THE ODESSA REVIEW NEW ISSUE
Lena Kolyadenko’s dance troupe “Freedom Ballet” presents their new production, intriguingly entitled ‘SHKAF”, or “Wardrobe” in English.
Each one of the dancers’ movements is a well-choreographed gesture, and every time they step on the stage is not merely a dance – they represent an entire life filled with intrigue, passion, drama, improvisation, love, and beauty.
You will see fourteen dancers experiment with movement, light and music. They try on various characters and turn every ritual into a farce. They portray an innumerable lineup of lives, never once repeating themselves, sincere to the extreme. The aim of this endless experiment is to gain a knowledge of self so profound, that it becomes no longer necessary to wear a mask. However, the main participant of the experiment is the person comfortably sitting in the dark safety of the audience and gazing at the lighted stage – the viewer.
Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater
1 Chaikovskoho Lane