Evgeny Khanin was born in Leningrad Russia in 1985. When he started his artist career he took the stage name Evgeny (Genya) Koshewsky
Evgeny has spent all his childhood in the theatre. His father Igor Fokin founder of the street puppet theatre “Wooden Horse Puppet Theatre” was teaching him to perform marionettes from the time he was 5-6 years old.
When he was 7 he first went out on the streets to help Igor in the shows in Sankt-Petersburg, Russia. The following year Igor moved to Boston with his wife and and son, Evgeny. In Boston,Evgeny was helping Igor with the show. And at the same time Evgeny was studying music in the Longy School of Music.
After Igors death in 1996, Evgeny came back to Russia and studied music and learning how to perform the puppet show. When he was 15 he made his first professional full performance of the puppet show for a film of Elena Demikovsky about his father, Igor “The Story of Finist”. Soon he started to perform shows on the streets of the Sankt-Petersburg and as well as learning academic singing.
In 2006, the puppet show was broadcast on television for the New Year Show in Sankt-Petersburg.
Starting from that moment on, Evgeny performed in diferent places in Russia, such as 'the day of the Sankt-Petersburg'. From 2011 he was traveling in Europe with his theater. In 2014, he started to work in Asia working in Genting Highlands Malaysia. Evgeny with his Wooden Horse Puppet Theatre was taking part in many festivals, like 2015 G-tour festival in Pusan (South Korea) and 2015 Puppet and Mime festival in Daegue. And other fests in Europe and Asia.
One of main events for the theatre in year 2015 was making a show at the opening of Zurcher theater spektakel 2015.
Also his show is permanent act of Sankt-Petersburg Art-Park Street Artist Festival. Theatre was taking part in street program at Kykart 2015 festival (Russia Sankt-Petersburg).
Name: Evgeny Koshewsky
Lives in: Saint Petersburg, Russia