Serebrennikov commented on Seventh Studio's case

Serebrennikov commented on Seventh Studio's case
Kirill Serebrennikov

Artistic director of Gogol Center Kirill Serebrennikov called the situation around The Seventh Studio "ridiculous and monstrous."⁠

Artistic director of Gogol Center Kirill Serebrennikov commented on the situation around The Seventh Studio in an interview with Komsomolskaya Pravda, calling it "ridiculous and monstrous."

"This is a ridiculous and monstrous situation, because of which a large number of honest and professional people run into danger, who, by the way, do not work in such a monetary sphere as some people now think. This is ridiculous!" said the director.

According to him, when he found out about the accusation, he was "extremely surprised", because the performances "were not just passed, but were taken with incredible success." He added that "enthusiasts and those who love art" work primarily in such projects as Platform.

And does Midsummer Night's Dream exist? Kirill Serebrennikov's performance was. And there is. A witness is a columnist for Novaya Gazeta.

"What should I do when an ice rink rolls over you? The theater, the art turned out to be face to face with a giant machine of a rather repressive quality. Very fragile, defenseless, honest people are now giving some explanations, going to lawyers, being charged, they are being searched, and their parents too, someone is even behind bars, like Aleksey Malobrodsky," said Serebrennikov.

Earlier, Kirill Serebrennikov asked the audience to confirm that the production of the Midsummer Night's Dream performance within the framework of the Platform project took place.

Recall, the court arrested former CEO of Gogol Center Alexey Malobrodsky for a month. He is accused of Swindling on an especially large scale committed by a group of people (Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). During the meeting, the prosecutor stated that the performance Midsummer Night's Dream did not take place and the money allocated to it was stolen. Malobrodsky's defense led to numerous reviews of the production as evidence.

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