The Theater of Silence, Italy.
The XV International Street Theatre Festival in Arkhangelsk city, June 2009.
The Arkhangelsk street theatre festival is one of the most important and colorful cultural events of the city which usually lasts 7 or 10 days. Traditionally the festival is opened by a crazy carnival which becomes a place of unit between invited artists and city residents who prepare their own costumes, masks with a great pleasure.
For the festival days the city transforms into one big outdoor stage where all street art tendencies are mixed. Almost 20 companies are presenting their artistic work. The festival committee tries to make a surprise for the public each year by inviting the most interesting companies from all over the world. So the festival becomes an event that nobody can miss.
The festival is well-known abroad and it was a first step for many companies who began its carriers in Arkhangelsk. Incontestable evidence of it may be the fact that in 1992 the project "Arkhangelsk International Street Theatre Festival" was awarded by the World Decade for Cultural Development label proclaimed by UNESCO.
The festival has a rich history, it was visited by more than 180 companies last 20 years from: the UK, the USA, Italy, France, Poland, Spain, Germany, Japan, Australia, the Czech Republic, Canada, Argentina, Georgia, Holland, Belgium, the Republic of South Africa, India, Slovenia, Switzerland, Norway, Finland, Belarus, Brazil, Turkey, Armenia, Israel, Austria, Ukraine, Ivory Coast and of course Russia.
23 years the exists in Arkhangelsk
19 festivals were held from 1990 to 2013
38 carnival passed by in the Arkhangelsk streets
1000 performances were played in Arkhangelsk and Severodvinsk
180 companies participated in the program IN
20 companies participated in the program OFF
30 countries were presented last years at the festival in Arkhangelsk
And so many-many-many spectators were witnesses of this fantastic cultural holiday!
Christian Bertero 09/03/2016 10:35Excellent cultural document and nice composition.
I like the fact you give the real image of Russia which is not so known in Europe. For me your great people is in first a people very rich of cultural tradition and actual cultural life.
Congratulations to the Archangelsk Team who organizes this important Festival and to the Archangelsk's people who participates and lives it.
Cordiale saluto from the far Sicily
Cordiale saluto dalla Sicilia