25.11 - The Meyerhold Theatre Centre
PUT OFF USUAL STEREOTYPES AND ENJOY THE BALLET ART
“Ballet Moskva” and сontemporary Russian choreographers Kirill Simonov, Anastasia Kadruleva and Artem Ignatiev continue to work together. After triumphal neoclassical ballet «Four seasons» staged in February of 2013, creative team presents a new work – two one-act ballets with music of prominent modern Russian composers –Pavel Karmanov and Alexey Aigui.
Music: “Second snow on the stadium” and «Spring in January” by Pavel Karmanov
Choreography: Kirill Simonov
In his new work choreographer Kirill Simonov refers to the ancient Greek myth about Medea – argonaut Yason’s wife Medea who has killed their own children, having learned about her husband’s infidelity.
Simonov ‘s ballet is a story about a woman whose love, family, happiness — virtually everything is in the past. Children have grown up and left her, the husband has found a young mistress, even Medea’s once young and beautiful body has betrayed her becoming old and wrinkled.
Looking back at her life, she suddenly understands – everything she had was just a myth, a fairy tale built with her own hands. And now this creation of her hands is broken into bits of the dreams that never came true. She doesn’t give up though and tries to gather the former victories, abandoned pleasures and unfortunate happiness hoping to recreate her fate.
Music and live performance: Alexey Aigui
Choreography: Anastasia Kadruleva, Artem Ignatiev
«All of us are a little bit horses” – is a famous sentence of the XXth century Russian poet V. Mayakovsky.
Ballet “Eguus” (horse – in Latin) is an insider view of recent dancers, today’s choreographers on the life of the ballet dancers – on hard, everyday, exhausting, “horse” work. Sometimes – with an irony, sometimes – with a sympathy.
Another well-known phrase is remembered too – “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?” World already knew this feeling while reading the book with the same name by Horace McCoy and watching the movie by Sydney Pollack. “Ballet Moskva” is glad to present new reading of this feeling – in a language of dance.