Public talk: Jonathan Mills and Elena Kovalskaya
July 18, Friday, 19:00
Garage Education Center
Every August, the Edinburgh International Festival transforms one of the world's most beautiful cities, presenting three exhilarating weeks of the finest creators and performers from the worlds of the arts - for everyone.
We will be hosting an 'in conversation' with Jonathan Mills, Director of Edinburgh International Festival. Jonathan Mills will be talking to the theatre critic Elena Kovalskaya about the cultural ambitions of this year's festival including which Russian productions will be featured. He will give an overview of the festival and its impact on the people and the economy of the city and share his professional experience about how to develop your festival as a perfect platform to showcase both big names and new talent.
The Edinburgh International Festival has been connecting audiences and artists for over sixty years. Founded in 1947, the Festival grew out of the rubble of the Second World War with the aim of providing 'a platform for the flowering of the human spirit' by inviting the world’s best artists and companies to perform, whatever their nationality. This belief in the power of the arts to nurture and transform lies at the heart of the Festival's mission today.
Entrance is free, space is limited, please arrive early.
ID is required for hire of the equipment.
Sir Jonathan Mills AO is a composer and festival director. He was born and raised in Australia and has dual Australian and UK citizenship. His work includes two operas, an oratorio, a ballet, song cycles, concertos, and chamber music. He has directed a number of arts festivals in Australia, and since 2006 he has been Director of the Edinburgh International Festival.
Elena Kovalskaya is a theatre critic and Art Director of the Meyerhold Centre in Moscow. She has written for Afisha magazine and was the Director of Lyubimovka Festival of New Drama between 2004 and 2012.
Organizer: British Council Russia