Scene from “Oedipus Rex”
The first press conferences, master classes and art sessions took place at the festival. Within the framework of the Platonov Arts Festival new exhibitions were opened, a concert of Polina Osetinskaya and Anton Batagov was held and also there was shown the performance “Oedipus Rex” of the Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre.
During the day, there were held press conferences with the festival participants at the House of Journalists. The first one was devoted to the performance “Oedipus Rex”, journalists talked to the artistic director of the Vakhtangov Theatre Rimas Tuminas and to the actors Victor Dobronravov, Liudmila Maksakova and Evgeny Knyazev.
The second press conference was dedicated to the concert “Gravitation” of Polina Osetinskaya and Anton Batagov, which took place at the Philharmonic Hall in the evening. This concert opened the musical programme of the festival.
Also during the day there was held an art session with Rimas Tuminas and workshop of Vera Kamyshnikova. Elena Antonova and Natalia Kornienko represented the book “The Voronezh period of life and creative work of Andrey Platonov” at the art-centre “Commune”.
Exhibition “Meyerhold and Artists. Performing Space” was open at the Exhibition Hall at Kirova, 8. The exhibition includes about 200 works from the collection of the A.A. Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum (Moscow) and the Museum of Russian Drama at Alexandrinsky Theatre (Saint Petersburg).
In the evening at the Voronezh Concert Hall the performance of the Vakhtangov Theatre “Oedipus Rex” was shown with great success.