Sunday, September 24, 2017

Rosatom debuts Nuclear Kids touring art project at USUE

Rosatom debuted the first showing of its Nuclear Kids international touring children's art project at Ural State Economic University (USUE) last Thursday.

Now in its sixth year, the traveling Nuclear Kids exhibit opened at the university's theatre with a production of the musical, "Labyrinths of Childhood." This year's program at USUE was co-organized by the Yekaterinburg Information Centre for Atomic Energy, according to a USUE press release.

A total of 80 children of Rosatom nuclear employees between the ages of 11 and 16 will perform in the educational musical as it travels throughout Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Hungary, Bulgaria, Vietnam, Turkey and the Czech Republic. Performances will be held in a variety of international venues.

This year, Rosatom has extended special invitations to children in orphanages and other institutions to watch the program, an original musical written and composed specifically for the Nuclear Kids project. The musical was directed by Vladimir Karabanova and choreographed by Maxim Nedolechko.

"Labyrinths of Childhood" portrays the lives of ordinary teenagers as they emotionally navigate their journeys into adulthood. The musical will next be mounted at Moscow's Et Cetera Theatre on Aug. 14 and 15. Admission is free at all venues.