HISTORY OF THE «THEATRE-MUSIC-FINE ART» PROJECT
The first event of the THEATRE–MUSIC–FINE ART project was organized in 2019 within the Great Britain - Russia Year of Music and Year of Theatre in Russia. The project was aimed at popularizing Russian and British theater and musical art.
The project exhibitions reflected the cultural processes that took place in the field of Theatre, Music, Opera and Ballet during the XVIII-XX centuries, as well as modern trends and achievements of theatrical and musical art. The exhibitions presented works of fine art, stage costumes, theater decorations, theatrical design, posters and programs, photos and videos, other exhibits and information materials. Part of the exhibition consisted of portraits of outstanding composers, playwrights, musicians, choreographers, opera and ballet artists, patrons and other outstanding personalities who made a great contribution to the development of theater and music arts.
The THEATRE - MUSIC - FINE ART project was highly appreciated by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the Russian Federation.
I am glad to welcome you and congratulate you on the opening of the exhibition THEATRE - MUSIC - FINE ART. This remarkable project aims to introduce the British public to the names of outstanding Russian figures, who not only enriched the national Treasury with their works, but also made a significant contribution to the development of World Theater, Choreography and Classical Music.
The exhibition will also show guests the facets and brilliant examples of achievements of modern culture in Russia. I am convinced that the exhibition will serve to bring the two countries closer together and will become a real holiday for our British friends. Special thanks are due to the efforts of the organizers, who contribute to the promotion of Russian art abroad and the expansion of international humanitarian cooperation.
I sincerely wish you a good mood, unforgettable impressions and all the best!
Minister of culture of the Russian Federation
2019 has been announced the Year of Music Great Britain - Russia. It will celebrate the rich musical culture of the United Kingdom and Russia and introduce all people to each other’s musical traditions and achievements through exhibitions, concerts, theatrical performances and other cultural and educational activities.
Great Britain and Russia have excellent cultural relations and great interest of both cultures in each other. And this is a strong thing, thanks to which relationships between It celebrates the UK and Russia’s rich musical cultures and our profound respect for each other’s musical traditions and achievements through a programme that fosters people-to-people contacts between our countries.
The THEATRE - MUSIC - FINE ART exhibition aims to promote the musical and theatrical heritage of Great Britain and Russia, and also aims to inspire project participants from different countries to build positive relationships with each other through cultural exchange.
SIR LAURENCE BRISTOW
Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Russia
The Organizing Committee received numerous offers to continue the THEATRE–MUSIC–FINE ART project. In this regard, it was decided to hold new exhibitions and events. The Organizing Committee of the THEATER–MUSIC–FINE ART project plans further cooperation with cultural institutions: theaters, academies, colleges and schools of art, as well as with museums, galleries, foundations, owners of corporate and personal collections.