Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre

First floor

Sharmanka (Russian for hurdy gurdy) is a theatre of kinetic sculptures. Founded in St. Petersburg (Russia) in 1989, it has been based in Glasgow since 1996.

Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre is an artistic collective of sculptor-mechanic Eduard Bersudsky, theatre director Tatyana Jakovskaya and lighting/sound designer Sergey Jakovsky.

The sculptures are animated in regular performances, and these are complemented by family workshops and an education programme that offers a more hands-on experience.

Sharmanka has developed an international audience through tours and exhibitions abroad and has gained a reputation in Glasgow as one of the city's hidden treasures. The move to Trongate 103 gave Sharmanka a higher public profile and enabled the public to have a better access to this unique and magical experience

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