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
“ 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!
“ A week later, my daughter had a matinee in kindergarten for the holiday of spring according to the fairy tale “Thumbelina”, Valeria plays the role of a mouse. We really wanted to go to the theater, see how real actors play the mouse and understand how to stay on the kindergarten stage. ⠀ And so, the power of thought works! ⠀ We didn’t just make a wonderful statement of a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, but a ballet for children at the Ballet Theater Moscow! ⠀ The plot of the fairy tale is slightly modified. The girl Sonya receives a seed as a gift from the elves, in the house for dolls a small Thumbelina grows from it. ⠀ The action of the performance takes the viewer inside the dollhouse, to the swamp with the water striders and snails, into the mink of the mouse, to the ball to the mole, with the swallow we take off into the sky and dance with the elves. ⠀ All this is perfectly realized with the help of decorations, multimedia projection on the screen, sound design, colorful costumes! ⠀ Indescribable beauty costumes of butterflies, dragonflies, spider, tadpoles, and the snail shell conquered our heart and daughter! ⠀ Dance of autumn leaves, winter snowflakes fascinates to shiver! ⠀ All this creates an atmosphere of celebration, a fantastic, fairy-tale world, pleases the eye and the soul! ⠀ Separately, I want to say about the music. ⠀ The play features a cycle of works by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky “The Seasons”, the benefits of which for the development of children and the mood of adults have long been proven. ⠀ It is necessary to teach the small audience to classical music, in combination with the plastic and charm of the ballet - the undoubted merit of the creators of the ballet "Thumbelina". ⠀ Ballet is held at the site of the cultural center ZIL. This is the former Palace of Culture of the Likhachev Plant. ⠀ In the hall there is a wonderful slope of the rows, even a better view from the amphitheater, there is a more gentle rise in the stalls. ⠀ I would put the age limit on 5+, for all the kids it was hard to comprehend the art of ballet. ⠀ Now we are ready to speak at the festival, not only remember the character of the mouse, but also tried to dance as we could our party! In the garden, we will make a sensation! Ballet Theater Moscow has an extensive poster. For every taste and age you will find an event. The ballet "Thumbelina" is highly recommended for family viewing for Tchaikovsky's enchanting music and high level choreography!
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