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Turkish Kids Rocked Moscow Spectators by Musical of Nuclear Kids-2015 International Creative Project


The capital of Russia hosted a very successful first performance of the “Ask Rutherford” musical of the VII International Children’s Creative Project Nuclear Kids. The musical involved many talented kids from Turkey, Belarus, Hungary, Vietnam, Russia, Ukraine and the Czech Republic. They successfully passed a number of regional castings and were selected among more than 450 contestants aged 11 to 16.


Preparatory phase of the project was launched in Leningrad Region (Russia) on the shore of the Gulf of Finland. It took producer Vladimir Karabanov and choreographer Maxim Nedolechko about three weeks to produce a professional show. The first night took place on 28 July in Saint-Petersburg; afterwards the kids came on the scenes of Novovoronezh (Russia), Paks (Hungary), České Budějovice (Czech Republic). 



The first night in Moscow was introduced by the project originator, Director of Communications Department of the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom Sergey Novikov. “In 2015, Russian nuclear industry celebrates its 70-th anniversary. One of the prime movers of the branch was scientist Igor Kurchatov. We have decided to dedicate the musical composition to the childhood of this distinguished Soviet scholar. According to the script, he navigates numerous life challenges and finally finds his path in life. Soon thereafter he becomes a world-renowned scientist and a pioneer in the peaceful use of nuclear energy”, Sergey Novikov told. 



Project manager Anna Trapeznikova said: “Each year the best teachers have classes with young talents. The play is based on a specially designed script. The script is discussed with children and tailored to their personal experience. It took the kids only 21 days to learn long parts, rehearse complicated dance moves and voice parts. There is more in this than meets the eye.” Together with the rehearsals, the kids went sightseeing in Saint-Petersburg, the cultural capital of Russia, Pavlovsk, visited Prague, Český Krumlov, Paks.


After the performance Celine Tumai, the project participant, shared her emotions: “It really gave me a thrill when the audience hall applauded us after some episodes. At NucKids I have made friends with children from various countries. We will communicate, and one day we will certainly visit each other to recall these happy days. I would like to thank our teachers who assisted us in everything we did and shared their rich experience.”  Olga Tumai, mother of the young actress, mentions that the project helped her daughter to develop vocal abilities and choreographic skills and exerted a positive influence upon her view and attitude towards music and signing.    


On the first night the musical was a sell-out in Moscow Et Cetera theatre. The audience hall was full, even back rows were occupied. Spectators gave a standing ovation to the project participants and did not let the young actors leave the scene. Laura Koker’s mother who travelled from Ankara to see the daughter’s performance shared her impressions: “I loved the children’s performance. There is an excellent vibe round here that is transferred to the audience. I would like to express gratitude to Rosatom for the brilliant idea and organization of the musical. I am sure many kids will appreciate this valuable experience of performing before a large audience and will choose the acting professions in future.” Astonished, many spectators wiped tears during the final song of the musical. 


Nuclear Kids Project has gained popularity in the countries where Rosatom operates. It is aimed at strengthening friendly relations between children of employees of the nuclear power enterprises, developing new traditions of cultural interaction and children’s creativity.


AKKUYU NUCLEAR JOINT STOCK COMPANY supports the international creative project. For the fourth consecutive year the Company arranges participation of children from Turkey in this event. The idea of Nuclear Kids International Creative Project and its implementation belongs to the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom.