The ceremony of awarding the Platonov Award in the field of literature and art to the composer Leonid Desyatnikov took place on the Main Stage of the Voronezh Chamber Theatre. He received the award "for outstanding achievement in the development of musical traditions and creative courage." The award was presented by the artistic director of the festival and the theatre director Mikhail Bychkov and the Deputy Prime Minister of the Voronezh Region Oleg Mosolov. Aleksey Goribol (piano) – the Honored Artist of Russia, the laureate of the 1st International Dmitry Shostakovich Classica Nova Competition, and the vocalist Taras Prisyazhnyuk (tenor) – the soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre of the Republic of Belarus, the artist of the Youth Opera Programme of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia.
Theatre "Man" (Moscow) recreated on stage a special world of a film script, which was once launched into production, but in the end was never filmed. "The Wharf" is the first major work of Gennady Shpalikov (1937 - 1974), a man "who defined the artistic face of Russian cinematography in the second half of the 20th century" along with Tarkovsky and Shukshin. Danil Chashchin is the director of the namesake performance which was seen by the guests of the festival. "The Wharf" was included in the Long List of the "Golden Mask" Award - the list of the most notable performances of the 2019/20 season.
A meet-the-artist event with Vyacheslav Shmyrov was held especially for the audience of the production. A film expert, a film critic, the organizer of film festivals discussed the phenomenon of the "men of the sixties" with the guests.
Video screenings of performances from the programme of the German theatre festival Theatertreffen continue. Frank Castorf is another director whose performance is worth seeing for anyone who is actively interested in theatre. One of the most respected German directors, who for many years has remained one of the main theatre provocateurs in the world, staged Faust, a performance that is part of the golden fund of German literature and drama.
The three exhibitions of the festival continue to delight art lovers at the Exhibition Hall on 8, Kirov street and at the Kramskoy’s Art Museum. We remind you that Platonov Arts Festival for the first time in Voronezh presents an exhibition of works by the artists of the "Jack of Diamonds" - a creative association that began the history of the Russian avant-garde. In the same place, in the Kramskoy’s Art Museum, there is also an exhibition of works by Arkady Shaikhet, a famous photographer, a renowned master of "truthful" reflection of Soviet reality. At the Exhibition Hall on 8, Kirova street you will find the exhibition "Substance of Existence. Victoria and Pavel Nikonov. Painting".