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Transcript of Russian Theatre
Cossack Most of people in the United States and Western World beleive that Cossack Dance move is when the male dancer crouch down and kick his heels out. This particular move called "Kozatsky" (knee-bending) or "Preesyadkee". Matryoshka The wooden doll with a surprise filling, Matryoshka is one of the few Russian words that every foreigner recognizes. However, there are still many things about it that remain a secret, even in the doll’s motherland. Gypsy Roma The term "Gypsy" means anyone leading a nomadic life, but it usually refers to the Roma, who are a traditionally nomadic people found throughout the world. The Roma share a common heritage that sets them apart as an ethnic group. Barynya An original Russian folk dance with short “Chastushki” (four-line folk verses). It was the first number in the program that was presented by the ensemble back in 1991. The “Barynya” dance is an alternation of limericks and frenetic dancing. The content is always humorous. The dancing consists mainly of fancy stomping and traditional Russian squat work. In old times in Russia, the word “Barynya” (“Landlady”) was used by simple folks as a form of address to a woman of higher class. First official record of Russian dancing is related to year 907 when Great Russian Prince Oleg celebrated his victory over Greeks in Kiev. During the Gala Dinner 16 male dancers dressed as bears and four bears dressed as Russian dancers performed for the guests. After the dinner was over Great Prince commanded to release the bears into the wild and to execute all the dancers. Kalinka Metelista
Metelista means snow storm or blizzard. The dance is slow and elegant. No further information was found about the Metelista dance. Ukrainian folk dance originating as a male dance among the Zaporozhian Cossacks but later danced by couples, male soloists, and mixed groups of dancers. In western Ukraine, as the hopak-kolo, it is danced in a closed circle. The hopak has no fixed pattern of steps. Men competitively improvise steps, high leaps, squatting kicks, and turns; women dance simple steps, sway, clap, or circle. Hopak Socialist Realism began as a popular movement in the Soviet Union, attracting a general audience by representing so called "real life". In the effort to connect performing arts to the Soviet life style, artists, composers and writers looked for themes and plot lines from Soviet life and history. Stories that showed workers promoting socialism were prized by Stalin, Khrushev, Brezhnev and most of the Communists Party of USSR leaders. Dance of Russian Sailors ("Yablochko") remained in the repertory of Soviet companies for decades. Yablochko Famous Russian Ballet's Alexandrinsky The Nutcracker (1892) It was a two-act ballet All music is composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Swan Lake (1876) The Sleeping Beauty (1889) Cinderella (1893) All originally choreographed by Marius Petipa Russian Ballet In the early 19th century, the theaters were opened up to anyone who could afford a ticket. The Russuan State Puskin Academy Drama Theater. Also known as the legendary Alexandrinsky Theater It is the oldest Russian national theater. It was founded by the Senate's Decree, signed by Empress Elizabeth. Founded on August 30, 1756, the day of Saint Alexander Nevsky. It gave a start to the Russian state policy in the field of theaterarts. The Russian State Drama Theater served as attribute of Russian state systen for over two and a half centuries. In the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries it was the main inperial theater. The Russian Czars had been directly involved with its guidence The Theater has resided in a magnificent building in the very center of Nevsky avenue the main area of St. Petersburg. The theater has a 5-sircle auditorium, a spacious stage, palace style lobbies, and a grandiose facade,. It became one of the emblems of the Imperial Capital of Russia. The building was named in honor of Alexandra Fedorovna, the spous of Czar Nikolay the First Mariinsky Theatre Odile/Odette The prince The magicain The main Characters Main Charaters Aurora Prince Désiré Main Charaters Clara Nutcracker Mouse King Sugar Plum Fairy Dr. Drossemier Main Charaters Ella Price Charming Sets The Sets were huge and immaculate The first ballet company was the Imperial School of Ballet in St. Petersburg in the 1740s. The Ballets Russes was a ballet company founded in the 1909 by Sergey Diaghilev, was an enormously important figure in the Russian ballet scene. Famous Russian Dancers Anna Pavlova one of the most celebrated dancers of her time Most were grand and eligant Nina Ananiashvili Vaslav Nijinskyatkina Olga Preobrajenska Vladimir Vasiliev Svetlana Zakharova There was a seating section called a rayok, or 'paradise gallery', that consisted of simple wooden benches. These allowed non-wealthy people access to the ballet, because tickets in this section were inexpensive Russian Ballet Costumes Main Themes In the 18th c. the Russian ballet was developing At the turn of the 19th century the hey-day of Russian ballet started. Melodramatic ballet became the leading genre Romace played a key role in many ballets Some plays had religeous overtones Works Cited http://www.russia-ic.com/culture_art/theatre/155/ www.youtube.com Mostly draw stages www.barynya.com