The production is performed to recorded music.

The adventures of Peter the Shoemaker

The adventures of Peter the Shoemaker

The performance of the ‘Provincial Dances’ Theatre

Curator of the Project and Author of libretto: Tatiana Baganova

Choreographers: Kirill Zaytsev, Ekaterina Zanina, Ksenia Kaplun, Anton Lavrov, Alexandra Stolyarova, Anton Shmakov

Production Designer: Rodion Pashin

Designer: Alisa Gorshenina

Technological Designer: Alexander Polagaev

Costume Designer: Yury Pomelov

Lighting Designer: Maxim Sergachev

Sound Producer, Sound Designer: Andrey Ageyev

Running time: 1 hour with no intermission


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 adventures of Peter the Shoemaker

A family morality play

 The authors of the production are the theatre’s dancers and its artistic director Tatiana Baganova. During the isolation each dancer created his own mini performance for a given theme: they were proposed to work out an idea, a plot and a plastic language. This led to the formation of a new performance consisting of separate episodes. It is a kind of series: the staging ground for producers was a serial cartoon Fairytale nursery rhymes based on the folk exordia, signs and sayings. Peter who descended to the earth as a shoemaker was chosen as the main character. His adventures become a binding thread of the plot. The performance is full of dances, fairy transformations, funny anecdotes, focuses and jokes, and the narration – of folk wisdom and fact of life.

‘Peter the Apostle felt bored in the kingdom of God. Having requested for a body and having got it, Peter descends to the earth as a shoemaker. He stays to see and to be seen, performs a feat, gets the prize that appears to be a disabling burden and returns to the Heaven. Waiting for his further destiny he commits precarious acts resulting in his return to the earth. But he suddenly appears to be lower, however his adventures are not over…’
Tatiana Baganova

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 NocesMaple GardenPost-Engagement. Diptych. Part IIThis 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.

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The production is performed to recorded music.

The adventures of Peter the Shoemaker

The performance of the ‘Provincial Dances’ TheatreStart at 19:00Cast


Государственное бюджетное учреждение культуры города Москвы «Московский театр «Новая Опера» имени Е.В.Колобова»