YURA - Other Speciality Act | Canada, Ontario(5 Reviews)
Based In: Canada, Ontario
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One-man show VIVA CABARET - tribute to the greatest Divas.
Over 75 grotesque parodies of the biggest stars of stage & screen.
OOH LA LA show - clown cabaret featuring four clowns, drag, mask, and physical theatre.
SCRAPS - clown show
Yura (Yury Ruzhyev / Юра Ружьёв) ..a Recovering Russian,
a multidisciplinary performer in film, theatre, and circus. Originally from Moscow now living in Canada. He studied theatre and acting at Shukin Theatre School, affiliated with Vakhtangov Theatre (2008), clown at Ecole Philippe Gaulier in Paris (2016), and Manitoulin Conservatory for the Performing Arts (2017). He also holds MBA from Moscow University (2001). He is very proud to have studied with John Turner, Sonia Norris, Adam Lazarus, Allan Turner, Dean Gilmour, Peggy Baker, Ross Manson.
Yura’s one-man impersonations ... show "Viva Cabaret" - tribute to the greatest divas featuring over 75 grotesque parodies of the most popular stars of screen and stage, since 2005
He has been hosting shows, festival, and cabarets all around the world for the last 15 years. (Toronto Circus Festival, Pan Am Games, Canada Day... to name a few) and performed in various cabarets & festivals all around the world, including Moscow, Paris, Berlin, Milan, Montreal, Toronto, and New York.
In 2014 Yura created and produced “Komunka” - a play about civil rights in Russia. Summer 2015 brought a theatre project - “In The Dark” - exploration of personal taboos and sexual liberties. In 2017 he is co-produced and played in “In Sundry Languages" a multilingual play presented at Toronto Fringe.
Yura created several clown projects "No Elephant Show” & SCAPS and presented them at Montreal, Toronto, and Milan Clown Festival. OOH LA LA show a clown cabaret debuted in Toronto in 2019.
Reviews (5 Reviews)
ARBAT dinner theater 2019, Toronto. Debuted OOH LA LA show - clown cabaret featuring four clowns and several impersonations.
Revolutions International Theatre Festival 2017 Albuquerque, USA
Created and performed 5 clowns in clown cabaret - SCRAPS
Directed by Sonia Norris
Moscow Nights dinner theatre & Babushka Club 2008 - 2018, Toronto
Viva Cabaret show - tribute to the greatest divas! (created 2005)
Over 75 grotesque parodies of the biggest stars of stage & screen
in one-man show of impersonations. Directed by Sonia Norris
Circus Halloween Show 2017, 2018, Falls ... View Casino, Niagara
Created and played a zombie clown character with dancing and
audience participation routines
Directed by Sean Frederick
Clown Festivals in Toronto, Milan, and Montreal 2015–2016
Created and played a clown Blini in NoElephanShow
Directed by Allan Turner
Circus Sessions 2015, Toronto, Canada
Clown at the experimental circus show Directed by Adèll Nodé-Langlois
International Circus Festival & Pan Am Games 2015 Toronto, Canada
Hosted the whole damn thing and clowned around
Produced by Zero Gravity Circus
Toronto Laboratory Theatre 2015 - 2019, Toronto, Canada
Wrote & played several characters in a play In Sundry Languages
Directed by Art Babayants
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