From October 18 to 19 on the stage of the Tatar State Drama and Comedy Theater named after K. Tinchurin a tour of the Tbilisi State Academic Russian Drama Theater named after A.S. Griboedov to be hosted. They will be held as part of the program of the Federal Center for the Support of Touring Activities "Big Tours" (foreign program). Yulia Adgamova, First Deputy Minister of Culture of the Republic of Tatarstan, director of the Tbilisi State Academic Russian Drama Theater A. S. Griboyedov Chairman of the Board of the Association of Figures of Russian Theaters of Abroad, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation Nikolai Sventitsky, Director of the Tatar State Drama and Comedy Theater named after K. Tinchurin, Honored Worker of Culture of Tatarstan Fanis Musagitov and specialists in implementation of programs of the Federal Center for Support of Touring Activities of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation told about its implementation and performances that Kazan spectators will see,
The meeting was also attended by leading actors of the theater. A. S. Griboedov.
“Today, in the framework of the project“ The Big Tours ”implemented by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, our guest is the Tbilisi State Academic Russian Drama Theater named after A.S. Griboedov. Every year the geography and number of participants in this project are growing. Our theaters would go and they come to us, performances are exchange in nature. This is a unique opportunity for the audience to get acquainted with the culture and performances of other theaters, which are very successful, ”said Yulia Adgamova, opening the press conference.
According to the director of the Tbilisi State Academic Russian Drama Theater named after A.S. Griboedov, the Federal Center for the Support of Touring Activities of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation "bears a huge educational mission to the vast masses of the vast country, introducing the Russian population to Russian theater art."
“The Republic of Tatarstan takes an active part in absolutely all areas of the Big Tours project. This is also a federal direction. This year, the State Academic Maly Theater (Moscow) performed on the stage of the G. Kamal Theater, not so long ago on the stage named after V.I.Kachalov presented its performances the Theater Arts Studio - the Moscow Drama Theater under the direction of Sergey Zhenovach. The Kazan Youth Theater and the Ekiyat puppet theater are actively participating in the program. Also, in September, the Russian Drama and Comedy Theater of Kalmykia toured the cities of Tatarstan, ”said Yulia Zaitseva, representative of the program implementation department of the Federal Center for Support of Touring Activities of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.
In total, 12 Russian-language theaters of the CIS countries will take part in the Big Tours in 2019, and 8 Russian theaters of Russia will go on tour abroad.
The Griboedovites will present two performances to the Kazan public in the framework of the Big Tour project. October 18 at 18.30 - a tragic confession based on the story by L.N. Tolstoy "Strider. The story of the horse. " The performance is dedicated to the memory of George Tovstonogov and Evgeny Lebedev. Producer - Nikolai Sventitsky, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation. The author of the stage and the director is Avtandil Varsimashvili, laureate of the State Prize of Georgia, laureate of the Prize named after Kote Marjanishvili.
On October 19 at 5 p.m. the Tbilisi Theater will present to the audience the play “The Overcoat” (N.V. Gogol). Genre - extravaganza in one action. Stage version and production - Avtandil Varsimashvili, laureate of the State Prize of Georgia, laureate of the Prize named after K. Mardzhanishvili. Scenography - Mirian Shvelidze, People's Artist of Georgia, laureate of the State Prize of Georgia named after S. Rustaveli.
In 2013, the performance “Strider ...” was awarded the Grand Prix at the XI Golden Vityaz International Theater Forum in Moscow, and the lead actor Valery Kharyutchenko won the Golden Diploma of the forum for best male performance. As for the play "The Overcoat", this is the recent premiere of the theater. Moreover, the production has already managed to take part with great success in the International Theater Festivals “Meetings in Russia” in St. Petersburg and “Golden Lion” in Lviv (Ukraine).
Reference: the program “BIG GUESTROLLS” is the largest theater project in Russia, created on the initiative of the President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin.
The program has been implemented since 2014 by the Federal Center for Support of Touring Activities of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and since 2018 covers all 85 regions of our country. In 2019, more than 250 theaters will participate in the Big Tours program and around 2,000 performances will be shown.
Today, the "Big Tour" includes 5 main areas:
Federal program - tours of the country's leading theaters
Foreign program - an international area of cooperation with Russian-language theaters abroad
Big tour for kids and youth