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Artistic director of theatre is Valery Fokin Artistic director of theatre is Valery Fokin

23.05.2014 Jubilee of Peoples Artist of Russia Igor Volkov

On May 23, 2014, Peoples Artist of Russia Igor N. Volkov turned 55. Not only Igor Volkov has been one of the leading actors of the Alexandrinsky Theater, but he also is the most demanded actor of the company, engaged in nearly all performances of the current repertoire. His name became well-known to St. Petersburg theater-goers in 1991, after The Joyful Cemetery one-man-show after A. Chekhovs writings. Igor Volkov, who has firsthand knowledge of provincial theater, created an image of a travelling actor with features of Chekhovs characters - actors of the past century and contemporary performers. Igor Volkovs stage manner reveals the Vakhtangov Theater school: bright theatricality, elegance, love for psychological paradoxes, and ethic valuation of characters. The first actors role on the Alexandrinsky Stage was Horace in 1992 Hamlet; it brought well-deserved recognition to the actor, and Igor Volkov was named the best performer of a secondary role.



21.05.2014 Concert of Karolina Öhman (cello) and Paolo Vinyaroli (flute)

On May 22, 2014, guests of the Second International reMusik Festival of Modern Music, the duo of Karolina Öhman (cello) and Paolo Vinyaroli (flute) will play on the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater. The program concept is based on a dialogue, when the performers communicate with each other and the public, while composers explore various models for communication of sounding events with the help of a flute and a cello playing duo, with no orchestra or piano to accompany. The concert will start at 7 pm. Tickets could be purchased at the theater ticket office. It is open 10 am 7 pm with 2pm 3pm break for lunch.



21.05.2014 A concert of the VORTEX Ensemble (Switzerland) on the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater

25, 2014, a concert of the VORTEX Ensemble (Switzerland) will take place on the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater (Fontanka Emb. 49A) under the frames of the Second International reMusik Festival of Modern Music. The concert will start at 4 p.m.

The VORTEX Ensemble is a community of composers and performers based in Geneva. In 2005, eleven professional musicians of African, Latin-American and European origin united with shared inspiration to create and perform serious modern music established a group and organized a series of concerts. They pay special attention to newest composing techniques, allowing to structure the sound in the space, and electro-acoustic sounding. Each program includes both acoustic compositions and mixed or fully electronic compositions. The VORTEX Ensemble plays an important role in the modern European musical life.
Tickets could be purchased at the theater ticket office. It is open 10 am 7 pm with 2pm 3pm break for lunch.


20.05.2014 A Tour of the Theater of Nations at the Alexandrinsky Theater

On May 20, 2014, Robert Lepages performance Hamlet. A Collage will give start to the tour of the Moscow Theater of Nations. On May 20 - 29, 7 performances will be presented on the Major and New Stages of the Alexandrinsky Theater. On May 20 and 21, Hamlet. A Collage will be presented; Artistic Director of the Theater of Nations Eugeny Mironov is playing all the roles in it. The most modern techniques of video imaging are used in this performance, with a specially programmed constructor cube in the center of the composition. On May 26, prominent German Director Tomas Ostermanns  Freken Julie by A. Strindberg will be presented on the Major Stage. Eugeny Mironov, Chulpan Khamatova, Yulia Peresild, and Yelena Gorina will play the main roles. On May 27, The Glass Menagerie by T. Williams, Tufan Imamutdinovs production, will be presented on the Major Stage. The public will see Peoples Artist of Russia Marina Neyelova in the role of Amanda. On May 29, Andrey Moguchys performance Circo Ambulante will be shown on the Major Stage. Albert Filozov and Liya Akhedzhakova will play the main roles.



