The International Foundation Forum of Slavic Cultures has signed a memorandum of cooperation with Alexandrinsky Theatre from St. Petersburg. They also agreed on their joined activities for the period up to 2023.
“It is a great honour for the Forum of Slavic Cultures (FSK) to welcome the National Drama Theatre of Russiaamong our partners. The aim of our collaboration is to foster the development, preservation and dissemination of theatre arts, protect the historic and cultural heritage, strengthen cultural bonds between nations, and popularize Slavic cultures in the global arena,” said Dr. Andreja Rihter, FSK Director, upon signing the memorandum of cooperation at FSK headquarters in Hribar’s Villa Zlatica in Ljubljana.
Sergey Emelyanov, Director of the Alexandrinsky Theatre, stressed that they were looking forward to fruitful and creative collaboration, flows of artists and experts, organization of joint festival programmes as well as educational and cultural events across Slavic territories and beyond.
Both signatories of the memorandum, FSK and Alexandrinsky Theatre, also agreed on an action plan for more concrete projects that are to take place by 2023. FSK and partners will take part at the international theatre festival organized by the Alexandrinsky Theatre, and artists and experts from Slavic countries will attend the theatre forum and International Cultural Forum in St. Petersburg as well as colloquia and seminars organized by FSK and its partners. Through working visits they will promote the exchange of good practices and organize artist exchange programmes in all Slavic countries. The first project is to take place already in mid-November this year, at St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum.
The Alexandrinsky Theatre, fully titled as the National Drama Theatre of Russia, is the oldest national theatre in Russia. It was established in 1756 in Russia’s cultural capital St. Petersburg. Since 1832 the Theatre has resided in a magnificent building, which was designed by the famous architect Carlo Rossi and is inscribed on the UNESCO world heritage site list.
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