In 2004, three theater companies, Theater Kyo, Perezhivanie Art Theater and
Studio Sontse gathered together under director Leonid Anisimov to share the
same goal, which is to heal the suffering spirit of our time and create genuine
theater art to feed the soul. The education of actors is based on the
Stanislavski System, and performances take the classic form of the Russian
repertory system which is very rare in Japan. Our theater is open to spectators
every week in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo. Our small, 26 seat theater is highly
regarded by the critics and regarded as a “painting of light and shadow”.
We acknowledge the role of theater in shaping the future, and have been
holding international symposiums, art salons, etc. To realize these projects,
we have won financial support from the Agency for Cultural Affairs and the
Japan Arts Fund for three consecutive years. Some of these events are
promoted by the Russian Embassy in Japan. We have been invited to perform
at theater festivals in Russia and Korea where we are also highly regarded.