At the jubilee Chekhov festival will show 22 performances from 15 countries

© RIA to Novoshepelychi in fotomonster Anton Pavlovich Chekhov. Archival photoAt the jubilee Chekhov festival will show 22 performances from 15 countries© RIA to Novoshepelychi the image Bank

The international theatre festival. Chekhov, which celebrates this year its 25th anniversary, invites theater-goers to performances of different genres, styles and trends that will present in Moscow representatives of 15 countries, announced at a press conference on Tuesday.

«Chekhov festival is a great opportunity for the many spectators to see the colourful works of different interesting artists of the world. Moscow has always supported the Chekhov festival and we are proud of our good partnership with him, realizing the importance of this event for Muscovites and the city. This year we are introducing a special joint project, which is dedicated to the 100th anniversary from the birthday of Yuri Lyubimov», — said the head of the Department of culture of Moscow Alexander Kibovsky.

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Mackinderite in fotobanka of the Department of culture of Moscow Alexander Kibovsky said at a press conference dedicated to the opening and programme of the XIII International theatre festival. A. P. ChekhovAt the jubilee Chekhov festival will show 22 performances from 15 countries© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Mackinderite in fotobanka of the Department of culture of Moscow Alexander Kibovsky said at a press conference dedicated to the opening and programme of the XIII International theatre festival. A. P. Chekhov

The festival will feature all genres of performing arts – Opera, drama, musical, ballet. General Director of the festival Valery Shadrin told RIA Novosti that the new works will be presented by the friends of the festival, already known and loved by Muscovites – Philippe Genty, Robert Lepage, James Thierry.

«Very strong performances brought to the festival the famous «Komische Oper» — «the Magic flute» by Mozart and «Comedie Francaise» – a romantic drama of Hugo’s «Lucrezia Borgia». For the first time in the festival will be attended by Dutch Director Ivo van Hove’s production «secret power» based on the novel by Louis Kuperus. And for the first time in the program and work of the Cuban troupe «Company Acosta of Dance», which will present one-act ballets,» — said the General Director of the Chekhov festival.

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Mackinderite in potencjalny Director of the International theatre festival named after A. P. Chekhov, President of the International Confederation of the theatrical unions Valery Shadrin at a press conferenceAt the jubilee Chekhov festival will show 22 performances from 15 countries© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Mackinderite in potencjalny Director of the International theatre festival named after A. P. Chekhov, President of the International Confederation of the theatrical unions Valery Shadrin at a press conference
Komische Oper

Charge d’affaires of Germany in Russia Andreas Meitzner podcherpnul that the invitation to open the Chekhov international festival of German theater «komishe Opera» «it was a real gesture.»

«We are pleased this initiative was picked up and contributed to the performance of the theater was present and introduced the German accent in the program of the Chekhov festival. We are grateful for the leadership of the Chekhov festival, and we believe that this proposal — a measure of how close relations between our countries, how the good traditions between our countries for centuries in literature, music, and generally in the field of culture,» he said.

Mitzner drew attention to the fact that recently celebrated 25 years of the contractual relations of Moscow and Berlin, and expressed the hope that the tour «will be an expression of that friendship which connects Russia and Germany.»

Century Lyubimova

Festival Chekhov initiated the creation and producer of the theatrical project dedicated to the 100 anniversary from the birthday of the outstanding Director Yuri Lyubimov. The play will be to put the world’s most famous Director Anatoly Vasilyev, who settled on the story of Hemingway «the old Man and the sea». The premiere will take place at the end of July.

«The best memory, when in honor of the Creator created the play, especially as a famous Director Anatoly Vasiliev. Always the event I hope it will this time,» — said in this regard Kibovsky.

