Yup it happened. The annual Russian school play. I didn't blog about the costume-making this year since it sort of happened on the fly and I didn't have time to take photos of the process. I also didn't make as many costumes this year as I usually do, my job was a bit more organizational.
None the less I wanted to share the costumes with you. No animal or fish heads
this year, but still plenty of fanciful characters.
The play was Snegurochka/Snow Maiden. It's an old story that takes place in pre-christian Russia. It's been made into a movie
, a cartoon
, an opera
and a ballet
. Snegurochka is the daughter of Ded Moroz/Grandpa Frost and Vesna/Spring. She wants to live with the people and feel love. It all turns into an unfortunate love story with her melting in the end after she feels love....
|Spring dancing with the swans|
|Grandpa Frost arrives with his snow minions|
|Snow Maiden with her father|
|Snow Maiden with her mother|
|Maslenitza or MardiGras |
|Snow Maiden falls in love|
|The Tzar and his advisor|
|the village people|
|Spring dances with the flowers|