Audiences Delight to Tales of Crimea

The Crimean fairy tales performance took place in the framework of the Amazing Stories of Crimea exhibition, where Ukrainians can admire artworks, different items and costumes from different periods of Crimean history - and also discover how the people of the peninsula used to live centuries ago

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15.04.2019

Sashko Lirnyk is a professional storyteller who can describe all sorts of myths and legends about Ukraine. For this special performance in Kyiv, Sashko amazed the audience, young and old, with stories about the peninsula of Crimea; in particular, about its first inhabitants, the ancient gods of Mount Olympus and the heroic battles of the Tatars.

“The goal was to show Crimea as land with thousands of years of history. We had a vast script, but unfortunately, not all of it could be used, because there was only so much time. We’ll start with the myths of Herodotus about this land, then the Scythians, then there’ll be an episode about the goths, also an episode that’s a favourite of mine -it’s a romantic story about Ayu-Dag, “Bear Mountain,” and where it came from. There’ll be the history of the Crimean Khanate, and finally a story about the friendship between Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars, a story about unity and about the Milky Way that links the past and future,” he said.

But this performance was not just about telling stories. Indeed, those stories were illustrated with the impressive technique of sand drawing. This works as a storyboard, which is then directly shown on a big screen.

The whole performance was also accompanied by music. The audience was immersed in a fairy and mysterious atmosphere. For the organizers, this show is also a way to increase the awareness about the rich history of Crimea, especially after Russia’s annexation.

“Maybe some little children who are born in Ukraine without Crimea, they don’t know what is it. We have to remind and to not let forget about this perfect land which is very important for my generation, for the generation of my parents. We think this is our land and we love it and the goal of our project is to tell, not only to Ukraine but to Crimea also that we love it.” organizer Anastasia Haichenets said.

The Crimean fairy tales performance took place in the framework of the Amazing Stories of Crimea exhibition, where Ukrainians can admire artworks, different items and costumes from different periods of Crimean history – and also discover how the people of the peninsula used to live centuries ago.

Source UATV
date 15.04.2019
categories Crimea, News releases
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