In life there is a place for suffering, and for irony.
Medea is the heroine of the ancient Greek tragedy, deceived by her husband. Furious, faithful, she kills her children: the passion of a passionate woman incinerates, and the thirst for revenge can lead to insane acts.
And who is in the role of Ewks? Who works forever in the sweat of his face, like a horse? Yes, it's the ballet dancers themselves! That's really who - the real workhorses. Their work is not easy, but with interest pays off ovations of grateful spectators!
“ MEDEUM / ECUSUS Historically, ballet in Russia for more than two centuries has been the favorite art. In Moscow alone, no less than ten choreographic troupes work all year round, add more tours, festivals and all kinds of gala here, and it will become clear that you can survive in such tough competition only with your own face and exclusive repertoire - the Theater has such qualities Ballet Moscow ". But although in Russia they love ballet, they mostly love classical ballet, but most viewers do not understand modern choreography, do not try to understand it, and deny it for the most part. One must have great courage in such conditions to swim against the current, relying on young choreographers and avant-garde repertoire. And as a result, in spite of everything, the Ballet Moscow Theater occupies a special niche, has its own audience, is awarded prizes and shows performances in crowded halls. For some time I have also become a fan of this theater. This time we were presented a program from two ballets “Medea” and “Equus”. When I was going to the show, I was particularly attracted to "Medea" - and the antiquity of the plot, and the name of the choreographer - it was interesting how Cyril Simonov interprets the supertragic myth. But it was precisely this ballet that disappointed me - the terrible ancient Greek tragedy with the killing of children was transferred to the domestic plane, when a deceived wife wets in a trough of a rival. But all the shortcomings of the performance were bathed for me by the fact that Medea was dancing Lyudmila Doksomova - from the very first seconds she completely attracted attention and did not let go until the end of the ballet. Her flexible, expressive, weightless body spoke more about the soul of a suffering woman than all the other components of the play. Unfaithful Jason, a blonde ruler, Medea's shadows in veils - it was all a second time — Lyudmila Doksomova did the ballet. But “Equus” went with a bang - and the neoclassical style of choreography was more easily perceived, and the idea of the performance in choreography by Anastasia Kadruleva and Artyom Ignatiev - we are all a little horse, corps de ballet-stable, tutor-breeder - witty and entertaining. This is where the classic troupe of the Ballet Moscow Theater truly shone with humor while playing up its “horse” work. The ballet and live music by Alexei Aigi performed by Alexei Aigi of the ensemble “4'33” was very graceful.
“ "Medea" and "Equus" are modern one-act ballets, which I looked at the other day by my favorite ballet Moscow. Short, bright, beautiful and very expressive. Jealousy, protest and other destructive feelings - companions of ruined love - are pushing Medea to murder, and the final is tragic. Crazy passion, dreams of happiness, pain and suffering in every look and gesture of Lyudmila Doksomova. Modern ballet has its own language, its own aesthetics of movement. A lot of choreography on the floor and contact, dancers can not tear themselves apart, adding passion or tenderness, and from this the dance looks even more beautiful. I like it very much when they are dancing barefoot, in usual clothes, Medea was incredibly fragile and thin, and these features perfectly emphasized her long black skirt and stylish casual button-down blouse. “Hitting the strings of the soul”, “carving the fire in the hearts of people” is just what this modern ballet manages. There is no need to talk much, you need to see, feel, live. "Equus" is an interesting performance about the exhausting work of ballet, requiring daily exercises and mental strength. Behind the beautiful light and graceful world and beautiful smiles there is so much work and tension. The dancers move mechanically, hysterically and try to show the viewer what they went through in order to achieve perfection and perfection. Why do I love "ballet Moscow"? Their performances are filled with expression, they surprise, and you always discover something new for yourself!
“ Two one-act ballets, modern choreography. The music of Pavel Karmanov was very pleasant, it's a pity that it sounds in the recording. Beautiful actors, interesting production. Despite all the attributes of contemporary art (graphic decorations and costumes, weird props, uncomfortable and uncomfortable hall of the Meyerhold Center), the performances are quite possible for the unprepared spectator.
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