Over 30 performing groups from cultural and educational institutions received the costumes and stage requisites. The list of institutions includes Orlyonok Children’s Theatre of Folk Dance, Ballet Troupe of Hvorostovsky Krasnoyarsk State Opera and Ballet Theatre, Yeniseiskie Zori Dancing Ensemble, Krasnoyarsk Choreographic College, Dmitri Hvorostovsky Siberian State Institute of Arts, ShowTime Pop and Jazz Dance Studio, Jazz Ballet of Valery Tereshkin and others.
‘Our students took part in the dance and theatrical performances of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Games,’ said Lyubov Danilovich, Head of the Educational and Theatrical block of Dmitri Hvorostovsky Siberian State Institute of Arts. ‘I think it was a great experience for beginner artists. Besides invaluable experience, our institute received costumes and stage requisites from the Ceremonies as a gift from the ANO “Directorate Krasnoyarsk 2019”, namely, the costumes of skomorokhs, lamplighters and much more. We would like to thank the Directorate, and I can say with confidence that students will use the requisites, which we received, for preparing independent works on acting and for holding children’s New Year celebration performances.’
A team of professional designers created the costumes and requisites for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Games. Vadim Volya, one of the creators of Parovoz animation studio, art director and designer of mobile theatrical sceneries, as well as Alexander Kudryavtsev, Chief Artist of the Moscow Youth Theatre of Illusion and Artistic Director of the Winter Universiade 2019 Opening and Closing Ceremonies, worked to create a visual image of the Ceremonies, which included creation of some large sceneries. Olga-Maria Tumakova, a designer of Evgeny Vakhtangov Theatre and Pyotr Fomenko Workshop Theater in Moscow, was the main designer of the costumes, working thoroughly on each idea with Ilia Averbukh, Director of the Ceremonies. Thanks to the creative and artistic approach of the organisers, the spectators could appreciate the diversity and originality of stage images, including snowflakes, ancient shamans, totemic animals and birds, the great rivers of Yenisei and Angara, Russian beauties, Maslenitsa and others.
‘We are happy to take part in such the notable event, the Winter Universiade 2019,’ noted Maria Lomovtseva, Director of Krasnoyarsk Choreographic College. ‘Our students had been preparing for it for a long time, showing great results in the end. We are very delighted to receive the requisites of the Pozdeev stage and denim costumes of the Spring Ceremony stage. I should say that such gifts are always in demand by educational institutions that take an active part in the cultural life of the city and the region. We are planning to stage a new choreographic performance so these costumes will be useful.’
Let us remind you that the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Winter Universiade Krasnoyarsk 2019 took place at Platinum Arena Ice Arena on March 2 and March 12, 2019. On March 3, an Opening Show of the Games was held in Krasnoyarsk, which was a complete copy of the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Universiade 2019, except for the Athletes March Pass. More than 2000 people were involved in the Ceremonies Programme, including artists, performing groups, as well as Winter Universiade 2019 Ambassadors and volunteers.