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Russian Theatre Union Projects 2010


Russian Theatre Union may be known for it's information projects, but it's main strand of action lies in artistic projects: annually some 200 events for performing arts professionals are held under the auspices of the Union - festivals, workshops, training events, conferences, etc.

Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre in 2009/2010 Season


In Septemper 2009 Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre started its 65th season. Companys chief conductor Teodor Currentzis says that the company plans to...



On October 5, 2009, Russian Theatre of Nations (Moscow) starts a new project @Shakespeare: this will showcase Russian and foreign performances based on Shakespeares plays.

Gavrosh, International Theatre Festival of Performances for Children


Gavrosh Festival aims to introduce the smallest of Russian spectators to best of theatre for children from different cultures. The target audience of the festival is children aged 3 - 14 and their parents

Visiting Arlekin, International Festival of Puppet Theatres


From 14th to the 21st of September, 2009, in Omsk, Russia, the 1st International Festival of Puppet Theatres Visiting Arlekin will take place. The festival will present performances not only for children but for grown-ups too. The Festival is to become a place for sharing experiences between puppet masters from 18 theatres of different countries.

Real Theatre, Russian National Festival


Real Theatre is one of the most well-known Russian theatre festivals, which gives foreign professionals a great opportunity to see the best productions of the previous season not only of capital theatres but mainly regional ones.

Russian Academic Youth Theatre Co-Productions


In 2009-2010 Russian Academic Youth Theatre (RAMT) is planning to co-produce two new performances, as it has recently been announced at the first company meeting in the new season.

Oleg Tabakovs Theatre School


Oleg Tabakov, a renowned actor and artistic director of the Moscow Art Theatre and Theatre Tabakerka founded a Theatre school in Moscow a high school, which curriculum will include theatre disciplines in addition to usual high school subjects.

Casta Diva-2008 Award


CASTA DIVA Award was initiated by the Russian theatre critics in 1997 to highlight the most acclaimed productions and artists of the previous season.

The Bolshoi Theatre Tours in 2009


In August and September 2009 The Bolshoi Theatre will give performances in Slovenia, Spain and Lithuania.

Mariinsky Theatre On Tour to London


From 3th to 15th of August, 2009, ballet troop of Mariinsky Theatre will be on its tour to London. On Covent Gardens stage audiences will be able to see performances...

Maly Drama Theatre European Tours


On the 18th and 19th of September, 2009, in Croatia during the Zagreb Theatre Festival Russian Maly Drama Theatre - Theatre of Europe will present its performance Life and Fate (directed by Lev Dodin). It will be shown on the stage of Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb.

The Mariinsky Label


The Mariinsky Theatre, one of the best-known world level musical theatres, launched its own recording label in May, 2009. Shostakovich's satirical opera The Nose conducted by Valery Gergiev has recently become its first release.

Financial Crisis, Theatre


In line with the currently ongoing changes to the Rtlb.ru Web site, we reintroduce our Russian Theatre Life in Brief Newsletter - now a focused collection of briefs on a single subject. The first in this new format is the perception of the worldwide financial crisis in the Russian theatre sector.

Internet Theatre


Opera and ballet fans will soon be able to watch performances of the world leading theatres online. Classic TV (www.classic-tv.com) opens an Internet theatre in February.

Prohibited for Staging


International Creative Management, Inc. (ICM), one of the four largest US talent and literary agencies, requested that Russian Authors Society a collective scheme managing intellectual rights of many performing & visual artists and assuring equal treatment of rights of foreign artists - exclude 3 plays from Russian theatres' repertoires.

Yuri Lyubimov Theatre Center


Moscow authorities have recently made final their decision to build a new theatre center that will bear the name of Yuri Lyubimov. As explained by Lyubimov himself, this decision has been maturing for some 10 years.

Expensive Theatre


Statistics often show that people's interest in theatre has fallen in recent years. Audience with sadness talk about theatre crisis. But one of the reasons of this crisis is that theatre has ceased being affordable for most part of the traditional audience ticket prices in Moscow theatres are five times as expensive as in Europe.

International Projects of Moscow Art Theatre School


On September 13, 2008 students from Central School of Speech and Drama (London, UK) will complete their study placement on acting in Moscow Art Theatre School. Following, an exposition of early 20th century theatre costumes is being planned.

Italy and Russia: the Whirl of Futurism


On 22nd of September within the framework of Italy and Russia: the Whirl of Futurism project a unique event will take place on the stage of Moscow Taganka Theatre: one of the most interesting works of the composer Vladimir Martynov - A Night in Galicia - will be performed.

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