A unique joint project of vocal ensemble "Sing Friend” and Schools of modern choreography "Steps" will open the anniversary concert dedicated to the 15th anniversary of the choir. Choreographic performance "Spring Cantata" by Georgiy Sviridov will be presented on the stage of the assembly hall of Irkutsk Technical University.
As the head of the vocal ensemble "Sing a Friend", Galina Gilenova, reported at a press conference in the press center of Irkutsk agency "Interfax-Siberia," this performance was never performed in Irkutsk: "The idea of a joint project was cherished for a few years. We always wanted to do something with "Steps", but could not anticipate that it will be a Sviridov’s cantata. There will be presented at the same time the choir of 27 men and 12 dancers on the stage of the university. It is very difficult to say that it will be on the genre, I call the project as Greek tragedy, when the choir stands, and at the same time the dancers illustrate the effect. Thus, a full choral performance takes place. "
G. Gilenova recognizes that cantata is performed not in a classical interpretation. The action is set due to the soundtrack, prepared by the composer of the Philharmonic of Irkutsk region, Dechebal Grigorutse. Furthermore, the pperformance is reduced from 18 to 13.5 minutes.
According to the head of the School of Modern Choreography "Steps", Inna Chernikh, it originally intended to include once dance in the performance.
Artistic director of Philharmonic of the Irkutsk region, Marina Tokarskay, notices that "Sing Friend” has been working closely with the Philharmonic for 15 years: "The ensemble is a permanent member of the project "Youth Philharmonic", and the festival "Music without borders". "Sing Friend” and "Steps" are the groups with a high level of professionalism, they are acknowledged not only at the All-Russian, but also international levels as well. The joint project is a significant event not only for the cultural life of Irkutsk, but for Priangarie in general. Execution of performances of Sviridov requires high professionalism and skills. This project combines several forms of art, it's a very interesting idea, so far no one has executed it. It seems to me that the 18 - minute performance of the cantata will give a modern "cultural vaccination" to young people.
The premiere of Sviridov’s "Spring Cantata" will be held in the auditorium of the Irkutsk Technical University on April 20. The anniversary program will also include 13 performances from the repertoire of the ensemble, which are performed in five languages.