Ballet for children. Based on the fairy tale of GK Anderson. Incredible adventures of the smallest girl with a big heart.
Choreography: Anastasia Kadruleva, Artem Ignatiev
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
“ I finally watched "Thumbelina" from Ballet Moscow! I really wanted to get to this performance, having seen enough in the photo of magnificent costumes! The company was my sons! After all, this is a children's ballet! The fairy tale "Thumbelina" is slightly changed here! Instead of a lonely woman, an Thumbelina appears in the girl Sonya and she lodges her in her toy house! This fairy tale turned out to be an ideal basis for children's ballet! Children with such excitement guessed which of the dancers depicts which insect! They really liked the spider, such an interesting and frightening image! Costumes met my expectations! Very unusual and beautiful! And again, a plus for the children - it is clear who is who! A suit Thumbelina resembled a bud of a delicate flower! I do not understand ballet at all, this is just our second trip to it! But as far as I can tell, in this performance classical choreography and modern are mixed! To the music of Tchaikovsky (Seasons cycle) and the sounds of nature! And it’s also unusual that the human heroes here say this, probably in order to emphasize the difference between them and insects! In the ballet there are 2 acts of approximately 40 minutes, the children will not have time to get bored! We were in the CC ZIL, a very comfortable room! The amphitheater is perfect, visible from everywhere, so you can save on tickets!
“ At the weekend we visited a ballet staged by "Ballet Moscow" "Thumbelina" in the cultural center ZIL. I can mark very beautiful costumes! At the scene of scenery at least, but the costumes take us to a fairy tale. The unusual image of a snail, which slowly and slowly carried a huge shell. A terrible big spider with a lot of legs, a mouse, a mole, a swallow, May beetles - thanks to the costumes, the characters are easily recognized by children! And this is wonderful, because after all, ballet is a more complex representation, figurative, and if the child does not understand what is happening on the stage, then he will be bored. There is no such thing! The first part of the ballet was about 35 minutes and 20 minutes after intermission. Just right for the kids! Ballet 6+ and this is a very accurate age recommendation. It is short, clear and very well suited for the first acquaintance of the child with the ballet. But I still think that a child cannot understand ballet until the age of six. Yes, he can enjoy a beautiful dance, but it is unlikely to understand the meaning, even knowing the fairy tale. And if small children are not interested, then they start to make noise and disturb other viewers in the hall. The best places in my opinion are the amphitheater in the center - you can see everything in full view, even with a small child. The downside is that there is very little legroom, literally 10 cm between the edge of the chair and the back of the next one. But for the sake of such beauty and fashionable to suffer. Very beautiful ballet! My daughter and I are impressed!
“ Probably, many people want the child not to twist and roll his eyes at the word “ballet”. If so, be sure to go to the magical act of Ballet Moscow, play Thumbelina. Here is all the most important of the “adult” ballet - beautiful music, in this case, P. Tchaikovsky “The Seasons” and unusually expressive, plastic movements with elements of acrobatics and ballet. Pointe shoes are present, even though they are few. But my son and I had enough of a magnificent combination of music and dance, somehow I hadn’t thought much about pointes. By the way, when the day before I announced to Max in a joyful voice that today we are going to the ballet, he built a face that looked more like a definition of “tragedy” rather than “ballet”, but I offered to try once. And already in the middle of the performance, I was informed in a mysterious whisper that from now on we would go to the ballet. The performance-ballet goes on the stage of the ZIL Cultural Center. The hall is small, compact. It seemed to me that the most successful places are 1-3 rows of the amphitheater. Big rise, you can see everything is fine, the scene is near. The presentation is certainly designed for children. And although 0+ is written in the program, some parents literally understood it. In the hall were pectoral! children and okologrudnye. I wonder if parents understand that they are torturing both their children, and those around them, and the artists? That was probably the only negative of our campaign. Periodic crying, shouts, shouts of shhhhh clearly distracting and, to put it mildly, upset. I would still put the age limit 5+. Before the presentation, be sure to take the libretto. It is distributed absolutely free. The tale has been slightly modified, but after reading the brief content, everything becomes completely clear. Max really liked to guess what it was like, tadpoles, and these are predatory Rosyanki, and these are Elves. There are many heroes, but they are all recognizable and no confusion arises. Beautiful costumes, a variety of characters we really liked. Even the Wind was immediately and easily recognized. An interesting decision, when on stage two realities go as if in parallel. The girl has a dollhouse, in which Thumbelina lives, and a girl, through a toy window, examines what is happening in the house. Immediately on the stage, we see what is happening inside the house, and the projections on the wall show us the windows of our house and the eyes of the girl, who is closely watching what is happening. Most of all we liked Thumbelina performed by Christina Rumshina. And the huge bouquets of flowers after the presentation meant only one thing, not only we really liked it. Thanks to all the creators of the production for a wonderful evening! I am very pleased that you can acquaint children with art so easily, understandably and beautifully!
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