Author of libretto and choreography:
Alexey Miroshnichenko
Music director:
Artem Abashev
Set designer:
Alyona Pikalova
Costume designer:
Tatyana Noginova
Lighting designer:
Alexey Khoroshev
Assistant set designer:
Svetlana Nechayeva
Science consultant:
Lana Rawandi-Fadai
Empress Farah Pahlavi:
Diana Vishneva

Marcelo Gomez
The "Schaherezade" ballet was inspired by the unique Eastern culture. It tells a story of the life of one of the most amazing women of the XX century - the last empress of Iran, Farah Pahlavi. The ballet was staged by choreographer Alexei Miroshnichenko specially for Diana Vishneva.

The Tale of the Buffoon who Outwits Seven Other Buffoons' is one of the few titles in the history of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes that fell off the choreographers' radar for many years after the premiere. Ninety years to be exact, until 2011 when the Perm Ballet brought it back to the stage.

The score was commissioned by Diaghilev. On the wave of success of The Rite of Spring, he asked the young composer Sergei Prokofiev to write a ballet in Russian farce style. They took inspiration from a collection of folk tales of the Perm Governorate. The stage director of the Paris premiere in 1921 was the avant-garde artist Mikhail Larionov. The modern Perm production consonant with him.

Based on the original libretto, Aleksey Miroshnichenko created new choreography in a physical comedy style; the artists Sergey Martynov and Tatiana Noginova recreated the visual form of the production from Larionov's designs. The result is a homage to Diaghilev, Larionov, and the very idea of searching for new means of expression, at the confluence of high and low, past and present.

The choreographer partnered with his permanent co-authors. Set designer Alyona Pikalova virtuously introduced documentary objects and objects of Iranian art into the scenery. Costume designer Tatyana Noginova masterfully reflected the spirit of the era and the mood of its heroes. And the lighting design by Alexey Khoroshev creates an imaginary world on the border between reality and a fairy tale - for this work Alexey was awarded the Golden Mask prize in 2020.
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Ballet featuring Diana Vishneva, inspired by the culture of the East.
Mohammed Reza-Shah Pahlavi:

Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre
«allet in one act by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov's symphonic suite "Scheherazada".

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Denis Savin
Aleksei Miroshnichenko
Set designer:
Sergei Martinov
Costume designer:
Tatyana Noginova

A ballet in one act by Sergei Prokofiev,
with choreography by Aleksey Miroshnichenko

Following the success of Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, Sergei Diaghilev, the creator of Les Ballets Russes, commissioned a ballet in the traditional Russian balagan style from Sergei Prokofiev, then 23 years old. As an inspiration, he offered the composer a collection of tales from Perm Province. Artist Mikhail Larionov was to direct the performance. The premiere took place in 1921; Paris and London accepted the performance favorably, however The Buffoon subsequently disappeared from ballet society's focus for a long time. Only 90 years later, in an entirely different historical context it caught the attention of Aleksei Miroshnichenko. He composed a new choreography, based on Prokofiev's libretto, performed with decorations and costumes recreated from Mikhail Larionov's sketches.

The Buffon

Libretto by Sergei Prokofiev
Based on tales from Perm Province
Scenography by Mikhail Larionov
Honored Artist of Russia, laureate of the National Theater Award "Golden Mask" in the nomination "Best work of choreographer" for the "Cinderella" (2018).

One of the leading Russian choreographers working in neoclassical ballet.

In 2009-2020, Alexey Miroshnichenko headed the ballet company of the Perm Opera and Ballet Theater. For the Perm company, he staged the ballets "Daphnis and Chloe" by Ravel (2010), "Variations on a Rococo theme" to the music of Tchaikovsky's eponymous instrumental composition (2011), "The Buffoon" by Prokofiev (2011), "The Blue bird and Princess Florina" by Adan (2014), "Conditionally killed" by Shostakovich (2015), new edition of Tchaikovsky's "Swan lake" (2015), Prokofiev's "Cinderella" (2016), Stravinsky's "Firebird" (2017), Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" (2017), Minkus's "Bayadere" (2018), Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade" (2019).

The artistic strategy of the Perm ballet, which Alexey Miroshnichenko implements, has been highly appreciated by the professional community more than once: two special prizes of The National Theater Award "Golden Mask" - the project "To see music" (2012, "For searching in modern choreography") and the project "Towards Diaghilev" (2013,"For restoring the Diaghilev repertoire").