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    45 years of miracle. The Magic Lantern Puppet Theater in Sosnovy Bor celebrated its anniversary with a new fairy tale

    In the puppet theater "Magic Lantern" there is an unusual revival for a weekday. One after another, guests enter its doors - and what a surprise: all adults and not a single child! And all because on November 17, the unique Sosnovy Bor Theater celebrates its 45th anniversary and gathers friends for a warm holiday filled with miracles.

    45 years of wonder. The Magic Lantern Puppet Theater in Sosnovy Bor celebrated its anniversary with a new fairy tale

    Stories and dreams

    From the threshold, the soul and part-time head of the Magic Lantern, Elena Pevtsova, welcomes everyone. Light, laughing, in red heels, like Ellie from The Wizard of Oz, she is at the very center of this holiday and seems to enjoy it the most. There are a few minutes left before the big surprise that the theater has prepared for the guests, and Elena Nikolaevna manages to answer a couple of questions - for the sake of history.

    — Do you remember your first day at Magic Lantern? nine0005

    - It was 23 years ago, November 15, on my mother's birthday. Therefore, it is impossible to forget this. Even if I stop counting how many years I have been working, I always remember that it was November 15th. This is probably why everything is so successful and it turns out - because mom is on top.

    In general, the theater turned 45 years old, which was breathed into life by an absolutely amazing person - Vera Alekseevna Lebedeva. It all started at the city house of culture, now "Art-Karusel". There was a circle, they were engaged in puppets, performed. After Vera Alekseevna, Olga Alexandrovna Fomina, a professional puppet actress, worked. Then I came. And this is how this miracle has been happening for 45 years. nine0005

    - The house on Molodyozhnaya, which everyone in the city knows and where they come with joy - did it appear with you?

    — When I came here, he was already there. It appeared in 1983, it seems that they gave this building to the theater, the employees somehow managed to put it in order. Now we are more or less decent.

    - What do the spectators who come to visit you see?

    — We call ourselves a repertory theater. We work according to the repertoire, every month we have a clear plan. We try not to cancel performances, although there are situations of force majeure, of course. We have a large repertoire, more than 50 performances. Some may not go, because there are no artists - they may be old, these performances. Sometimes there is nowhere to put it, because there is so much work. They are all in their suitcases, each performance is packed and waiting for its turn to go on stage, receive applause and smiles from the audience. nine0005

    - Why does the puppet theater continue to live in Sosnovy Bor? What are you doing to ensure that it develops and continues to be interesting for both parents and children? After all, generations change, but the viewer still comes.

    Because it's magic. Everything! Because it's a fairy tale, it's a miracle. This is a desire to touch something unusually warm, eternal. And it is especially necessary for adults to do this - they miss it so much in life. Therefore, we give today's holiday to adults. So that they understand that happiness, a fairy tale, joy, a miracle are always there, around us. nine0005

    - What are the theater's plans?

    - The plans are huge. Performances, audience, applause, smiles, gifts, guests. And the dream of a new building. About a big, beautiful - of course, puppet, but still - a separate theater. So that it is professionally made, so that there is a comfortable auditorium, a rehearsal room. Of course, we love our building and our theater endlessly. But you know, there is a fairy tale "Under the mushroom" - when the animals hide under the hat, the mushroom grows, and they all fit and fit. So, our fungus has already become small. Everyone fit, and continue to fit, but still too small. We hope! We send a message to the universe, wait - and we get what we want. nine0005

    - Who would you like to thank for all these years of work?

    “First of all, all your employees. They change sometimes, it's natural. But, nevertheless, I always thank the team, because without like-minded people all this is impossible. I thank those children who come to study with us. Their parents, who sometimes force them to return. It's hard for them in our country, because theater is not entertainment - it's work. And, of course, I thank the audience who come on Saturdays and Sundays, fill the theater with applause, smiles, laughter and an extraordinary thirst to see beauty. nine0005

    Path to the Universe of Childhood

    It is impossible to come to the celebration at the Magic Lantern and encounter formal congratulations and common phrases there. A full hall of adult spectators is greeted with Mayakovsky’s poems (“Listen! After all, if the stars are lit, does it mean that someone needs it?”) And the ringing laughter of the stars shining in the darkness. Thus begins the journey of an inquisitive star to the Universe of Childhood.

