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Arts Calendar / May 28 / Ballet
19:00 Kreutzer Sonata
Ballet to music by Beethooven (60 min without an intermission). Choreography: Robert Binet; Set & Costume Designer: Haemi Shin. Light Designer: Konstantin Binkin. Robert Binet – persona grata the ballet world. Now, 25 years Robert has created performances for the New York City Ballet, The Royal Ballet (Covent Garden), The National Ballet of Canada, Het Nationale Ballet (Netherlands), The Hamburg Ballet and other international ballet companies. On stage – the theatre «Balet Moskva». The action of the ballet moved to the present day, and collected on the path of life and emotional world of the wife of the protagonist of Pozdnysheva. The heroine is reinvented as a woman who sacrificed personal ambitions for the sake of taking care of her family. The interpretation of history based on the Tolstoy quote: "Music makes me forget myself, my true situation, it transports me somewhere else, not my position; I am under the influence of music it seems that I feel that I actually do not feel that I understand what I don’t understand that you can what you can’t." Says the choreographer himself: «Music affects all of us and can say that this quote Tolstoy explains why dance exists. Music connects the woman with her heart and soul connects with the divine. Violinist, with whom she falls in love – it’s just the portal that allows her to touch the music, joy and freedom. Pozdnishev believes that the liberation of his wife, makes her extraordinarily beautiful, but it doesn’t feel control over it. This thought haunts it and kills it, which ultimately leads to a tragic ending.
Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theater 
Swan Lake
12:00, 19:00. Ballet in four acts to music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. 170 min (with two intervals). Script outline after Vladimir Begitchev and Vasily Geltser. Musical Director and Conductor: Dmitri Jurowski. Staging: Mikhail Messerer. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky wrote a little ballet about swans for his nieces and nephews. The story of the ballet is based on a German fairy tale. Swan Lake is a ballet that has become a symbol of Russian art itself. World premiere of Swan Lake took place at Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow on 20 February 1877, the choreographer of the production was Julius Resinger. Despite the fact, his work was considered unsuccessful by the critics of the day, Resinger’s original production of Swan Lake was kept in the active repertoire of the Bolshoi Theatre for seven years and was performed over thirty times. The second birth of the performance was on 15 January 1895 at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. The revival by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov is a basis for most ballet companies, staging Swan Lake nowadays. The Swan Lake performance survived for more than a century without any significant changes since Maruis Petipa’s times and nowadays is being staged in more than 290 theatres all over the world.
Bolshoi Theater 
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