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«Metamorphoses» Dance & Plastic Studio

Myths of Ancient Greece

A cycle of one-act balletsThe creation of this cycle was financially supported by the parents of some “Metamorphoses” students as well as Andreev Sergey Yurjevich, a deputy of St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly.

Narcissus Metamorphosis”. The premiere of the ballet was in January 2000. A television version of the ballet was created by Saint Petersburg City Palace of Youth Creativity together with St. Petersburg TV channel. It was broadcasted in April 2000.

Bodiless images and souls who dwell out of time and space return to life following a sound of a wonderful flute played by a little satyr. They are embodied in objects and bodies and form a world where a story of Narcissus takes place…

The students from the 3rd to the 7th year as well as graduates take part in the ballet:
  • Narcissus and his Reflection;
  • Echo Nymph and her friends, forest nymphs;
  • Satyrs;
  • Two friends of Narcissus;
  • The Night, the Sunrise, the Midday, the Sunset;
  • Aphrodite;
  • Bodiless images and souls.

The ballet is accompanied by the music of Barbi, Sances, Ravel, Kurjokhin.

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The Labours of Hercules” The premiere was in 2001. A fragment of the ballet was performed on a central concert ground of the international folk festival in Karditsa city (Greece) in 2005.

The second ballet of the cycle is a next short picturesque excursion to the myths of Ancient Greece. Three outstanding labours of famous and mighty Hercules are shown in the ballet. Victory over snakes made in his childhood, fight with a huge lion and the last one is deliverance of people from the many-headed hydra’s belly.

Students from the 3rd to the 7th year as well as graduates take part in the ballet:
  • “sheep” and “shepherds” – the 4th and 5th year;
  • Eurystheus king – the 5th and/or the 6th year;
  • operating by “snakes” and “hydra’s head” – the 7th year;
  • hydra’s “heads” – the 4th, 5th and 6th year;
  • Hercules as a child – a student of the 4th year;
  • “a lion”, Hera, soldiers, nymphs and Hercules – the 6th, 7th year and graduates.

The music to the ballet is composed by Logvinova E. and Yakimova N.

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A Dance as an inexhaustible Creativity,

all-triumphant Love

and wise philosophy of Life

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