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28.11.2011 Certificate of Merit of the President of Russia

President of Russia awarded Artistic Director of the Alexandrinsky Theater, Peoples Artist of Russia Valery V. Fokin with a Certificate of Merit for The Great Merits in the Development of National Culture and Fruitful Activity of Many Years (Verdict 762-rp of the President of Russia of November 22, 2011)

22.11.2011 The Michael Platonov Exhibit "Dante Inferno"

On November 9, 2011, at 17.00, a personal exhibit Dante Inferno of the extraordinary theater artist Michael Platonov will open at the small exhibit hall of Anna Akhmatovas Apartment Museum in the Fountain House. The exhibit will show improvisations inspired by Dantes Divine Comedy. The idea of the exhibit appeared last year: to celebrate the artists 60th birthday. However, for a number of reasons this project had to be postponed. Michael Platonov has worked as industrial designer at the Alexandrinsky Theater since 1978; later on, in 1982, he started teaching at the Production Department of the St. Petersburg State Theater Academy.

22.11.2011 Director Moguchys Jubilee

On November 23, 2011, an Alexandrinsky Theater Director and founder and artistic director of the formal theater Andrey Moguchy will celebrate his 50th birthday. Andrey Moguchy is one of the key figures of the modern Russian theater. Last season, a repeated incumbent of the Golden Soffit and Golden Mask theater awards, Andrey Moguchy was honored with the International Stanislavsky Theater Award in the nomination Directors Mastership and the European New Theater Reality Award for the last years jobs. The Formal Theater he had founded in the early 1990s united together dozens of talented artists, actors, and musicians; from a semi-amateurish theatric laboratory it turned into one of the brightest and nontrivial collectives carrying out experimental quests in the field of stage forms and languages.

18.11.2011 Jubilee of Actress Svetlana Sheichenko

On November 20, 2011, Distinguished Artist of Russia Svetlana Sheichenko will celebrate her Jubilee. Svetlana Sheichenko, one of the best students of Vasily Merkuriev and Irina Meyerhold, belongs to that Alexandrinskys galaxy whose biographies were entirely connected with the oldest Russian theater. She was invited to the company in 1973, right after her graduation from the institute. She debuted in the role of Victoria in A. Steins romantic drama No Stars in the Night (1974). The nimble, graceful and knowing biomechanics actress was immediately introduced to the performances of current repertoire, where she had played a whole series of bit-part roles; in 1979, Svetlana Sheichenko was introduced to A. Arbuzovs performance The Old Arbats Fairy Tales in the role of Viktosha, which she had played more than 100 times.

17.11.2011 Nominees of the GOLDEN MASK 2012 Award

Today, November 17, 2011, the 2010 / 2011 seasons nominees of the GOLDEN MASK, Russian national award and festival, were announced at the press-conference in Moscow. Alexandrinsky Theater performances: Andrey Moguchys The Fortune (The Big Form Drama Performance nomination) and K. Filippovs Your Gogol (The Smaller Form Drama Performance nomination) are among the nominees. Producers of these performances, Artistic Director of the Alexandrinsky Theater Valery Fokin and Director Andrey Moguchy, were nominated in The Best Directors Job nomination. Actress Yanina Lakoba, who plays the role of Mitil in The Fortune, was nominated for the award in The Best Female Role section, while Distinguished Artist of Russia Igor Volkov, who played the role of Gogol, was named in The Best Male Role nomination.

25.10.2011 The Tour of the Alexandrinsky Theater in Warsaw

On October 26 and 27, 2011, a tour of the Alexandrinsky Theater will take place on the stage of the Polish National Narodowy Theater. W. Shakespeares Hamlet directed by Valery Fokin will be presented. European public has already had a chance to get introduced to the Alexandrinsky version of the tragedy: last week, Hamlet was shown in Austria, on the stage of one of the oldest European theaters - the famous Viennese Burgtheater. The performance caused big interest and was warmly accepted by the public and theater critics of Vienna; the latter pointed out the sharp actuality of Fokins interpretation of the play.

07.10.2011 The first night of Hedda Gabler

On October 8, 2011, the first night of Herik Ibsens play HEDDA GABLER directed by famous theater director Kama Ginkas will take place at the Alexandrinsky Theater. Despite the fact that many plays of the great Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen had been performed on the Alexandrinsky Stage since the 1880s, Hedda Gabler has never been produced here. Vs. Meyerhold was looking for the keys to this very intricate play about an extravagant and uncompromising idealist yet before he came to the Imperial Theaters: he had produced a performance for Vera Komissarzhevskaya which caused a lot of discussions and arguments. The play proved to be very difficult for modern directors as well, but surprisingly continues to attract their attention. For Kama Ginkas, direction of Hedda Gabler is a double return.

04.10.2011 Conference on the Theater Heritage and Modernity

On October 10, 2011, research-to-practice conference on the Theater Heritage and Modernity timed to coincide with the shared celebration of the 255th jubilee of the Russian Academy Pushkin Drama Theater (the Alexandrinsky Theater) and the St. Petersburg State Theater Library will start at the Tsars Lobby of the Alexandrinsky Theater.

06.09.2011 Opening of the 256th season and the 6th International Alexandrinsky Theater Festival

On September 15, 2011, the Alexandrinsky Theater will start its new 256th season. For the sixth time in a row, the start of the season coincides with the opening of the International Alexandrinsky Theater Festival. A Theodoros Terzopoulos Master Class: Voice and Body in the Theatre of Ancient Greece (September 15, 16, and 17) will set the Festival in motion. This year, one of the oldest European theaters, the famous Burgtheater of Vienna will take part in the Festival. The theater will present War and Peace, a Matthias Hartmann performance after the first part of L.Tolstoy's novel (September 29 and 30).

31.08.2011 Awards to theater employees

On August 30, 2011, on the eve of the 256th season, an award ceremony took place at the troupe meeting; a number of actors and employees of the Alexandrinsky Theater were awarded. Deputy of the Plenipotentiary Presidents Representative in Northwest Federal District Eugene Makarov handed the Order of the President of the Russian Federation on recognition of the Great Merits in the Area of Culture and Fruitful Activities of Many Years to the Alexandrinsky Theater Director Igor Segedi and Peoples Artist of Russia Nicolay Marton.

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