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A Summer Day

A Summer Day


Director: Farid Bikchantaev


1 hours 40 minutes, without breaks.

A lonely, elderly woman looks at the fjords from her window in exactly the same manner as she followed her husband, Asle, with her eyes some decades earlier. The man was heading towards the open sea with his boat – perhaps to die? The young and old selves of the characters appear on stage for a few seconds together, to let us believe and hope that passing time is only an illusion and the missing man is somehow present in the scene unfolding from her memories. The avant-garde drama, A Summer Day, was written by the world-famous representative of Norwegian contemporary literature, Jon Fosse, one of the guests of MITEM. Both his prose works and dramas are available in Hungarian, and several of his plays have been staged in Hungary. The plot of A Summer Day is "simple," as are the plots of his other works, but on a more profound level there are fateful events that make his heroes remember...

Jon Fosse
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Rendező: Farid Bikcsentaev
Galiaskar Kamal Kazanyi Állami Tatár Színház, Oroszország

Galiaskar Kamal Tatar State Academic Theatre (Russia, Republic of Tatarstan, Kazan)

Díszlettervező/Set Designer: BULAT IBRAGIMOV; Fénytervező/Lighting designer: EVGENIY GANZBURG; Táncmester/Ballet Master: NAIL IBRAGIMOV.

Lucia Khamitova, Laysan Faizullina, Alsou Kayumova, Gulchechek Gayfetdinova, Almaz Garaev, Ilnour Zakirov.

Gobbi Hilda Stage
Farid Bikchantaev

Farid Bikchantaev

Farid Bikchantaev was born in Kazan in 1962. In 1991 he graduated from GITIS (Russian Institute of Theatre Arts) with a degree in Theatre Directing; a course run by Maria Knebel and Boris Golubosky . In 2002 he became the Artistic Director of Galiaskar Kamal Tatar National Academic Theatre. In 2011 Farid took on the role of head of the Republic of Tatarstan Theatre Union.
In addition to his directing career, Farid has taught in the Kazan State Institute of Culture since 2002: first as the Head of the Acting Department; then as a Professor. Farid has also delivered two acting courses in the Kazan Theatre School. Farid has been the Artistic Director of the International Theatre Festival and Forum of the Turkic people, “Nauruz”, since 2002. In 2004 he created a competition for Tatar playwrights, called "New Tatar Play." Bikchantaev has delivered more than 35 performances in various theatres of Russia throughout his 29 year directing career. Today, Farid continues his bold experiments with theatrical language, creatively refining and enriching the traditions and aesthetics of Tatar theatre.

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