Viktor Vysotskiy, reporter: “ Moliere’s “Misanthrope” comedy can be organically applied to the days of now, because it talks about the conflict of the main character and the rest of the society. It seems that the director – Grigoriy Dityatkovskiy – picked it up in the 17th century to carry it over into the 21st, but dropped it on the way – in the 19th”
The limits of the possible are defined by light. Time has no essence. The stage looks either like a ring, a battlefield or a canvass – where “The Dance”, “Taking off the cross” and “World Creation” by Matisse are portrayed on. The eternally repeated motifs – the history of human hopes, struggles and doubts. Excitement and fatigue. Desperate attempts to overcome solitude. Expressive plasticity inside a glowing square – the physical embodiment of Oleg Karavaychuk’s music
When Walt Disney decided to film a musical based on her books, Pamela Travers was furious. She didn’t like a thing about it – animation, the too-pretty Julia Andrews in the main role and, particularly, songs. We can only guess what the writer would have said about the Soviet film “Goodbye, Mary Poppins”. But viewers loved both films
The artist has been opening exhibitions in St. Petersburg with an admirable frequency. And its worth mentioning – he never repeats those. A fundamental love for work is something that has always been Shemyakin’s famous trait. He has never spoken about a creative crisis. A year ahead of his jubilee – Mikhail Mikhailovich turns 75 in 2018 – an exhibition called “Shemyakin. The opening” was launched in our city. Pavel Bogdanov attended it
Creaters of the “Faceless” show were inspired by the Henrik Ibsen’s “Ghost”. Guests of the mansion find themselves in a mysterious town of the early 20th century, where usual understanding of logic, time and even morals just doesn’t work. You can be both a spectator or an actor. Watch or act! Masks – handed out to each visitor before the play – serve as a guarantee of anonymity, or even impunity.
There’s an anecdote among musicians about composer Vano Muradeli – that of is argument woth Vasiliy Pavlovich Solovyev-Sedoy. Vano Muradeli was big name composer and, more importantly, big name poet of the Soviet era – invoking genuine fascination with the laureate of two Stalin’s medals. His opera “October” has now been executed by director Yuriy Alexandrov, marking the 100th anniversary of the Great October Revolution. What came out of it – in Darya Patrina’s report.
After rebuilding the historic landmark into an apartment hotel, a building by the great architect Stasov began to collapse, and its northern wall started to slide down into Moyka river. Right now the works have been ceased, and Saint-Petersburg residents are to choose between two projects of this historic zone’s restoration and development. Pavel Nikiforov reports.
Summer in St. Petersburg is not the best time for indoor cultural events. It is too short. That's why citizens tend to spend the three months outdoors as much as possible. But those running the museum in Peterhof do think about the eternal. Exhibitions are held here throughout the summer. To mark the 65th anniversary of the Hermitage, a "fashion of loneliness" exhibit was held, audio installation "the sounds of the Palace" marked the 35th birthday of "the Palace of Marli" museum. There was also an exhibit marking 300 years since Peter the Great's visit to France.
America writer, one of the authors of the “Game of Thrones” series has visited St. Petersburg. Hundreds of his fans paralyzed traffic on Nevskiy, having lined up for the autograph of their idol. So, what is so attractive about the world of ice and fire? And where does Martin draw his inspiration? Anton Tsuman looked for answers
The Yusupov Palace will soon be opened with its new outlook. The restoration works have now been 70% completed. The Oak dining hall is fully ready. In order to bring back the historic outlook, specialists used seven types of wood. Some elements were not renewed, but some parts had to be replaced by modern materials. Alexander Odintsov looked at the unique work
St. Petersburg. Its hard to imagine a more striking venue for the parade which would be seen by the whole world. It was impossible to conceive or build – like VIP stands by the Bronze Horseman statue. It could have only been created – at the swamps of Neva, over three hundred years since the times of the carpenter-Tsar. And this setting immediately generated the proper context. Which everyone saw in one’s own way – considering the present state of relations between Russia and the West.