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30.01.2013 New Acquisitions in the Russian Drama Museum Collection

The Alexandrinsky Theater Archives and the fund of the Theater Russian Drama Museum were enriched with unique documents from the family archive of the heirs of Yury E. Ozarovsky (1869 1924), actor and director of the Alexandrinsky Theater. For many years, these documents had been carefully enchased in the family of Yury Ozarovskys son, a naval officer and commander of a battle-boat division defending the city of Leningrad in siege during the WWII period.

18.01.2013 Preparation to the opening of the new stage

Director Andrey Moguchy and the company of the Alexandrinsky Theater started preparations for the event timed with the opening of the New Stage Theater Complex. Equipped at the state of the art technical level, the stage will start operations on May 15, 2013, with Andrey Moguchys laboratory performance PRE-STUPLENIE (MIS-DEED) based on F. Dostoyevskys novel Crime and Punishment. Master classes on stage design, video art, sound design, and theater light will be carried out in the new building; besides this, there will come to pass lectures and presentations of leading theater figures from Russia, European countries and the U.S.

15.01.2013 Tour of the Alexandrinsky Theater in Dusseldorf

On January 25 and 26, 2013, the Alexandrinsky Theater performance Hamlet directed by Valery Fokin will be performed on the stage of the Dusseldorf Schauspielhaus Theater.

The tour performances are included in the Program of the New European Theater Festival: it introduces Russian performances to German public under the frames of the international project A Year of Russia in Germany (2012-2013). Public in several European capital cities has already applauded to Valery Fokins Hamlet: it was successfully performed on the stages of the Vienna Burg Theater, Prague National Theater and in Riga.

14.01.2013 Start of rehearsals of the Nevsky Avenue performance.

The Alexandrinsky Theater Company started a new experimental Nevsky Avenue theater project. Several directors and dramatists will be taking part in it. Along with Artistic Director of the Alexandrinsky Theater Valery Fokin, young guest directors will be engaged in the project: Alexander Artyomov, Dmitry Yegorov, Alexey Zabegin, Dmitry Yushkov, as well as young dramatist Vladimir Antipov and prominent theater artist Semon Pastukh.

11.12.2012 Nominees of the Proryv (Breakthrough) Youth Theater Award

Nominees of the St. Petersburg Youth Theater Award Proryv (Breakthrough), awarded by the outcomes of the preceding theater season, were announced. The list of names includes young actresses of the Alexandrinsky Theater Yulia Marchenko for the role of Teah Elvsted in H. Ibsens Hedda Gabler performance (nomination for The Best Supporting Actor or Actress of a Drama Theater) and Maria Lugovaya for the role of Hedda Gabler (nomination for The Best Young Actress of a Drama Theater). For the second time Eugenia Safonova was nominated in the nomination for The Best Young Director of a Drama Theater; she had directed J. Cortazars play The Tsars on the Smaller Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater. This year, she was nominated for the Etude Theaters performance Two Poor Romanians Speaking Polish after D. Maslovskaya which became a bright event of the previous season.

10.12.2012 Andrey Moguchys Theater Space Festival

On December 10 20, 2012, the Formal Theater will be holding the fourth festival of modern art called Andrey Moguchys Theater Space (TPAM). The Formal Theater having no permanent stage, the festival each time explores new, sometimes quite unexpected premises turning those into experimental stage spaces, be that the Etazhi (Levels) LOFT-Project or an old abandoned apartment in the Petrogradsky District. This year, TPAM will take place in the very center of the city: in the new fashionable Taiga Art Club in the #20 Palace Embankment. The program of the fourth festival has a second title: A Thought, an Idea, and an Action and assumes synthesis of the theater and the newest information technologies. Tight cooperation between directors, the producer team and IT-specialists is presumed for the performance production.

29.11.2012 Peoples Artist of Russia Nickolay Martons Creative Jubilee

On December 4, 2012, Peoples Artist of Russia Nickolay S. Marton will celebrate his creative jubilee: 50 years on the stage of the Pushkin Drama Theater. He was invited to the Pushkin Theater by Leonid S. Vivien, who saw the young actor in the role of Uriel Acosta in the tour of the Krym Drama Theater in Leningrad in the summer 1962. Expressive and emphatic looks, perfect voice and a special grace of gestures inherent to the young actor were on demand for the roles of, first of all, classic repertoire. In the very first seasons he played Alber in the Scanty Knight (Little Tragedies by A. Pushkin, 1963) and Fabiano Fabiani (Maria Tudor, V. Hugo, 1964).

26.11.2012 The Hedda Gabler Performance was nominated for the GOLDEN MASK Theater Award.

The Expert Council of the Russian National GOLDEN MASK Theater Award and Festival announced the list of 2013 nominees. The Alexandrinsky Theater performance Hedda Gabler was nominated in six sections. The very performance was nominated under the section of Drama/Big-Form Performance. Director Kama Ginkas was nominated in the section Drama/Directors Job. Actress Maria Lugovaya, who played the role of Hedda, was named as an aspirant for the Golden Mask in the nomination for The Best Female Role, while actress Julia Marchenko, who played the role of Teha Elvsted, was named in the nomination of Drama/The Best Supporting Role. Stage Designer Sergey Barkhin and Light Designer Gleb Filshtinsky were nominated in the sections of Drama/Artists Job and Drama/Light Designers Job.

12.11.2012 The New Life of the Tradition: Ten Years from the Life of a National Theater Album

On November 11, 2012, a new book from The Alexandrinsky Theater Library series was presented at the Tsars Lobby of the Alexandrinsky Theater at the conference dedicated to the first decade of the theaters artistic program The Life of the Tradition. An illustrated album The New Life of the Tradition: Ten Years from the Life of a National Theater is dedicated to the last decade of the Alexandrinsky stage: 2002 2012. The 240 pages of the album present a chronological sequence of all meaningful events of the theater life: premieres of the performances produced under the frames of The New Life of the Tradition Program; tours, conferences, stages of the 2005 2006 restoration and reconstruction of the theater;

02.11.2012 Opening of the exhibit Mart Kitayev at the Alexandrinsky Theater

An exhibit Mart Kitayev at the Alexandrinsky Theater dedicated to creative jobs of the outstanding St. Petersburg stage designer, Peoples Artist of Russia Mart F. Kitayev will be opened on the fourth circle of the Alexandrinsky Theater on November 11, 2012. The exhibit will show models, sketches of the scenery and costumes, photos from the Pushkin Drama Theaters performances of the 1970s 1990s.

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