    On the birthday of their favorite theater, the artists present a whole performance-a journey through different planets - Youth, Hope, Humor and even Health. At each of them, guests are greeted by recognizable and beloved heroes of the performances of the Magic Lantern: Petrushka, Mihryutka, Vlas and Yenik, the Magic Pike and many others. They dance, sing, give gifts, share their simple puppet wisdom and amuse immensely, leaving not a single indifferent face in the hall. And in the final, Elena Nikolaevna reminds: the Universe of Childhood, which the audience has just visited, lives in everyone's heart, because all adults were once children. nine0005

    Doll, I know you!

    The performance ends, but the celebration continues. They also cannot accept congratulations just like that in the theater - and therefore they came up with a game for the guests. The doll enters the stage first, and behind it is the one who recognizes himself in it. The sense of humor of theatergoers does not fail: the heroes of funny scenes recognize themselves almost immediately and laughingly go on stage to present gifts. Numerous friends of the "Magic Lantern" rise to the stage one after another: director of the Leningrad NPP Vladimir Pereguda; heads of cultural institutions of the city, past and present; representatives of the administration and the council of deputies; graduates and former theater actors who happily reincarnated as their characters. nine0005

    On this day, everyone in the hall had a story related to the "Magic Lantern", which they were ready to share. Many talk about their children - how they grew up watching puppet shows and playing in them. How the parents themselves discovered in themselves a craving for this small theater, and then for many years became its true friends.

    It is impossible to imagine cultural life in Sosnovy Bor without the Magic Lantern. And therefore I want to believe that his bell, announcing the beginning of each magical story, will never subside. nine0005

    Central. Puppet. Exemplary» | State Academic Central Puppet Theater SV Obraztsova

    “Central. Puppet. Exemplary» | State Academic Central Puppet Theater S. V. Obraztsova

    Main — “Central. Puppet. Exemplary»

    The Central Puppet Theater named after Sergei Vladimirovich Obraztsov opens its 90th anniversary season. Once, in the distant 19In 1931, the main puppet theater of the country began with a small room in an organization with the loud name of the Central House of Artistic Education of Children. On the door to the room hung a sign, as Obraztsov put it, "foreigner": "Central Puppet Theatre." The whole team of this theater consisted of 10-12 people - just!
    The Obraztsov Theater today is a well-coordinated team of experts in their field, numbering almost 250 people. Instead of chamber experimental performances with glove puppets, there were almost 40 productions for one or two, and for dozens of actors. For children and for adults. With many dolls of various systems. With multifaceted scenery, with professionally staged sound and light. These are tours around the world, annual premieres, international festivals, conferences, master classes and theatrical tours of the museum and theater. nine0017 Exposition of the exhibition “Central. Puppet. Exemplary" invites you to remember with us how, in the words of Sergei Obraztsov, the Central Puppet Theater "learned to walk", how it grew, grew and continues to grow and develop.

    • Birth of the Central Puppet Theater

      Search for an answer to the question: "How to make puppet shows?" began with the first years of the existence of the domestic professional puppet theater. This art was considered so important in the education of children that from 19For 17 years, most puppet theaters in Soviet Russia were under the jurisdiction of the People's Commissariat of Education (Narkompros). At the numerous requests of the USSR puppeteer community, in 1931, the State Central Puppet Theater was established at the Central House of Artistic Education of Children (TsDKhVD). The management of the theater was entrusted to the young puppeteer Sergei Vladimirovich Obraztsov. He was already well known as a pop artist who performed with his own program "Romances with Dolls". The theater faced an important task: to become an example for all puppet theaters in the country, a kind of laboratory for the education and development of the puppet genre. nine0005

    Meeting in the puppet sector of the Central House of Artists. Early 1930s.

    The first creative team of the Central Puppet Theatre. 1932

    "Jim and the Dollar", the first performance of the State Central Theater Company. 1932

    • Wandering period

      The first performances of the theater were "Jim and the Dollar" (1932), "Puzan" (1934), "Kashtanka" (1935), "Gosling" (1935). The theater rehearsed them in a small room at the Central House of Artists, and played them on the road: to schools, clubs, pioneer camps. Success was unchanged. nine0017 In 1936, the theater got a painted wagon, and all summer long traveled around Moscow courtyards with performances. One of the creators of the State Central Television Theater, actor and playwright Yevgeny Speransky, recalled how the boys ran after the theater van from one yard to another. One boy said after the performance: “I know how you fool us. You are pulling their strings from below ...

    In the first years of its existence, the theater traveled on a cart pulled by a gelding named Kater

    On this van, the theater traveled around the courtyards of Moscow. Beginning 1930s

    Scene from sp. "Puzan", photo 1940.

