Belarus Free Theatre's

Being Harold Pinter

February 17 - 21, 2011

Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare

A World's Stage Production
from Belarus
adapted and directed by Vladimir Scherban
produced by Nikolai Khalezin
and Natalia Koliada

Laur Biarzhanin

Musician/DJ/Sound Manager

Laur Biarzhanin is the initiator of the World Musicians for Solidarity with Belarus project, which was supported by Mick Jagger. Since 2008 he has worked as a sound manager for Belarus Free Theatre (BFT); his work has appeared in the BFT productions of Discover Love and Eurepica. DJ Laurel (Laur Biarzhanin) has been collecting vinyl records since 1999. He was the first in Belarusian to play nu jazz, Latin and intelligent broken beats, representing music of various independent labels around the world. Currently, DJ Laurel remains a professional DJ, generating intelligent and creative ideas on the country’s musical stage. In 2005 he joined the project Generation Jeans by BFT; Mr. BIarzhanin created an original soundtrack for the plot line of the production, and performs a live vinyl set on the stage, which has become an experiment in cooperation between the professional stage and contemporary club culture. He has been arrested for his professional activities.

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