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National Theater Week in the All-Russian "Big Tours Online" Project
May 12, 2020 10:15

Teams from several countries are coming together to display their national traditions online during the National Theater Week from May 11 to 17, 2020.
The All-Russian Internet project "Big Tours Online" expands the broadcasting geography by announcing the Week of National Theaters of Different Countries, which is running from May 11 to 17, 2020.

“The “Big Tours Online” project was launched on March 29, 2020, in the situation of self-isolation due to the spread of COVID. Since then the best performances of various theaters from all over Russia have been presented online to a wide audience. Now the coverage of broadcasts is expanding, and so the "Big Tours Online" program will include screenings of stage productions created in theaters of other countries as well, in particular Belarus, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan”, - the press service reminded.

The Week of National Theaters held from May 11 to 17, 2020, features the following theaters:
The Gorky National Academic Drama Theater (Minsk, Republic of Belarus);
the Lermontov State Academic Russian Drama Theater (Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan);
the State Youth Theater of Uzbekistan (Tashkent, Uzbekistan).
Works of theaters from various republics of the Russian Federation will also be presented:
the Puppet Theater of the Mari El Republic;
the Namsaraev State Buryat Academic Drama Theater;
the Buryat Republican Puppet Theater "Ulger";
and the Khanty-Mansiysk Puppet Theater.

"The National Week of the “Big Tours Online" is bringing together teams from different republics and countries to introduce the multimillion-dollar Internet audience to the unique diversity of the cultural heritage of the peoples of Russia and neighboring countries”,
- the project’s press service mentioned.

The broadcasts of "Big Tours Online" are accessible to any Internet user in Russia and abroad. All the shows can be seen for free in the news feed and live on the official channels of the Big Tour on Facebook and YouTube , as well as on the project website under the heading ONLINE.

The "Big Tours Online" is a unique project of the Federal Center for Support of Touring Activities of the Russian Culture Ministry that was launched on March 26 upon the introduction of quarantine measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection. From the moment the project started to May 5, 2020, 44 performances of 34 theaters located in 26 cities belonging to 25 regions of Russia were shown in online broadcasts. The audience of the project amounted to more than 10 million viewers, according to statistics cited in the press service of the Big Tour.


Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: Russian Theatre Online Events during Quarantine    

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