    Actor Yevgeny Speransky in the role of an organ grinder, with a policeman doll. Sp. "Kashtanka", 1935.

    • Theater on Mayakovka

      In 1937, the Central Puppet Theater received a long-awaited building - the building of the former Realistic Theater on Mayakovsky Square.
      Sergei Obraztsov recalled: “Before the Realistic Theater, this building housed a cinema, and before the cinema, two taverns with a cab yard between them. The lower floor, converted into a cinema and then a theater, housed a cloakroom and service rooms (accounting and director's office). The second and third floors became the auditorium and stage. Actors' restrooms <…> have turned into workshops. The balcony in the auditorium is also not needed (the heads of the actors will be visible from there). We closed it and organized a theater puppet museum there.” nine0005

    The building of the Central Puppet Theater on the square. Mayakovsky, now demolished.

    Auditorium in the old building of the State Central Theater Museum, 1940s.

    Performance "By the Pike's Command", photo, 1938.

    • Our Pike

      The first ten years of the theater's existence were a time of reckless searches and bold experiments. The unconditional success of the Central Puppet Theater was the play "By the Pike" (1936). The playwright Elizaveta Tarakhovskaya has composed a hilarious play based on a well-known Russian fairy tale. Artist Vera Terekhova came up with beautiful glove puppets, a screen with a revolving top, on which the sleigh can go "by itself" as far as you like, and a backdrop with a dancing sun. From 1936 years and to this day the performance goes on without changes. Sergei Obraztsov liked to joke that "Pike" is "our" Seagull ", by analogy with the landmark production of Chekhov's play at the Moscow Art Theater.

    Actors Semyon Samodur and Garry Rosfeldt lead the Royal Army. Sp. "At the command of the pike", 1940.

    The Aladdin doll was made in 1940 and is still playing on stage.

    • Aladdin's Magic Lamp

      In 1940 the Central Puppet Theater staged play
      Nina Gernet "Aladdin's Magic Lamp", based on an Arabic fairy tale from the collection "1001 Nights". This performance was the first to use the new cane puppets. The design change proposed by the performance artist Boris Tuzlukov and carried out by the artists-manufacturers from the workshops made it possible to make the puppets' gestures more expressive. A beautiful and romantic story about the love of a poor young man Aladdin and the beautiful princess Budur became ... the first performance for adults! Yes, yes, in those years it was believed that children can read and watch about love only from the age of 16. "Aladdin's Magic Lamp" has been running in our theater for 80 years, the dolls in it are exactly the same as Boris Tuzlukov made them. Only the audience has changed - today we show Aladdin to children. nine0005

    Sketch of the Vizier doll, sp. Aladdin's magic lamp. Hood. Boris Tuzlukov, 1940.

    • The same “Concert”

      The most famous performance of the Central Puppet Theater - "An Extraordinary Concert" was staged in 1946. It was created by the "generation of winners" - just yesterday, actors and artists who returned from the front. A funny concert with puppets was planned to be staged even before the war, the poet Alexander Vvedensky wrote the play “Concert-Variety Show”, the heroes of which were animals, for staging. However, at 19In 1946, the first version of the performance was released, where the puppets portrayed people. The dolls were made according to sketches by artists Vera Terekhova and Valentin Andrievich.
      Initially, the performance was called "Ordinary Concert" and ridiculed the worst features of mediocre pop performers - bragging, ignorance, unprofessionalism.

    • The performance was a huge success. But many cultural figures were offended, recognizing themselves in puppet heroes. Censorship intervened. To save the performance, Obraztsov had to sacrifice a number of sharp numbers, change the name to "Puppet Concert" and even for some time replace the famous Entertainer with himself. Later, they managed to find a compromise solution - to name the performance "An Extraordinary Concert". Since it is unusual, it means that everything in it is fiction. Gradually, censorship problems faded away, and the "Concert" became one of the most famous puppet shows in the world. nine0005

    Dolls from the room "Jazz", sp. "Ordinary concert", 1940s. The number was later withdrawn from the play.

    Operetta soloist and soloist. Sp. "Ordinary concert", 1946.

    Zinovy ​​Gerdt became the most famous performer of the role of Entertainer Aplombov.

    • The second life of the "Concert"

      In the second half of the 1960s, Obraztsov decided to refresh the "Concert" and make it more relevant. The theater announced a semi-vocal competition for the most interesting ideas and sketches. The competition was attended by artists from the workshops, and the main designer of the theater Boris Tuzlukov, and the director of the play Valentin Andrievich himself. Finally at 19In 1968, a new edition of the "Extraordinary Concerto" was released in the design of Andrievich, who radically revised his original concept. From the most portrait, the dolls have become as abstract as possible, similar to some geometric shapes. Many numbers - Chapel, Gypsy choir, Animal trainer, Magician - were included in the performance from the first edition, others were replaced by more modern ones.

