01 June 2010, Tuesday, 19:20

Nureev’s festival in Ufa started with the first night of the ballet “La Marionette”

author: Alfia Agliullina | photo: Андрей Старостин

The XVI international ballet art festival by Rudolph Nureev was opened in Ufa with the first night of the ballet “La Marionette” by Igor Stravinsky, danced by the ballet troupe of the Bashkir State Theater of opera and ballet.

One has to say the Ufa staging is substantially different from the original one and first of all because now this is the full-length two-act ballet. Besides, along with the main musical text of Stravinsky’s “Punch”, other seven fragments from the author’s various symphonies are used here.

The ballet will be demonstrated during two days – June 1 and 2.

Within the frames of the festival’s opening ceremony the flowers were traditionally laid on the bas-relief of Rudolph Nureev, located on the main building of the Bashkir State Theater of opera and ballet. The deputy Prime-Minister of Government RB, Minister of culture and national politics RB Ildus Ilishev, artists of the theater and other ballet lovers have taken part in the ceremony.

themes: Festivals