The festival is dedicated to the 315th anniversary of the Summer Garden founding, one of the symbols of St. Petersburg, berhymed by Alexander Pushkin, Pyotr Vyazemsky and Anna Akhmatova. The oldest park ensemble of St. Petersburg it was the favorite creation of Peter the Great. The fate of the Summer Garden was bright and complex. Each epoch left its imprint in its appearance. During the festival, St. Petersburg residents and guests of the city will be able to discover unknown pages in the history of a unique monument of landscape architecture. A real marathon of cultural events awaits the guests of the holiday: dramatized sketches, excerpts from performances, historical reconstructions of dances and promenades, music programs and other events.
The festival will be part of the project of the Chaliapin House-Museum «Don Quixote. The chapter in which... ". The program includes sound and dance performances with the participation of Petersburg choreographers and dancers, lectures about the embodiment of the plot and images of the "Don Quixote" novel in cinema, painting, graphics, ballet and musical drama. On the opening day of the festival, the Art-group “TechnoLaboratory” will show the performance “The Irrational Body”.
St. Petersburg State Museum of Theatrical and Musical Art. Chaliapin Memorial Apartment
The theme of the videos is expositions, collections, exhibitions and special events in one of the five branches of the Museum of Theatrical and Musical Art: Theater Museum, Sheremetev Palace - Museum of Music, Rimsky-Korsakov Museum Apartment, House-Museum of F.I. Shalyapin and the Museum-apartment of the Samoilov family of actors. Creative young people under 35 are invited to participate in the project. Contestants can submit a video in any format: documentary, game, animation, video art, music video, sketching and others.
The annual summer open-air takes place in different cities of Russia and gives the guests of the holiday bright emotions, freedom and emancipation. In the program of the festival: performances of popular Petersburg DJs, dozens of entertainment and creative zones. The main event will be the "volley of colors", when thousands of guests in one instant will throw up the paint of eight colors, creating a bright cloud in the sky.
The word Angel means an invisible entity, an ethereal being, a messenger or a spirit, who in different religious traditions can have different names and appear in a different guise. The art of the twentieth century departs from the traditional interpretations of the image of the angel. The exhibition will trace the pictorial and semantic metamorphosis of the image of the angel in the works of artists, starting with the names of Nikolai Bruni, Victor Vasnetsov, Mikhail Nesterov, who created artworks for churches. The exhibition will show the way the invisible was reflected in fine arts, from modernism, symbolism, and avant-garde to the art of our contemporaries. The exhibition will include paintings, drawings, sculptures and decorative arts from the collection of the Russian Museum, Imperial Porcelain Factory, author's collections.
A unique flower show annually attracts thousands of spectators. The festival will traditionally begin with the "Parade of Flowers", which starts from Ostrovsky Square and will pass along Nevsky Prospekt to Palace Square. In a colorful procession, models in floral suits, platforms with giant floral compositions, retro cars and horse carriages decorated with flowers will take part. This year florists from Russia, Finland, Holland, Poland, Belarus, Latvia, Estonia and other countries will be guests of the festival.
The competition is timed to the Day of Military Glory of Russia and is dedicated to the 310th anniversary of the Poltava Battle victory. The main mission of the project is to attract the attention of young people to the history of Russia, foster patriotic feelings, identify and support young artists. The competition is held in the nominations "Battle of Poltava" and "Faces of Heroes". Participants aged 12 to 30 years can present their work performed in different techniques (watercolor, graphics, gouache, ink, pastel). The winners will be awarded on July 10 during the cultural and historical festival "For Russia and Russian Piety." The best works of the contestants will be presented at the exhibition in Sampsonievsky Garden.
The festival presents the best diploma plays of graduates of theater schools and universities of St. Petersburg. The project, which has already become a good tradition, takes its worthy place in the series of events in Kronstadt and St. Petersburg. The program of the Eighth Festival dedicated to the Year of Theater in the Russian Federation will be opened by the musical performance of the Igor Bogdanov creative workshop “Elizaveta Bam” based on the play of the same name by D. Harms.
The festival is held in the framework of the project “Pushkin 220/95”, dedicated to the celebration of the 220th anniversary of the birth of the great Russian writer and poet Alexander Pushkin.The purpose of the festival is to popularize classical literature through the theater, creating a cultural environment for the development of creative abilities and the self-realization of children and young people. Participants of the festival will present their performances on the basis of A.S. Pushkin. The winners of the festival will be determined by the Jury, which includes artists, teachers of creative disciplines, theater directors and critics, leaders of creative teams, cultural and art workers, and public figures.
ROSPHOTO presents an exhibition of works by American artist Diane Tuft (New York). In her work, Diane Tuft explores and develops the vital topic of climate change. By travelling to the most remote places throughout the world including both the North and South Poles, she has been able to document the visual effects of climate change on our planet. The exhibition includes two series by the artist, dedicated to the coldest parts of the Earth: the Arctic and Antarctica.
“ROSPHOTO” The State Museum and Exhibition Center
Yakov Pamfilovich Seryakov (1818–1869?) was a talented Russian self-taught master engaged in bone carving, the author of numerous portraits, which provide a comprehensive overview of Petersburg society of the 1840–1860s. Along with the imperial and grand-ducal images, in the gallery of his contemporaries, one can see the military, officials, merchants, artists, and writers. The exhibition presents for the first time the largest collections of Seryakov's works belonging to the Russian Museum and the Hermitage. Moreover, the exhibition includes items from the Tretyakov Gallery, the St. Petersburg Museum of Theatrical and Musical Art, and the private collection of the Karisalov family. Some portrait busts and medallions included in the exhibition catalog have not yet been exhibited and have never been published yet.