    • The Poet, Chastushechnitsy and Jazz left the new version of the performance, but the Mexican trio Los Samomuchas, a fashionable French singer and the avant-garde quintet "Blam" appeared, performing their "concrete music" on anything but real instruments. The "Extraordinary Concert" traveled almost the whole world, and the Entertainer Aplombov invariably led the performance in the language of the country in which the theater performed. Each time, the performers of this role learned the translation of their text and checked with the translator to pronounce all the words correctly. As a result, in each country, the audience was absolutely sure that the artist playing the Entertainer knew their language perfectly. nine0005

    Operetta soloist. Sp. "An Extraordinary Concert", 1968.

    Mexican trio "Los Samomuchas", sp. "An Extraordinary Concert", 1968.

    Tour posters and programs of the Obraztsov Theatre.

    • Triumphal march through the world

      The Central Puppet Theater has played on the road since the first days of its existence. In 1930 he traveled all over the Soviet Union, from Central Asia to Khabarovsk. In 1948, the Central Puppet Theater went on tour abroad for the first time - to Poland and Czechoslovakia. nineteen50s - 1980s - the time of the triumphal procession of the Obraztsov Theater around the world. The headlines of foreign newspapers were full of admiring and bewildered headlines.

    • The fact that there is a professional puppet theater in the Soviet Union, whose repertoire includes witty and funny performances, and even masterfully played by actors with the help of complex cane puppets, was surprising to many foreigners. However, all doubts fell away after coming to the performances of the SACC. The performances of the theater actors and the concerts of Obraztsov himself were enthusiastically received by thousands of spectators in dozens of countries around the world. Obraztsov wrote about the "Unusual Concert": "We showed this performance to almost the whole world, and it showed us almost the whole world. " Time has shown that these words refer to the entire creative heritage of the Central Puppet Theatre. nine0005

    Line for tickets to performances of the Central Puppet Theatre. France, 1965

    Meeting guests. Tour to India, 1959.

    • Samotyok Theater

      In 1970, the Central Puppet Theater moved to a new building on Sadovaya-Samotechnaya Street. This move was vital - the theater was developing rapidly, there was an acute shortage of space. Sergei Obraztsov recalled: “No matter how we rejoiced at our housewarming party on Mayakovsky Square, the time came when we felt that we were cramped here too. There is nowhere to put the decorations - and they have already accumulated quite a lot, there is nowhere for workshops to settle down. nine0017 I wander around Moscow, I look at different houses and think: what kind of house would suit us? Maybe this one? The unfinished building on Sadovaya-Samotechnaya seemed especially suitable. It was built for the theater-studio of Stanislavsky, but Stanislavsky died,

    • and construction stopped. There were no people willing to complete the building. It was not suitable for a professional theater - with a magnificent stage, twenty meters by ten, a very small hall. Only five hundred seats. So this theater was offered to us. What is called lucky. nine0017 The facade of the theater was decorated with the famous clock with windows, from which every hour animals come out - the heroes of Russian folk tales. The museum received a spacious and capacious exposition hall, where up to 1000 dolls and models could be exhibited. Next to the children's buffet, a winter garden was set up with many exotic plants, fish in aquariums and songbirds in cages. All this for many years has become a "visiting card" and one of the unspoken symbols of the Obraztsov Theater for several generations of boys and girls in our country. nine0005

    Poster-telegram for the opening of the new theater building on behalf of the puppets. 1970

    Head of the Belgian Royal Theater Toon José Geal presents a model doll in honor of the opening

    • International Festival of Puppet Theaters in Moscow

      In 1976, the XII Congress of the International Union of Puppet Makers - UNIMA - was held in Moscow for the first time. In parallel with the meetings of the congress, the largest international festival of puppet theaters in the USSR was held. More than a hundred theaters from all over the world performed at three theater venues in Moscow - the State Central Theater Theater, the Moscow Art Theater. M. Gorky and Lenkom. This festival has become a true celebration of the art of puppet theatre. Obraztsov recalled with humor how, at the final meeting of the congress, he was “quite by accident” elected president of UNIMA

