Elena Proklova will play a lame, ugly old woman automatic translate
The cult director Anna Babanova prepares for the premiere the play "Swirl of Love" on the most controversial story of Alexander Kuprin "Yama". The premiere will be held on November 9 at the "Russian Song" theater. The production promises to become a sensation of the new theatrical season. Over the performance of the Russian classics, there is a successful team of professionals: the staging - Yaroslav Pulinovich, the director - Anna Babanova. The production involved: Elena Proklova, Nadezhda Babkina, Anastasia Makeeva, Vyacheslav Manucharov, Daniil Spivakovsky, Ivan Zamotayev, Alexander Kogan.
Elena Proklova will play a lame, ugly old woman.
Honored Artist of Russia will play the most unusual in her life role - the lame, ugly housekeeper of a brothel in the play "Swirl of Love" based on Alexander Kuprin’s novel "Yama". The premiere will be held on November 9 at the "Russian Song" theater.
The story of Alexander Kuprin "Yama", published in 1914, caused a lot of negative criticism of the critic, who accused the writer of immorality and excessive naturalism. Only Korney Chukovsky supported Kuprin, calling the story "a slap in the face of the whole modern society."
The musical performance "Whirlpool of Love" in the theater "Russian Song" is a new work of the famous director Anna Babanova. The stars of the theater and cinema are engaged in the production: the main role of the mistress of Anna Markovna’s public house is played by Nadezhda Babkina, the indomitable Zhenya, the "most spoiled" girl in the tolerance house - Anastasia Makeeva, a visitor to a brothel, hussar, singer, composer and actor Alexander Kogan. At Daniel Spivakovsky several roles at once. Vyacheslav Manucharov plays a man who sells his bride Anna Markovna. One of the most difficult roles went to Honored Artist of Russia Elena Proklova. In the play "Swirl of Love" she will play housekeeper Zoya in the house of tolerance - a wretched, lame woman of the age. Bitter with life, Zoya is unconditionally devoted to the hostess. She meets the guests of the establishment, controls the order and, without pity and sentiment, leads prostitute girls to the senses when they are already weak and unable to do their work.
"I was invited to the theater of Nadezhda Babkina to take part in the production of Kuprin’s story," says Elena Proklova. - Naturally, I could not refuse. Firstly, because I respect Hope, we have long been acquainted, and I will follow her even to the edge of white light. Secondly, from such proposals as the performance of the Russian classics, they do not refuse. I play for the first time in such an extraordinary production, in which the tragedy, the truth of life, are transmitted by all dramatic, scenic, musical and choreographic methods. Never before participated in such a performance, a musical - I do not even know what to call it? This form has not happened in the productions, where choreography, and vocals, and dramatic art - all fused together. Therefore, in my opinion, this will be a very interesting presentation for any level of the public. "
As the director admits, acute social themes are her themes. According to Anna Bobanova, "Whirlpool of Love" is a play with romances, with songs, singing and prayers. The author of the staging is one of the most popular modern playwrights, the student of Nikolai Kolyada Yaroslav Pulinovich.
"Our entire team, supervised by Nadezhda Babkin, has enough knowledge, experience and taste not to destroy Kuprin’s work, but more emotionally, in the context of modernity, to bring it to the public," Anna Babanova tells of the work on Russian classics.
The director is confident that "Yama" is an actual work for today. "The work was written at the beginning of the century, before the revolution, and in such crisis moments prostitution and social problems are beginning to escalate. I remember how in the early 90’s on the Yaroslavl highway, the crowds were women of easy virtue, alas, and now they began to appear. Apparently, the economic crisis, unemployment, forcing girls and women to go to such a way of earning. Music, songs and dances create the atmosphere of a feast during the plague. The Russians in the blood, when the black days, - oblivion through a crazy holiday.
"Yama" - the last major work of Alexander Kuprin and the most controversial. The Russian classic worked on this story for six years - from 1908 to 1914, and the first among Russian writers dared to reveal the theme of corrupt love...
Anticipating the reaction that the novel can evoke, Kuprin wrote in an epigraph to it: "I know that many will find this story immoral and indecent, yet from the bottom of my heart I dedicate it to mothers and youth." With publicistic, naturalistic authenticity and unsightly accuracy, he described life as a terrible naked truth, without embellishment. Exposing the rotten bottom of vice, a society that gravitates towards material welfare and denies spirituality, Kuprin raises socio-philosophical problems that are not limited to the problem of prostitution. He speaks about the system of upbringing and education, the depravity of morals, about indifference, culture and ignorance, about the huge, colossal social gap, the deep gulf between different layers of society. These problems can not be solved once and for all - each new era forces us to raise and solve them anew. The era in which we live today, unfortunately, can not be an exception...