NEW YEAR’S MUSICAL-BALLET FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS
The new “Nutcracker” at the Belarusian State Philharmonic Society is a journey to Confetenburg for brave seekers of joy.
There is a country that everyone would like to visit. Country, in which determination and courage are required only when it is necessary to choose between marzipan and chocolate. Country that undoubtedly exists somewhere very close to us: just close your eyes, and ... a touching Nutcracker, a reliable guide to the world of dreams, will take us directly to the capital – Confetenburg.
The tale of the Nutcracker has long become the most popular winter story, because every child (even when he has been an adult for a long time) must necessarily get into this wonderful atmosphere of tastes, colors and sounds on Christmas days.
Our story is in an unusual wrapper. Not a dramatic performance or a classical ballet, but a real extravaganza – a choreographic musical! The music by P.Tchaikovsky’s is classical, beloved by everyone music – but in new, modern, arrangements. Familiar dances are in a new, unexpected choreography. Traditional characters are in a new company!
Children of all ages will meet the heroes of E.T.Hoffmann’s fairy tale in the author’s version by Valentin Dudkevich. Artists of the State Dance Ensemble of the Republic of Belarus will take the stage, voice a fairy tale (and, in addition to P.Tchaikovsky’s music in a modern arrangement, these are songs created for a fairy tale, and conversational scenes) artists of famous Belarusian vocal ensembles “Camerata” and “Pesnyary”, actors of drama theaters in Minsk, artists of the State Dance Ensemble and the children's dance school “L’École”. Exclusive decorations are being created especially for the new performance, which will turn the concert stage into a real theater stage.
Before each performance – a traditional “Christmas tree”! The Belarusian State Philharmonic Society remains one of the few venues where every year New Year’s dances take place around a real big live spruce, grown especially for a big children's holiday. And what could be a better photo zone for the New Year than a real than a real spruce?
We are waiting for you to embark on a fabulous journey to the city of joy.
The performance was prepared:
The author of the libretto and choreography is People’s Artist of the Republic of Belarus Valentin Dudkevich
Yuri Borisovich (scenography and lighting)
Irina Rumas, Elena Pashkevich, Anton Yaroshchik, Elena Smirnova, Marina Parfenovich (costumes)
The author of arrangements and songs is Artem Frolov
The author of the lyrics is Valentin Dudkevich
Directors – Elena Grinchik, Maxim Kashevich, Ekaterina Sevastinovich
Performers of songs: Roman Kozyrev and the honored collective of the Republic of Belarus vocal ensemble “Camerata”
The fairy tale was voiced by actors of drama theaters in Minsk, participants of the children’s dance school “L’École” of the State Academic Dance Ensemble of Belarus and artists under Honored Collective of the Republic of Belarus – the State Academic Dance Ensemble of Belarus.