• 2019 is the year dedicated to Theatre in Russia

    You enter the foyer of the drama theater, and the hullabaloo falls down on you: a lot of guests give clothes to the wardrobe, someone changes their shoes, someone talks to old acquaintances and friends. In the crowd, the Tabure Theater flashes in recognizable clown costumes, ready to take pictures with everyone. You pass right by the fountains and your eyes fall on the girl lying on the floor on the jackets, and there is a sign next to her: “Help me get to Yaroslavl”. You cannot pass her without throwing some coins found in the coat’s packet. Suddenly, a group of young guys dressed in white and red costumes, all brightly painted, begins to recite: “Year of the theater, year of the theater, year of the theater!”
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  • Carmen, the Opera

    What associations do you have with Carmen? Of course, the Spanish passion, languor, violence of feelings, female beauty and ability to captivate everyone who will meet on the way. Her image is so firmly established in our minds that the requirement for knowledge of the plot of the opera completely disappears.
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  • When I Was a Work of Art

    Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt is a contemporary French writer, known as the author of a number of easy-to-read books, but, nevertheless, filled with deep philosophical meaning. One can even say that each of his works is a philosophical parable that raises at least one global problem of being: what is life, death, God and religion.

    His novel “How I Was a Work of Art” was written in 2002 and is no exception.Read More

  • The Life Before Us

    By tradition, before the start of the performance, Viktor Panov said a few words about the play, and I was very hooked by the quoted phrase of Anatol France: “It’s better to understand little than badly”. Indeed, each play in the Youth Theater makes the viewer think, rethink, dream and look for answers to all the questions that have arisen, and then visit the theater again to make sure of the results of the work. “The Life Before Us” is the novel by Emile Ajar, staged by Ilya Moschitsky, which most of all resembles a quote by a French writer.
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  • The Death of Norvegov

    Youth Theater of Viktor Panov knows how to surprise the viewer and keep up with the times. On the last weekend of September, the theater showed the premiere for the entire North-West — a real theatrical mini-series of three episodes. How do you choose where to go? How are these three performances in one? How to watch and understand it? What feelings does it cause?
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  • Ali Parandian on sound-design, “No Man is an Island” and racism

    Tromsø International Film Festival has finished yesterday night. On the 22nd of September I talked with Ali Parandian, a director of the short film “No Man is an Island” that received the Amanda Award for the best short film in 2018.

    We discussed sound design, his film and racism in Norway and film industry.

    The dialogue language of the video is English.