Published January 2006
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The Theatre Festival Baltic House is a unique structure of its kind in Russia, systematically promoting developments on the common European information-cultural space, restoration and strengthening of cultural relations between Russia and Baltic states as well other European countries. It is a major theatrical holding, operating since 1991 on the base of the Baltic House theatre. The general policy pursued by the holding is searching and experimenting in every sphere of theatrical life. The theatre places its scene at the disposal of most exciting performances and theatre companies, is involved in theatrical and cultural projects and holds diverse international festivals.
Aside from the large-scale international Baltic House Festival held in St.Petersburg in September and October annually, the holding arranges different theatrical festivals, including Meeting in Russia, the annual international festival of theatres from the Baltic states and the festival of Russian-speaking theatres based in the CIS and the Baltic states (former USSR republics) in March and April; Monocle, a biannual international festival of mono-performances (last edition – 2005), Director – Female Profession, the international festival of performances staged by women producers, Solntsevorot (Solstice), the annual festival held on the shortest white night in June attended by troupes and groups featuring unusual performing arts forms.
Master classes, workshops, seminars and conferences are an usual event within the framework of the festivals. They are prepared and held together with major theatrical and cultural institutions in different countries with which Baltic House has established useful long-term contacts.
Baltic International Festival Centre
4, Alexandrovsky Park, St-Petersburg, 197198, Russia
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