Polar Night Tales shown in Taimyr capital

Polar Night Tales shown in Taimyr capital

September 20, 2023

A reading of the future shadow play took place on Embankment square.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. On Embankment square, as part of the Polar Night Tales project, a reading of the script for the future shadow play, authored by the head of the shadow theater school studio Me and My Shadow Aliya Rafalskaya, took place.

The script was read by artists from the honored folk art group of the Russian Federation – the Taimyr folk song and dance ensemble of the North peoples Heiro and actors from the folk chamber theater of the city house of culture.

“It was a play about good, evil and the search for the meaning of life, in which the audience became accomplices. They saw a wanderer traveling through Taimyr, along a stormy river, turning into animals, fighting monsters”, said the press service of the Taimyr administration.

Not only the artists themselves, but also their shadows helped to get immersed more deeply into the fairy-tale world. The dances of the favorite group allowed everyone to more vividly imagine fishermen on the Yenisey, the hunt of reindeer herders, and even see the shaman’s dreams. The climax of the story was the battle between the light and dark shamans, personifying the struggle between good and evil.

To keep warm, the spectators were offered blankets and hot tundra herbal tea with sweet treats from the hostess of the chum. The event was held as part of the implementation of the Nornickel company’s World of New Opportunities charity program project.

Earlier, as part of the Art Seasons in Taimyr grant program, the Taimyr Museum of Local Lore’s employees made a walking expedition in search of ancient winter huts. We also told why Dudinka was called northern Moscow.

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Text: Victor Tsaryov, Photo: Alexander Suprunyuk - the Taimyr administration’s press service

September 20, 2023

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