M.ART festival is a multi-genre festival in Tel Aviv that showcases the diverse and exciting landscape of contemporary Russian culture. The festival’s founder, M.ART project, which promotes the contemporary Russian culture in Britain, Israel and the United States, has brought together in one program all the most important things in the Russian-speaking culture today. 

For two weeks in a row the Habima Theatre, the Suzanne Dellal Centre, the Israeli Opera House, the Conservatory, and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art will host works of the most prominent names of the Russian-speaking world, such as Vladimir Martynov, Andrey Moguchiy, and Tatyana Baganova. The festival’s mission is to bring to Israel the culture that the Russian-speaking world lives and breathes today. 

M.ART Festival program includes: 

Theatre: production of The Drunks by Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater (recipient of the National Golden Mask award for the best acting ensemble), as well as a new production of Our Class by the Vakhtangov Theatre.

“Our Class”. Vakhtangov Theatre. Photo by Valery Myasknikov

Dance: a tour of one of the first Russian theatres of contemporary choreography ‘Provincial Dances’ and full-scale ballet Paquita by the Ekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theatre.

Photo by Olga Kerelyuk

Music: a concert by one of Russia’s leading minimalists Kirill Richter, a joint project of composer Vladimir Martynov and the Opus Posth Ensemble, and the Bolshoi Theatre Young Artists Opera Program — a wonderful opportunity to see emerging artists and future leading soloists of the Bolshoi Theatre before they conquered Covent Garden and the Metropolitan Opera.

Special event of the festival: a tour of the Rezo Gabriadze Theatre with two performances Autumn of My Spring and Ramona.

Theatre, opera, ballet, contemporary dance, music, film screenings, parties, and lectures — in the spring of 2020 Tel Aviv will be at the heart of contemporary Russian culture.