"Adventure", or "Jewish ballad"Natalia Bestemyanova Igor Bobrin, Andrei Bukin
"Couple, in which three", Moscow, Vagrius, 2001, pp 374 -. 378
Andrey Bukin as Rasputin
IGOR: After the success of "Rasputin", not only in Europe but also in America, where we got a lot of positive comments, had to think about a new level of not less work. By the way, it was in America about Rasputin know more than we have in Russia.
I had an idea to put the play on Jewish themes. I like Jewish music.
One day, when we are with Natasha and Andrew after the event returned to Moscow on a plane, I met again with Alexander Gradsky. He recognized me, his memory is fantastic. We got to talking, I shared my ideas. Then he told me that in her there is music for this performance. After some time passed Gradskij write me.
I remember, I do not know why, I suddenly fell into doubt and asked our actor-audiophile Dima Smirnov any Gradsky plate. Then another CD-ROMs were not so common I took Dima about six or eight large disk Gradsky and started listening to his music in a row. When a non-stop listening to the composer, no matter how great he was, then automatically you start to get bored. Let the hand of a master, but one arm eventually tiring. In general, I have not had the patience to listen to the latest album. I decided that Gradskij gave us the original recordings, met him and said: "Yes, take your music and we put on her performance.
In Omsk we are preparing the premiere of "Jewish ballads, costumes are all done, go to the last rehearsal. One evening I turn on the TV, watch the film" The Count of Monte Cristo, "and there sounds" our Jewish music, it turns out, five more years ago, recorded for the film, probably, as the French. I was terrified! In fairness it should be noted that in the play is not all music was based on Jewish motifs, there arose love room sounded losses, and finally played a funeral march.
Since few people have seen this performance, it must be said in two words, what he ...
So, Outcast, played by Vladimir Kotin, thrown out of the asylum, where he was only because he was a Jew, and kept him in a strait-shirt. At the moment when the orderly pushes his freedom, passes by puppeteer (Rostislav Sinitsyn), driven for a vehicle with puppets. Puppets he controls depending on the mood, and each doll is dancing the dance. Among all these puppets is one who wants to break free. Dollmaker's wife (Natasha Karamysheva) - the same puppet, which is trying to escape from it. The puppeteer wants to get their dolls shlyayuschihsya, nobody wants a Jew, perhaps it will come in handy in the company. The girl tries to save it from Outcast puppet networks. And when she realizes that he does not do anything but only together with all walk on a leash, otherwise it will return back to the madhouse, she throws his attempts to save him - it ceases to dance on the ice to unlace his shoes, removes skates and barefoot out behind the scenes.
The puppeteer with the development of the play becomes a Hitler, then Stalin, then by Napoleon. Why is the protagonist of a Jew. I believe that the fate of the Jewish people, the martyred people naturally went to the story, despite the fact that the program said: hero could be a person of any nationality. But I chose a Jew - a vivid image of the Jews laugh when crying.
NATASHA: In the middle of the presentation, all the dolls riding a march to Pioneer salute, and someone in Budyonovka went ... But when his wife puppeteer still gone, doll sang a funeral march, all the artists gave up their puppets and also her came off the ice - everything is destroyed, love, faith in life. The end. Here on the ice pop children, looking at the Dollmaker, dismantle abandoned clothes. Behind them estimate what happened in this country puppets. And the play ends with the fact that once again goes crazy diapered, suited to the Torah, which the stand was on the ice all the action (for it was coined by a special mechanism), bowing to her, and the Torah itself begins to flip through pages. Only time will appreciate the truth. I thought it was terrific. But the show did not find the viewer.
IGOR: I want to get back to music. It would seem, what's the experience about the "Count of Monte Cristo?" I figured that was voiced Gradsky original music, and I have to play will also premiere the music. By the way, on the last record, I did not listen, and recorded the music for this famous film. Perhaps he Gradskij sincerely believed that the original already, if this music will be performed for the first time as an accompaniment to the performance on the ice. But it would not hurt to warn me about this. But he gave it to me as unused, "finished the" Jewish melodies, adding Violins.
Blame it, I in no way intend to. For me, this story - another stage of knowledge: you have everything that you work, and thoroughly know and check. In order not to feel stupid someday. But in the end the music came and perfectly illustrated the performance ...
I long friends said: "Igor, stop Rasputin" enough "Jewish ballads", "Faust", the viewer comes to rest on the performance ... "We need a corps de ballet, feathers in one place, and that it was recognizable Classic.: "The Nutcracker", "Sleeping ..." But to carry it all, in the world a thousand times delivered, on the ice, I'm not interested. and I know how painful such experiments are the people who are dancing on the stage, and then see it on the ice . the ridge is not intended to repeat what has been done in the ballet. But there's something going around, akin in spirit, is required to be on the ice. it is also our performance, which is called "We love the classics." Although it looks divertissement, but it's a play that I was most of the classics, transferred to the ice, touches. Nine minutes from "The Nutcracker", ten - from "Swan Lake", an excerpt from "Romeo and Juliet". it is for Natasha Andrei. Fourteen minutes -.. that's all, "Romeo and Juliet" by Prokofiev This digest and I took not clean classics, and processing, which sounds more modern. To droplets naphthalene people felt. To could easily see an adult who knows the classical works, and the young man, carried away the metal, rap, rock.
The eight great performances came at us during the existence of the theater - "Chaplin", "Faust - XX century", "Tango of our lives", "Rasputin - after the fact", "Talisman", "Jewish ballad", "We love the classics ", "Alice in Wonderland". Everyone at his level a success. "Rasputin", for example, the original view of the historical material. At the end of the play fell blue blanket, and poured out the people, as the dark force. And in the same slot in a blanket - the hands of the Heir, the Empress and Emperor's Hand ... as from the abyss ... I show how I look, I have always - goose. Goosebumps appear, and when on the ice Heir, all in hysterics: hemophilia do not show it, the blood does not istechesh. And such a little boy's abnormal, you can portray. Julia Romanova, transvestites, perfectly performed this role. As she ran out and grasped her cramps on the run!
Andrei already half performance hair so stick together, as if he had just emerged from the water. Such dedication. He ran to Julia (heir), took her head and she slowly calmed down and the crook. In our house there is a photo of Andrei with the performance, where he is absolutely crazy person. He completely reincarnated. And the impression that he then forgot to return back a few days and lived in the image of Rasputin.
"Chaplin" was more than seven hundred times. I myself can not imagine how I could have so many times it rolled. One day I asked to have removed in the final audience. At that time I planted a flower, and she sits in Linz, German or Austrian woman, and she cries! To the Germans or Austrians move ... It's not the Americans. One thing that I consider it a great success of the play. Then there was the "Palais des Congrès" in Paris, the people got up after "Chaplin," and we went out for seven or eight times in the bows as the Bolshoi Theatre.
For the "Jewish ballad" we still call it "adventure", we need a special viewer, special theater, a special poster. But not the people who came to watch figure skating and suddenly saw the hard philosophical play.