International Festival of Theater Schools of the BRICS Countries
28 May 2019
From May 27 to June 5, the 3d International Festival of Theater Schools of the BRICS countries is being held on the stage of the Large Amphitheater in Zaryadye Park.
The festival participants are students and professors of drama schools from Brazil, India, China, and South Africa. Students of the Institute of Theatrical Art named after People's Artist of the USSR I. Kobzon will represent Russia. Special guests of the festival are delegations from the Republic of Belarus (Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts) and Armenia (Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinematography). In total, 420 people will take part in theater activities.
This year, the festival is based on the immortal tragedy “Oedipus Rex” by Athenian playwright Sophocles. Spectators will have a chance to see the different scenes from the performance prepared by the delegations. During 10 days, an entire era will be reconstructed, filled with emotions and passions, and on the final day of the festival, participants will show a single production, created from different cultures, but understandable without translation.
The format of the festival “Let's play together!” became a new unique theatrical event that has no analogues in the history of the theater, it was awarded the Grant of the President of Russia V. Putin as a particularly significant project in the field of culture and art.
The festival is organized by the Institute of Theatrical Art named after People's Artist of the USSR I. Kobzon with the support of the Presidential Grants Foundation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia and personally Minister of Foreign Affairs S. Lavrov, as well as the Department of Culture of Moscow.