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Vakhtangov Theater to celebrate 100th anniversary with world tour
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Moscow is going to celebrate the Vakhtangov Theater’s 100th anniversary with a world tour and a new production of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace, the website of the Ministry of Culture reports.
A cultural center will also open in the House of Evgeny Vakhtangov in his hometown – Vladikavkaz.
According to Elvira Nabiulina, who heads the committee on the celebration of the centenary of the founding of the theater, this date will be an excellent occasion to once again recall the best traditions of the national theater school. She has no doubt that the anniversary will be celebrated in such a way that the name of the theater will become known around the globe.
Deputy Minister of Culture Alla Manilova called the Vakhtangov Theater one of the symbols of Russian culture.
Theater director Kirill Krok said that the creative team plans to go on tour in Russia. The tour will begin in 2020, it will cover several regions: Omsk, Voronezh, St. Petersburg, Astrakhan, Tyumen, and other cities. In each of them several performances will take place, as well as free seminars and master classes with leading artists.
In early autumn, the theater is planning to visit the British capital, after that it is going to head to Paris, Berlin, New York, Budapest and other cities of the world.
Next year, Moscow will host the Vakhtangovsky-100 Festival. Theaters, which have a common history with the Vakhtangov Theater, are going to take part in it.
During a Russian tour, artistic director Rimas Tuminas and leading theater actors will conduct a series of workshops with young actors and directors at regional theaters and select from 10 to 15 people for the Studio-100.
The centenary of the founding of the Evgeny Vakhtangov State Academic Theater will be celebrated in 2021.