Interactive Yuri Lyubimov museum to open at Taganka Theatre

Interactive Yuri Lyubimov museum to open at Taganka Theatre
The programme offers a virtual tour of the theatre and the director’s office, a short film about his life plus a performance of the play, the Good Person of Szechwan.

The Taganka Theatre will open an interactive museum in commemoration of its Director Yuri Lyubimov on 30 September at 5 pm. The projections will transform the spacious hall on the first floor into the renowned director’s office covered with celebrities’ autographs from floor to ceiling.

On the same day, visitors will be able to watch a short film about the master’s life and artistic career. At 7 pm, on the main stage there’ll be a performance of the play the Good Person of Szechwan that started the history of the legendary theatre. Tickets will cost 1 rouble, just like back then.

Sensor panels in recreation zones will take the visitors on a virtual tour of the theatre, including its history, repertoire and actors and actresses.

This year marks Lyubimov’s 100th birth anniversary. In August, the Museum of Moscow launched an exhibition, Lyubimov and Time, featuring photos, videos of his rehearsals, theatre posters, stage decorations, scenography elements and art objects. The collection also includes a pocket torch that Lyubimov brought from the war, a letter to his mother and the wicker stage screen from a Hamlet performance. The programme also involves plays, shows by actors and actresses, students’ performances plus artistic meetings.

The Stanislavsky electro theatre is hosting a photo exhibition - Mask and Soul. For Yuri Lyubimov’s 100th Birth Anniversary. It displays photos from the director’s family archives, featuring him during both work and rest time.

The Russian State Library of Arts will gather Yuri Lyubimov experts between 28-29 September for a research conference. On 30 September, the Bolshoi Theatre will host a world stars’ concert, For Lyubimov. Pianist Andras Schiff will give a recital titled, In Memoriam Yuri Lyubimov, on 3 October, at the Moscow Conservatoire.