Alexandrinsky Theatre’s tour in China is ready to start: Valery Fokin’s “The Marriage” will be shown at the stage of Beijing People’s Arts Theatre on July 21-23.
Previous tour took place not long ago - in August 2015 - and was Theatre’s first China tour in history. Then, Valery Fokin’s “The Inspector General”, based on a play by N. Gogol, was shown at the stage of Beijing People’s Arts Theatre and Shanghai Grand Theatre, and was a huge success, thus fostering plans for further energetic interactions.
In September, 2016 Beijing People’s Arts Theatre participated the X International Alexandrinsky Theatre Festival: St. Petersburg’s public saw Ren Ming’s ‘Bosom Friends’, based on historical drama by Guo Qihong.
From June 14 to June 16 the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky theatre hosts Media In festival. The goal of the event is to exhibit the latest tendencies in contemporary media art.
For three days interactive and light installations, audio-visual and video-art exhibits of Russian and world-acclaimed media artists occupy interiors of the New Stage. Special item of the programme – unique circle screen with specially designed media installations projected on it.
Today the organizing committee of St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum unveiled the wide-scale festival programme. The performance by Artistic Director of the Alexandrinsky Theatre, based on F. Dostoyevsky’s satire ‘Crocodile’ (Hungarian National Theatre), is among other vivid events of the festival.
This production is a fruit of creative exchange: in 2016 Attila Vidnyansky, an Artistic Director of the Hungarian National Theatre, directed ‘Crime and Punisment’ for Alexandrinsky theatre, which premiered during X International Alexandrinsky Theatre Festival in 2016.
To mark the tenth anniversary of ‘Project Baltia’, St. Petersburg’s architectural magazine, an exhibition ‘Cities of the Future/Future of cities’ opens July 12, 7 pm at The New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre. The first section ‘Cities of the Future’ demonstrates futuristic projects of contemporary architects and their vision of tomorrow’s settling systems. The second section ‘Future of cities’ is dedicated to the progress of today’s agglomerations. An international architectural and urbanistic conference will be held on the opening day.
Exhibition lasts through July 30.
Conference programme and registration are available via the link.
The project is supported by Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning of Saint-Petersburg; Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Saint-Petersburg.
To amplify one of the New Stage’s missions of searching and developing of the art of tomorrow, Alexandrinsky Theatre wishes to announce the launch of a competition for young directors ‘Laboratory 17’. Its goal is to develop into a space for debate and communication between debuting directors and dramatists, who present unconventional productions of contemporary plays and stories.
Theatre’s Principal Director Nikolai Roshchin will mentor the programme. Applications requirements, competition rules etc. are to be published on July 1 on Theatre’s website www.alexandrinsky.ru (Russian version) in «Проекты» section.