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I am a storyteller, and you don’t have to believe anything I say. You can question any event I’ve described here. But believe one thing:
FANTASY IS ONLY A PREMONITION OF REALITY, AND DREAMS ARE MEANT TO COME TRUE.
Otherwise, what’s the use in dreaming?

Alchemy of Snownessis the story of Slava Polunin, an artist, a creator, a performer, and of his Snowshow, the theatre spectacle that has entertained, enchanted and touched audiences worldwide.

The book traces Slava’s artistic journey and exhilarating exploration in his creation of “a show that would bring us back to our childhood dreams; a show which would help spectators be released from the jail of adulthood and rediscover their forgotten childhood”.

With 27 stunning illustrations throughout by artist Quint Buchholz punctuating Slava’s poetic storytelling, this beautiful hardcover book is a must-read for anyone intrigued by the creative process and for those longing for a little magic in their lives.


Slava Polunin is a world-famous clown who founded the legendary Licedei (Thespians) theatre and the stunning SnowShow. Mr. Polunin has won numerous international awards including the Lawrence Olivier Prize and the Triumph prize. The People’s Artist of Russia, he is also President of the Academy of Fools, Andersen’s Envoy in Russia and the King of the Saint-Petersburg carnival.

Natasha Tabachnikova, an acclaimed theatre critic, has published a large body of articles on street theatre, plastic theatre and the art of clownery as well as on the theory of theatre and drama. Ms. Tabachnikova has been working with Slava Polunin for 30 years as executive producer and press secretary.


This is an English translation of the Russian language book originally published in 2014. 

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Pre Order: Alchemy of Snowness

  • Product Code: 978-1-925265-92-7
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