Playbill and tickets
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography: M. Petipa, L. Ivanov and A. Gorsky, revised by M. Messerer
Stage Design: V. Okunev
Artistic Director of St. Petersburg Tchaikovsky Ballet Theatre: E. Menshikova
A family show, or, to be more exact, one aimed for ‘grown up children and little grown ups’. Director Veronika Shakhova defines the genre of the performance as a ‘non-fairy tale’ and uses different techniques – from role playing and clownery to verbatim and psychological theatre.
Chuk and Gek is the second performance directed by Patlasov at the New Stage. The first one is Noise based on a documentary play by Ekaterina Bondarenko.
The new performance by Patlasov is based on the Chuk and Gek novel by Arkady Gaidar, the writer’s diaries, and documented memories of those who have been prosecuted for political reasons and survived through Stalin’s camps. Those memories were documented by Andrei Sovlachkov and Alina Shklyarskaya, the playwrights of the project.