Theatre of Nations, ''Pushkin's Fairy Tales''


The curtain of the show was made of black FMB - Macbeth 400 velvet, made up with flat making, 13,6 x h 8 m.It was decorated by gluing QGL - Glitter onto the velvet.This technique was used ...
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... for the title ''Сказки Пушкина'' and for the sun.The rays of the sun and the sea were made instead of sequins.The marionette, the small boat and the clouds ...
... are mobile cut-outs, they are independent from the curtain and have been coated with the MPD - Pelle di Diavolo fabric of several colours.The small boat flowed slowly along the sea thanks to a manual track mechanism that was integrated in the curtain.The clouds went slowly across the stage suspended with thin black cables.
''Prologue''A Rear-illuminated backdrop made of RNV - Nevada, filtered by a black BOP - Opera tulle, is the background for the characters suspended in mid-air.The tree is a Set piece edged in LED strips that houses a storyteller highlighted by lighting.
''The Tale of the Golden Cockerel''A Frontward lifting curtain opens revealing the presence of a beautiful woman.Made up with flat making, it consists of two tails, 8 x 8 m each, and is made of 5. dark grey HSS - Shelter, the same fabric ...
... of the padded upholstery of the sofa, which here appears lighter because of the lighting.The background of the scene is a Fly curtain made of 93. grey EVT - Light Sceno Poly, 100% vertical fullness, dimensions 15 x h 7,5 m.
''The Tale of Tsar Saltan''A Rear-illuminated backdrop made of RTE - Temporale filtered by a black BOP - Opera tulle is used to create the backlighting on the shapes in the background ...
... while in the foreground the narrative features various moving props ...
Based on selected ''Fairy Tales'' by Aleksandr Pushkin
Roman Dolzhanskiy, from Alexander Pushkin
First night
Moscow, Theatre of Nations, 16/6/2015

Stage direction,
design, light
Annick Lavallée-Benny
Costume design
Julia von Leliwa
Light design
A.J. Weissbard
Pictorial realizations
Keiko Shiraishi (show curtain)
Technical direction
Andrey Yalovich


Materials used in this production

ASC - Sceno

Muslin and canvas

ATS - Toscana

Muslin and canvas

BOP - Opera

Scrim and bobbinet fabrics

EVT - Light Sceno Poly

Sheer muslin

FMB - Macbeth 400


FOT - Otello


Frontward lifting curtain

Typology of curtain

HSS - Shelter

Duvetyne and blackout fabrics

MPD - Pelle di Diavolo

Metallic aspect fabrics

QGL - Glitter

Decorative materials

Rear-illuminated backdrops

Vinyl backdrops: typologies

RNV - Nevada

Rear-projection films

RTE - Temporale

Rear-projection films

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