The IV International Festival of Love Performances “Dating at the Theatre” was lasted ten days in Ryazan and held on the stage of the Ryazan Drama Theatre. The jury chaired by theatre critic Alexei Pasuyev named the winners. The best performance was "The Snow Maiden" from the Ostrovsky Kineshma Drama Theatre. The artist Asya Skorik was noted for the design of this performance. Alina Burnaevskaya and Alexander Ogarev were also noted for the music to this performance.
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.