Mariinsky II To Open in May 2013
Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:24 PM
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:11 PM
I agree with Helene that the outside of it is not inspiring.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:46 AM
Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:06 AM
This is the original prize winning 'golden shell' proposal by another architect that was replaced by the current design.
The concept of the 'golden shell' design has fascinated me since I first saw it and I could discuss it for hours. I thought that it could have been be a wonderful artistic statement but I can sympathize with both sides of the debate about it regarding compatibility and practicality. It was selected by such jury members as "Mikhail Piotrovsky, director of the State Hermitage Museum, who rivals Mr. Gergiev as St. Petersburg’s leading cultural luminary." (NY Times article above) It was replaced by the current design, apparently for practical reasons. The inside of the new theater should be very attractive, comfortable and well functioning based on what I've read about the architectural firm from Canada.
Whatever my personal feelings, I've been watching the new theater go up so long that is has become sort of an old friend.
[Added comment: I want to thank Catherine Pawlick, who first posted elsewhere the link to the photos shown at the top of this page.]
Posted 26 November 2013 - 09:00 AM
I have been following this forum since a long time but it is the first time I ever post a message. I am writing a dissertation about the opening of the new mariinsky (who fund it, what are the political and economical purpose, how it is related to the cultural diplomacy...) and I find it very hard to get informations other than reviews from newspaper. I was wondering if some of you knows a governmental report or some serious reviews, books or even dissertation about it? It will helps me a lot! And maybe I can post it here when it is over.
Thank you very much in advance for your help!
Posted 26 November 2013 - 02:40 PM
Hi l'oiseaubleu! Not off the top of my head, but Ismene Brown's blog may be able to direct you to additional resources. Good luck!
Edited to add: This post's eighth paragraph might be a very, very early starting point.
Edited by tutu, 26 November 2013 - 02:42 PM.
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