Photo report November 23, 2018. Paquita
Photos © Irina Tuminene
On November 23, at Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater, Yekaterinburg State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre performed “Paquita” in a version by Sergei Vikharev and Vyacheslav Samodurov. Utilising notation preserved in the Harvard Library Theatre Collection, the creators of this version restored the original choreography of 1881, but have placed it inside a new scenario: the collision of the old ‘script’ is offered to the viewer from the perspective of the diverse cultural experience of the 20th century.