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Stanislavsky Electrotheatre

Stanislavsky Electrotheatre

Member since 2018

Artistic Director: Boris Yukhananov

Moscow, Russia

The Stanislavsky Electrotheatre opened in 2015, following the reconstruction of the Stanislavsky Drama Theatre. The name “electrotheatre” derives from the word used for cinemas at the beginning of the 20th century. The Ars Electrotheatre is what Muscovites called the cinema house that opened in this building in 1915. This name also reveals an artistic strategy – the Electrotheatre accumulates and disperses around its vicinity the energy of our era. Thanks to the reconstruction of this theatre, Moscow now boasts a spectacularly-equipped and comfortable new art space. The Electrotheatre has become a meeting place for different kinds of art forms, right in the heart of the city. Since its opening in 2015, the Electrotheatre has positioned itself as an active concert and opera venue, regularly hosting major opera projects, as well as concerts taking place in all its venues, from the Main and Small Stages to its staircase and foyer. The Electrotheatre sees its mission in the field of new music from a historical perspective: the Stanislavsky Drama Theatre originally arose as the embodiment of Konstantin Stanislavsky’s idea of an opera and drama studio in the 1930s. An important component of the theatre’s policy is what is called its new-processual work, as is exemplified through Boris Yukhananov’s several projects. One could briefly define the concept of the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre as a “theatre of abundance”. This is a place where dramatic theatre comes together with new music, renowned masters work alongside new artists, and experimental projects stand alongside educational training.