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25.08.2014 Tour of the Alexandrinsky Theater in Pskov


On August  26 28, 2014, a tour of the Alexandrinsky Theater will take place in Pskov under the frames of the Festival program  of The Big Tour.  The 2014 Theater Summer of Russia. The program will start on August 26 with a meet-the-artist event with Artistic Director of the Alexandrinsky Theater Valery Fokin  which will take place in the media hall of the Pskov Pushkin Drama Theater.  In the evening, Oskaras Korshunovass The Taming of the Shrew will be shown on the theaters major stage. On August 28, Irina Keruchenkos Sun Stroke will be presented on the Small Stage of the theater; the director will meet with the public after the performance.  The schedule of the Pskov tour also includes lectures and master classes of the Rector of the St. Petersburg Theater Academy, Deputy Artistic Director of the Alexandrinsky Theater Alexander Chepurov and Artistic Director of the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater Marat Gatsalov.



11.08.2014 Nikolay Roshchin was nominated for the Golden Soffit Award


The Production Director and Artist of the Old Lady Is Hatching performance Nikolay Roshchin was nominated for the Top St. Petersburg Theater Award Golden Soffit in The Best Artist nomination.  This year, the Award will include nominations in five different categories.  Announcement of the results and the traditions Award Ceremony will take place on November 10, 2014 on the stage of A.A. Bryantsev TYuZ Theater.   



24.07.2014 
On September 19, 2014, the Alexandrinsky Theater will open its 259th season with Valery Fokins Recollections of the Future after Mikhail Lermontovs Masquerade and the 1917 Meyerholds performance. This premiere will give start to theEighth International Alexandrinsky Theater Festival which will be taking place from September 19 to October 26. Festival program performances will be shown at both the major stage and the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater.

02.07.2014 Demonstration of the multimedia dancing performance of The Death of Tarelkin

On July 10, 2014, the only showing of the multimedia dancing performance of The Death of Tarelkin will take place on the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater under the frames of the Parallel Program of the European Manifesta Biennale.
A young team of artists, choreographers, and dancers decided to instill a new form to the A.V. Sukhovo-Kobylins classic comedy: Russian classic is merged here with modern art, dance, and state-of-art technologies.  This is a kind of a dialogue with the legendary Meyerholds performance of 1922: is tells about transformation of a human being into a small screw of the bureaucratic machine.  Transferring the plot into present-day realities, authors of the performance intended to contemplate on the present-day total control   and omnipresence of the authorities.  The entire audience will be engaged in the action: cameras will be turned onto the public, and the screens used as a stage set will be showing footage of the auditorium.  

The internet will become an additional auditorium for all interested viewers: online translation of the event will be accessible through the Alexandrinsky Theater New Stages website thenewstage.ru. The performance will start at 19:30.
 



25.06.2014 Discussion on the Fundamental Principles of the State Cultural Policy Project
On June 27, 2014, at 14:00 discussion on the Fundamental Principles of the State Cultural Policy Project will take place. The discussant panel will include: Senior Advisor of the RF Presidential Advisor Operating Department Anna Kolupayeva; Advisor to the RF President Vladimir Tolstoy; Artistic Director of the Alexandrinsky Theater Valery Fokin; Artistic Director of the St. Petersburg Academy Shostakovich Philharmonic Hall Yury Temirkanov; Rector of the St. Petersburg State Academy Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture Semyon Mikhailovsky; Acting Rector of the Russian Vaganova Ballet Academy Nikolay Tsiskaridze. A television bridge with the regions will be taking place in the course of the discussion. Online translation of the event will be accessible through the website of New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater.

23.06.2014 Ksenia. The History of Love at the Voices of History Festival

On June 24, 2014, the Alexandrinsky Theaters performance Ksenia. The History of Love will give start to the Vologda  XII International Theater Festival Voices of History.  A special version of the performance was created for the open-air stage erected in the historical set design of the Vologda Kremlin.  The performance announced as the key event of the festival program will be performed two days in a row: on June 24 and 25.  The Festival program included 12 productions from ten Russian theaters; also, this year, the amount of venues engaged has increased: performances of the invited theaters will be shown not only in the Vologda Kremlin, but also at the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery and the Galskie Estate in Cherepovets.  

