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March 27, 2021 12:13 pm

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The #Moscowstoby media platform has prepared proposals for the World Theater Day for those who love the rustle of the curtain, the rustle of programs and always takes their place until the third ring.

March 27 is World Theater Day. The #Moskostoboy media platform offers to spend this holiday profitably without even leaving your home.

During the day, theatergoers can get acquainted with the most interesting exhibits of the A.A. Bakhrushin and its branches. On a special project page about 80 different subjects related to outstanding artists and their work are presented. Each of them is accompanied by a detailed description: who it belonged to, how it got into the museum collection, what is its value. The exhibits were selected from the collection located in the main building of the A.A. Bakhrushin, as well as in the branches – houses-museums of A.N. Ostrovsky, M.N. Ermolova, M.S. Shchepkin, museum-apartments of Vs. E. Meyerhold, G.S. Ulanova, V.N. Pluchek and D.L. Borovsky.

Among the exhibits of the exhibition are paintings and sculptures, jewelry, pieces of furniture and interior design, musical instruments, theatrical props and models, stage costumes and shoes, manuscripts, folios and personal belongings of prominent theatrical figures, as well as installations and autographed photographs.

The authors of the project share true stories from the world of theater of different centuries, which will be of interest not only to sophisticated connoisseurs of theatrical culture, but also to the widest circle. For example, you can find out how the founder of the Theater Museum, Alexei Bakhrushin, was a hooligan at Christmas festivities, what item became a symbol of the heroic art of actress Maria Ermolova, and who inspired the actor Mikhail Schepkin to write his memoirs. We will also talk about the influence of the playwright Alexander Ostrovsky who wrote the female monologues, what served as a writing table for director Vsevolod Meyerhold, as the 18th century Voltaire chair used for choreography was called by the ballerina Galina Ulanova, who was the idol of director Valentin Pluchek, who opened the secret of achieving heights in the profession, and from which the artist David Borovsky created the curtain in the performance “Hamlet” of the Taganka Theater in 1971.

On the evening of March 27 on the media platform will show the broadcast gala evening prepared by the artists of the Ballet Moscow. They will demonstrate vivid episodes from the best performances of the theater on the stage of the cultural center “Inspiration”. The broadcast program includes fragments from modern ballets “Dance Floor”, “Egopoint”, “Kreutzer Sonata”, “Equus”, “Minos”, as well as dances Synti & Pon, “Death and the Girl” and “Cafe Idiot”.

Spectators will have a unique chance in one evening not only to see a cut of the theater’s life, but also to get acquainted with modern choreography, to understand how organically classics and innovation, ballet and modern dance can coexist. The broadcast will start at 21:00. Its duration will be 45 minutes without intermission.

World Theater Day was established in 1961 by the IX Congress of the International Theater Institute at UNESCO and is celebrated annually on March 27. On the occasion of this event, festivals are held in theaters, festive performances and the best performances are shown. It is also customary to congratulate theater workers and art groups.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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