prestigious award Golden Mask for CARMINA SLOVENICA, Moscow
Date: March 20, 2016
CARMINA SLOVENICA AWARDED IN MOSCOW WITH GOLDEN MASK
Production WHEN THE MOUNTAIN CHANGED ITS CLOTHING has been recognized a Golden Mask Winner in the nomination »The Best Foreign Production Presented in Russia in 2015.«
Awarded performance, which draws its inspiration from the slovenian folk song Da Pa Ćanynu, is a result of Karmina Šilec's cooperation with Heiner Goebbels - theatre director, composer and one of the greatest creative personalities of today. Project was produced by Ruhrtriennale in 2012 and since than it has toured to several eminent festivals worldwide.
Festival Golden mask is home to all genres of performing arts: opera, drama, music theater, operetta, musicals, modern dance and puppet theater and it regularly hosts performances from most important Russian theaters, including the Bolshoi Theatre, Mariinsky Theatre, Aleksandrinsky Theatre and many others. In march 2015 Carmina Slovenica participated in the festival as part of a new CONTEXT program in which the organizers of the festival presents high-quality foreign productions that give an insight into the diversity and the reality of theater.
The Golden Mask Award is given in over 30 nominations (for best production, best acting, directing, conducting, choreography, set design etc.). Award »The Best Foreign Production« is given annually to a production presented in Russia in the previous year. In previous years winners in this nomination have been Robert Lepage, Pina Bausch, Giorgio Strehler, Josef Nadj, Eimuntas Necrosius, Alvis Hermanis, Tamas Ascher, Viktor Bodo, Krzysztof Warlokowski, Katie Mitchell, Luk Parcevall in Michael Thalheimer.
... vocal Theatre Carmina Slovenica beams through the soul like a laser ... You have to hear and see it to be able to believe it ... (Parool)
... it is really astounding with what agility, body control, precision and speed the girls act – performing, speaking, singing ... (Tanzbau)
... chorus, who exhibited both great technical skill in their singing and proved themselves highly disciplined thespians as well ... (Opera Lively)
... amazing vocal theatre Carmina Slovenica which fills the stage with relaxed bodiliness ... (Giornale Della Musica)
... they can do anything ... with that marvellous energy, composure and professionalism ...
... Carmina Slovenica, who’ve gained a world-wide reputation for their powers of story-telling through choral song ... the girls’ power of memory in a foreign language were impressive … joyous moments of collective energy or anarchy that these astonishing performers shone, and the piece itself really came alive ... (The Telegraph)
... a fascinating choral formation ... professional precision that leaves one speechless ... (Neue Musik Zeitung)
... the world renowned ‘Vocal Theatre Carmina Slovenica’… the theatrics and the beauty of music and glamour of vocals … (Theatre review Melbourne)
... Carmina Slovenica (under conductor Karmina Šilec) is a phenomenon in itself ... (Financial Times)
... deeply rooted, seemingly quite independent energy, that moves us ... with precise choreography and skilful brilliance that abounds in choral manoeuvres ... (Der Standard)