Over the centuries the Maly Theatre has remained a guardian of best realistic traditions with its attention to colourful language and timeless issues. The theatre’s repertoire consists of Russian and world classics and mastery of acting is the basis of its long-established heritage. By joining the Union of European Theatres in 2010, the Maly Theatre took the path towards more intensive intercultural dialogue, thus strengthening its artistic ties with European colleagues, and promoting European theatre culture in the regions of the Russian Federation.
Union des Théâtres de l'Europe gathered, in the last 3 decades, some of the most important European theatres and artists. Through festivals, exhibitions, exchanges, masterclasses, cooperation projects, the UTE help create a continuous flow between West and East, between generations, between tradition and innovation. Our celebration is inspired by this rich history. With the help of the Interferences International Theatre Festival, we wish to remember some of the best performances presented at past editions of the UTE festival and look forward to new horizons.