At a forum in Petersburg will award the laureates of the European theatre prize

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty in fotobanka Petersburg. Archival photoAt a forum in Petersburg will award the laureates of the European theatre prize© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty the image Bank

The ceremony of awarding the laureates of the European theatre prize will take place in the framework of the VII St. Petersburg international cultural forum in St. Petersburg, told reporters the head of the cultural Committee Konstantin Sukhenko.

«The second time we will present the award in St. Petersburg. In 2011, she was awarded in our city for the first time. This year the presentation will be held in the framework of the VII St. Petersburg international cultural forum, we hope that this will attract even more attention to the ceremony,» said Sukhenko.

According to him, the holding in St. Petersburg such program is very prestigious for the Northern capital.

Activities 17 the European theatre prize will take place in St. Petersburg from 13 to 17 November. The award was established in 1986 by the Supreme body of the European Union – European Commission. The award is recognized by the European Parliament and the Council of Europe as the most prestigious European award for achievements in the cultural sphere.

The project is included in the program of VII Saint-Petersburg international cultural forum in 2018. This year’s winner of the award, the jury named the people’s artist of Russia, Director of the Alexandrinsky theater Valery Fokin. In the framework of the events of the award will be screenings of his plays «Svejk. Return», «Today.2016 — …», «Masquerade. Memories of the future». A special program will be devoted to award winners of previous years: the St. Petersburg Directors Lev Dodin and Andrey Moguchy.

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