Golden Mask Award will be held 03 to 17 Oct 2017 in Moscow, Russia.
Golden Mask Award is the most prestigious award. Golden Mask is the National Theatre Award established in 1993 by the Theatre Union of Russian Federation that is given to productions in all genres of theatre art: drama, opera, ballet, modern dance, operetta, musical, and puppet theatre. Golden Mask is also an all-Russian Theatre Festival that takes place in Moscow in the spring of each year demonstrating the most significant premiers of the previous season. The Golden Mask National Theatre Award and Festival is supported by the Theatre Union of Russian Federation, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Moscow Government. The Golden Mask is not only a reputable and prestigious award in the field of theatre art, but also a cultural institution, performing a complex of key strategic tasks for the theatre. The history of the Golden Mask is a chronicle of contemporary Russian Theatre, including all of its major trends. Golden Mask Award is an event and I like events...
The main Festival programme includes productions selected by two Boards of experts (one for drama and one for musical theatre) and nominated for the Golden Mask Award. During the Festival the two Juries composed of actors, directors, conductors, choreographers and theatre critics make decisions about winners of the Golden Mask Award.
The Golden Mask makes a special focus on touring activities presenting programmes of best performances in the Russian cities and in the Baltic countries. These projects are supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.