performance

 

Yury Yakovlev

Umka
A fairy tale

4+

Stage director:

People's Artist of the Russian Federation

Stanislav Jelyeskin

(Moscow)
Production designer:
 

Honored Artist of the Russian Federation

Tatiana Tereshchenko


Opened on May 20, 2015


A touching story about friendship between a
little bear and a little boy. Both of them are just starting to discover the world around, and their future life depends on how they will perceive this world, how they will react to it. Our characters do the first steps into the world open-heartedly, attuned to the goodness that is why parting of the heroes will be so grievous.

 

Princess and the pea

A musical fairy tale

5+

Author:

Honored Artist of the Russian Federation

Elena Ivanova

Stage director:

Honored Artist of the Russian Federation

Elena Ivanova

Production designer: Elena Volkova
Composer:
Vyacheslav Evdokimov

 

Playing time: 50 min without interval

Opened on November 27, 2009

Participant of the III Festival Competition "The golden horse", Tyumen, 2010.
Winner of the Grand Prix of the Festival in the category "Best Actor".
Designer Elena Volkova was awarded a special prize «For the most unusual puppets» by the periodical «Tyumen Today».

 

This story is long past, in those ancient times, when princes, by all means, wanted to stand fast. They were particularly stubborn when they conceived to marry. And our prince turned out to have a bee in his head. Although his kingdom was very small, he must marry a real princess. But it was not so easy to find her! And lastly, when the last hope to find the cherished princess was almost lost, he found true love. The fairy tale will be performed for you with clock-work precision by the wonderful quartet of actors seeking shelter from rain. They accompany acting with musical numbers, correlating the harmony in music with the harmony in human relations on the stage.

 

Anna Bogacheva

Fairy tales of my grandmother

 3+


Stage director:

People's Artist of the Russian Federation

Stanislav Jelyeskin

(Moscow)
Production Designer:

Honored Artist of Russian Federation

Tatiana Tereshchenko
Musical score: Andrey Ivanov
Voice instructor - Irina Malakhova


Opened on February 24, 2013
Playing time: 50 minutes

 

Moving and cute fairy tales of the modern Ural writer Anna Bogacheva become a fascinating family performance that consists of two stories. Our performance is about good attitude to each other, about how important it is to be settled in life and feel useful and needed. But not only about this. We will tell the story of how important it is to keep up and transmit traditions from generation to generation, and what can happen when someone breaks the old-established order. You'll learn the most important mouse mystery: why it is necessary to give milk teeth to the mouse. Do you want to learn it? Come and watch "Fairy tales of my grandmother", because grandmothers do not tell uninteresting fairy tales.

 

Pavel Polak

Cinderella

3+

 

The story is told and played by Tatyana Semenovich

Producers:

Teresa Karaskova (Czech Republic),

Antonin Klepach (Czech Republic)

Director of the russian version - Tomas Alferi (Czech Republic)
Production designer - Maria Steyskalova (Czech Republic)

Voice instructor - Irina Malakhova

Songs translation – Sergei Rosalyev

 

Playing time: 45 min

Opened on February 28, 2012

 

The Czech version of the by many generations much-loved fairy tale of hard-working and kind Beauty Cinderella. This is a mischievous, funny one-woman performance inviting audience to the play.
Here we have a wicked stepmother with ugly and stupid daughter, a prince, a ball in a small kingdom, a lost slipper, and, of course, a joyful end!

 

The Thumbelina

N. Shuvalov (based on the story by H. Ch. Andersen)

4+


Stage director:

Honored Artist of the Russian Federation

Stanislav Jelyeskin
Production designer: Elena Volkova
Composer: Anatoly Bogdanov


Playing time: 45 minutes
 



The fairy tale about the amazing tiny Thumbelina, a fairy, elfs as well as a little toad family, the kingdom of beetles, Mouse and Mole is told by two wizards: Humpty Dumpty and Ivedy-Avedy.
Why wizards? - Because every thing (hat, scarf, stick) comes alive, falling into their hands.
And it is not just a magic word: Klups-klaps-klips! ... He who wants to play always has everything at hand: a hat to sail in it, as if in a boat, a ribbon to hold a moth ... and heart to find true love!

 

The old shoe

A toy story

6+


The performance based on the fairy tale by Alexei Tolstoy

«The voracious shoe»
Direction and dramatization:

Svetlana Dorozhko (St. Petersburg)
Production designer: Olga Ustyugova (Moscow)
Composer: Andrey Ivanov
 

Playing time: 50 minutes
Opened on November 24, 2013
The play "The old shoe" has been staged in collaboration with the creative association "KultProject"


If all the children do not know exactly, they suspect at least that when they go to bed, their toys live an independent life and have the most incredible adventures. Furthermore, the toys have very different temper and behavior. This story tells that the hero must not be young and beautiful and that it is wrong to laugh at those who have grown old, because age means experience and wisdom, it deserves respect.

