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Culture news, 22.06.2015 08:34



22 years the INTERNATIONAL KUKART FESTIVAL represent the best performances of puppeteers and synthetic theatres from Russia and Europe.
In 2013 the world premiere of a performance of "NICKNAME" the joint project Duda Paiva Company, MAAS Company (Netherlands) and Autonomous Noncommercial Organization of "INTERSTUDIO" (St. Petersburg, Russia) was an important part of the program.
In 2015 submission of the Kulturny Bridge Israel St. Petersburg project within which sand animation of the sociocultural direction "One History" of the famous Israeli animator Evgeny Sverdlov will be shown on June 26 will become a feature of a festival.
On June 27 during the day on Malaya Sadovaya Street in the centre of St. Petersburg the audience will be able to see street representations of puppeteers from Israel and traditional puppeteers-petrushechnikov from Russia - the numerous Winner of the Highest theatrical award of Russia "A gold mask" of Ten Theatre (Moscow), monotheatre from Japan - YUKI PUPPET WORKS, the State puppet theatre from Turkmenistan, and the theatre from the Crimea - the Simferopol puppet theatre will be the special invited guest.
The Kulturny Bridge Bulgaria St. Petersburg project will become the undoubted opening of a festival is a presentation of performances for the children who got support from the Ministry of Culture of Bulgaria - the state puppet theatres from Sliven and Bourgas.
In the Main program of a festival the art will be presented by puppet theatre, winners of the International festivals and joint projects from Spain (Teatro Los Claveles), Kazakhstan, Germany and Estonia. Will traditionally show performances the main puppet theatres of St. Petersburg and Moscow, including numerous owners of the Highest theatrical award of Russia "A gold mask" and the Highest theatrical award of St. Petersburg "Gold spotlights": The Moscow theatre "Vagrant Den", theatres from St. Petersburg - theatre of puppets of E. S. Demmeni, "A doll format", Puppet theatre of the fairy tale, Vagrant Doggie theatre, Hand Made Theater, Non-state children's theatre "Karlsson Haus", theatre "DOLLS. Available theatre". The honoured artist of Russia Andrey Knyazkov, the artistic director of Hand Made Theater, will show the author's cycle of doll representations in video format.
The Doll Format theatre will become the face of a festival and will show a solo performance "Scarlet Flower" which became the winner of the World carnival of puppet theatre in Bangkok in 2014.
Displays of two performances from different corners of Russia promise to become an event: "An Oscar and the Pink Lady" - statement of the People's artist of the Russian Federation Stanislav Zhelezkin (The southern Sakhalin puppet theatre), "To Don" - Mikhail Loginov's statement (The Kostroma puppet theatre).
Will decorate a festival the special musical program of Leonid Levin which will pass in the House of the Actor, and also with Faust - Pictures - the project of NonStop theatre, performance of ensemble of new music of Shakin Manas and Our Theatre theatre and musicians from Greece, Finland, Italy and Germany.
The Festival on June 22 in Day of Memory and Grief at 14 o'clock in the House of the Actor on the Big scene will open. The Honoured actress of Russia, Irina MAZURKEVICH will participate in a ceremony of opening of a festival. The Festival on June 30 at 14 o'clock by the performance "Cat's House" of the well-known St. Petersburg Theater of puppets of E.S. Demmeni will be closed.
"Only through a prism of performances of the puppet theatre clear to children and adults, we will be able to pay attention to people with pain and pleasure, which round us. Material will never become a life value criterion as in Russia, and around the world".

David Boorman, the president of the KUKART festival about mission of the rt-2015 festival

News source: Kykart

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