A ballet about the Shulgan-tash cave will appear on the stage of the Bashkir State Opera and Ballet Theater

A ballet about the Shulgan-tash cave will appear on the stage of the Bashkir State Opera and Ballet Theater

n March 17, on the stage of the Bashkir State Opera and Ballet Theater as part of the Nureyev Days project, there will be a premiere of the one-act ballet “What the stones are silent about”, which will open uncharted pages related to the famous South Ural cave Shulgan-Tash.

Music for the ballet was written by Nikolai Popov (member of the Union of Composers of Russia, member of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia, Composer of the Year according to the Musical Review newspaper), who, together with choreographer Rinat Abushakhmanov, created a script based on stories and dialogues with scientific consultant Vladislav Zhitenev - Archaeologist, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor of Moscow State University.

The ethno-group “Yatagan” is involved in the music recording, in the ballet there will be electro-acoustic music using authentic instruments. The music was recorded at Cinemusic Studios, sound producer - Marat Faizullin, winner of the International Competition for Young Composers. Photographer Oleg Menkov took part in the design of the visual series of the play. Video artist - laureate of the Golden Mask Award in the nominations “The Best Performance in Contemporary Dance”, “The Best Work of the Lighting Designer” (2015) Evgeny Afonin. The art director of the premiere performance is Fania Nizamova.

The ballet “About What the Stones Are Silent” will tell viewers about the distant events of the Paleolithic era, which took place in a cave that holds rare examples of rock art. According to the ballet master Rinat Abushakhmanov, the ancient stones are the keepers of unsolved truths and they are able to tell new legends about Shulgan-Tash.

A ballet about the Shulgan-tash cave will appear on the stage of the Bashkir State Opera and Ballet Theater

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