On the ninth day of the festival, the performances of "Dzhan" by the Serov Drama Theatre named after A. Chekhov and "Gardenia" by the Yerevan State Russian Drama Theatre named after Konstantin Stanislavski were held. The spectators of the Platonov Arts festival also saw the production "Within" by the Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company and the traditional puppet show on the water of the Vietnamese Thang Long Theatre. The lovers of the classical music were able to attend a concert with the participation of pianists from China – Xuhua Yun and Rui Ming. Also, the Book Fair opened for everyone who is interested in literature and a meet-the-artist-event with the writer Afanasy Mamedov was held.
In the Voronezh Concert Hall the Serov Drama Theatre named after A. Chekhov showed the performance "Dzhan" based on the story of Andrey Platonov. This is both a parable about the destiny of a person in the big world and a discussion about whether it is possible to create a paradise on earth for others without losing oneself. "Staging a performance based on Platonov was my dream, because this is my favorite author," said Dmitry Zimin. "His texts combine striking "tongue-tiedness" in a good way with authenticity, ideological parts – with vulnerability."
The first showing of the performance of the Yerevan State Russian Drama Theatre named after Konstantin Stanislavski's "Gardenia" directed by Gor Markaryan was held at the Drama Theatre named after A. Koltsov. At the heart of this work is a modern play about the role of a woman, the challenges thrown by her fate, and self-knowledge.
At the Opera and Ballet Theatre, the Voronezh residents met with the Indian dancer Aditi Mangadas and her team, who presented the performance "Within" again. In the Central Park of Culture and Leisure, a series of showings of the traditional puppet show on the water was held.
Young pianists from China, Xuhua Yun and Rui Ming, performed at the Voronezh Philharmonic Hall. The musicians performed pieces by Schumann, Prokofiev, Brahms and Rachmaninoff.
Within the framework of the literary programme, a meet-the-artist event with the writer Afanasy Mammadov was held with the title "Steamboat “Babelon": from large to small, or the Subjunctive mood in history."
The exhibitions "Robert Falk. Painting and Graphic arts" and "Alexander Rodchenko" in the Voronezh Regional Art Museum named after I.N. Kramskoy and the project of Evgeny Kravtsov "Corrosion" in the exhibition hall of the Union of Artists on 8, Kirova street continue welcoming the visitors.