"Carmen Suite" and "Arcana of Fate"

“Carmen Suite” 

Music - Georges Bizet - Rodion Shchedrin

Libretto and choreography - A. Alonso based on the similarly-named novel by P. Mérimée

Director – Timofey Lavrenyuk

Stage Designer - Zhandos Omarov

Costume Designer – Nataliya Protasova

Lighting Designer – Evgeniy Tikhonin

“Carmen Suite” is a unique gem of the ballet art of the XX century. The life story of the freedom-loving, flamboyant and passionate Carmen is a source of inspiration for many choreographers, and the best ballerinas aspire to dance this part. 

The choreographic interpretation of Georges Bizet’s famous opera “Carmen” was created especially for the magnificent Maya Plisetskaya. The musical transcription on the opera’s themes was created by composer Rodion Shchedrin, who worked on the score with incredible passion. He managed to achieve true virtuosity in conveying through music the finest psychological nuances of the great opera and the novella by Prosper Mérimée. Due to the bright and extraordinary choreography by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso, brilliantly conveying the feelings and aspirations of the characters, “Carmen Suite” has become a favourite ballet for many admirers of dance art and has become the heritage of the best theatre stages. 


Authors and directors:
Music, libretto
 - Karina Abdullina, Honoured figure of Kazakhstan
Choreographer - Mukaram Avakhri, Honoured figure of Kazakhstan

The Tarot cards are enigmatic, mysterious, and boundless, like the universe. The symbolism encoded in them is rooted in secret knowledge, revealed only to the initiated ones. This is a real treasure trove, concealing fundamental truths and great knowledge, which represent the key to the bottomless sources of wisdom of mankind on the way to self-understanding.

For the past five centuries, the Tarot has intrigued and tempted historians, artists, poets, and now choreographers with its mystical and allegorical symbolism. The arcana system contains a colourful and comprehensive picture of the world; metaphorical images reveal the true human nature. “The Arcana of Fate” ballet consists of twenty-two fascinating separate stories framed in modern choreography, which come together to form a scenic whole.