Oriental topics in choreographic performances on stage of the Kiev Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after T. Shevchenko (on the example of ballet masterpieces by P. Gusev, A. Shekera, V. Yaremenko)


The purpose of the publication was to study oriental topics in the Ukrainian ballet art of the second half of the XX – beginning of the XXI centuries, presented on the stage of the Kyiv State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named by T. Shevchenko. The methodology of work includes the use of the following cultural methods of research: general historical, comparative-historical, analytical, biographical, etc. The scientific novelty of the publication is that it first analyzed the nature of oriental motifs (musical material, literary sources, plastic "language", etc.) in ballets – "The Legend of Love" by A. Melikov, "Seven Beauties" by K. Karaev and "Sheherazada" Rimsky-Korsakov – produced by P. Gusev, A. Shekera and V. Yaremenko. Conclusions. An analysis of the ballet's scientific explorations has shown that each of them had a peculiar stylistic solution inherent in the staging style of their authors. P. Gusev was characterized by the creation of an original choreographic "language", which combined colorful oriental plasticity, actor conventions, emphasized poses and gestures, dynamics of movements. The work of A. Shekera was distinguished by the interesting construction of mass scenes, expressive dance vocabulary, individually selected for the technical capabilities involved in the performance of performers. V. Yaremenko's production drew attention to the cantilever plastic action, expressive dance characters of stage heroes, multifaceted and vivid mass episodes.

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