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11th Modern Art Festival TerritoriYa to Be Held in Moscow
July 25, 2016 21:37


This year the festival is dedicated to the subject matter of Another Reality.

The international modern art festival TerritoriYa will take place in Moscow from October 10 to October 20, 2016.

The festival has been annually held since 2006 with assistance of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Moscow Culture Department.

Festival Program

This year the festival is dedicated to the subject matter of Another Reality. "The focus of attention will be on the things around us that are unusual to our way of perception", - the press service of the festival explains.

TerritorYa 2016 will kick off with the performance Pixel staged by the French choreographer Murad Mersuki. The dancers’ bodies are transferred to a virtual world of optical illusion by means of multimedia and mapping. The program will continue with the Russian premiere of the new project On a Visit. Europe by the German theatre company Rimini Protokoll, the authors of the sensational project Remote Moscow. It will be followed with the performance Compassion. History of One Weapon created on stage of the Berlin theater Schaubuhne.

Russia will be represented with several stage companies. Thus, the St. Petersburg Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater will show The Language of Birds staged by Boris Pavlovich. Wards of the Autism Social Rehabilitation Center "Anton is Near Here” will perform in it along with professional actors.

Muscovites and tourists will also see a new stage production by the director Timofey Kulyabin – The Process - based on the same-name novel by Franz Kafka.

The Gogol Center will be represented with Anton Adasinsky's play Mandelstam. This stage production is a part of the poetic cycle The Star started by the Gogol Center in memory of five outstanding poets of the 20th century.

Poets will also be commemorated with the special charity concert Wings of Everyday Life. Russian actress Chulpan Khamatova and Latvian musician and conductor Gidon Kremer have created a poetic collage of two main female poets of the early 20th century - Marina Tsvetaeva and Aspasia, as well as music compositions by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Valentin Silverstov and Georgse Peletsis.

The State Theater of Nations and ElectroTheatre Stanislavsky will also present their plays at the TerritoriYa 2016 Festival. The program will be closed with Dmitry Brusnikin Studio’s performance Before and After. It is prepared by the festival together with the Actor Charity Foundation, which supports elderly actors and theater employees.

TerritoriYa for the Young

TerritoriYa is Russia’s only festival that is a school at the same time, the project press service emphasizes. Every year young cultural figures, including actors, directors, musicians, dancers, artists and art managers are selected on the basis of their biographical data and invited to Moscow.

This year the festival students will attend master classes held by leading Russian and foreign stage directors, musicians and producers. Ian Wooldridge (Great Britain), Jan Fabre (Belgium), Stefan Kegi (Germany), Grzegorz Yazhina (Poland), Murad Mersuki (France), and their Russian colleagues: Valery Fokin, Yevgeny Pisarev, Andrey Bartenev and others will act as teachers.

Traditionally meetings with the festival art management, namely Chulpan Khamatova, Kirill Serebrennikov, Vasily Tsereteli as well as TerritoriYa’s permanent art director Yevgeny Mironov will take place.


Sources: http://tass.ru 

Author: Vera Ivanova

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