"Kratt" comes back to life
As of September "Kratt" (the Goblin) is back on the stage of Estonian National Opera. "Kratt" holds a special importance for the Estonians since it is based on national folklore and is also the first ballet with a score by an Estonian composer, Eduard Tubin.
The choreographer of the piece is Marina Kesler, music director Vello Pähn, set designer Madis Nurms, costume designer Gerly Tinn, lights by Karmen Tellisaar and video by Argo Valdmaa.
The set design combines stories from Estonian folklore with contemporary themes and materials. The two acts of the ballet are supported by two main figures in the set design - a sleek factory, constructed of aluminium and sheer plastic, and wooden but soulless tree. Geometrical shapes used in the design elements are inspired by embroidery patterns.
"Laconic scenography created by Madis Nurms cleverly marks the sterile environment of the factory as well as a summer meadow.
The visual impact of the stage helps the viewer get even closer to the root of the story - contrast between burdensome and artificial material values and the simple and natural virtues"
Eesti Ekspress - October 7, 2015
See more of the design HERE >>
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