June 24: Vologda Kremlin, the Consistorial Yard. Beginning at 23:00

June 25: Vologda Kremlin, the Consistorial Yard. Beginning at 23:00



20.06.2014 Creative jubilee of Distinguished Artist of Russia Semyon Sytnik

On June 20, 2014, Distinguished Artist of Russia Semyon Sytnik will celebrate his creative jubilee: 45 years of servicing at the Alexandrinsky Theater. Semyon Sytnik was admitted to the Alexandrinsky Company in 1969, immediately after graduated from the Leningrad State Institute of Theater, Music, and Cinema (LGITMiK), Vassily Merkurievs class.  In the first years of his career, he had played a lot of bit-part and several major roles; already the first actors roles were distinct with amazing volubility, plasticity, a taste for improvisation, and bright theatricality.  Among the best Semyon Sytnik s roles were such comedienne and sharp character ones as Richard Willie (R. Cooney, Out of Order, 2004) and Pete Crowley (W. Thackeray, The Vanity Fair, 2002).  In the years of his service at the theater, Semyon Sytnik had played more than one hundred roles. 

Presently, the actors repertoire includes roles of Prince Sergey Abrezkov (L. Tolstoy, The Living Corps, 2006); Pyotr Sorin (A. Chekhov, The Seagull, 2007); Professor Nemur (D. Keyes, Flowers for Charley, 2007), Professor Serebryakov (A. Chekhov, Uncle Vanya, 2009); he was awarded with the Golden Soffit Award for the best secondary male role for his Astronomer Sergey Zaratustrov (M. Durnenkov, Izotov, 2009); Lord, Baptista (W. Shakespeare,  The Taming of the Shrew, 2010), Time (A. Moguchy and K. Filippov, The Fortune, 2011), Assessor Brack (H. Ibsen, Hedda Gabler, 2011), Nell (S. Beckett,  Endgame, 2014). The pedagogical activity played an important role in the actors career: Semyon Sytnik taught actors mastership at LGTIMiK, the Russian Drama School, Theater School in Lakhti, Finland, and the St. Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory.  



06.06.2014 To the memory of Tadeusz Róźewicz. meet-the-artist events on the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater
On June 10 and 11, 2014, along with showings of the Old Lady Is Hatching performance, memorial evenings will be taking place on the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater dedicated to the memory of Tadeusz Róźewicz. The audience, along with the actors, will try to look into the range of problems in the Polish playwright and poets creative heritage and will have a chance to see numerous archive materials.   Marylia Zelinska, theater historian, expert in Polish drama, Chief Dramatist of Teatr Wspólczesny, Wroclaw (Poland), teacher of modern theater theory at the Stefan Wyszyńskiy University, and author of essays, interviews, and articles in the sphere of theater and arts, will moderate the discussion.  
June 10, 21:15: Demonstration of the Róźewiczs Interstream Area documentary; Directors: Arthur Bórsht and Iolanta Kowalska  June 11, 17:30: Demonstration of the Róźewicz in the Theater documentary; Director: Andrjey  Sapija.
Access is free; preliminary registration is obligatory.

02.06.2014 The First Night of the Showpiece/Awakening performance

On June 7 and 8, 2014, the first night of the Showpiece/Awakening performance will take place on the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater. It was produced by Anna Abalikhina, one of the leading young Russian choreographers working at the confluence of modern dance, sound art, visual and media arts and exploring the issues of physicality and interaction of an individual (dancer and/or performer) with modern technologies in the stage space. Authors of the performance are in a quest for a new physicality ignoring the ordinary gravitation laws: performers literally have to re-think anew their own psychophysics exploring the laws their bodies are subject to in the space of Showpiece/Awakening.


Tickets could be purchased at the ticket booths of the Alexandrinsky Theater ((#6 Ostrovsky Sq. and #49a Fontanka Emb.), DTCB theater booths and at the portal www.bileter.ru. The Alexandrinsky Theater booths are open 11:00 19:00 (lunch break is 14:00 15:00).



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, whohas 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.



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