On Friday, 29 May, the 'Russian seasons' will show the Imago-Trap dance play staged by the Ekaterinburg conterporary choreography theatre - the Provincial Dances. The play was recorded on stage of the Perm Academic Theatre-Theatre.
The piece is based on the fables of Aesop, La Fontaine and Krylov (The Ant and the Cicada, The Ant and the May Bug, The Dragonfly and the Ant). But Tatiana Baganova does not attempt to illustrate the story of a hard-working ant and a beautiful and idle dragonfly. The bodies and souls of the heroes undergo drastic transformation. Their love, care and support are not just a transactional exchange. The characters are born, fall in love, wander through the labyrinth of relationships, die and come to life, continuously interact in a dance, and change costumes like animals shedding their skins undergoing transformation of feelings and emotions. The Dragonfly and the Ant is a never-ending story of a man and a woman, an individual and a public, a soul and a mind.
Valery Vasyukov, the sound designer, created the score for the piece. He intertwined the fragments of the popular tunes and haunting, almost otherworldly sounds: proprietary rhythmic exercises and creaking sounds. There are two alternative meanings in the name Imago-Trap. On the one hand, imago is the adult stage in the development of an insect, when it becomes capable of reproduction and dispersal. On the other hand, imago is a subconscious recollection of a close person, formed in the early childhood.
Founded in 1990, the Yekaterinburg Provincial Dances Theatre of Modern Choreography is one of the pioneers of modern Russian performing art. The theatre is a 6 times winner of the Golden Mask award. Tatyana Baganova is the lead choreographer and artistic director of the company.