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Cops on Fire

«Cops on Fire» is the rowdiest act in Russia, that has — for the first time since the fall of the Berlin Wall — brought together theatre and hip-hop, film and live funk, seasoned aesthetes and youthful romantics. Packed theatre halls, the hippest music venues, wildest parties and a contagious lifestyle.

The «Cops on Fire» show is a fusion of theater culture and contemporary urban music. The genre of the show is «Hip-Hopera» (hip-hop + opera). Hip-Hopera = live hip-hop arias + original decorations + stage tricks and choreography by professional artists.

Theatrical premiere in Saint-Petersburg at the «Elektromechanika» festival attended by more than 1000 people. Each of the 18 shows at Moscow’s trendsetting «On Strastnoi» theater was attended by more than 450 people with hall capacity at 370. “Cops” deemed one of the most promising music projects of 2010 according to Afisha magazine, Moscow’s definitive culture bi-weekly. Also, «Cops» received the «Steppen Wolf» award (established by the renowned russian music critic and journalist Artemiy Troitskiy), performed at major pan-european music festival “Transmusicales”, held in Moscow in 2010, toured in Kiev (Gogolfest) and Wroclaw (Poland, Stage Song Contest, 2011). Cops on Fire took the grand prix on Tekstura festival in Sochi (Russia) 2011 and were nominated to take part in the opening ceremony of the World Olympic Games, Sochi 2014.

Creators
Le Cirque De Charles La Tannes – directors, actors and artists that already have one well-known theatre project on their cv – the «Crystal World» play based on a short story by Victor Pelevin. They also staged the play «Casting» (2009) and «Instruction for Victory» (2011). Le Cirque De Charles La Tannes staged some ceremonies and special events, such as Opening ceremony for the 21st Annual Kinotavr Russian Open Film Festival, Sochi, Russia (2010), Opening ceremony for the Olympic Talisman Election, Moscow, Russia (2011), Sergey Kyrehin’s Award in Contemporary Art, Saint-Petersburg Russia (2011), Opening ceremony for the Theatre Festival Tekstura, Perm, Russia (2011), Miller’s More Show Event, Moscow, Russia (2011)

How2make – a well-known muscovite music collective, which is comprised of such eclectic artists as DZA (Alexander Kholenko), Mujuice (Roman Litvinov), Miiisha (ex-Larik Surapov). Today how2make produces CD-s, cassettes and goes on roadshows, just for example: Satta Outside (LT, 2009), Midem festival (FR, 2009), Worldtronic festival (DE, 2010), Sonar festival (ES, 2011), Eurosonic festival (NL, 2012)