Cyprus : Petroushka

We invite everyone to the unique puppet ballet “Petrushka” by the great Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, which will be shown on December 6 at 20.00 at the “Scala” Theatre (Larnaca) on December 7 at 20.00 at the Russian Cultural Centre (Nicosia), and on December 8 at 18.00 at the “Markideio” Theatre (Paphos)

The puppet ballet "Petrushka" will be interesting and understandable to both children and adults, and both the Russian-speaking population of Cyprus and the Cypriots. Such a performance will be presented in Cyprus for the first time. The performance will be staged in the framework of the international project “Russian Theater Seasons in Cyprus”.

Tickets: (€ 7 for adults / € 5 for children, senior citizens and persons with disabilities) can booked at the Russian Cultural Center by calling 22 761 607 or email [email protected]

In the history of Russian and world art there is an amazing theatrical show in which people depict dolls. This is the avant-garde ballet "Petrushka" by Igor Stravinsky, created specifically for Dyagilev's "Russian Seasons in Paris” at the beginning of the last century. And now, 103 years after the noisy Parisian ballet premiere, the Tula State Puppet Theater decided on an experiment no less avant-garde, while realizing an idea that seems to be more logical to interpret the scenario of Stravinsky and Benoit.

Indeed, why should people depict dancing dolls? Maybe the dolls, on the contrary, start dancing? St. Petersburg director Alexander Stavissky in close artistic alliance with the Honored Artist of Russia Nelly Polyakova creates on the Tula scene a stunningly vibrant atmosphere of St. Petersburg carnivals of booths with the city covered with the last February snow, and a fairground old barrel magician.

Against the background of general fun, a true love drama unfolds: Petrushka in love with Ballerina dies by the hand of his happy rival Arap. A real miracle occurs on the stage: thanks to the virtuoso work of puppeteers, the dolls begin to dance, just as the most plastic person could not! In this case, the actors dance too. And this thanks to the St. Petersburg choreographer Alexia Belavina.

Without any exaggeration, we can say that the new performance maximizes the rich acting potential of the current theatre cast. Of course, this work, perfectly decided by the director and scenographically, equipped with a variety of visual effects, is destined to take a special place in the Russian and world theater repertoire.

We will be glad if the Cypriot spectator, both small and adult, will appreciate this unique artwork.

December 6, 20:00, Scala Theatre (Larnaca)

December 7, 20:00, Russian Cultural Centre (Nicosia)

December 8, 18:00, Markideio Theatre (Paphos)

The international project “Russian Theatre Seasons in Cyprus” is being implemented by the Embassy of Russia and the Russian Cultural Centre in Cyprus with the support of a number of partner organizations and municipalities under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Cyprus, mr. Nicos Anastasiades. The aim of the “Russian Theater Seasons in Cyprus” is to offer a qualitatively new cultural product to the Cypriot audience, within which every month high-quality Moscow and regional theater groups from Russia visit Cyprus with performances. The productions based on the works of the greatest classics of Russian literature and modern authors correspond to the standards of the excellence that the Russian theatre school has traditionally been famous for.

The performances are staged in Russian with subtitles in English and Greek, in order to give the Cypriot public and Russian compatriots a unique opportunity to personally enjoy the best examples of Russian theatrical art in Cyprus.



Thursday, December 6th, 2018
Time: Starts at 20:00


15 Kyriakou Matsi Street
Larnaca, Larnaca 6015, Cyprus
Phone: 24652800


€7 / €5


Phone: 22761607

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