiTicket
  • Directions
  • Bike rental metropolradruhr
  • Accessibility at the venue

  • Access
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Hearing support
  • Sign language translation
  • Festival team on site