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Theatre Olympics 2019 is a large scale international festival, a venue for development of global theatre integration and dialogue between theatre professionals from around the world.

In 2019, for the first time in its history, the Theatre Olympics will be held in two countries at the same time — Russia and Japan. Shows presented by best foreign theatres and national theatres from various Russian regions, as well as lectures and workshops by leading theatre figures will take place in St. Petersburg and in various regions of Russia from June to December. An extensive exchange program with Japan will take place.

At present we are working on launching the full version of the website. Soon you will be able to study the event program in detail and learn more about the participants of the Theatre Olympics.

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The Theatre Olympics was first held in 1993. The project was initiated by the famous theatre director Theodoros Terzopoulos. The first Theatre Olympics took place in 1994, in the cradle of global theatre, the Greek city of Delphi.

The founding fathers of the Theatre Olympic movement were the classics of global theatre — directors Theodoros Terzopoulos, Yuri Lyubimov, Heiner Müller, Tadashi Suzuki, and Robert Wilson.

The main idea behind the Theatre Olympics is to bring together various schools of theatre under one banner.

During the Theatre Olympics the most irreconcilable of opponents, adherents of often directly opposite views on theatre, come together to present the most comprehensive view on the contemporary theatre.

In various years the Theatre Olympics was held in Greece, Japan, Turkey, South Korea, Poland, and China. The Theatre Olympics is returning to Russia for the second time: in 2001 the event was held in Moscow.

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8—The Return of Dionysus (Part 1)Attis, Athens, GreeceVladivostok 9—The Return of Dionysus (Part 2)Attis, Athens, GreeceVladivostok 9,10—The MarriageAlexandrinsky Theatre, Saint-Petersburg, RussiaVladivostok 11—Master-classSCOT, Toga, JapanVladivostok 14,15—The MarriageAlexandrinsky Theatre, Saint-Petersburg, RussiaKhabarovsk 15—The Grand opening of Theatre Olympics 2019St. Petersburg 16,17—Bells & SpellsBells and Spells Company, Paris, FranceSt. Petersburg 18,19—A universal storyEl Local, Barcelona, SpainMagadanDonka. Letter to ChekhovFinzi Pasca Company, Lugano, SwitzerlandSt. Petersburg 20,21,22—Bosch DreamThe 7 Fingers, Montreal, CanadaSt. Petersburg 22,23—FormosaCloud Gate Dance Theatre of TaiwanSt. Petersburg 23,24—DemagogueAlexandrinsky Theatre, Saint-Petersburg, RussiaPetropavlovsk-Kamchatsky 28,29,30—The land of NodFC Bergman, Antwerp, BelgiumSt. Petersburg 29,30—The Revenger’s TragedyPiccolo Teatro, Milan, ItalySt. Petersburg 30Just FilmingFinnish National Theatre, Helsinki, FinlandYuzhno-Sakhalinsk
6,7—The SandmanSchauspielhaus, Dusseldorf, GermanySt. Petersburg 10-30—Summer festival of arts "The access point" programSt. Petersburg 14,15A quiet evening of danceSadler's Wells, London, United KingdomSt. Petersburg
1-30— 6,7—The TrialNowy Theatr, Warszawa, PolandSt. Petersburg 6,7,8—MotherPeeping Tom, BelgiumSt. Petersburg 7,8,14,15—Special projectRimini Protokoll, Berlin, Germany/Manchester international festival, Manchester, United KingdomSt. Petersburg 13,14—RosmersholmTheatre Cluj Napoca, RomaniaSt. Petersburg 17—AlarmeAttis, Athens, GreeceSt. Petersburg 18—AmorAttis, Athens, GreeceSt. Petersburg 19—EncoreAttis, Athens, GreeceSt. Petersburg 20,21—CarouselBulandra Theatre, Bucharest, RomaniaSt. Petersburg 27,28Rocco and his brothersThe Hungarian National Theatre, Budapest, HungarySt. PetersburgCrash parkThe Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers, FranceSt. Petersburg
1-13—Baltic House International Theatre Festival programSt. Petersburg 1-31— 11-19—Russian National theatres programSt. Petersburg 17,18—Love CycleL-E-V Dance Company, IsraelSt. Petersburg 17,18,19—Sima QianBeijing People's Art TheatreSt. Petersburg 18,19—SaigonLes Hommes Approximatifs, France-VietnamSt. Petersburg 19,20—MacbethThe Chorus Theatre, Imphal, IndiaSt. Petersburg 23,24—AnhelliTeatr ZAR, Wroclaw, PolandSt. Petersburg 25,26—King LearStary Teatr, Krakow, PolandSt. PetersburgThe eighth lifeThalia Theater, Hamburg, GermanySt. Petersburg 30,31—IvanovTheatre of Nations, MoscowSt. Petersburg 31Everything that happened and would happenManchester, United KingdomSt. Petersburg
1-30— 1,2—Drums in the nightMunich Kammerspiele, Munich, GermanySt. PetersburgEverything that happened and would happenManchester, United KingdomSt. Petersburg 2,3—Beware of PitySchaubühne, Berlin, GermanySt. Petersburg 7,8,9—The Great TamerDimitris Papaioannou Company, Athens, GreeceSt. Petersburg 16,17—Greek TrilogyBerliner Ensemble, Berlin, GermanySt. PetersburgCyrano de BergeracSCOT, Toga, JapanSt. Petersburg 19,20—Gyati-GyatiSCOT, Toga, JapanSt. Petersburg 23-31New European Theatre Festival (NET) ProgramSt. Petersburg
1-10—New European Theatre Festival (NET) ProgramSt. Petersburg 12Magic LandThéâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris, FranceSt. Petersburg

Changes in the program are possible.