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20 April

Two "Golden Masks" in Voronezh!




Congratulations to Alexey Gordeev, Mikhail Bychkov and the Chamber Theatre’s troupe on the prestigious awards!

On April 18th, Sunday, the “Golden Mask” Awards Ceremony was held at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theatre. As a result of the ceremony, two “Masks” are now in Voronezh.

Alexey Gordeev - Governor of Voronezh region and Chairman of the International Platonov Festival Board of Trustees – was awarded with Golden Mask for support of Russian theatre art.

“It is a great pleasure for me to receive this award. When I came to serve to the Voronezh region, I realized that for having more thoughtful people in our society, there should be the culture in the first flight, and the economy – next. That’s what we are doing. Let me take this opportunity to invite all of you to our wonderful Platonov Arts Festival in Voronezh. And Andrey Platonov’s quotation will be appropriate here: "There is nothing impossible - and all will come, what matters is sowing sparks of the divine - soul sparks - among people"," - said Alexey Gordeev at the award ceremony on Saturday.

Mikhail Bychkov, the Artistic Director of Platonov Arts festival and Chamber Theatre gained a nomination for “Drama/ Best director” several times before. This year the Chamber Theatre has finally received the award - Drama and Puppet Theatre Jury`s Special Award for the "City Day" production (director - Mikhail Bychkov).

The Golden Mask Festival took place from December 23rd, 2014 till April 18th, 2015. The “City Day” play was shown on April 8th and April 9th on the stage of Mossovet Theatre, and was called “one of the most worthy guest performances of Mask-2015” by “Novaya Gazeta”; “Novie izvestiya” called the performance “shrill", and "Rossiyskaya Gazeta" writes that "City Day" has turned out as “one of the most philanthropic performances of the festival”.

Golden Mask is the National Theatre Award established in 1993 by the Theatre Union of Russian Federation and given to the best productions in all genres of theatre art.

The main Festival program includes productions selected by two Boards of experts and nominated for the Golden Mask Award. During the Festival the two Juries composed of actors, directors, conductors, choreographers and theatre critics choose the winners of the Golden Mask Award. 

Presidents of the jury-2015 - Anatoly Smelyanskiy, the president of MXAT School, and Andris Zagars, theatre director.