From may 15 to July 21, 2019 in the framework of the Year of theater in Moscow will be held XIV international theatre festival named after Chekhov. It will be attended by 22 of the theater from London, Paris, Vienna, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Beijing, Shanghai and other cities. Honorary guest of the festival in 2019 will be China.
In 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the people’s Republic and the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and China. This event in the programme of the Theatre festival named after Chekhov on special unit performances.
The festival will open with a performance of the Shanghai center Kunqu Opera “Peony pavilion”. The natural scenery of a blooming garden will be recreated in Gorky Park, the Andreyevsky pond. Also in the program of the festival included the staging of the Shanghai state ballet “Echoes of eternity” — the tragic love story of Emperor Xuan Tsuna to concubine Yang Guifei.
The program block “Chinese theatre — guest of honor” is not limited to classical genres. Dancers and athletes of the Beijing troupe LON Yun Kung Fu Jackie Chan show “11 warriors”, consisting of elements of kung fu, traditional Chinese ballet and contemporary dance. National theatre of China will present the play “the Prince of LAN Ling”, in the dramatic narrative which is interwoven with elements of Opera, and ancient Chinese Nuo dance technique. Also, the Russian audience will see the first performance of the dance Theatre TAO.
Dramatic theatre arts at the Chekhov festival will present the Hamburg Thalia theatre with the play “the Tempest”, the Vienna “Burgtheater” to play “Yun Gabriel borkman”, Tbilisi theater named after Shota Rustaveli play “Vano and Niko”. Artists from Brazil will present a dramatic performance of “visiting Mr. green”.
Special event of the festival will be the production of “Donka. The message to Chekhov” in the new edition. This performance was created for the 150th anniversary of Anton Chekhov, with the participation of Director Daniele Finzi Pasca. Over 10 years of touring artists performed with him in various theatrical stages of the world.
In the framework of the XIV Chekhov festival will be shown and world premieres. Director Vladimir Pankov will present a joint production of the International theatre festival named after A. P. Chekhov and the Center of drama and directing for the play “the Bear” based on the play-joke by Anton Chekhov. Another premiere will be staged by Robert Lepage, “the Seven tributaries of the river OTA”.
With a full schedule of events can be found on the website of the Chekhov festival.
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