David Avdysh - Ballet Master i Margarita

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David Avdysh

Choreographer David Avdysh caused some fuss when he created the ballet The Master and Margarita for the Tchaikovsky Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre in Perm.

For this ballet, which was supposed to be the apotheosis for the 2002-2003 season, David Avdysh did not use original music, but compositions of Gustav Mahler, Dmitri Shostakovich, Hector Berlioz, Astor Piazzolla and other composers. The reviews in the press were not nice for this attempt to show a theatrical interpretation of the novel. Some critics were very tough and destructive. You can watch the video here to judge by yourself whether they were right.

In 2003, Avdysh left the Perm ballet, and after an intermediate step at the Ballet of Saint Petersburg, he started working with leading figure skaters and creating choreographies for show ballets. In 2007, the Master i Margarita ballet was performed again by the Ballet of the National Opera in Kiev, Ukraine.

Technical details

Tchaikovsky Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, Perm (2003)
National Opera of Ukraine, Kiev (2007)

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