The theater legend Yury Lyubimov© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Mackinderite in фотобанк30 Sep Yuri Lyubimov turns 97 years old.At the jubilee Chekhov festival will show 22 performances from 15 countries© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Mackinderite in фотобанк30 Sep Yuri Lyubimov turns 97 years old.© RIA Novosti / Anatoly to Gardenparty in fotobanka Petrovich was born a few days before the revolution, 30 September 1917 in Yaroslavl. On the paternal side he comes from the peasants, his grandfather was a serf, his father served on the commercial part, the mother was a teacher. In 1922 the family moved to Moscow.At the jubilee Chekhov festival will show 22 performances from 15 countries© RIA Novosti / Anatoly to Gardenparty in fotobanka Petrovich was born a few days before the revolution, 30 September 1917 in Yaroslavl. On the paternal side he comes from the peasants, his grandfather was a serf, his father served on the commercial part, the mother was a teacher. In 1922 the family moved to Moscow.© RIA Novosti / Anatoly to Gardenparty in fotobank capital Lyubimov graduated from the school he qualified as an electrician and began to prepare for admission to the Energy Institute, but accidentally saw the announcement of a set in the Studio of the Moscow art theatre-2, and decided to try to pass the competition. In the exam room reading Yuri Olesha at the First Congress of Soviet writers, held in those days — in August 1934 — and was accepted.At the jubilee Chekhov festival will show 22 performances from 15 countries© RIA Novosti / Anatoly to Gardenparty in fotobank capital Lyubimov graduated from the school he qualified as an electrician and began to prepare for admission to the Energy Institute, but accidentally saw the announcement of a set in the Studio of the Moscow art theatre-2, and decided to try to pass the competition. In the exam room reading Yuri Olesha at the First Congress of Soviet writers, held in those days — in August 1934 — and was accepted.© RIA Novosti / Anatoly to Gardenparty in photobacteria Director, Creator and artistic Director of the Taganka Theater Yuri Petrovich Lyubimov (left) during a reception in the house of the actor in honor of the 10th anniversary of the Taganka Theater.At the jubilee Chekhov festival will show 22 performances from 15 countries© RIA Novosti / Anatoly to Gardenparty in photobacteria Director, Creator and artistic Director of the Taganka Theater Yuri Petrovich Lyubimov (left) during a reception in the house of the actor in honor of the 10th anniversary of the Taganka Theater.© RIA Novosti / Anatoly to Gardenparty in photobacteria Director, Creator and artistic Director of the Taganka Theater Yuri Petrovich Lyubimov and theater and film actress, people’s artist of the USSR Yulia Konstantinovna Borisova (Vakhtangov theatre) during the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Taganka Theater.At the jubilee Chekhov festival will show 22 performances from 15 countries© RIA Novosti / Anatoly to Gardenparty in photobacteria Director, Creator and artistic Director of the Taganka Theater Yuri Petrovich Lyubimov and theater and film actress, people’s artist of the USSR Yulia Konstantinovna Borisova (Vakhtangov theatre) during the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Taganka Theater.© RIA Novosti / Fred Greenbergian in fotobanka Lyubimov (left) and chief Director of the theater of drama and Comedy on Taganka Nikolai Gubenko (right) in rehearsal of «Boris Godunov».At the jubilee Chekhov festival will show 22 performances from 15 countries© RIA Novosti / Fred Greenbergian in fotobanka Lyubimov (left) and chief Director of the theater of drama and Comedy on Taganka Nikolai Gubenko (right) in rehearsal of «Boris Godunov».© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in fotomontaggi in may 1988, Lyubimov arrived in Moscow, he was greeted as a winner. 23 may 1989, he returned to Soviet citizenship, and his name appeared again on posters at the Taganka as artistic Director. They have been restored previously banned performances of «Boris Godunov», «Vladimir Vysotsky», «Live».At the jubilee Chekhov festival will show 22 performances from 15 countries© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in fotomontaggi in may 1988, Lyubimov arrived in Moscow, he was greeted as a winner. 23 may 1989, he returned to Soviet citizenship, and his name appeared again on posters at the Taganka as artistic Director. They have been restored previously banned performances of «Boris Godunov», «Vladimir Vysotsky», «Live».© RIA Novosti / Dmitry to Korobeynikova in fotobank 1978 Lyubimov and Katalin Kunz (born in 1946), Hungarian journalist and translator, married in Hungary. They met in 1976, when the theatre came to Hungary on a tour. Then Katalin arrived in Moscow as correspondent of the Hungarian magazine «Film, theatre and music».At the jubilee Chekhov festival will show 22 performances from 15 countries© RIA Novosti / Dmitry to Korobeynikova in fotobank 1978 Lyubimov and Katalin Kunz (born in 1946), Hungarian journalist and translator, married in Hungary. They met in 1976, when the theatre came to Hungary on a tour. Then Katalin arrived in Moscow as correspondent of the Hungarian magazine «Film, theatre and music».© RIA Novosti / Michael Voiceoperated in fotobank Taganka Theatre — «the island of freedom in an unfree country,» as it was called in the people, it was impossible to get tickets, every premiere became an event.At the jubilee Chekhov festival will show 22 performances from 15 countries© RIA Novosti / Michael Voiceoperated in fotobank Taganka Theatre — «the island of freedom in an unfree country,» as it was called in the people, it was impossible to get tickets, every premiere became an event.© RIA Novosti / Galina to Getparity in fotoballoon is the supporter of rigid discipline in the theater. In June of 2011 on tour in the Czech Republic actors publicly demanded Lubimov to give them royalties for played play. The desire of the actors offended the Director and prompted him to submit his resignation. 6 July 2011 the Moscow Department of culture has announced the release Lyubimova from the position of artistic Director and Director of the Taganka Theater on their own. The main Director left the Taganka Theater on July 16, without saying goodbye to the actors.At the jubilee Chekhov festival will show 22 performances from 15 countries© RIA Novosti / Galina to Getparity in fotoballoon is the supporter of rigid discipline in the theater. In June of 2011 on tour in the Czech Republic actors publicly demanded Lubimov to give them royalties for played play. The desire of the actors offended the Director and prompted him to submit his resignation. 6 July 2011 the Moscow Department of culture has announced the release Lyubimova from the position of artistic Director and Director of the Taganka Theater on their own. The main Director left the Taganka Theater on July 16, without saying goodbye to the actors. /
A varied program

According to Valery Shadrin, the current program of the jubilee festival is very diverse and interesting, and everyone will find the performance to taste. Ticket prices even lower than some of the capital’s theaters from 300-500 up to 6 thousand rubles.

«We survived this 25-year-old theater marathon, in which I tried to show the most significant works of the leading masters of the world theatre. We filled the gap that existed in the Soviet time and gave the opportunity to the lovers of performing arts to experience the traditional performances of the major theatres of the world and young talented Directors. Chekhov festival has contributed to the worldwide theatrical process, becoming one of the world’s largest theatrical forums,» Shadrin told RIA Novosti.

Traditionally, the festival programme included a performance of the winning Youth theatrical forum of the CIS countries, Baltic States and Georgia. This year is the work of «Pure mind/Bite me» company’s Nii and the New theater of Tartu (Estonia).

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