Performance dates: September 14, 20; October 11, 12, 18, 31; November 7, 8, 9.
Site-specific oratorio is based on the libretto by a journalist of the Ural Worker newspaper writer Nikolay Kharitonov, created in 1932 for the 15th anniversary of the October Revolution. Ural Lights is a story of the first industrial enterprises lighting up on the map of Russia.
The project actualizes the historic legacy in the space of the landmark building and incorporates contemporary theatrical practices: new media, sound design, and contemporary dance. Two composers, Carlo Ciceri (Switzerland) and Dmitriy Remezov (Russia), have been working on the music for the oratorio. It’s a unique situation: two composers from different countries creating one musical piece and working hard on stylistically mixing two music scores in one.
More than 50 musicians, dancers, choir singers, and artists are involved in the project.
Project team: Content curator — Olga Komleva (Ekaterinburg); Director — Andrey Smirnov (Moscow, Liquid Theatre); Playwright — Irina Vaskovskaya (Ekaterinburg); Theatre designer — Elizaveta Dzutseva (Moscow, Dmitriy Krymov’s workshop, Liquid Theatre); Choreographer — Tatyana Baganova (Ekaterinburg); Provincial Dances Theater (Ekaterinburg); First act of oratorio composer — Dmitriy Remezov (Ekaterinburg); Second act of oratorio composer — Carlo Ciceri (Switzerland); Music curator — Vera Serebryakova (Moscow, Studio for New Music); Conductor — Anton Ledovskiy (Ekaterinburg / Moscow); InterText Ensemble of modern academic music (Ekaterinburg); Principal singers and choir of Ural State Mussorgsky Conservatoire (Ekaterinburg); Project coordinator — Valentina Anufrieva (Ekaterinburg); Technical manager — Mikhail Panteleyev (Ekaterinburg); Lighting designer — Taya Sapurina (Ekaterinburg)