Adam & Eve
Ballet in 3 Acts
Composer: Andrei Petrov. Broadcast version of the ballet by Andrei Petrov ‘Creation of the World’,
performed by the State Concert Ensemble of the USSR, “Moscow Classical Ballet”
Conductor: Alexei Vinogradov
Choreography: Natalia Kasatkina & Vladimir Vasilev
Script and Production: Natalia Kasatkina &Vladimir Vasilev
Production operator: A. Tafel
Production designer: G. Yakubovskaya
Creator: V. Voloshin
Adam Stanislav Isaev
Eve Ekaterina Maximova
Devil N. Tihomirov
Devil (female) V. Timashova
Angels V. Kuraeva, G. Lapina & O. Struzhkina
Archangels M. Vladimirov & M. Trifomov
Running time: 1:11:05
"... Creation of the world is the work of man and his mind. The man himself creates the world of good and evil. And it what will prevail on the earth: harmony and light, or the chaos and darkness depends only on people ".
These words composer Andrei Petrov prefaced to his score. At the heart of the play - Biblical story of Adam and Eve based on drawings by Jean Effel.
This ballet responds to the critical issue of our time – questions the boundary between permissible and desirable, protests against the threat of war and celebrates the power of man and the eternal power of motherhood.
This significant content is embodied in polyphonic cooperation of music and beautifully-choreographed themes of ballet. The show has always been accompanied by sold-out auditoriums and enthusiastic media. It has long ago become a treasure of Russian and world classic ballet. [Premiere - 1971]