The Moscow art theatre. Chekhov ends the year the work of the Director Sigalova «the twentieth century. Ball»

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova fotosensibile in the twentieth century. The ball at the Moscow art theatre. A. P. ChekhovThe Moscow art theatre. Chekhov ends the year the work of the Director Sigalova «the twentieth century. Ball»© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova the image Bank

The last premiere of the year at the Moscow art theatre named after Chekhov – «the twentieth century. Ball» staged by the famous stage Director Alla Sigalova — will be held on Wednesday, the press service of the theatre.

As the press service notes, «the twentieth century. Ball» is a reflection of the memory in two parts with prologue, music and dance studies. The authors of staging Alla Sigalova and Konstantin Ernst, for his set design meets the artist Nikolay Simonov, costumes by Alexander Vasiliev and Maria Danilova. The cast is almost the entire company – mostly the younger generation of theater artists.

«Since we are now already slightly moved away from the twentieth century, I want to go back, to rethink, to remember. Remember those images that we lived in the past century,» said Sigalova before the premiere.

According to the Director, the hardest part of working on this play was to select control points for every decade of the twentieth century.

«All this was done at a very early stage of writing, staging, and Konstantin Lvovich spent a lot of time fantasizing, thinking, throwing ideas and hard sorting and cutting. It was excruciating. Because I wanted to leave and that, and another, and another, and another,» admitted Sigalova.

In the play a lot of music, songs and dances, but the Director stresses that this dramatic play, which involves only dramatic artists.

The main image of the play, a place where events of the twentieth century, one after another, telling his story, the creators of the productions chosen station. «The station is a place where you meet, come and go literally and figuratively,» said Sigalova.

The Director noted that the most time consuming in this production was the work of the staging, and the longest selection of costumes. Five hundred costumes were created for 50 artists involved in the play. According to the well-known collector, fashion historian Alexander Vasilyev, three months passed only fitting costumes.

«I picked up and traveled to Russia, Europe, the Baltic States and brought 12 suitcases of vintage outfits is just 700 costumes, of which selected 250. My suits from 60-ies to the end of the century, from Gagarin to the Yeltsin and Putin, and the author of the rest – Maria Danilova. Great attention was paid not only to costumes, but also accessories, shoes, which gives a certain gait, the feel of the era. I wanted to make it so that none of the spectators sitting in the hall, could not say «no, we do not go, do not dress up», — he said.

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova in fotosensibile «the twentieth century. Ball » at the Moscow art theatre them. A. P. ChekhovThe Moscow art theatre. Chekhov ends the year the work of the Director Sigalova «the twentieth century. Ball»© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova in fotosensibile «the twentieth century. Ball » at the Moscow art theatre them. A. P. Chekhov

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