Crowdfunding project & website
Ural Opera Ballet has re-created the famous performance by Mariinsky Theatre dating back to 1912. The new play will be an intricate merge of futurism and tradition. Classical ballet and Russian rap come together to surprise the audience.
The performance is scheduled to take place on 9, 10, 11 of July, 2021. However, the industry downfall has made it difficult to raise funds to produce stage props and costumes. The theatre is addressing all ballet lovers to ask for help.
You can lift the curtains of the future play on https://konek.uralopera.ru/en to see one of the episodes from the ballet. The main characters are dancing on an empty stage. The video is divided into 340 fragments, each equaling 15 000 rubles. As donations are received, the fragments will open up and the performance will turn into a full colorful show. However, any contribution counts. A one off donation of 15 000 rubles gifts you a VIP ticket to the premiere. If you can’t make it on any of the days, you get a video recording of the performance.
This project is a chance for the theatre to go on with creating art during the pandemic, and to execute this unique idea. The viewers get the chance to write their names in the history of ballet.