Sharmanka Kinetic Gallery

museum and theatre company in Glasgow City, Scotland, UK

Geographical coordinates: 55.8572 -4.24667


English Sharmanka Kinetic Gallery

The Sharmanka Kinetic Gallery is a theatre of kinetic sculpture, where hundreds of carved figures and pieces of old scrap perform an incredible choreography to haunting music and synchronised light, telling the humorous and tragic stories of the human spirit as it struggles against the relentless circles of life and death. Its style has been described as "Heath Robinson meets Hieronymus Bosch". It is a collaboration between sculptor-mechanic Eduard Bersudsky, theatre director Tatyana Jakovskaya, and light and sound designer Sergey Jakovsky. The word "sharmanka" (шарманка) is Russian for hurdy-gurdy or barrel-organ.

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English Sharmanka

A kinetic gallery and theatre. It consists of a number of strange machines created by the Russian artists Eduard Bersudsky. The machines perform stories and the light and sound during the performance adds to a really unique and amazing experience. The full show takes 1hr 10min, the short one 45 min.

Address Trongate 103
Price Full show: £8 adult, £6 concessions; short show: £5/4; children under 16 free
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