The Provincial Dances Theatre of the Modern Choreography of Yekaterinburg led by Tatiana Baganova
The New Opera Theatre in cooperation with Mart Foundation presents the Dance Residence programme. The project will start with the Provincial Dances Theatre of the Modern Choreography of Yekaterinburg led by Tatiana Baganova. It is one of the first vanguard ensembles in post-Soviet Russia, it has become a pioneer in the genre of contemporary dance, formed and fixed this definition in the cultural space of our country. Nowadays Tatiana Baganova is the most titled choreographer of contemporary dances in Russia, a prize-winner of The Golden Mast Award (2000, 2001, 2008 and 2014) and a top-ranked artist all over the world who has won awards at international competitions in Hannover and Paris; her productions are performed in Europe and America.
The dance ensemble will present its most important performances on the New Opera stage.
The Girl with the Porcelain Eyes
Wishing to honour Marius Petipa in the year of the 200th anniversary from his birth the choreographer creates the performance based on Saint-Léon’s brilliant Coppélia ballet comedy. But she creates a philosophical text transcription of Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann’s The Sandman. It is about the male principle, about life through men’s eyes, how happiness is deformed with these eyes and how a woman fries pancakes. It says how one can make eschatological and hopeless nightmare from the morning coffee. It shows how perfectly dancers of the modern dance can convey impulsions, how they can talk about the fate and the ideal, about the infinity and hopelessness only with movements…
The production has become the winner of the New Theatre Competition of Mikhail Prokhorov’s Charity Foundation, a prize winner of the Bravo! Regional Competition for the Best Theatre Works (Designer’s Best Work in the Musical Theatre),diploma winner of the Association of Theatre Critics.
The production is performed to recorded music.
The Provincial Dances Theatre of the Modern Choreography of Yekaterinburg was established in 1990, it is one of the first theatres of the modern choreography in Russia. The artistic Director is Tatiana Baganova.
The theatre is a six-time prize winner of The Golden Mask Award for Les Noces, Maple Garden, Post-Engagement. Diptych. Part II, This is Not a Love Song, and Imago-Trap productions. The artistic history of the theatre also comprises 19 nominations for The Golden Mask. During 30 years history the theatre has presented almost 700 performances that were held at festivals in 55 cities of 20 countries and in 40 Russian cities.
Nowadays The Provincial Dances Theatre led by Tatiana Baganova is a theatre achievement, a theatre brand that has international conversion, it enjoys authority in Russian and international professional environment of the highest level: it is proved with many theatre’s awards, its participation at international festivals in Russia and abroad.
Tatiana Baganova is a choreographer, the artistic director of the Provincial Dances Theatre, a multiple nominee and prize winner of The Golden Mask Russian National Theatre Award. Having received a traditional education as choreographer (The Moscow Institute for Culture),she systematically sharpens her skills in cooperation with European choreographers and American Dance Festival. Many years of working at the Provincial Dances Theatre and creation of many production that won awards at the international festivals, let her to hammer out her own method of the body orientation and of the training for ‘a cohesive new dancer’. She is considered to be one of the main characters in the modern Russian choreography, and many of her works have already become a legend.