On The Dnieper
Simon Pastukh, a native
of Russia, graduated as a Scenic and Costume Designer from the Leningrad
Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinematography in 1975. He has designed
over 200 opera, ballet and theatrical productions all over the world
with such major theatres as the Bolshoi, Mariinsky and Sovremennik in
Russia, NHK in Japan, National Theatre in Norway, Gesher theatre in
Israel, Universal Ballet Company in Seoul, Korea and the National Theatre
in Bulgaria. From 1980 to 1991 he was a resident designer at Michailovsky
(Maly) Opera and Ballet Theatre, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Pastukh received two Golden Mask Awards for the scenic design of the
opera Semyon Kotko by Sergei Prokofiev in 1999 and for the
scenic design of the ballet Bolt by Dimitri Shostakovich in
2006; moreover he was awarded with the Golden Sofit, the highest theatre
award of Saint Petersburg in 1999, and the Golden Harlequin Award in
2007. Pastukh has lived in the USA since 1992.