22.04.2014 Distinguished Artist of Russia Marina Gavrilova passed away

Marina A. Gavrilova was admitted to the Leningrad Academy Pushkin Drama Theater in 1972; for her entire career she remained faithful to the Alexandrinsky Stage. Her sharp character and comedienne talent in combination with fine psychological elaboration of the role and her ability to create a capacious and memorable image had been highly demanded at the theater. In the years of her service at the theater, Marina Gavrilova had played more than diverse 70 roles. Along with this, her creative career had also embraced a series of her own productions and dramatic jobs.
In the recent times, Marina Gavrilova had been seriously ill. Alexandrinsky actors are sad with her death and bring their condolences to the family.
Information on the date and place of the funeral will be provided additionally.



22.04.2014 Destroying Authorship. A Martin Nachbars performance

On April 27, 2014, the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater and the Goethe Institute in St. Petersburg will present the premiere of a dance performance Destroying Authorship. The first night will take place under the frames of the Week of Germany 2014. German choreographer Martin Nachbar, one of the most prominent representatives of the modern conceptual dance, is telling about his relations with the Affectos humanos cycle of the legend of the German dance vanguard Dore Hoyer. The choreographer is trying to talk with the audience about his attempts to replicate this cycle and also to re-think its concept and more than fifty years of the stage life. The Destroying Authorship performance analyses relations between the past and the present, the known and unknown, individual and collective, and contemplates on the authorship in regards of arts compositions.



21.04.2014 The Pythian Games

On April 25 and 26, 2014, the tenth Pythian Games will take place on the Alexandrinsky Stage. These composer competitions are organized by the PRO ARTE Foundation; it is one of the best national projects in the sphere of modern academy music. Traditionally, the Pythian Games are taking place in the form of two concerts dedicated to particular themes. All compositions should be composed specifically for PRO ARTE Foundations eNsemble and the Pythian Games. In the final stage of the concert, public votes (by special ballots) for the most liked opus EU and then authorship is announced.



19.04.2014 The "Golden Mask " Outcomes

On April 18, 2014, actress of the Alexandrinsky Theater Peoples Artist of Russia Era Ziganshina became laureate of the 20th Festival of the Russian National Golden Mask Theater Award in The Best Secondary Role" nomination. She was awarded for the role of Babushka in Valery Fokins The ZERO Liturgy. Distinguished Artist of Russia Nina Urgant received a special out-of-competition award of the Festival For the Outstanding Contribution in the Development of Theater Arts.



17.04.2014 "The New Stage Master Shop: Demonstration of performance sketches

On April 19 and 20, 2014, students of the first laboratory of the New Stage Master Shop project will present sketches of their future performances. Participants of the pilot Master Shop were selected based on the outcomes of the February 2014 application pitching; several dozens of young St. Petersburg directors and dramatists took part in it. Members of the Expert Council of the New Stage Master Shop will take part in the post-presentation discussion; these are leading theater experts and theater critics from St. Petersburg and Moscow: Anna Banasyukevich, Alexander Vislov, Olga Galakhova, Yelena Gruyeva, Marina Dmitrevskaya, Zhanna Zaretskaya, Yevgeny Kazachkov, Oksana Kushlyayeva, and Nickolay Pesochinsky.  

On April 19, the showings will start at 9 pm; on April 20, showings will start at 2:30 pm, 4:00 pm, and 9 pm. The events
are open for public by electronic registration.



16.04.2014 The Phantoms of the Theater performance became laureate of the Festival St. Petersburg Theaters to Children

Dmitry Yushkov and Alexander Artyomovs performance The Phantoms of the Theater became one of the winners of the 13th annual Festival St. Petersburg Theaters to Children as the awardee in the nomination For expansion of the borders of a children performance and introduction of a child to the theater world. On April 16, Chairman of the Festival Steering Committee Peoples Artist of Russia Sergey Migitsko announced this year laureates on the stage of the St. Petersburg House of Actors. Theater critics Alexey Pasuyev, Anna Nekrylova, and Anna Konstantinova publicized choices of the honorable Jury in each nomination. Tovstonogov BDT, Buff Theater and the Theater in the Basil Island have also received awards in the Drama Theaters nomination.



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