 

Alexander Pushkin

“The Fairy-tale of the Fisherman and the Fish”     5+  

   

Stage director:

People's Artist of the Russian Federation

Stanislav Jelyeskin (Moscow)
Production designer: 

Honored Artist of the Russian Federation

Tatyana Tereshchenko

Playing time: 40 minutes/

The premiere of the first performance took place on June 30, 1986

 

In the colors of Boldin Autumn verses of the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin  the story tells how an old man generously sets the Goldfish free what angers a stingy old woman. But in fact this play shows that people do not appreciate what they get for nothing. Greed of the old woman is boundless, but everything has its limits and patience of the wish-fulfilling fish also comes to the end.

And what is more, it is worth thinking about the fact that life sometimes gives us a golden opportunity, but everyone decides by oneself how to use it.

Among the familiar fairy tale characters in the play a CAT– an artful provocateur – has appeared.

 

 

The Magic Flute
Based on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera of the same name

14+

Scriptwriters: E. Schikaneder, K. H. Gündel
Stage director: Karl H. Gündel
Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

 

Playing time: 50 min without interval

Opened on June 04, 2014

 

The beautiful music of Mozart will help you perceive and experience a story about the fabulous love of prince Tamino and how the bird catcher Papageno appropriated another's feat and how he was punished for it. Together with prince and his unwitting companion Papageno you will experience adventures that accompany the search for prince's beloved Pamina.

You will see that an honest wizard can be slandered, and credulous people can be misled. But, fortunately, everything turns out happily, and brilliant music of Mozart makes this story not only fascinating, but also especially beautiful. The play is performed in a perfect copy of the model of the historical theater of the 19th century. These "home" theaters came into being in Germany, when the censorship forbade to stage performances delving into hot issues. The late 18th and early 19th centuries in Germany were marked by the high development of dramatic and theatrical art. The great German writers Lessing, Goethe and Schiller raised dramatic and theatrical art in Germany to hitherto unprecedented heights, making with their works a significant contribution to the world culture. Many of their works were written specially for Puppet Theater, including the famous tragedy "Faust."

 

Oedipus

The play based on Sophocles “Oedipus Rex

16+ 

Director: Alexander Yanushkevich (Belarus)

Production designer: Lyudmila Skitovich (Belarus)

Composer: Alexander Litvinovsky

 

Playing time: 70 min without interval

Opened on November 30, 2012

 

In ancient Thebes the pestilence begins. King Oedipus seeks the advice of Apollo on how to stop the plague. And he finds out that he needs to banish the murderer of the former ruler of Thebes from the city. Stylish decoration, glorious music, a metaphorical line and voice of only one actor sounding for all characters, as if our contemporary is reading a book, blowing off the dust of centuries, and heroes of this book in their doubts, weaknesses and agonies, appear before the audience. Do you need to go all the way to your goal if they suggest pretending that you do not see it, so it will be better? Everyone makes his own choice. And perhaps repentance is the very road to insight, as befits?

 

Panopticon

 18+

Script, direction, design: Michael Vogel
Music: Charlotte Wilde

 

Playing time: 90 min without interval

Opened on May 07, 2014

 

“The Panopticon is a design of ideal prison, when a single watchman in the central tower can observe all inmates at once without ever being seen”.

(Michel Foucault, «Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison»)

When we feel that we are being watched, we start to act. We pretend, we make up, maybe we try to conceal our true self. When we are watching someone, we try to reveal the real person behind the actor’s mask. Light and shadow, to see and be seen and the power of watching are the themes for our play.

 

Shining in the night

The story for adults

14+


Stage director - Yoichi Nishimura (Japan)
Production designer - Kazunori Watanabe (Japan)
Puppetry director  -  Miyako Kurotani (Japan)


The performance is created after the Japanese fairy tale "The Princess Kaguya". This is a beautiful story of how a poor bamboo carver found an unusual child. The girl grew by leaps and bounds, and fortune smiled upon the old man and his wife. They suddenly got rich. But the time came and it turned out that the girl was the Princess of the Moon, sent to the Earth to make amends for some sins, and some creatures from the cosmos, which had brought the Princess to the Earth, looked after her and helped to cleanse her karma.
Kaguya Beauty won the heart of the Emperor and fell in love with him too, but it was the time for her to fly to her home planet. The Emperor tried to confront the aliens, but in vain - Kaguya flew back to the Moon ... Everything that had happened on the Earth, remained in the past...

The play is addressed to the hearing impaired audience

 

 

M. Tsifrinovich

The flame of hope

A theatre fantasia based on paintings by P. Picasso

14+


Author, stage director:

People's Artist of the Russian Federation, laureate of international festivals Marta Tsifrinovich
Director of restaging:

People's Artist of the Russian Federation, art director of the Puppet theater "Ognivo" (Mytischi),

Stanislav Jelyeskin
Director assistant: Tatyana Yesina
Production designer: Igor Shumilov
Composer: Stanislav Kreichi


Playing time: 45 minutes


A unique performance without words created in the technique of black masking. Actors are not visible, hidden by magic of theater light and black velvet. Figures and objects appear on stage, as if under their own power, living their independent life. Thus, the audience is given a rare chance to look into the creative workshop of the greatest genius of the twentieth century - Pablo Picasso, and to see with own eyes world known, but even today not fully unraveled masterpieces emerging from nothingness…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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