In Israel the festival «Golden Mask» will present Russian performances

© RIA Novosti / I. Nasobirali in fotomonster Aviv. Israel. Archival photoIn Israel the festival «Golden Mask» will present Russian performances© RIA Novosti / I. Nasobirali the image Bank

The festival «Golden Mask» will present Russian performances in Israel, the project was prepared in partnership with the International festival «Gesher» and is aimed at strengthening cultural ties between the two countries, reported the press service of «Golden mask».

Performances will take place from 18 may to 3 June.

The first festival «the gold Mask» in Israel» was held in 2011. His success and high rating from viewers and critics confirmed the relevance of the program. And in this year’s festival in Israel will take place for the fourth time.

The poster of this year’s festival will be «Oedipus the King» at the Vakhtangov theatre Director Rimas Tuminas and «hamlet/Collage» theatre of Nations, directed by Robert Lepage. In addition to performances, the festival will host master classes and creative meetings with leading Russian actors, Directors and theatre professionals.

The Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky in his greeting to the festival noted that the active cooperation of the festivals «Golden mask» and «Gesher» plays a crucial role in the further development of cultural dialogue between Russia and Israel.

The mayor of tel Aviv Jaffa, Ron Holden expressed appreciation for the special contribution to strengthening cultural relations between Moscow and tel Aviv. «We look forward to the performances, representing the best traditions of Russian theater,» said the mayor.

The opening of the festival «Golden Mask» in Israel» will be held may 18 at the Theater Gesher play «Oedipus the King».