On January 20, demonstration of Tengiz Abuladze’s movie ‘The Repentance’ at the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre at 7:00 p.m. concludes the events programme to the premiere of Valery Fokin’s ‘Stalin The Genesis’.
The premiere takes place at the Main Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre on February 22, 23 and 24. The plot is based on archive documents, as well as on fiction literature extracts, both contemporary and classical: extracts from Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novel ‘Demons’ and of Mikhail Bulgakov’s play ‘Batum’ and are among them.
The programme of events of the Theatre Olympics 2019 is now available at theatreolympics2019.com. The Official opening ceremony of the Olympics in Saint Petersburg will take place on June 15, 2019 at the Alexandrinsky theatre, festival’s main venue.
Special programme for the Russian Far East launches on June 10, 2019 to demonstrate productions by Valery Fokin (Russia), Kristian Smeds (Finland), Hugo Erikssen (Russia), David Espinosa (Spain) to the local audience. The programme includes master-classes by Theodoros Terzopoulos (Greece) and Tadashi Suzuki (Japan).
Alexandrinsky Theatre Artistic Director Valery Fokin is a representative of Russia in the International Theatre Olympics Committee.
On January 8, the presentation of the Theatre Olympics 2019 was held in Tokyo, Japan. Chairman of the International Theatre Olympics Committee Theodoros Terzopoulos, SCOT Artistic Director and Theatre Olympics Art Director Tadashi Suzuki, Alexandrinsky Theatre Artistic Director and Theatre Olympics Director Valery Fokin guided in the presentation. Vice-Governor of the Primorsky Region Konstantin Mezhonov, representatives of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, members of Japanese culture, business and politics were among attendees.
For the first time in the history of international theatre movement, the Theatre Olympics will take place in two countries, in Russia and in Japan, at once. The presentation covered such issues as list of major Theatre Olympics participants, cooperation roadmap between two event clusters and Olympic events programme for Russia’s Far East, particularly highlighted by Valery Fokin and Konstantin Mezhonov.
On December 27, 2018 Andrei Kalinin’s ‘How Blue It Is, The End of Alley…’, based on the play by Rezo Gabriadze, premieres at the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre. Prominent painter, writer, theatre and film director, Rezo Gabriadze is also the Art Director of the performance.
Olga Belinskaya, Dmitry Belov, Anna Blinova, Honoured Artist Of Russia Arkady Volgin, People's Artist Of Russia Igor Volkov, Tikhon Zhiznevskii, Vladimir Minakhin, Igor Mosyuk, People's Artist Of Russia Sergei Parshin, Alexander Polamishev, Viktor Shuralev cast in the production.
Today, on December 13, the official grand opening ceremony of Year of Theatre in Russia (which is 2019) will take place in F. Volkov Russian State Academic Drama Theatre in Yaroslavl.
The Theatre Olympics, which is held in Saint Petersburg from June 15, 2019 and lasts till the end of November 2019, will be the core event of the Year of Theatre. Alexandrinsky Theatre is among key organizers.