Russian, with Turkish translation. Limited capacity. For reservation please visit our web site from 14 October.
The Russian theatre has been flourishing in the past fifteen years: it has become an important point of dialogue of the audience and the complex, dramatic present time. Contemporary Russian theatre deals with the phantoms of the Past - as in The Circus directed by Maxim Didenko where the theatre talks about Stalin-era myths of the 1930s; it actualizes the Russian classical heritage as seen by an outsider - as in Eugene Onegin, done by the Lithuanian director Rimas Tuminas; it refocuses on physicality - as in the contemporary dance piece presented in the Golden Mask in Istanbul program by Ballet Moscow; finally, through contemporary dramaturgy, the theatre reveals the hybridity of today’s time, in which you cannot tell the rightists from the leftists, and all that remains is to skillfully navigate between them – as in the Iran Conference by Ivan Vyrypaev in the direction of Viktor Ryzhakov. Outside the program is left the new experimental theatre created by those under 30. All of those elements make a unique theatre landscape, incomparable in its diversity to any national theatre in other parts of the world. The Golden Mask in Istanbul presents almost the entire spectrum of the Russian theatre as it is today. Theatre critic Kristina Matvienko will give a detailed introduction to the program and an insight to the recent and most interesting trends in the Russian theatre.