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9 June

June, 9 – Day 7 of Platonov Arts Festival

Quartetto di Cremona (Italy). Photo by Natalia Esipova.

Today in the festival program - the concert of Quartetto di Cremona (Italy), Noa Wertheim’s choreography master-class, “Vertigo20” dance performance (Israel) and two productions based on Platonov.

In Opera and Ballet Theatre Noa Wertheim arranged a free master-class for Voronezh dancers. Noa Wertheim is an internationally acclaimed Israeli choreographer and a numerous award winner. This particular language of dance has been influenced and inspired by a variety of dance techniques and mind-body disciplines. Based on Release technique it converses with contact improvisation and incorporates the wisdom of Eastern martial arts like Tai Chi and Chi Gong as well as Jewish philosophy and spiritual teaching.

In the Theatre for Young Spectators the performance “Emptiness of soul” by the Theatre of equals was shown. It is a unique cultural project, which unites ordinary young people as well as men and women with disabilities. "Emptiness of Soul" is the second performance of the "Theatre of equals". It is a combination of Andrey Platonov’s novels "Fro", "Emptiness of Soul”, "Yushka" and is about living through the hardship Soviet era and eternal suffering of the soul.

Another Russian premiere – a concert of Quartetto di Cremona form Italy in Philharmonic Hall. It is a string quartet, one of the most interesting chamber ensembles of Europe.

Quartetto di Cremona has played at the most important venues and festivals in Europe including the Beethoven Haus and BeethovenFest Bonn, Konzerthaus (Berlin), Klara Festival (Brussels), Mecklenberg Vorpommen Music Festival, Bastad Chamber Music Festival, Turku Music Festival, Handelsbeurs (Gent), Moving on Music Festival (Northern Ireland, recorded by BBC Radio 3), and numerous performances at the Wigmore Hall (London). The Quartetto di Cremona has toured extensively in Australia and performed at the renowned Perth International Art Festival Australia. In the USA, they recently won the eleventh Web Concert Hall Competition and they will perform at Metropolitan Museum in March 2013.

In the evening the second performances of "Vertigo" (Israel, director – Noa Wertheim) and "Aphrodite" (Moscow, director – Yulia Belyaeva) were shown. 

The art centre "Commune" presented the silent film "The Three Million Trial" (director - Yakov Protazanov, 1926).