MOSCOW, October 19 – RIA Novosti. Theatrical criticism of Russia sent an open letter to the chairman of the Union of theatrical figures (STD) Alexander Kalyagin to convene an extraordinary meeting of the Union and put the question of the dissolution of the current of the Expert Council Award “Gold Mask “.
Earlier, Director Kirill Serebrennikov and Konstantin Bogomolov refused to participate in the contest prize. According to theater critics, filmmakers have taken this step because “the results of an honest professional competitions are now trying to adapt to the tastes of the heads of the power structures, recruiting for this” right “expert. Although the only criterion by which we must evaluate the performances – not ideology, and professionalism “.
” We think that the unprecedented crisis can be overcome only unprecedented measures: otnestis to the current situation around the “Golden Mask” as an emergency and to convene an extraordinary meeting of the secretariat of STD, raise the question of the dissolution of the newly recruited expert council ” Golden Mask “and, in accordance with the applicable premium to form a new, unsuspected in the ideological bias and prejudice,” – said in an open letter.
According to critics, the reason for the current crisis has served as “ill-conceived mechanism of formation of the expert council.” “For the first time this year, most of the experts was nominated personally head the commission STD for criticism Marina Timashev, part – other creative commissions and secretaries of STD and part – Ministry of Culture, without discussion with the theater community,” – emphasized in the material.
Also, the report proposed to defer the question of the new mechanism for the formation of the expert council until the next year.