Palace on Yauza: the history of creation, the repertoire of the Sovremennik Theater and other events on the palace stage
The palace on the Yauza was built on the banks of the river of the same name in 1903. The building has five halls of different capacity with excellent acoustics. Thanks to this, his scenes have become a haven for hundreds of decent-looking theatrical performances, concerts and festivals of various genres.
A tour of the history of the building
The author of the project of the Vvedensky National House is a Soviet architect I. A. Ivanov-Shits. The government of the Russian Empire pursued the goal of cultural education of the population living in industrial areas. In Moscow there are nine more similar houses. Patron A. Bakhrushin organized here amateur theater, in the repertoire of which were productions based on works by A. Chekhov, U. Shakespeare and N. Ostrovsky.
Until 1947, the architectural style of the Palace on Yauza was defined as a rational modernist style, but in the middle of the last century, under the direction of B. Yefimovich, it was rebuilt according to the characteristics characteristic of the then leading Stalinist Empire. During the 104 years of the building’s existence, it has served as a place for many institutions and events. Since 1947, the troupe of the Drama Theater named after A. Gorky has played here. Mossovet. In 1959, the palace was the site of filming games KVN and programs "Blue Light". The work of the Television Theater continued within its walls right up to the construction of the Ostankino television center. The scenes of the legendary comedy-musical film "Carnival Night" were also filmed in the Palace on the Yauza.
In the 1980s, it was called the House of Culture MELZ. At the end of the last century, there was a premiere of the film "Assa" and an exhibition of works by artists who worked in the style of the Soviet underground. Boris Grebenshchikov and Viktor Tsoi performed at the art-rock parade in the palace hall. After its premises became privately owned, it lost the status of an object of cultural heritage of Russia.
Its current name of the building is from 2008.A few years later, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation purchased the palace at Sotheby's for 30 million rubles. From 2015 to 2017 in the Palace on Yauza, Sovremennik puts some of its performances in connection with the restoration of the main stage of the Moscow theater.
The building is a concert complex and includes 4 halls. In addition, there are three rehearsal rooms, four lobbies, a buffet and ten dressing rooms. The large hall is designed in classic style with a capacity of 814 people and an area of 250.6 m². The stage is equipped with a turning circle and the possibility of orchestra transformation. Below is a diagram of it.
The palace on the Yauza also has three chamber halls (Green, Lilac and Pink). The area of each is 79 m². The halls are decorated with stained glass and stucco in pastel colors.
Palace on the Yauza: "Contemporary" and its repertoire
Consider a list of performances that are particularly popular with viewers, scheduled to be shown in October and November 2017. These include the play “Three Comrades” based on the novel by E. M. Remarque. The key actors are A. Khovansky, S. Yushkevich, N. Efremov, S. Girin and others.
It is impossible not to say a few words about the favorite play “The Game of Gene”. The leading roles in it belong to V. Bochkarev and L. Akhedzhakova.This year's premiere comedy "Amsterdam" almost always comes with a sell-out. The play involves A. Babenko, M. Efremov, Sh. Khamatov, E. Pavlov, D. Belousov, V. Romanenko.
Among the many other performances of Sovremennik, which are temporarily held in the Palace on Yauza, it is worth mentioning Woe from Wit, Pygmalion, Dama, Five Evenings, Three Sisters, Steep Route, Enemies. Love Story ”,“ Autumn Sonata ”,“ The Cherry Orchard ”,“ Oleg Efremov. Dedication "and" We play ... Schiller! ".
Dance projects, evenings of jazz and academic music, international festivals, opera performances and much more are held in the halls of the Palace on the Yauza. In 2010, the premiere of the ballet performance “Laura” took place here. Since 2011, the Palace has become a platform for the “Organ Seasons”. In the same year, in the spring, an international festival was held, called “Dedication to Italy: Viva la Musica!”.
Later on one of the scenes made the Russian orchestra "Moscow Virtuosos". In 2013, the Palace became the venue for the international music festival "The Universe of Sound". In 2016 (April 16), the premiere evening of the play “Tell, people, where this train goes ...” was held in honor of the 60th anniversary of the legendary Moscow “Sovremennik” theater. In the spring of 2017, a creative evening of V.I. took place in the palace.Gaft "Theater - why are you so seducing?".