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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We continue our series of reports on the Madách Project. The following is the testimony of Bianca Temneanu, who is doing her Masters in stage directing at the I. L. Caragiale University of Theatre and Film Arts, who, together with two colleagues, staged three scenes of The Tragedy of Man and participated in the artistic process in Hungary.
One of the highlights of the 10th Theatre Olympics was the Madách Project 2023, a program based on the idea of Attila Vidnyánszky, organised by the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest. Student director George Zamfir wrote to színhá about his experience of creating the performance.
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Attila, one of Verdi’s early opera scores that focus on heroic figures in history, was presented in the Margit Island Theatre on August 12, the second operatic treat, presented at the Eiffel Art Studios on August 22, was Karol Szymanowsky’s King Roger. This opera was one of hundreds of events included in the 2023 Theatre Olympics.