began XIV Festival theaters in small towns of Russia Saratov region. The event takes place in the city of Volsk until 3 June and brings together 13 creative teams from several regions of the country. It is known that the festival will be attended by theaters from Krasnoyarsk and Perm territories and republics of Udmurtia and Tatarstan, as well as Sverdlovsk, Yaroslavl, Saratov, Samara, Lipetsk, Kaliningrad and Tyumen regions.
According to the organizing committee of the event, the festival – one of the priorities of the Theatre of Nations, and the most important event in the cultural life of the country. Artistic director of the festival -. Yevgeny Mironov, People’s Artist of Russia, laureate of State Prize of Russia
According to the organizing committee, the educational program is formed for the participants of the Festival, including seminars, workshops, trainings, individual counseling. The first educational program focuses on the theater artist: Honored Artist of Russia, winner of the National Theatre Award “Golden Mask” and set designer Victoria Sevryukova Dmitry Razumov conduct master classes, and in the days of the festival will be shown in Volsk exhibition “Artists of theater” dedicated to 80- anniversary of the Saratov region.
Out of Competition presents the play “bass” by Anton Chekhov Moscow Art Theater named after and dedicated to in the framework of the Year of Russian cinema a special program will be shown films of graduates studio Sokurov (Kabardino Balkarian State University named Berbekov). Also, participants compiled excursions to the sights of Wolska.
Today the official part of the festival began in Saratov with the opening of the renovated housing Theatre Institute of the Saratov State Conservatory named after Leonid Sobinov. At the opening came the actors Oleg Tabakov and Yevgeny Mironov, People’s Artist of Russia Olga and Irina Ostroumova Kupchenko, Saratov region governor Valery Radayev, Russian State Duma deputy Nikolai Pankov and Olga Batalina. Mr. Pankov said that the decision on the reconstruction of the building was made first deputy head of the Presidential Administration Vyacheslav Volodin, more than 1000 square meters. m renovated a few months.
The festival program will start tonight in Volsk prologue of the play “On the steps of Parnassus.” In Saratov, at Theater Square will be held the opening ceremony of XIV Festival.
Earlier in Saratov was inaugurated a monument to actor Oleg Yankovsky in the image of Baron Munchausen. People’s Artist of Russia Anatoly Uchaev shared his opinion in connection with the installation of the sculpture Saratov Oleg Yankovsky. “The opening of the monument to Oleg Ivanovich in the square outside the theater, where the actor served – the embodiment of the people’s love of Saratov on the artist. We author Andrei Shcherbakov stood at the origins of this initiative, were joint ideas, sketches, projects. I know that the idea for the sculpture discussed the concept with its initiator – Vyacheslav Volodin, “- quoted him as saying the Ministry of culture of the area.
Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Arts, sculptor Andrey Scherbakov told about the sculpture.
«The basis of the composition of sculpture Oleg Yankovsky is its role of Baron Munchausen from the film” That Munchhausen “. This non-random selection heartfelt monologue from the film Jankowski today sounds like a farewell to all of us. Sculpture is a hero of the film – the Baron Munchausen, which is a rope ladder begins its climb into eternity. One leg is supported on the lower level, and the second – is on the ground. The very figure is sculpted in an active turn, and his head turned towards the spectators. Hands Hero grip on the ladder, ready to start climbing up. I am sure that the installation of the sculpture will be a worthy continuation of the great tradition of immortalizing the names of famous Saratov, a symbol of the people’s love and recognition “, – explained the idea of the artist