"The World of Russian Theater" in Berlin

Troupes from Austria, Great Britain, Germany, Denmark, Israel, Finland and France performed at the International Festival

June 11th, 2019
Margareta Calugher, News from Berlin
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From June 6th to June 9th, the 3rd International Festival of Russian-language Theaters “The World of Russian Theater” took place in Berlin. Russian classics and works of foreign authors were presented in Russian with German or English subtitles.

The festival “The World of the Russian Theater” is carried out within the framework of the International Cultural Project “Russian Seasons”, initiated by the Government of the Russian Federation and its Ministry of Culture. The festival was established by the « Theatrical magazine », one of the leading theater magazines of Russia, in partnership with the World of Theater Art Cultural Foundation for Humanitarian Initiatives.

The purpose of the festival is to assist the development of Russian theaters abroad, to promote intercultural interaction and to spread the philosophy of “The world of theater is a world of good”. Russian-speaking theaters from abroad were invited to participate, and have been selected by the the festival's expert council. At the end of the festival, all theater troupes were awarded a diploma.

Besides the theatrical performances, the festival included open discussions on a wide range of theatrical topics (with the theater expert, art director of the Gavrosh festival Marina Raikina), a performance with a lecture on “New leaders of Russian directing” ( held by the Doctor of art history, professor of the Moscow Art Theater School Olga Egshina), a round table on the theme “Russian Theater - Traditions and Modernity” (with the honorary artist of Russia, professor and director of the Yevgeny Vakhtangov Theater Vladimir Ivanov).

Olga Tumaykina, honorary artist of the Russian Federation, theater and film actress, held a creative evening called "45 shades of different things" dedicated to the memory of the recently departed Soviet and Russian theater and film actor, People's Artist of the USSR, World War II participant, the legendary Vladimir Etush.


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