Daily from June 15 to September 15, 2018, only in Moscow, enjoy The Russian National Dance Show "Kostroma", which highlights the history of Old Russia and the traditions of its various peoples with the boundless power of the Russian ballet! Over 50 dancers are engaged in every scene. They wear traditional folk costumes created by world famous fashion designers. To make the time travel even more realistic and spectacular, there you have special effects, fireworks, animated films, and what not.
Since 2005 the Russian National Ballet “Kostroma” has been holding the annual summer tourist project The National Show of Russia “Kostroma” in Moscow. For 11 years, the topnotch performances about the history and traditions of Russia were held at the large concert hall Cosmos. Since 2016, the National Show of Russia “Kostroma” has been taking place at the Folklore Theatre “Russian Song”.
13 years - 36 months - 1100 days - 1100 performances - 1,000,000 spectators from all over the world: both Muscovites and tourists, the royalty and prominent figures of politics, culture and art, children and parents, the youth and the elderly. Each of them becomes a witness of the historical events of the Russian state.
Expanding the time and space, the performance conveys the incredibly enormous scope and scale of this country. Like a single patchwork quilt made from numerous fragments of various cultures and ethnicities, the National Show of Russia “Kostrom” gives a chance to see the smallest strokes in the life pictures of the multinational Russian population. All of this cannot be read about either in textbooks or in travel guides.
Through the brilliant stage impersonations, the viewers get to witness the Christianization of Russia, the epoch of tsarist and pre-revolutionary Russia, the first manned space flight and the famous Russian ballet. Your will see this country's expanses unfolding one after another: from the Caucasian mountains to the Asian steppes, the Arctic Ocean and the Black Sea, the Volga River and mighty River Yenisei. Against those backgrounds, you will see different peoples changing, with their particular ways of life, traditions, religions and beliefs.
The show standing by Russian traditions and national style of live culture was staged by the art director and chief choreographer of the Russian National Ballet “Kostroma”, the Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, Yuri Tsarenko.
50 ballet dancers, virtuosic mastery, excellent acting skills, and 17 scenic transformations – all of that is fantastic reality of the National Show of Russia “Kostroma”.
National Show of Russia “Kostroma” presents unique organic synthesis of the living fragments of Russian folk culture and state-of-the-art technologies ...
Twelve shifts of symbolic bright canvases against the background of computer animation (an animated film for each episode) create an entire epochal picture of the captivating show.
More than 300 stage costumes designed by Elena Piatrovskaya impress with their originality, being true the Russian folk style, and rich design.
Amulets, national shoes, drums, yarars, and plates were handmade by representatives of indigenous cultural traditions - masters from Chukotka, the Republic of Tyva, Dagestan and Tatarstan.
Music for many episodes of the show was written by famous composer Vladimir Kornev, the Honored Artist of the Russian Federation. The performance includes music composed by Nikolai Shamshin and Sergei Kapotsinsky.
Phonograms for the National Show of Russia “Kostroma” were recorded by the N.P. Osipov State National Academic Orchestra of Folk Instruments of Russia under the conductorship of its art director and chief conductor Nikolai Kalinin.
The phonogram to the episode “Legends of the North” was recorded on the basis of Olit Tevlyanaut’s original performance of songs, throat singing and imitating the sounds of animals and birds.
When: from June 15 to September 15, 2018
Where: The Folklore Theater "Russian Song" at the address 14, Olympic Avenue, next to the Prospect Mira and Tsvetnoy Boulevard metro stations, Moscow.
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Author: Vera Ivanova