Weekend in Moscow: exhibition of de Chirico and «the Audience» in the Theatre of Nations

© RIA Novosti / Eugene Odinokova Nations. Archival photoWeekend in Moscow: exhibition of de Chirico and «the Audience» in the Theatre of Nations© RIA Novosti / Evgeny Odinokov

Over the weekend, Muscovites can get acquainted with the metaphysical painting, the exhibition of the Italian Giorgio de Chirico in the Tretyakov gallery on the Crimean shaft, or immerse yourself in fantasies of the future in the modern art center «Winery», attend the premiere performance of «the Audience» with Inna Churikova in the role of the Queen of great Britain at the Theatre of Nations, or watch a production of «the House of Bernarda Alba» at the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre, and also to see in theaters restarting the legendary «Alien» Director Ridley Scott or the documentary «the Dancer» is about a young ballet dancer Sergei Polunin.


In the Tretyakov gallery on Krymsky Val continues to work first in modern Russia large-scale exhibition of the Italian painter, sculptor, set designer and poet, one of the leading masters in the art of the twentieth century and the forerunner of surrealism, Giorgio De Chirico, which was prepared about two years. The exhibition presents more than 110 works of painting, graphics, sculpture, and theatrical costumes, the artist for the repertory of Sergei Diaghilev for the ballet «Bal» (1929).

The exhibition consists of several sections. So, «the Way of metaphysics» reveals the essence of metaphysical painting, immersed in a circle of her basic themes and methods, «History and myth» demonstrates how the artist interpreted the antique and mythological subjects, the category of «Old masters» shows how De Chirico tried on the manner and the style of such classic artists as Titian, Rubens, Courbet. In addition, the exhibition will showcase archival materials and photographs.

In the red hall of the Centre for contemporary art «Winery» exhibition, under the edifying title «Urban Sauna. How I learned to stop worrying and love pollution» created by the participants of the project «Laboratory of city fauna». The artists tried to show their vision of the urban landscape of the future and also see how plants and animals affect the heat generated by computer equipment. The focus of the «Urban sauna» are three types of urban waste: organic compost, dry stems of Heracleum and the heat of red-hot chips. The exhibition will run until June 25.


On Saturday at the theater of Nations once again come Inna Churikova in the image of Queen Elizabeth II in the staging of British playwright Peter Morgan. Morgan, being a great connoisseur of the traditions of the Royal house and the author of the script of the film «the Queen», wrote the play «the Audience» in 2013. The premiere was held in London in the theater «Gielgud». Starring Helen Mirren, for which he was awarded the Laurence Olivier. The play describes the meeting of Elizabeth II with her Prime Ministers.

The production at the Theatre of Nations took place, Gleb Panfilov, who called the play «a drama of Shakespearean scale.» While the British playwright Morgan agreed to the statement only once visited Moscow, he saw, in performances «Lenkoma» and I admired her game. In the Russian version of the play, he emphasized on the relations between great Britain and Russia.

Sunday on the Small stage of the Stanislavsky «Stanislavsky» will show the premiere performance of «the House of Bernarda Alba» directed by young Director Alice Seletsky. The basis of the story she took a grim play the iconic Spanish poet Federico garcía Lorca, his last completed drama. The main character of the story is a widow and mother of five daughters who is obsessed with the idea to keep mourning for her husband for 8 years. Driven mad with grief, she turns the house into a real prison for young girls. Performance performed by Diana Rakhimova, Maria Belyaeva, Vera Kuznetsova, Liudmila Rozanova and others.


40 years after the release of the Oscar-winning fantastic Thriller Ridley Scott’s «Alien», which was destined to become a classic of the genre, Creator of the legendary franchise decided to go back to basics. In 2015, the Director announced that the movie «Alien: Covenant» will be the first part of the trilogy «Alien», is similar in plot to the movie 1979. The events of the new film unfolds ten years after described by Scott in Prometheus, which was released in 2012.

On Board the spacecraft «Covenant» the crew and the two thousand passengers in deep sleep, Android Walter wanders lonely in the corridors. The ship moves to a secluded planet Origa-6, where the colonists hope to establish a new settlement for mankind. Boat accident forced the surviving crew members to land on the planet, fraught with horrifying surprises. The main roles in the film played by Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup.

Another premiere week, the film «Dancer» directed by Steven Cantor, filmed with the participation of David LaChapelle, tells the story of a Ukrainian ballet dancer Sergei Polunin is the youngest Prime Minister of the Royal ballet of London. Despite the dizzying success, Polunin, at the age of 22 years decided to retire. The heavy burden of fame drove him to the brink of self-destruction, but Polunin was saved by the meeting with the teacher. In the film documentary filmmaker, Oscar nominee Cantor includes unique archival footage of training six-year-old Polunin-gymnast, interviews with family, friends, co-workers, modern records, demonstrates the life of Sergei on stage and off, including a clip of Take me to Church, taken by David LaChapelle in Hawaii.