Press conference on October 11

October 11 at the State Academic Bolshoi Theater named after Alisher Navoi was held a PRESS CONFERENCE with participation of Azariy Plisetskiy on the "PREMIERE" of A. Melikov's ballet "POEM OF TWO HEARTS" based on the work of Sharaf Rashidov, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Uzbek writer, which will be held on October 28 and 29. "Poem of Two Hearts" in 2 acts The second Oriental ballet by Arif Melikov. The Azerbaijani composer A.Melikov (born in 1933) is widely known primarily as the author of the music of the ballet "The Legend of Love", first staged by Yuri Grigorovich in 1961 on the stage of the Kirov Opera and Ballet Theater (St. Petersburg). This performance was an authentic masterpiece of the choreography of the XX century. And later it was transferred by the ballet choreographer to many world scenes. The second full-length ballet of composer, written by special order, was the "Poem of Two Hearts", which, as the "Legend of Love", is an eastern work of color. Melikov composed it in 1981 for the Bolshoi Theater of Uzbekistan named after Alisher Navoi, and wrote a libretto on the basis of the poem "Book of Two Hearts" by Sharaf Rashidov. Sharaf Rashidov (October 24 (November 6), 1917 – October 31, 1983) was not only an outstanding statesman, but also a well-known writer, poet, and publicist. A pragmatic politician and at the same time a highly educated person, he knew history, literature, especially classical oriental poetry, patronized science and art. "Poem of two hearts" reveals the contents of an ancient Oriental legend about love of a dancer Komde and Modan, musician – eternal love that conquers death. Musical dramaturgy of the ballet is based on the alternation of contrasting symphonic developed air-episodes full of bright impressive images of deep psychological characteristics of the characters. The ballet was first staged in 1982 on the stage of the SABT named after A. Navoi. In the 83rd the troupe traveled with it to Moscow. Then it was shown on the stages of the Bolshoi Theater and the Kremlin Palace. Critics at the time, called this staging as choreographic masterpiece of the era. The new premiere will take place on October 28, 2017, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Uzbek writer Sharaf Rashidov, to which Azariy Plisetskiy, Honored Artist of Russia – ballet dancer, teacher and choreographer, a representative of the Plisetskiy’s dynasty, "laid his hand".

11 октября 2017

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