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5 June

June, 6 – Day 1 of Platonov Festival

Festival opening. Photo by Karina Magomedova.

The 4th Platonov Festival opening has taken place on Soviet Square at 6 p.m. Despite the heat, more than 2 thousand people have come to witness this event.


The opening included welcoming speeches of the Head and Artistic Director of the Festival Mikhail Bychkov, Governor of Voronezh region Alexey Gordeev and Assistant to the President of Russian Federation Igor Levitin; dancing flash-mob and the famous show from France “Transports Exceptionnels. Duo for a dancer and an excavator” which gave a start to the new festival program “Street Theatre”. In total this performance was shown in Voronezh 4 times and gathered more than 7 thousand spectators.

Duo for a dancer and an excavator.
Photo by Mikhail Kiryanov.

The great exhibition of Alexander Deineka “I worship life of every kind!” was opened today at the Voronezh regional art museum named after I.N. Kramskoy. It’s become one of the biggest Deineka expositions in recent years. Dedicated to the 115th anniversary of the artist, this exhibition is open until July, 13.


Music program start was celebrated with the recital of Mikhail Pletnev at the full house of Opera and Ballet Theatre. The next day at the press conference Maestro presented his new project - Rachmaninov Festival.

The Good Person of Szechwan. Photo by Igor Filonov.

Moscow Pushkin Drama Theatre opened Platonov Festival theatre program with their production “The Good Person of Szechwan” that was honored with 2 Golden Mask awards. A few hours before the show actors of the Moscow Pushkin Drama Theatre shared with journalists their thoughts about the creation of the performance and impressions of Platonov Festival 2014 program.