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Prologue to "Macbeth

Oct 21, 2016

The dramatic base of “Mystic Ukraine” is William Shakespeare’s tragedy “Macbeth”. Why “Macbeth”? There are many coincidences between the universal collisions in Shakespeare’s piece and  modern realities in Ukraine. Courage of spirit and weakness of soul, questionable victories and inevitable consequences of betrayal. The history is played after women's scenarios and mysticism stuffs men’s fantasies and brains. An attempt to find the reality in the chaos of the distractive events leading to death is at the heart of the project.

An attempt to find the reality of new creative impulse in the chaos of the destructive events leading to death  is at heart of the project “Mystic Ukraine”.

The stage space is very picturesque: the Ukrainian authentic homespun carpets; folk (Ukrainian and Oriental) costumes. 

It is a ritualized dance. The musical dramaturgy is formed on the dase of folk songs of the Ukrainian ritual cycle.

Authentic Ukrainian singing in the arrangement of the different world rythms.