A lecture by Dmitry Bykov ‘Schweik and his metamorphosis. The ultimate hero of Austria-Hungary’ kicks off a series of events devoted to Valery Fokin’s premiere ‘Schweik. The Comeback’ on January 23. Dmitry Bykov is a poet, writer, journalist, public speaker, movie critic, script writer, biographer of Boris Pasternak and Bulat Okudzhava, winner of numerous literary awards, secondary school teacher of literature. Lecture, kindly supported by ‘Pryamaya Rech’ ’ discussion locus, starts at 7:30 p.m.
Further in series: a Discussion with linguist Maksim Krongauz and dramatist Yuri Klavdiev on the usage of profanity in culture – January 24, 6:00 p.m.; a Talk ‘Why is Schweik back?’ with dramatist Tatiana Rakhmanova, the author of ‘Schweik. The Comeback’- January 27, 5:00 p.m.
An exhibition ‘Josef Lada’s Schweik’ opens at the New Stage lobby on January 25, presenting famous illustrations to Jaroslav Hasek’s novel ‘The fateful adventures of the good soldier Schweik during the World War’.
From September 18 to 28, 2018 a performance ‘Krum’ by Jean Bellorini premieres at Le Theatre Gerard Philipe de Saint-Denis (Paris, France).
‘Krum’, a production based on a play by Israeli poet and dramatist Hanoch Levin, premiered at the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre on December 8 and 9, 2017. A premiere of ‘Krum’ is a joint international project of the Alexandrinsky Theatre and «L’Art des Nations» Association, France, leaded by a prominent French theatre figure Patrick Sommier.
Today the ‘Proryv’ (St. Petersburg theatrical award for young actors) 2016/2017 season nominees were announced. Anna Blinova, an actress of the Alexandrinsky Theatre, was nominated in ‘Best Actress’ category for the role of Sonya Marmeladova in Attila Vidnyansky’s ‘Crime and Punishment’.
Winners will be announced at the award ceremony on March 12, 2018 at the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre.
On December 8 and 9, 2017 a production ‘Krum’ based on a play by Israeli poet and dramatist Hanoch Levin premieres at the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre, directed by an Artistic Director of the Centre Dramatique National and Le Theatre Gerard Philipe de Saint-Denis Jean Bellorini.
A premiere of ‘Krum’ is a joint international project of the Alexandrinsky Theatre and «L’Art des Nations» Association, France, leaded by a prominent French theatre figure Patrick Sommier.
Performance starts at 7:30 p.m.
As a result of thorough selection throughout Alexandrinsky Theatre New Stage competition ‘Laboratory 17’ five young directors will be given a chance to elaborate draft sketches for their prospective performances:
- Oleg Khristoloubsky, ‘Body. Home’ by Ksenia Saveljeva
- Beniamin Kots, ‘A Diary’ by Anna Safronova and Anastasia Fyodorova
- Ivan Komarov, ‘Flying Swings’ by Konstantin Steshik
- Maksim Fomin, ‘Outsider’ by Anastasia Bukreeva
- Maria Seledets, ‘Teacher’s Day’ by Foma Popov and Maria Seledets
Sixty-one applicants participated in the competition and we thank them all for this extraordinary gathering!