12 incredible costumes of the "Blue Bird" Electrotheater "Stanislavsky"
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In the renovated Drama Theater named after K.S. Stanislavsky, now - the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre, real miracles are happening. One of them is the three-day performance "The Blue Bird". Director Boris Yukhananov decided to divide the fairy tale into three parts, each of which has its own mood, its own scenography and its own original costumes, of which there are more than 350 in total. This post is dedicated to these masterpieces by Anastasia Nefedova, the chief artist of the Electrotheatre.
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One of the revived things familiar to Tiltyl and Mytil is Fire. His soul leaves the hearth and begins its dance in the tradition of Japanese Noh theater. The richly embroidered costume of Fire does not prevent the artist from taking intricate poses.
Naive Sugar is ready to break off his sweet finger to please the girl Mitil. It all consists of pieces of refined sugar and candies. On his head is a crown of sugar crystals.
Cheerful Penguins appear in Boris Yukhananov's "The Blue Bird" to perform a Soviet hit from the 60s, a song about how "in Antarctica ice floes hid the land." In the Penguin costume, according to the idea of Nastya Nefedova, you can only walk like a penguin, waddling, but the artists manage to run up the stairs of the Electrotheatre without leaving the image.
Fairy Berylune from the play by Maurice Maeterlinck is not as pretty as Elizabeth Taylor in the 1976 Soviet-American film adaptation of The Blue Bird. She has a hump, and her left eye is false. Nefedova decided to go further and provide the sorceress with several pairs of hands.
A comic figure - Napoleon - appears in the scenes of the Putsch. It is worth explaining: “The Blue Bird” by Yukhananov is not only a well-known fairy tale, but also a story about the life of the country, built on the memoirs of theater actors.
The clock - or rather, their revived souls - perform a group dance to the ticking music. The dancers' heads are crowned with transparent gears, and the jumpsuits are decorated with a clockwork print.
Reconstruction of the pre-war Christmas tree toy "Belaya Tserkov" taller than human height. This is probably the heaviest costume from Nefedova's collection for the Blue Bird - it is not easy to walk in it.
The devil moves around the stage on springy stilts and cracks his whip. He looks menacing, but, like Napoleon, plays a comic role in the play.
The Soul of Bread is cautious, not to say timid. Bread wholeheartedly wants to follow the children in search of the Blue Bird, but the kingdom of the Night frightens him.
And here is the queen of the Night herself, in whose palace all the misfortunes and diseases of the world are hidden. Her Egyptian costume reminds us of the secrets of the pyramids, burial rites and dangerous tombs of the pharaohs.
The costumes of the Black Swans are the most sinister in this tale. On the other hand, the dance of the little swans, turned into a hit by the composer Dmitry Kurlyandsky, can be considered the most cheerful number of the entire trilogy.
The Noh theater is an important part of The Blue Bird. Ancient Japanese ritual dances and fantasies (spectralizations) on their theme are performed by the Souls of objects and Great Joys, not yet known to man. Before you is Joy, whose modest outfit contrasts with a voluminous wig and a fountain of good energies gushing from the top of her head.
The Blue Bird can be seen on July 25-27 and July 29-31, 2015. Details on Electrotheatre.ru