It became known who will lead the

the New artistic Director of the Sovremennik appointed 59-year-old theater Director and teacher of School Studio of the Moscow art theatre Viktor Ryzhakov, who now heads the Center named after Vsevolod Meyerhold (CIM).

As transfers TASS, the public was informed in the press service of the Moscow Department of culture.

the interlocutor of the Agency noted that Ryzhakov will lead the “Contemporary” on 4 January 2020, and in-charge of the CIM will be responsible for its art-Director Elena Kovalskaya.

26 Dec died who headed the “Contemporary” since 1972 Galina Volchek. She was 86 years old. December 29, in the theater it was goodbye to her and on the same day at the Novodevichy cemetery funeral.

Galina together with Oleg Efremov, Lily Tolmachev, Igor Kvasha, Evgeny Evstigneev, Oleg Tabakov became in 1956 the founder of the theater “Contemporary”. The first art leaders became Efremov, after he left the Moscow art theatre the theatre was headed by his student, the Director and the actress Galina Volchek, which is on the stage of “Contemporary” has put more than 30 performances of the works of different authors.

Ryzhakov graduated from the far Eastern Institute of arts Theater school. B. V. Shchukina, postgraduate of the Russian Academy of theatrical art (GITIS). In 1993 he became one of the organizers and the artistic Director of the first festival of independent theatres “Theatre in search of theater” in Sochi, is also one of the founders and leaders of the theatrical festival of A. M. Volodina “Five evenings” in St. Petersburg. The Meyerhold centre he has headed since September 2012.