Valerij Fokin - fotó: Eöri Szabó Zsolt
Valerij Fokin - fotó: Eöri Szabó Zsolt

Valery Fokin: ‘The theater can be a tool for reunification’

Russian director Valery Fokin, a member of the International Committee of the Theater Olympics and a regular participant of the MITEM Festivals, expressed his thoughts in an exclusive video about the following Theater Olympics hosted by Hungary in 2023.

“The concept of the Theatre Olympics is complex, but it follows an obvious philosophy. The most important aspect is to be able to offer a broad spectrum of the “output” of world theatre, from traditional performances to the most experimental productions, that is we are trying to present the widest possible range of current theatre trends to the audience” said Russian director Valery Fokin in a previous interview, who this time sent his personal message in connection with the 2023 Theater Olympics in Hungary.

World-renowned director, Mr. Fokin is the People’s Artist of Russia, winner of four Russian State Prizes, and Honored Worker of Arts in Poland. Since 2003 he has been working as an Artistic Director of the Alexandrinsky Theatre. Since 2006 he has been a Presidium Member of the High Council for Culture and Art under the President of the Russian Federation. President of Vs. Meyerkhold Center – since 2011. Chairman of the Russian Guild of Theatre Directors – since 2012.

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