On May 25 the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre hosted a meeting of Francoise Nyssen (Minister of Culture of France) and Valery Fokin (Artistic Director of the Alexandrinsky Theatre). Mme Nyssen is on official visit to St. Petersburg as a member of French Republic’s delegation headed by the President of the French Republic M. Emmanuel Macron.
Mme Nyssen met composers and musicians, who took part in the concluding concert of the Fifths New Music Festival reMusik.org, familiarized herself with activities of the New Stage Media Centre and ‘New Media Laboratory’. The Minister was accompanied by M. Olivier Guillaume (Counselor for Cooperation and Culture to the Embassy of France in Russia) and by Director of the French Institute in St. Petersburg M. Alain Helou.
The French Institute is the New Stage’s longtime partner, which supports numerous events of ‘New Music at the New Stage’ and ‘New Media Laboratory’ programmes, as well as production and staging of Russian-French performance ‘Krum’.
Alexandrinsky Theatre’s tour across cities of Ural Federal District commences these days. Valery Fokin’s performances based on plays by Nikolai Gogol will be shown to local spectators. Artistic Director’s interview to local media and theatre public will officially launch the tour on May 19, 3:00 pm, at TASS (Russia’s leading news agency) regional press centre, Yekaterinburg. ‘The Inspector General’ and ‘The Marriage’ will be shown at the Yekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theatre on May 19 and 21 respectively. Tjumen theatre goers will enjoy ‘The Marriage’ on May 24 at ‘Neftyanik’ Palace of Culture, while both ‘The Inspector General’ and ‘The Marriage’ will be shown at Surgut ‘Neftyanik’ Palace of Arts on May 27 and 29 respectively.
Tour across Ural Federal District also finishes a Farewell tour of ‘The Inspector General’ – one of Russian theatre repertoire’s best productions. On June 28, 2018, it will be performed for the last time at the Main Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre.
Alexandrinsky Theatre’s tour to Yekaterinburg and Surgut is run with the aid of ‘Grand Tour’ Federal Centre of Touring programme.
Daning Theatre in Shanghai, China, is to host Alexandrinsky Theatre’s third China tour in latter’s history. ‘Mother Courage and Her Children’, directed by Theodoros Terzopoulos (based on Bertolt Brecht’s play of the same name) and Valery Fokin’s ‘Hamlet’ (based on a tragedy by William Shakespeare) will be shown to Chinese spectators on May 8, 9 and May 12, 13 respectively.
Presidential Press Office announced that President Vladimir Putin signed Executive Order ‘On Holding the Year of Theatre in Russia’ in 2019 in order to further develop the art of theatre. The Government has been instructed to establish an organising committee, responsible for holding the Year of Theatre, to compile and to approve its members list till June 1, 2018. The Government has also been entrusted with working out and approving the list of events of the Year of Theatre.
Rinat Mingalievich Dosmukhamedov graduated Moscow State Institute of International Relations. He was subsequently employed at various government and commercial organizations. In 2011-2014 he served The Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation as the Trade representative of the Russian Federation in the USA. Grigory Borisovich Popov, who was Theatre’s Managing Director from May 2013, quit on April 24, 2018.