Mimes, jugglers and reciters: Parks with street performances

Mimes, jugglers and reciters: Parks with street performances
Musicians, actors and jugglers will take the stage at Gorky and Sokolniki parks and Kolomenskoye and Tsaritsyno museum reserves. Applications for performers are now open.

This summer, street performance venues will open in 33 parks of the Moscow Department of Culture. The concerts will start in June and will last until autumn – as long as the weather allows. The performances will feature musicians, actors, mimes, jugglers, reciters and artists of other genres. Attendance is free. Applications to take part will be accepted until late September. Details are available on the recreation areas’ official websites. Entrance to audience zones will also be free.

Each park will offer from one to four sites for street performances. At Gorky Park, there will be four such sites – the Shestigrannik (Hexagon) pavilion, the alley to the left and to the right of the central fountain, and the area near the Andreyevsky Bridge. In Sokolniki, the venues will be the Alley of Arches, Rotunda stage, and Fountain Square. Kolomenskoye Museum Reserve will open a venue opposite the Dutch House of Peter the Great.

Moscow parks are inviting artists of any genre, but in some recreation zones the performers will have to follow a specific concept. Tagansky Park will give preference to musicians, stilt walkers and artists putting on a fire show. Babushkinsky Park will welcome cover bands, orchestras and groups singing a capella. Besides musicians, the programme in Tsaritsyno Museum Reserve will feature reciters and poets, whereas Park Pobedy on Poklonnaya Gora will give preference to performers of military and patriotic songs.

“The parks consider all the applications they receive and try to select the best ones for the enjoyment of the visitors,” noted the press service of Mosgorpark.

Performers are prohibited from using loudspeaker equipment more powerful than 60 dB.

To obtain permission to perform, applicants need to fill in the form on the parks’ website. The information required is the band’s name, repertoire, number of participants (no more than 10 people), equipment list, and a link to a video performance. An application is reviewed within five work days. The reason for refusal may be unethical texts and lip-syncing.

Parks that will hold street performances this summer:

Gorky Park

Muzeon Park

Park Pobedy on Poklonnaya Gora

Hermitage Garden

Sokolniki Park

Perovsky Park

Bauman Garden

Babushkinsky Park

Fili Park

50-letiya Oktyabrya (50thAnniversary of the October Revolution) Park

Tagansky Park

Pryamikov Children’s Park

Vorontsovo Estate

Krasnaya Presnya Park

Recreation zone near Krasnogvardeiskiye Ponds

Tsaritsyno Museum Reserve

Severnoye (Northern) Tushino Park

Lianozovsky Park

Goncharovsky Park

Izmailovsky Park

Raduga Park near the ponds

Park on Angarskaya Street

Bibirevo ethnographic village

Northern River Terminal Park

Olympic Village Park

Public garden in Olonetsky Proyezd

Sadovniki Park

Kuzminki Park

Kolomenskoye Museum Reserve

Father Frost’s Moscow Estate

Kuskovo Estate

Sirenevy Garden

Druzhba Park

Street artists were allowed to perform in Moscow parks in 2016. Then, venues appeared in 27 green zones, including in Gorky Park, Muzeon, Sokolniki, Hermitage Garden, and Bauman Garden.