The ballet “Genesis” is staged to the classical version of the Symphonic Poem by composer Baruch Berliner and producer Nachum Slutzker, and is accompanied by a symphony orchestra, a narrator and 3D video art.
The embodiment of the idea of the work in dance makes it possible to present the Symphonic Poem to a sophisticated audience, connoisseurs of the high art of choreography and to see the well-known biblical story told in the body language.
The ballet, like the Symphonic Poem, tells about the stages of divine providence and the formation of the world order, reflecting the central events of the first chapters of the book Genesis:
- The Creation of the world;
- Adam and Eve;
- The Expulsion from Paradise;
- Cain and Abel;
- The Flood;
- The Token of Covenant.
The libretto for the ballet was written by Olga Kuznetsova, a philologist, research fellow at the Institute of Russian Literature (The Pushkin House) of the Russian Academy of Sciences, author of books, articles and publications about Russian writers of the Silver Age and the findesiècle phenomenon in literature.
The ballet was staged by Dmitry Pimonov, choreographer of the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, choreographer of many musicals and productions around the world.
The premiere of the ballet took place on December 4, 2022 at the Kyrgyz National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after A. Maldybaev.