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Pavel's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Destination Unknown

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Las Vegas, NV

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 1

PAVEL BRUN

Choreographer/Theatrical Producer

“I want you to accept the reality that you're talking to a 46-year-old person who's still thinking, 'What am I going to do when I grow up?”

INTERESTS:

Acting & Theatre Art

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Desire Education Failure Exploration Family Self-Reflection Passion Experience

FOUNDATION:

Being Creative

TAGS:

achievement, alchemy, architecture, Celine Dion, dialogue, directing, disappointment, drive, expanding your horizons, final destination, logic, moving on, music, necessity, peer pressure, performing, rebellion, Soviet Union, theater, underground theater

BIOGRAPHY:

  • Considers his current profession a "very important stop" on his road, but not necessarily his final destination.
  • When he was growing up in the Soviet Union, his parents, who were both architects, pressured him to follow in their footsteps.
  • He says he "hated what they did and hated their guts" when he was growing up, but now he's grateful for his education in the arts.
  • Ran away to join the theater; pushed his schooling to the back burner until he realized it'd be beneficial to get his master's degree.
  • Believes that "everything is diffusion"-you can always find a place where all of your interests come together.
  • Says you just have to create your own "alchemy" that combines all of the compatible elements of your personality.
  • He considers disappointment a positive thing; says you can only achieve something better once you've been disappointed with your work.
  • Whenever he starts to lose passion for his work, or it gets too repetitive, he moves on to the next job.

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