"Kratt" goes to Russia and Finland

Ballet "Kratt" (choreographed by Marina Kesler) lights up the stage of Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg on October 23th and Alexander Theatre in Helsinki on November 21-22, 2017. The guest performances coincide with the release of the DVD of the production. DVD was produced by Estonian Public Broadcasting and directed by a seasoned TV director Ruti Murusalu who specializes in capturing dance on film. 

"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
The set design of "Kratt" 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.


Ballet by Eduard Tubin in two acts
World premiere on March 31, 1943 Vanemuine Theatre

Premiere at the Estonian National opera on September 18, 2015

Choreographer and Stage Director: Marina Kesler

Conductors: Vello Pähn, Kaspar Mänd, Lauri Sirp
Costume Designer: Gerly Tinn
Set Designer: Madis Nurms
Lighting Designer: Karmen Tellisaar
Video Design: Argo Valdmaa
Graphics: Joanita Janson
Estonian National Opera Orchestra, female chorus, the Estonian National Ballet and Tallinn Ballet School

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