The media conference timed to coincide with the beginning of the Pacific International Theatre Festival was given at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.
Among speakers there were Oleg Kozhemyako, a Governor of the Primorsky region, Eleva Bronnikova, a Minister of Culture of the Primorsky region, Evgeny Mironov, a People’s Artist of the Russian Federation, Valery Shadrin, a General Director of the A.P. Chekhov International Theatre Festival, Satoshi Miyagi, a Director of the opening performance Mahabharata-Nalacharitam, and Narine Grigoryan, a Honored Artist of Armenia.
Oleg Kozhemyako, a Governor of the Primorsky region, remarked on successes of the Primorsky Stage in the cultural development of the region. “Inhabitants of the Primorsky region love the Primorsky Stage and with every passing year their love grows stronger. What they prefer is cultural aspects and cultural trends in life. We judge it by success of theatre productions at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre. Formerly foreigners from South Korea, Japan and China amounted to 50% of the audience. Now we see the whole hall full of domestic spectators”, said he.
Evgeny Mironov, a People’s Artist of the Russian Federation, an introducer of the program of the Pacific International Theatre Festival and an Artistic Director of the State Theatre of Nations, noted the team’s dedication to the Primorsky Stage. “I would like to express my gratitude to the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev and all senior personnel for their understanding of importance of this event. We have been given the acting areas of the Primorsky Stage for two weeks. Now the Primorsky Stage company tours over the Far East cities together with the choir, soloists and orchestra. It is a very fearless step, and I am much obliged to them”, said he.
The Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre hosts the Pacific International Theatre Festival from September 24, 2021 to October 9, 2021. The festival participants are theatre companies from Japan, Argentina, Armenia, Georgia, Spain, Russia, Switzerland, and Korea.