    • “I am a long-term vice-president of UNIMA and president of the Soviet UNIMA center. So to speak, the representative of the "host" is sort of like the owner, which means that I am responsible for everything, including meeting guests. At the last meeting of the congress, they determined the city and country in which the next congress would be in four years (Washington, United States) and elected a new executive committee. This is where the unexpected happened. For reasons that are not very clear, John Bussell's wife Anne Hogarth, the actual creator of their theater, demanded that her husband,

    • to refuse to be president. It's like thunder behind the curtain ... Well, what to do? Downright tragedy. And then Margareta Niculescu, the representative of Romania, proposed me as a candidate. And suddenly everyone calmed down. Bussell rushed to kiss me, and the others were delighted at the way out. And I became the president of UNIMA. To put it bluntly, for no reason at all."
      Actually, of course, there was no accident. Sergei Obraztsov was one of the most respected puppeteers in the world. And his election as the president of UNIMA once again confirmed him in this status. nine0005

    Participants of the XXI UNIMA Congress in Moscow. 1976

    A puppet theater from Japan is preparing to perform on the State Central Theater Theater stage.

    Sergei Obraztsov and Jan Bussel (England) at the closing of the UNIMA Congress.

    • Alina Speshneva

      In the 1970s and 1980s, the Obraztsova Theater mastered a new artistic language and means of expression. In 1970, Alina Speshneva became the chief artist of the Central Puppet Theater. Having worked in animation for many years, Speshneva preferred to make dolls with many interesting and beautiful details. The performances “The Soldier and the Witch” designed by her (1970), The Mysterious Hippo (1974), The Princess and the Echo (1981) recreated the world of a beautiful fairy tale on stage. Alina Speshneva’s performance for adults “Don Juan” designed by Alina Speshneva was extremely popular all over the world - a parody musical in a specially invented “foreign” language, a funny “abracadabra”, which only remotely resembled real languages ​​​​- Spanish, Italian, English, Japanese. Thanks to this "foreign" language, the performance was understandable to any viewer anywhere in the world. nine0005

    Dolls Soldier and Princess, sp. "Soldier and Witch". Artist Alina Speshneva, 1970.

    Sketch by Alina Speshneva for the play "The Mysterious Hippo", 1974.

    Scene from sp. "Don Juan", art. Alina Speshneva, 1976

    • Boris Konstantinov

      In 2013, Boris Konstantinov, one of the most sought-after and experienced directors of the Russian puppet theater, became the chief director of the Obraztsov Theatre. His first production at the SACC was the play without words "Thumbelina" (2009). Then the incredibly touching chamber The Snowman (2011) based on Andersen's fairy tale was staged, and the musical and poetic performance A Puppy Walked Down the Street (2013) based on poems by modern children's poets Vadim Levin and Renata Mucha.

    • Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (2014) was staged in the Central Asian setting, taking into account the traditions of the Uzbek folk puppet theater. In a combination of puppets and live action, Beaumarchais' classic play Crazy Day or The Marriage of Figaro (2014) was staged. The poignant Leningradka (2015), previously staged by the director, was transferred to the small stage of the State Central Theater Theater Theater - a story about the fate of a blockade girl. This was followed by beautiful, large-scale productions of famous fairy tales on the big stage - "The Scarlet Flower" (2015) by Aksakov, "Turandot" by Gozzi (2017) and Pushkin's "The Tale of Tsar Saltan" (2019). ). On the third stage, a play was staged based on the dramatic story by Vasily Shukshin "The wife of her husband saw off to Paris" (2018)

    Boris Konstantinov and actor Andrey Nechaev rehearsing the play "The Snowman", 2011.

    Brownie. Sp. Leningradka, dir. Boris Konstantinov. 2015

    Ali and Zeinab dolls, sp. Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, dir. Boris Konstantinov, 2017.

    Scene from sp. Crazy Day or The Marriage of Figaro, dir. Boris Konstantinov, 2014. nine0005

    • Andrey Dennikov

      In 2000 a young and talented actor and director Andrey Dennikov came to the Obraztsov Theatre. His graduation performance "Little Tragedies" based on Pushkin immediately entered the repertoire. In total, Dennikov staged 12 performances in the genre of synthetic theater at the State Central Theater Theater, when the game of a tablet puppet was combined with singing, dancing and acting in a “live way”.

