Metallochka  (2019 / 2020)

Idea and development: Olga Pona

Choreographers: Olga Pona, Vladislav Morozov, Elena Prishvitsyna, Andrey Zykov, Tatyana Suschenko, Artem Suschenko, Dmitry Chegodar, Rafael Timerbakov, Tatyana Kritskaya, Stepan Bannov, Vladimir Vdovenko, Kristina Chernyshova, Denis Chernyshov.

Performers: Vladislav Morozov, Elena Prishvitsyna, Andrey Zykov, Tatyana Suschenko, Artem Suschenko, Dmitry Chegodar, Rafael Timerbakov, Tatyana Kritskaya, Stepan Bannov, Vladimir Vdovenko, Kristina Chernyshova, Denis Chernyshov, Maria Gerasimova, Nurlan Nurushev, Tatyana Lumpova, Daria Platonova.

Additional participants: the veterans choir of the Metallochka factory, Olga Maksimova, Lilia Perevalova, Anna Gorshkova, Marina Kravchuk, Tatyana Maryina, Tatyana Koscheeva, Alexey Sidorov, Andrey Larin.

Lighting designer: Alexander Skrypnik
Technical directort: Artyom Sushchenko
Graphic Design: DanceArt

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Photos: DanceArt, Andrey Tkachenko, Anastasia Taushkanova

The immersive performance “Metallochka” is an unusual project. This is a promenade performance where the audience is not sitting in chairs and looking at a remote stage, but the audience moves, following the dancers to where the performance leads them. They are not just following the dancers from one location to the next, but are also involved in events, interact with the artists, sympathize, worry and be surprised. The peculiarity and zest of our performance is that its venue is the building of the former recreation center of the metal construction plant in the Leninsky district, where the rehearsal studio of the Chelyabinsk contemporary dance theater is located (63 Novorossiyskaya St.).
The title of the performance “Metallochka” is not accidental. Locals call their area, the current factory of metal structures and even the recreation center, “Metallochka”.
With this project, we want to draw attention to the history of the “Palace of Culture”, now our home-base, associated with the history of the factory, and the people who worked there and believed in their “Metallochka”.

With the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.