Reconstruction of "Helikon-Opera"

• Reconstruction of the theater "Helikon-Opera"

I can not say that often go to theaters. And until recently I knew nothing about the device theatrical scene. It turns out that in the contemporary theater scene is a bit more complicated than the assembly hall of my school. Last week I was fortunate to take a stroll through the galleries of the stage box in the theater "Helikon-Opera" and to go down under the stage, to the up-and-in a downward platforms with articulated chains, which can be transformed into rigid moving columns. The stage of the new theater - this is Hidden, a big robot transformer hidden in the depths of the theater from the viewer's eye.

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The complex of buildings of musical theater "Helikon-Opera" is located in the estate Shakhovskys-Glebova-Streshnevs, which is an architectural monument. In Soviet times there was a home health care provider, and in the 1990s, here entered the theater "Helikon-Opera". Cert is a beautiful historic building on Bolshaya Nikitskaya, but no more. From the street difficult to imagine the volume and size of the entire complex.

Restoration of buildings "Helikon-Opera" started eight years ago. During this time, the work has not been interrupted, expiry dates repeatedly postponed. In 2011 it was approved a new project of reconstruction and today the main work has been completed. There was a small part of finishing, conducted commissioning.

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In the course of reconstruction of the theater area increased from a little more than three thousand square meters to 13 500 m2. Existing buildings are built and were expanded. In the inner courtyard of the estate created a large hall with 500 seats. The new hall was called "Stravinsky". It is a Greek amphitheater, one wall of which was the rear facade of the manor.

Stylized old Russian porch was fully restored and adapted to accommodate the royal box for the guests.

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View of the courtyard to the reconstruction of the theater.

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"Theater, which has toured extensively, travels a lot, but never had his home. All the years we have suffered. And this story has been tightened with the reconstruction. And now we have the whole company goes about this building and crying from happiness, because I just can not believe it ", - says artistic director Dmitry Bertman.

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As early as September, the troupe can relocate to a new building. The new theater is scheduled to open the season already in the building.

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The stage is equipped with lifting and standpipe platforms that can synchronously move up and down in front of the viewer. In "Serapid" company uses a chain drive mechanism as a platform.

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In areas under the stage is dark and beautiful.

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The peculiarity of the mechanism is that the link chains can be transformed into rigid movable column, which rests on the base platform stage.

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Since 2014 the reconstruction and restoration of the theater building conducted by the institute "Mosinzhproekt".

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View from the scene.

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sound transmission equipment on the new stage will be special. false ceiling, which will form the effect of a starry sky, and the sound system is mounted is created in the auditorium. This thirteen instruments in the form of flowers on the ceiling - "Helicon", spherical sound-reflecting elements.

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Stage galleries are somewhat similar to Alcatraz premises)

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The old theater building, where there is a small stage in the 216 seats, has been the subject of scientific restoration.

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In the course of genuine stucco of the XIX century has been restored, marble columns, wooden vaulted ceiling saved.

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In gratitude for the work of the builders, who worked on the reconstruction of April 10, the theater's artists gave a concert in the Chamber Hall of the already finished in a historic building of the theater. The event was also visited by the mayor of Moscow.

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