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In St. Petersburg will host the “TurgenevFEST”

On the stage of the BDT them. University Tovstonogov theatres from around the world will show productions of Turgenev’s works

From 12 to 16 November in St. Petersburg at the festival “TurgenevFEST” going to University theatres from Stanford, Siena, Seoul and other cities in the world and show productions of Turgenev’s works. On the Small stage BDT them. G. A. Tovstonogov, they will present various incarnations of the creativity of Turgenev, from kinetic theatre to “Noble nest” in Korean realities.

“TurgenevFEST” — this is an opportunity to see the interpretation of Russian classics by the representatives of different cultures”, — said Maxim Fishelev, the organizer of the festival, head of strategic projects of the alumni Association of St. Petersburg state University.

The main feature of the festival is its multilingualism — the plays will be performed in Russian, English and Italian. All productions will be working simultaneous interpreters from the partner of the festival of EGO translating Company that allows viewers to hear Turgenev’s works in new ways in the truest sense of the word.

Among the theaters participating in choose the best. To assess the performances will be the jury, which included: Michael Piotrovsky, General Director, State Hermitage Museum, Anna Kovalchuk, the honoured artist of the Russian Federation, Natalia Metelitsa, Director of the St. Petersburg Museum of theatrical and musical art, Andrey Astvatsaturov, writer and associate Professor at St. Petersburg University, Marina Dmitrevskaya, chief editor of the “Petersburg theatre magazine”, and Vladimir Rannev, composer and teacher at St. Petersburg state University.

In the framework of the festival “TurgenevFEST” also runs a project “Online festival”, where you can see animated series “the ABCs of Turgenev” and a series of interviews with the famous writers, historians and artists about creativity, works and relevant I. S. Turgenev.

All details and programme can be found on the festival website.

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