The performance will feature students of the St Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov School of Music, students of the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory and students and graduates of the “Leludi” International Centre of Theatre Art
The Vocal Quartet comprising:
Grigory Osipov, Nikita Kelbusov (percussion)
The music and the text of the oratorio were written by the American composer David Lang in 2007. It was based on the famous tragic tale by Andersen, in which unlike other stories there is nothing magical or light, the story of a freezing girl on the streets on Christmas Eve is told as a Christian parable.
Lang’s oratorio, performed by a vocal quartet accompanied by percussion instruments, also enjoys plastique imagination. Through dance, the eight performers try to convey their personal experiences of losing someone close to them, overcoming fear and loneliness and acquiring hope and faith.
Concept and Production: Olga Milovidova
Choreography: Olga Dzhen
Multimedia Visualisation: Maria Kuznetsova
The project is being run with the support of the Danish Cultural Institute in St Petersburg, the Russian Institute of Art History and the Mariinsky Theatre.