The Beggar Boy at Christ's Christmas Tree
The original libretto by Olga Malikova is based on Dostoevsky's Christmas story of the same name, created in 1876. The idea arose when the writer and his litter daughter attended a Christmas party and after that he visited a penal colony for children. What he saw deeply hurt him. Olga Malikova expands the plot, introduces new characters and adds turning points that, like in the original version, lead to a tragic end. But the story presented by the director is not only about indifference and callousness, because love will never disappear from our world.
People's Artist of Russia Farukh Ruzimatov (Writer)
Premier of the Mariinsky Theatre, Merited Artist of Russia Igor Kolb (Gentleman with Gifts)
Pupils of the St. Petersburg State Children's Ballet Theatre and the theatre soloist Olesya Gapienko (Laundress)
Soloists and artists of the St. Petersburg ballet theatres
Music by Igor Stravinsky
Screenplay - Olga Malikova
Director - Nikolai Androsov
Artist - Ivan Glazunov
Musical Director - Fabio Mastrangelo
Producer - Natalya Orlova
Oktyabrsky Grand Concert Hall, 2021
Creative Association "Documentary Video"