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31.01.2014 Vadim Nikitins 40 years of service at the Alexandrinsky Theater

On February 1, 2014, actor Vadim Nikitin will celebrate his jubilee: 40 years of service at the Alexandrinsky Theater. In 1969, Vadim Nikitin graduated from the Leningrad State Institute of Theater, Music and Cinema (Professor Merkuriyev and I.V. Meyerholds class). He worked at the Magnitogorsk Pushkin Drama Theater. In 1974, he was admitted to the troupe of the Leningrad State Academy Pushkin Drama Theater. In his first years there, he played numerous bit-part roles and several major roles. Vadim Nikitin was highly demanded not only as an actor, but as an assistant director as well; he also had worked for many years in radio and television. In 2008 2013, Vadim Nikitin was the head of the director department of the Alexandrinsky Theater.



31.01.2014 Jubilee of Peoples Artist of Russia Era Ziganshina

On February 1, 2014, Peoples Artist of Russia Era G. Ziganshina will celebrate her jubilee. Era Ziganshina belongs to the constellation of the senior generation; she has rich experience of work in cinema and theater. In December 2011, Era Ziganshina was admitted to the Alexandrinsky Company. She plays the role of Babushka in The ZERO Liturgy (Director Valery Fokin, 2012) after F. Dostoyevskys novel The Gambler. By the outcomes of the 2012/2013 season, Era Ziganshina was awarded with the top St. Petersburg Theater Award The Golden Soffit; she was also nominated for the Supreme National Theater Award THE GOLDEN MASK.



28.01.2014 Vladimir Medinsky visited the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater

On January 27, 201, Minister of Culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky paid a working visit to the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater. The guests attended a rehearsal of one of the theaters upcoming premieres: Neurointegrum; this performance is created with the account of the multimedia and technical capacities of the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater commissioned last spring. Artistic Director of the Alexandrinsky Theater Valery Fokin and Theater Director of the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater Marat Gatsalov told about the creative plans of the unique theater and culture complex and presented the Theater Master Shop portal created by the order of the Ministry of Culture. The multi-profile internet-resource can, on the one hand, put together all countrys theaters by virtual means, and on the other hand, it accumulates unique historical materials of the national cultural heritage; at the same time, it is an exceptional working tool for theater professionals.



28.01.2014 The Day of the 70th Anniversray of the Leningrad Siege Lifting at the Alexandrinsky Theater

On January 27, 2014, on the date of the ultimate liberation of Leningrad from Nazis siege, the premiere of The Requiem ballet was presented for veterans of the Great Patriotic War, defenders and residents of the sieged city. President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin was present at the ceremonial event. The Requiem produced by Boris Eifman is a full-scale performance based on the 1991 ballet masters job created after Mozarts music and complemented with one more act - after Anna Akhmatovas poem with the same name - produced with accompaniment of Dmitry Shostakovichs Chamber Symphony To the Memory of Victims of Nazis and War. Dancers from the company of Boris Eifman and young students of his Academy together with the Moscow Virtuosi State Chamber Orchestra under direction of Vladimir Spivakov and the Big Academy Choir of the Masters of Choral Singing presented the first night of the ballet.



27.01.2014 A Tour of the Gogol Center on the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater

On February 3 and 4, 2014, the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater will present Mityas Love, a performance of the Moscow Gogol-Center. A Vladislav Nastavshev production after Ivan Bunins novel became the first premiere after the opening of the Gogol-Center. The love story of a young man and a beginning actress is taken out of space and time; common life elements are replaced with emotional ones. The first tour of the Gogol Center in St. Petersburg will take place under the frames of the off-program of the St. Petersburg Breakthrough 2013 Youth Theater Award.



23.01.2014 A Tour of the MKhAT Studio School on the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater

On February 11 and 12, 2014, the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater will present a performance of the MKhAT Studio School This Is Also Me. Students of Dmitry Brusnikins Master Shop had been collecting true stories of people whom they had encountered with at meetings, train stations, schools, universities, in the streets and at home. A performance came out of these stories and sketches; it is a montage of peoples stories - funny and dramatic, shy and explicit; this is a cross-section of the Russian society seen through the eyes of 16-20 year-olds. This Is Also Me got into the records of the famous theater school as the first exam performance produced on the basis of a documentary text. The producing crew included: chief dramatist Andrey Stadnikov; directors Yury Kvyatkovsky and Dmitry Brusnikin; Alexey Tseglov, Asya Soslovieva (costumes), Mikhail Zaikanov (video). Students of Dmitry Brusnikins Master Shop played the roles.



15.01.2014 Nickolay Marton Will Chair the Jury of the Breakthrough 2013 Youth Theater Award

The leading actor of the Alexandrinsky Theater Nickolay Marton will chair the jury of the Breakthrough 2013 Youth Theater Award. Actress of the Alexandrinsky Theater Maria Zimina is nominated in the contest for The Best Young Actress of Drama Theater; she played the role in Platonov. Living a Full Life (ON. Theater Laboratory). Contest outcomes will be announced on February 11 on the stage of the Youth Theater on Fontanka.



09.01.2014 The first night of the Camera Obscura on the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater

On January 10, 11, and 12, 2014, showings of the first premiere of the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater will take place. The Camera Obscura is a creative interpretation of Vladimir Nabokovs novel; this was a debut production of a team of young Moscow creators on the St. Petersburg stage. Together with a graduate of the RATI-GITIS Department of General Stage Management Vera Popova, a student of Sergey Zhenovach, an artistic tandem of Alexandra Lovyannikova, a student of Dmitry Krymov, and Alexey Lobanov, one of the leaders of the new generation of stage designers, worked in this production.



29.12.2013 The 100th performance of The Fly

Today, December 29, 2013, The Fly was presented for the 100th time. The diploma production of a novice director Oleg Yeryomin caused contradicting critics opinions and provoked boisterous discussions in the audience. Everything was unusual here: juxtaposition of Joseph Brodskys lyrics and the familiar fairy tale by Korney Chukovsky known by everyone by heart; an unexpected turning of the space of the acoustic tube into an auditorium and a stage;



27.12.2013 Ghosts of the Theater: the first night of the play for children and their parents

On December 28 and 29, 2013, the Alexandrinsky Theater is presenting a premiere: Ghosts of the Theater was produced for children of 7 to 12 years old and their parents. The performance was based on young authors Alexander Artyomov and Dmitry Yushkovs idea that it is necessary to engage novice spectators in a serious conversation about the theater arts; this idea was implemented in a lively playing form. The old multi-circle theater with its one of the most beautiful world stage constructed by Architect Carlo Rossi in 1832, presently under UNESCO protection, became one of the key personages.



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