    Scene from sp. "Little Tragedies", director and artist Andrei Dennikov. Photo 2005. nine0005

    Scene from sp. "Youth of King Louis XIV", art. on dolls Andrey Dennikov, scenography and costumes

    Nastasya Petrovna Korobochka, sp. "Concerto for Chichikov with Orchestra". Artist Tatyana Reva. 2006

    • Applause for Artists

      “The stage designers, performing artists, decorators, props, puppet designers and manufacturers of everything that is needed for the stage are invisible participants in the performance. This is especially true for puppet theater artists. After all, the doll itself is the creation of the hands of artists. nine0017 Vera Konyukhova, artist, senior employee of the Obraztsov Theater

    Artist-maker Yelena Shigayeva working on puppets for the performance "Speaking and Showing the State Central Theater Company", 19

    Artist Margarita Leonova showing her work to young sightseers. 2020

    Artists Boris Knertser, Pyotr Kuznetsov and Aleksey Kolobkov are discussing the sketch of Madame Croquet doll for performance

    Start of work on the play "Turandot". Draft large-scale decorations made of cardboard.

    • Marina Sokolova

      In parallel with Speshneva, Marina Sokolova, also an animator, worked as a production designer at the Obraztsova Theater. She designed seven performances, and the most interesting of them is Pushkin's "The Tale of Tsar Saltan" (1974),
      , which was staged by one of the leading figures of the theater Semyon Samodur. In this performance, the actors, dressed in stylized Russian costumes, led puppets in front of the audience and pronounced the text from the author in such a way that not a single word from A.S. Pushkin was not lost. The design of the dolls referred the viewer to the ancient traditions of Russian folk art and was performed at a high artistic level. nine0005

    Sketch of the troops to sp. "The Tale of Tsar Saltan", art. Marina Sokolova. 1974

    Sketch of ships for sp. "The Tale of Tsar Saltan", art. M. Sokolova, 1974.

    Scene from the play "The Tale of Tsar Saltan", 1974.

    • Finding new ways

      Sergey Vladimirovich Obraztsov died in 1992. The theater has entered a difficult time of search. In 1994, Obraztsov's student and colleague Vladimir Kusov staged the play "Hercules" based on the play by Mikhail Bartenev, following the traditions of the Obraztsov Theater. In the same 19In 1994, the famous screenwriter and director Rezo Gabriadze, the founder of the Tbilisi Puppet Theater, was invited as the artistic director of the theater. However, the creative alliance between the director and the team did not work out.

    • In 1998, the Estonian puppet theater director Rein Agur and production designer Elena Lutsenko staged Shakespeare's play The Comedy of Errors at the Obraztsov Theatre. This performance with trick costumes, an abundance of "live plan" and various puppet tricks was the first serious experiment of the theater in the post-model era. At 19In 1996, Ekaterina Obraztsova, the granddaughter of Sergei Vladimirovich, was invited to the theater as a stage director. In 1999, Obraztsova and artist Sergei Alimov staged their first joint performance - Pushkin's The Queen of Spades.

    Costume design for the play "The Comedy of Errors", art. Elena Lutsenko, 1998

    Actor Robert Lyapidevsky with the Duke doll, sp. "Comedy of Errors".

    Maraschino doll sketch for spa. "Zhirofle-Zhiroflya". Hood. Vera Konyukhova. 2001

    Scene from the play "Hercules", 1994.

    • Ekaterina Obraztsova and Sergey Alimov

      The creative tandem of the actress and director Ekaterina Obraztsova and the artist Sergei Alimov formed while working on their first joint production at the State Central Theater Theater Company The Queen of Spades (1999) based on Pushkin's story of the same name. Ekaterina Obraztsova came to the puppet theater as an accomplished and respected creative figure in the theatrical world.
      Sergey Alimov, an outstanding book graphic artist and animator, who invented at 19In 65, the famous image of the lion Boniface was also at the peak of his creative career. In the period from 1999 to 2016, the director and artist staged eight performances on the large and small stages.

    • Five of them - "Gulliver's Travels" (2008) based on Swift's satirical fantasy novel, "The Night Before Christmas" (2004) based on the phantasmagoric novel by Gogol, "The Three Little Pigs" (2015) based on the famous fairy tale arranged by Mikhalkov, "Baron Munchausen "(2018) based on the book of stories about the adventures of the famous inventor and "Don Quixote" (2016) based on the immortal novel by Cervantes - are successfully performed in our theater today. In one interview, answering a journalist's question about traditions, Ekaterina Obraztsova actually formulated her creative credo: “My grandfather said that where traditions are alive, ideas are dead. Which, in fact, put us all in an awkward position. But we cannot but observe these traditions, because no one has yet invented a better one. For example, we follow the tradition not to replace the puppet with an actor, not to make it an appendage of the actor.

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