Press

Press

“…stunning production visuals…”

                            We Love DC     November 23, 2010

“Anastasia Simes’ costumes are lovely without being overly complicated.”

                            We Love DC     November 30, 2011

“…gorgeous wedding gowns and faux-chain mail…are detailed and immaculate…”
“…her stunning water set…greatly adds to the production’s atmosphere…”

                            Fairfax Times     November 13, 2010

“…surreal settings and costumes…”

                            Show Biz Radio     November 16, 2010

“The most striking element of the production was undoubtedly the set.”

                            Show Biz Radio     November 28, 2011

“…cool, cavelike set…”
“…a Renaissance painting…”

                            The Washington Post     February 14, 2009

“…camera-ready costumes …”
“…an advance in the Synetic aesthetic on almost every count…”

                            The Washington Post     February 4, 2010

“…Powerful…heavily influenced by Russian iconography and her extensive formal art training…superb…”

                            KOAN    
fight of a red bull with a white bull

“Her themes are reminiscent of those of the great 19th century Russian authors. Yet, even as her work deals with serious issues, it is leavened with wry humour.”

                            Washington Review    
woman levitated out of her clothes,bright day,nuns

“Anastasia Simes’ paintings have their own special, highly personal voice. Intense colours and the deft use of gold, recalling Russian icons, reflect memories of her Russian heritage. Her skill in handling the various realistic shapes and forms in her paintings shows her solid grounding in a traditional classical background.”

                            The Washington Times    
Anastasia Rurikov-Simes painting of Napoleon

“…Gaga-worthy costumes…”

                            The Washington Post     November 19, 2010