Go to the Universal Language exhibition or listen to a concert at HPP-2 – in the weekly column “A Week with Snob” we tell you what to do when you don’t feel like doing anything
Thursday, March 9
Concert “Music of Spring”
Where: Nizhny Novgorod, Strelka
At what time: 19:00
In the concert warehouse on Strelka, you can listen to a concert performed by the Kuznetsov Nizhny Novgorod Russian Folk Orchestra conducted by Boris Skhirtladze. The program includes an overture to the operetta “Black Domino” by Auber, a waltz from the film “My Sweet and Gentle Beast” by Dog and “Russian Rhapsody” by Shenderev. Soloists of the Nizhny Novgorod Opera and Ballet Theater named after Pushkin Viktor Ryauzov (bass), Svetlana Polzikova (soprano), Tatyana Garkushova (mezzo-soprano) will perform Barcarolle from the opera The Tales of Hoffmann, Don Basilio’s aria from the opera The Barber of Seville and other works Russian and foreign composers.
Friday, March 10
Exhibition “First Position. Russian ballet”
Where: St. Petersburg, Central Exhibition Hall “Manege”
Until May 21, the Manege is hosting an exhibition dedicated to the history of the development of ballet in Russia. Part of the exposition consists of objects directly related to this story, and part of those associated with it. So, visitors can see Matilda Kshesinskaya’s pointe shoes and personal belongings of Pyotr Tchaikovsky and, for example, paintings by Mikhail Vrubel and Zinaida Serebryakova. ““Surprise me” — the legendary requirement for artists from Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev became the fundamental principle when working on the concept of the exhibition “First Position. Russian ballet”. When choosing works, we sought not only to reflect the facts, but also to convey the expression, expressiveness of ballet images: lightness of movement, weightlessness, flight – Pushkin’s lines dedicated to Avdotya Istomina served as inspiration: “It flies like fluff from the lips of Eol …”, ”says the creative project curator Pavel Kaplevich.
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Saturday, March 11
Concert “Geometry of Sound”
Where: Moscow, GES-2
At what time: 20:00
The Moscow Ensemble of Contemporary Music (MASM), founded in 1990 by composer Yuri Kasparov and the leader of the Russian avant-garde Edison Denisov, will perform two works at the Moscow GES-2: “Trilogy for Ensemble: I. Space” by Sergei Nevsky and L-ISA SYMPHONY by Oleg Gudachev . “In “Space” two main characters stand out: the electric guitar – its extended solos were the result of many meetings with the wonderful guitarist Alexei Potapov and joint improvisations with the second hero of the concert, Oleg Gudachev – and the drum set. Her patterns are always slightly different in tempo and character from the music of the rest of the ensemble, reminiscent of Angelo Badalamenti’s soundtrack for the TV series Twin Peaks by David Lynch,” says Sergey Nevsky.
Sunday, March 12
Launch of the new season of Winzavod Open Studios
Where: Moscow, Center for Contemporary Art “Winzavod”
For the ninth time, Winzavod is launching Open Studios, a project that combines the principles of a workshop, residence and art school and allows young artists to realize their most daring ideas, and the audience to watch the process of creating works of art. Lera Kononchuk, head of the mediation department of the VAC Foundation and GES-2, became the mentor of the new season of the project. The theme of this year’s Open Studios is “research art and the embodiment of knowledge in a situation of hybridization of artistic strategies.”
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Monday, March 13
Exhibition “Universal Language”
Where: Moscow, Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
The Universal Language exhibition consists of seven sections, each of which deals with one of the aspects of language as a tool for building relationships and resolving disputes. The exhibition presents works of arts and crafts and written monuments: from Egyptian papyri to diplomatic correspondence of the New Age, testifying to the attempts of “individual people and entire nations” to agree among themselves.
Tuesday, March 14
Performance “Liturgy Zero”
Where: St. Petersburg, Alexandrinsky Theater
At what time: 19:00
Last year, the play “Liturgy Zero” turned ten years old – over the years, the production based on the novel “The Gambler” by Fyodor Dostoevsky has not lost its relevance. This is because director Valery Fokin managed to stage not an everyday drama about gambling, but a deep story about the breakdown of personality. Cast: Anton Shagin, Tikhon Zhiznevsky, Olesya Sokolova, Alexandra Bolshakova and others.
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Wednesday, March 15
Exhibition “Mixed technique”
Where: Nizhny Novgorod, space TSEKH *
Contemporary art is combined with multimedia technologies in the Nizhny Novgorod space TSEKH *. During the year, Tikhaya laboratory residents Lena Lisitsa, Anton Morokov, Yakov Khorev and Vladimir Chernyshev worked together with dreamlaser digital designers, programmers and engineers on four large-scale installations — reflections on motivation, doubts, attempts to stop time and nature.
Prepared by Olga Obydenskaya