2019 : a Theater Year in Russia2 min
From April to June 2019, several French theatre companies presented performances to Russian audiences in Saint Petersburg, Moscow, the Stolby Nature Reserve and Voronezh.
The Red Ball (“La balle rouge") by Balle Rouge
The show The Red Ball (“La balle rouge") by Balle Rouge with Anna Vaschilo was presented at the Tsa Skazka International Theatre Festival in Velikiy Novgorod on 14th April 2019.
Paper Lives (“Vies de papier") by La Bande Passante
The play Paper Lives (“Vies de papier") by La Bande Passante was presented on 29th May 2019 at the Raduga International Festival and the Briantsev Youth Theatre in Saint Petersburg.
OperettAlzheimer, by Marzia Gambardella
The play OperettAlzheimer was created, directed and performed by Marzia Gambardella of the Parisian company MalaStrana. The show travelled across Russia from May to June 2019: it was presented as part of the puppet festivals "The Vokhovski Format" in Voronezh, "Perekrestok" in Novosibirsk, and "Siberia, Magic Earth" in Krasnoyarsk, during which Marzia Gambardella also offered the "Animating the Inanimate" workshop on the "Stolby" Nature Reserve.
Bells & Spells, by Victoria Thierrée-Chaplin
The play Bells & Spells is directed by Victoria Thierée-Chaplin and performed by Aurélia Thierrée and Jaime Martinez. Presented at the Chekhov International Theatre Festival in Moscow in June 2019, the play was created by the eponymous Parisian company Bells & Spells.
Bells & Spells, de Victoria Thierrée-Chaplin
Présentée dans le cadre du Festival international de théâtre Tchekhov à Moscou en juin 2019, la pièce est signée de la compagnie parisienne éponyme Bells & Spells.
R.A.G.E., by Camille Trouvé
Directed by Camille Trouvé, the show R.A.G.E. by the Parisian company Les Anges au Plafond was presented in Moscow in June 2019 at the Chekhov International Theatre Festival. On this occasion, Camille Trouvé also hosted a hands-on workshop at Moscow's Sergei Obraztsov Puppet Theatre.
Scala, by Yoann Bourgeois
Designed by director and set designer Yoann Bourgeois and performed by the Parisian company Les Petits Heures, the show Scala was presented at the Moscow Mossoviet Theatre in June 2019 during the Chekhov International Theatre Festival.
Scala, de Yoann Bourgeois
Conçu par le metteur en scène et scénographe Yoanne Bourgeois et interprété par la compagnie parisienne Les petites heures, le spectacle Scala a été présenté au Théâtre du Mossoviet de Moscou en juin 2019 pendant le Festival international de théâtre Tchekhov.
The Institut français and the project
The year of French theatre in Russia benefited from the support of the Institut français as part of the "IF Incontournable" programme. Learn more about the IF Incontournable programme