the Project will proceed in two phases. The first rehearsals. Artists connect to them directly from their apartments. Live together with the choreographer will be rehearsing artists from St. Petersburg, Moscow and Berlin ELISA Carrillo Cabrera – prima ballerina of the State ballet of Berlin, the cultural Ambassador of Mexico in the world, a member of the International dance Council, UNESCO; Michael Kaniskin and Dean Tamazlacaru – premiers of the State ballet Berlin, Vladimir Shklyarov and Igor Kolb – Mariinsky theater premieres; Maria Shirinkina the first soloist of the Mariinsky theatre; Victoria Litvinova – the leading soloist of MAD Company, the ex-soloist of the Bolshoi theatre, Victoria brileva, ballet dancer of the Mariinsky theatre; Mary koshkareva – student of the Academy of Russian ballet. Vaganova.
spectators will be able to observe the rehearsals of the ballet in Instagram (until may 10, 20 hours): from adaptation music composer Alexander Maiev and selection of images by artist Elisha Shepelev to performances of duets and trios with artists who are in different cities. You can ask questions, share their ideas and suggestions. Broadcasts will be held every day in the account of one of the participants of the project. And on page @madcompany_smekalove will contains an archive of all records of online practice.
the Second phase of the Prime Minister, which will be held in mid-may. While the organizers did not disclose the format, but the genre is referred to as ballet-quest: to see the next scene, the viewer must answer a question associated with the life and work of the main heroine is Frida Kahlo. Only from the viewer depends on what kind of performance he will see.
– This show illustrates and does not transfer to the stage the life of Frida Kahlo. But it is inspired by her courage, energy and will to life and work, – said Yuri Smekalov. – The main character of our show – girl Lisa is a passionate creative artist, Frida – its a landmark in the art world. And the event with which our heroine faces in the beginning of the play, serving as a bridge that unites her fate and the fate of Kahlo. The new version of the ballet Infinita Frida we will ask the audience questions, the answers to which will depend on what episode he will see next and how Lisa’s story in the end will be similar to the story of Frida.
Yuri Smekalov, a soloist and choreographer of the Mariinsky theatre, the artistic Director of the MAD creative enterprises Company, founded in 2013. Infinita Frida became the first project MAD Company. In 2013, the premiere was held at the home of Frida Kahlo in Mexico, Texcoco, and in 2015 – in Russia, on the historical stage of the Alexandrinsky theater in St. Petersburg.
In April 2020, Yuri Smekalov, and the world and European champion in figure skating Elizaveta Tuktamysheva has created a MAD Lab – online lab choreography for the new ��proizvolnoi program athletes. First time users of Instagram together with professionals, participated in the process. Every day subscribers connected to online rehearsals through a vote chose the theme music and the choreography. Remain the final step is to transfer the program to the ice. The creators of MAD Lab promise that as soon as a period of quarantine, will show the audience and the process of work.