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For Russian theater and film director Kirill Serebrennikov, some one-and-a-half years of house arrest and a serious court case have been no obstacle to artistic creation. Consigned to his Moscow flat as he faced embezzlement charges he strenuously denies, Seberennikov, the artistic director of Moscow's trendy Gogol Center, pressed on with finishing a film, staging theater productions and operas remotely. Now, Serebrennikov has drawn inspiration from the trailblazing Chinese photographer and Beijing dissident Ren Hang, who took his own life in 2017 . The play, called "Outside," premiered at the prestigious Avignon Theater Festival Tuesday without Serebrennikov, who is unable to leave Moscow under terms set by the court.Serebrennikov said inspiration for the play came from his social media exchanges with Hang and a meeting that never happened when the photographer killed himself in February 2017 .Serebrennikov, who until his arrest was not regarded as a politically active figure in Russia, said that above all theater needed to be personal.
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