On May 15, 2019 the first official press-conference, dedicated to international Theatre Olympics 2019, will be held in TASS building, Saint Petersburg (37A Shpalernaya st.).
Speakers of the press-conference include Alla Manilova (Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation); Valery Fokin (Artistic Director of the Alexandrinsky Theatre and the member of Olympics’ organising committee); Vladimir Kirillov (Vice-Governor of Saint Petersburg); Farhid Bikchantaev (Artistic Director of the Galiaskar Kamal State Academic Theatre).
The event will be joined via video-conference by Chairman of the International Theatre Olympics committee Theodoros Terzopoulos (Greece); by composer, director and pedagogue Heiner Goebbels (Germany); and by director, member of the International Theatre Olympics committee Robert Wilson (United States).
The press-conference begins at 4:30 p.m. Online streaming available.
The official opening ceremony of the International Theatre Olympics will take place on June 15, 2019 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
On April 16, 2019 the ceremony of XXV ‘The Golden Mask’ National Theatre Award (season 2017/2018) was held at Bolshoi Theatre’s Historical Stage (Moscow, Russia). Alexandrinsky Theatre won ‘Drama/Best Large Scale Production’ award with ‘An Optimistic Tragedy. A Farewell Ball’.
Congratulations to each and everyone in production crew and performance cast! You make the performance live on stage.
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.