• Carnivals of Venice and St. Petersburg. Artist’s point of view

    Today Arkhangelsk faced the Eve of the anniversary of the International Street Theater festival — the first exhibition of Mikhail Shemyakin “Carnivals of Venice and St. Petersburg. View of the artist” has opened. This project is a great event in the cultural life of Arkhangelsk. It involves three large organizations: the Arkhangelsk youth theater, the Arkhangelsk Museum Association and the Mikhail Shemyakin Center in St. Petersburg.

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  • 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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  • 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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