Theatre festival Golden Mask in Estonia 2014
The Golden Mask festival is the most important All-Russia theatre festival representing performances, which have been nominated for the Golden Mask Award. The festival is held with support of the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation and the Government of Moscow.
The Golden Mask is the National Theatre Award established in 1994 by the Theatre Union of Russia and is given to productions in all genres of theatre art: drama, opera, ballet, operetta / musical and puppet theatre. For these years Golden Mask has become the most authoritative and prestigious award in the field of theatre art in Russia.
The main activity of the Golden Mask Festival is to organise the annual Festival and Award Ceremony. At the same time, the Golden Mask organises a number of important theatre events, such as:
- Presentation of the best Russian theatres in various cities of Russia and internationally
- Touring events of the Bolshoi and Mariinsky Theatres in Moscow
- Project -The Legendary performances of the XX century-
- The PRO-TEATR Performing Arts Market
- The Russian Case - a showcase of Russian theatre addressed to foreign visitors of the Golden Mask Festival.
Since 2005 the Golden Mask has been developing its activity in the field of international cultural cooperation presenting the best of Russian theatre in Estonia. Festival Golden Mask in Estonia is one of the most important theatre events of the year, interest in which unites Russian and Estonian public. The festival shows the best Russian performances of the last seasons which have become the nominees and the winners of the Russian Festival Golden Mask. Seminars, master-classes, lectures are also organized during the festival. All performances are carried out with simultaneous interpretation to the Estonian language.
The festival is held with support of the Ministries of culture of Russia and Estonia and is a part of the long-term program of cultural cooperation between the countries. Festival is also supported by the municipalities of Tallinn, Moscow, St.-Petersburg, Embassies of Estonia and Russia. Golden Mask is promoting the strengthening of indissoluble cultural relations between the countries and an establishment of creative contacts between figures of theatre.