Libretto by Nikolai Volkov after Charles Perrault’s tale of the same name
Choreography by Rostislav Zakharov
Original choreography revived by Mikhail Messerer
Ballet Master: Mikhail Messerer
Music Director and Conductor: Karen Durgaryan
Scenery and costume design: Piotr Williams
Scenery and costume design revived by Vyacheslav Okunev
Projection design, lighting design: Gleb Filshtinsky
Video content by: Show Consulting studio, St.-Petersburg
Chief Video Designer with Show Consulting studio: Sergei Nikolaev
Lighting design executed by Alexander Kibitkin
Assistant Ballet Masters: Anna Razenko, Evgeny Popov
Ballet Tutors: Larisa Vasilevskaya, Tatiana Kladnichkina, Nina Furaleva, Vladimir Grigoriev, Evgeny Grashchenko, Maxim Grishenkov, Victoria Ryazhenova, Galina Sedova
2 hours 30 minutes
Premiered on 16 May 2018.
A modern version of the outstanding production that was released in 1945 is now revived in a way that is more familiar to contemporary audience. This performance’s significant feature is a fine combination of good old classical ballet with XXI century visual technology. In this production computer generated images get along with traditional costumes and props. Rostislav Zakharov, creator of this ballet’s original choreography referred to it as “a song of human life’s springtime, of youth, happiness and dream”. During his work Mikhail Messerer pursued the mood set by the ballet’s author.