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Grand Pas for Hamlet

Grand Pas for Hamlet

Radu Poklitaru, founder of the Kiev Modern Ballet theatre, is once again returning to the Bolshoi theatre. Several years ago he staged "Romeo and Juliet" here in collaboration with director Declan Donnellan.

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Prophesy

Prophesy

The Baden Drama theatre (Karlsruhe) released a premiere of "High Resolution" ("Hohe Auflösung") based on a play by Dmitri Ternovoy, a Kharkov actor and founder of the "Na Zhukah" ("On Beetles") Theatre (Mina Salehpour's production).

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Theatre Begins with Diapers

Theatre Begins with Diapers

Russia is launching a long-term programme on the development of baby theatre, where one can participate even before learning to walk. Roberto Frabetti, an Italian specialist on theatre for the littlest ones from La Baracca theatre in Bologna (where age qualification is 1+), conducted a workshop from August 30 through September 4 for directors and performers, who are prepared to work with a cooing audience.

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A City in the Lead Role

A City in the Lead Role

The famous Rimini Protokoll theatre (Stefan Kaegi, Helgard Haug and Daniel Wetzel) and the BDT theatre released a joint production of "Remote Petersburg", which became part of the international Remote X project that includes Berlin, Vienna, Avignon, Lisbon, Bangalore, and São Paulo among its participants. "Remote Petersburg" is a journey play, a new theatre genre that is steadily rising in popularity.

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Doctor Dappertutto's Legacy

Doctor Dappertutto's Legacy

This year marks the 140th anniversary of the birth of Vsevolod Meyerhold. In honor of the anniversary St Petersburg's theatre historians published all issues of "The Love for Three Oranges" theatre journal under one cover with detailed comments and several scientific articles (Scientific Research Project on the Artistic Legacy of V.E. Meyerhold's "The Love for Three Oranges", 1914–1916. St Petersburg: Russian Institute of the History of Arts, 2014).

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"Helikon" visits "Birgitta"

Birgitta, Tallinn's opera and ballet festival that takes place every August on the territory of the Saint Birgitta Convent, celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2014. Over that period it managed to attract thousands of spectators from Estonia, as well as from other Baltic countries, and even from Scandinavia and Russia. Eri Klas, a famous Estonian conductor, who recently celebrated his 75th birthday, became the hero of the current festival.

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Kazan Resolved to Have Art Training

Kazan Resolved to Have Art Training

Kazan conducted a theatre workshop titled "City-Art-Training", whose participants tried to turn various non-theatre spaces into theatre compatible ones.

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Puppets and People for the children

Puppets and People for the children

The XI All-Russian Festival of Theatre Art for Children titled "Arlekin" – a children's Golden Mask of sorts, which happens to directly precede Arlekin – came to a close in Saint Petersburg. And there is a reason why many productions head straight to Saint Petersburg from Moscow, like Roman Feodori's "Snow Queen", for instance, by Krasnoyarsk's TYuZ theatre.

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Students of all countries, unite!

Students of all countries, unite!

May 26 through 31 Saint Petersburg hosted the First International Theatre Universiade. Student productions were performed on the stages of the Baltic House, the practice stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre, the Bolshoi Puppet Theatre, and the Uchebny Theatre on Mokhovaya Street.

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Ukrain and Russia: Let's meet in theatre

Ukrain and Russia: Let's meet in theatre

On May 15, 16 and 18, the Odessa National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet hosted a premiere of a two-act ballet titled "Yell", under the direction of Andrei Merkuriev, the Bolshoi Theatre principal dancer (he also performed the lead role).

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