On July 11 the Mariinsky Theater hosted the premiere of the multi-genre play 'Renard. Mavra. The Fairy's Kiss' based on the works of Igor Stravinsky.
The performance was staged by the choreographer of the Mariinsky Theater Maxim Petrov, the Musical Director was Valery Gergiev, the Set Designer was Alyona Pikalova, and the Costume Designer was Uldus Bakhtiozina.
'My task was to transform and rethink the classical ballet costume, to leave the feeling of a tutu, but to make it modern. Therefore, my heroes are in tracksuits, and the beauties have techno-kokoshniks. Of course, I used Russian codes, for example, lubok, but not directly, but leaving its ornamentalism behind' - the artist shares.
Photo by the Mariinsky Theater.
upd: in 2022 Uldus Bakhtiozina was nominated for The Golden Mask National Theatre Award in the nomination 'Musical theatre / Best costume designer' for 'Renard. Mavra. The Fairy's Kiss' play.