The Bashkir Opera and Ballet Theater will host a tour of the Belarusian Grand Theater, presenting the ballet Anna Karenina to the music of Piotr Tchaikovsky to the Ufa audience on May 30 and 31. This was reported to Bashinform News Agency in the press service of the theater.
Love beyond time and space and the final whistle of the train - a story told in dance, unites two geniuses of the same era, the aesthetics of the literary and musical languages of that time. At the same time, according to the directors, the stage does not illustrate Tolstoy's work through Tchaikovsky's music or vice versa. This is the author's new and non-trivial reading of the classics.
The musical composition of the ballet was formed by Tchaikovsky's last three symphonies and parts of the Manfred and Winter Dreams symphonies, works written by the composer in parallel with and after the release of Anna Karenina.
As choreographer Olga Kostel noted in one of the first interviews after the premiere of the performance, this production is about the conflict between a living person and a mechanistic society, the confrontation between a living feeling and pseudo-morality.
“Anna is a powerful woman, and she remains so to the end, fully aware of her actions and their consequences. Having become a victim of circumstances, she does not accept the victim’s position. I also want to show how other people associated with Anna respond to the challenges of real life because life is often irrational and unfair.”
The scenography of the performance is filled with symbols. The scene of action - the station - is a symbolic space for the divergence of paths and the rupture of family relations. Mirrors are the inner reflection of the characters, their conscience. Suitcases are attributes of the station and a metaphorical expression of the bricks that make up family values.
Author: Leyla Aralbaeva