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The Tempest

19 April, Wednesday, 19:00
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Dance Open ballet festival. Premiere in Russia. Ballet in two acts after William Shakespeare. Choreography by Krzysztof Pastor. Perfomed by the Polish National Ballet (Warsaw)

The house bill of this production looks as if a magician aimed to gather a dream team. The play which is considered the Shakespeare’s poetical bequeathal and his reflection about the world order.

The choreography by Krsysztof Pastor, arguably the most outstanding of Polish ballet masters ever. Video by a poignant lyrical Iranian artist Shirin Neshat, who got the Artist of the Decade title in 2010, and her partner Shoja Azari. Costumes by an “exquisitely intelligent”, “highly theatrical” Tatyana van Walsum. The music, not only threading the time, but forming a mental equlibrium of European culture from Shakespeare’s coeval Tallis to young and revolting Michael van der Aa, covered by a blanket of Iranian folk melodies.

All is a harmony here. All is a universum. And all is a struggle for the equilibrium.

Duration time — 2 hours 10 minutes
Ticket cost — 800-6500 roubles

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