Alexander Kalyagin marked his 75th birthday by a new premiere at the theatre he heads, having played Khlestakov in Robert Sturua's play “The Government Inspector. A Version”. We certainly have to forget the 23-year-old Gogol’s character – Kalyagin enters the stage in a wheelchair, masterfully and fearlessly playing a very old man. This is not the first time the tandem of Sturua and Kalyagin addresses the topic of the old age: first in “Krapp's Last Tape”, then in their mutual plans to stage a production on Beckett's “Molloy”. Yet Kalyagin’s Khlestakov is the most radical homage to the old age.
On September 10, the State Kremlin Palace hosted the only ballet show with opera elements “The Crystal Palace”. It was shown on the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Russian Federation and Malta.
A target of the new course is to educate a person of theatre in a broad sense - a specialist who would be well-informed about theatre history, contemporary art, and a process of mounting theatre production.
The State Academic Maly Theatre. Member of the Union of Theatres of Europe. Member of the International Theatre Institute. F. Durrenmatt. “The Visit of the Old Lady”. The premiere took place on November 16, 2017.
Arlecchino’s visit to Moscow was short and business-oriented. Students of Theatre School of Konstantin Raikin saw the production of “Arlecchino and His Double” and the very next day they were all hard at work at the Arlecchino workshop.
International Theatre Institute decided to create the new Yuri Lyubimov International Theatre Award. The first award will be given to an outstanding theatre personality next year at the end of September here in Moscow.
September 30, 2017 is the 100th anniversary of Yuri Lyubimov, who has not only created one of the most brilliant Russian theatres of the twentieth century, but also had a great impact on young directors of today
From April 27 to April 29, Shanghai was celebrating International Dance Day with the summit “We, Dance Together” organized by the International Theatre Institute ITI, Shanghai Theatre Academy STA, and Fosun Foundation.
Through the end of April the New Space of the Theatre of Nations will be hosting two installations by Heiner Goebbels, a German composer and director, founder of the avant-garde rock group Cassiber, and winner of numerous theatre and music awards.