"Russian theatres to North Caucasus" festival finishes
Makhachkala, June 17, 2013. The first "Russian Theatres to North Caucasus" festival is closing to an end. As part of this project, the festival of Russian town theatres was for the first time launched in the North Caucasus. This year’s eleventh festival was help under the patronage of the Russian President’s Administration, the Russian Ministry of Culture and with the organizational assistance of the Plenipotentiary Representative of the Russian President in the North Caucasus Federal District.
As a source in the office of the plenipotentiary representative told RIA "Daghestan", the idea to hold a unique theater festival of town theatres in the North Caucasus was supported after the festival’s organizer, artistic director of the State Theatre of Nations, People's Artist of Russia Evgeny Mironov addressed Plenipotentiary Representative Alexander Khloponin. As a result, at A. Khloponin’s suggestion, the boundaries of the festival were expanded and it encompassed a new major project "Russian Theatres to North Caucasus".
The large-scale project, to which more than 20 million rubles from the Reserve Fund of the Russian President was allocated by Vladimir Putin’s order, started on June 7 in the district’s capital - the city of Pyatigorsk, where the open area in front of the operetta theatre hosted the «FLOWERS» street procession performance by the Liquid Theatre (Moscow - Chelyabinsk - St. Petersburg) as the opening ceremony of the festival.
As part of the project, cities of Pyatigorsk, Vladikavkaz, Grozny, Cherkessk, Nalchik, Magas, Makhachkala hosted performances of the leading Russian theatres: the Theatre of Nations under the direction of Evgeny Mironov, the Vakhtangov State Academic Theater, the Chekhov MHAT, the Arkady Raikin "Satyricon" Theatre, the "Tabakerka" (snuff) Moscow theatre under the direction of Oleg Tabakov, and solo performances on the works of the classics of Russian literature by well-known actors Avangard Leontiev ("Collection of sharp words"), Konstantin Raikin ("Konstantin Raikin. With My Own Voice") and Alexander Filippenko ("In search of a live soul: Gogol, Zoschenko, Dovlatov").
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