Board of Trustees of the Moscow Art Theater. M. Gorky ends his relationship with the theater. On November 8 this was stated by the Chairman of the Board, Commercial Director of UMMC, Igor Kudryashkin.
“Our relations with the theater were based on a creative policy, which was formulated and carried out by the theater's artistic director Eduard Boyakov. We are convinced that the vocation of the Russian theater is the search for meanings and images that will become a reference point for our people. To date, we are not aware of the plans of the new CEO. This, as well as the reputation of Mr. Kekhman, made us decide to end cooperation, "Igor Kudryashkin said following a meeting of members of the Board of Trustees.
The Board of Trustees of the Moscow Art Theater was established in 2020 on the basis of the Institute cultural policy ". For the 2020/2021 season, the Fund raised about 150 million rubles for the creation and promotion of new productions of the Moscow Art Theater. M. Gorky. Thanks to these funds, the Moscow Art Theater. M. Gorky has released the following performances: "The Nuremberg Waltz", "Laurel", "The Prime Minister Has Few Friends", "Pink Dress", "Pinocchio", the play "Forest" was on tour in St. Petersburg. Funds were reserved for the premieres of performances directed by A. Konchalovsky, V. Bortko, E. Boyakov, A. Grebenshchikova, G. Polischuk. Work was underway to create a Club of Friends of the Moscow Art Theater and the development of educational programs.
“15 premieres, three stages where performances and creative laboratories were held every day, the Open Scenes project, the Moscow Art Theater Books and the Moscow Art Theater stores .Place "is a serious result. For three years, a huge work has been done to preserve the legacy of Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko, the performances of Stanislavsky's "Blue Bird" in 1908 and Nemirovich-Danchenko's "Three Sisters" in 1940 have been reconstructed, a modern space of the actual theater has been created. We are pleased with this experience and thank the Moscow Art Theater team for cooperation, "said Ekaterina Sirken, director of the Institute for Cultural Policy.
" UMMC has supported and will continue to support the study and understanding of the indigenous traditions of Russia, the formation of the idea of reviving Russian culture , the idea of finding points of spiritual growth. One of these points was the Moscow Art Theater. M. Gorky of the last seasons. The combination of tradition and modern language is the most important task that concerns all of us, and we must help this process, "said Andrey Kozitsyn, General Director of UMMC.
" I joined the Board of Trustees when I saw , which became the theater under the direction of Eduard Boyakov. The first performance I saw was Red Mozart directed by Renata Sotiriadi. I don't go to the theater so often because I am busy, but after that I never missed a single Moscow Art Theater premiere. I saw Laurel five times, first myself, then with friends and partners. I was amazed at how many young and talented artists in the theater troupe, was amazed at the emotions with which the audience receives this performance. This creative energy was absolutely in tune with me. That is why Synergy Corporation began cooperation with the theater on the project of creating an educational institution "New School of the Moscow Art Theater", within which students could practice directly in the theater. That is why I decided to join the Moscow Art Theater Board of Trustees and expressed my readiness to support the theater's premieres. We thought of the work of the Council not only as support for the theater, but also as support for Russian culture in general, "said the president of the Synergy corporation Vadim Lobov.
" It is important for me that the Moscow Art Theater developed the theme of statehood and analyzed the historical experience of Russia. One play "The Prime Minister Has Few Friends" about Stolypin is able to tell young people about the past of the country more than ten books on a similar topic. I gladly supported the creative plans of the theater, since I am deeply convinced of the need for such a dialogue with the modern audience, "- said Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC" Rostselmash ", Chairman of the Moscow Economic Forum Konstantin Babkin.
" We will continue to cooperate with " Institute for Cultural Policy "in the implementation of projects aimed at the development of Russian theater and Russian culture. Many projects are only gaining momentum, and we see good prospects, ”concluded Igor Kudryashkin.